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Adolescent Health Specialist

Old Fourth Ward Pediatrics -  - Pediatrics

Old Fourth Ward Pediatrics

Pediatrics located in Atlanta, GA

Teenagers have a unique set of health care needs, which is why it’s important for them to see a specialist for both sick visits and wellness exams. At Old Fourth Ward Pediatrics in Atlanta, Georgia, experienced pediatricians complete adolescent health exams, providing preventive care to detect medical issues early before complications arise. Schedule your teen’s next health exam with Old Fourth Ward Pediatrics by phone or online today.

Adolescent Health Q & A

What is adolescent health?

Adolescent health involves health care a pediatrician provides to ensure your teen is growing and developing in accordance with significant pediatric markers. Yearly wellness exams help your child’s pediatrician detect diseases or other health problems before they become serious. 

What adolescent health services are available?

Some adolescent health services offered at Old Fourth Ward Pediatrics include:

  • Gynecological exams for teen girls
  • Birth control
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing
  • Annual physicals
  • Chronic disease screening and management
  • Obesity management
  • Mental health screening and treatment
  • ADHD assessment and treatment
  • Allergy and asthma testing and treatment
  • Sick visits

Your child’s pediatrician also offers vaccinations and school and sports physicals to ensure your teen is ready to participate in school or athletics.

What happens during a teen’s health appointment?

Your Old Fourth Ward Pediatrics practitioner personalizes each adolescent health appointment based on your child’s needs. They review your teen’s medical history and symptoms and check their height, weight, and vital signs. They also make sure your teen is up to date on vaccinations.

Your pediatrician completes a comprehensive physical exam to help detect signs of illness or disease. If your child requires a sports or school physical, your pediatrician fills out the appropriate forms. They screen your teen for health issues that might affect physical performance. 

For children experiencing symptoms of an illness or disease, your doctor might recommend blood work or other tests as needed to diagnose their condition. They also check your teen for scoliosis, a condition that affects the curvature of the spine. 

Your Old Fourth Ward Pediatrics specialist may also screen for symptoms of mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, and eating disorders.

Will my teenager require treatment?

If your teen has a medical condition, illness, or injury, your provider discusses treatment options with you. They might recommend medications, counseling, or additional health screenings. Your pediatrician refers out to specialists for complex medical conditions.

Be proactive about your teen’s health by keeping up with routine wellness visits. Schedule an appointment with Old Fourth Ward Pediatrics over the phone or use the online booking tool today.