Southfield Pediatric Physicians, PC
Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine Physicians located in Bingham Farms, MI & Novi, MI
As your child enters adolescence, their health needs begin to change. The transition into adulthood can be challenging, but the team at Southfield Pediatric Physicians, PC, is always here to help. Call the location nearest you in Bingham Farms or Novi, Michigan, or spend a few moments on the online scheduling page to set up an adolescent health appointment.
What is adolescence?
Adolescence is the span of childhood development between childhood and adulthood. Early adolescence covers ages 10-13, middle adolescence is ages 14-17, and late adolescence is 18-21.
During this time of life, kids are going through a multitude of changes, both mentally and physically. Navigating those changes can be tough, both for kids and parents.
What is adolescent health?
Adolescent health is an area of medical practice focused on delivering the care kids need as they transition into adulthood. While adolescence is generally a healthy time of life, there are numerous issues that can arise.
Some of the things that fall under the category of adolescent health include:
- Depression and anxiety
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Smoking/nicotine/drug use
- Hormonal conditions linked to puberty
- Menstrual difficulties and adolescent gynecology needs
- Weight management
These are just some of the health issues your adolescent might encounter. Having a trusted medical professional to turn to can make a world of difference in navigating adolescence. At Southfield Pediatric Physicians, PC, the providers are always available to answer questions about the changes that take place during puberty, or even social struggles that happen at home or at school.
How can I prepare for my child’s adolescent health visit?
As kids move through adolescence, they begin to take control of their health and wellness. It’s important for parents and guardians to allow kids to interact directly with their health providers.
Learning how to ask questions and express concerns is important for young people and teaches them how to guide their health. Some kids prefer a parent or guardian to be present throughout the visit, while others are ready to see the doctor alone. This is especially true if a child is ready to discuss concerns like sexual health.
If this is your child’s first visit to Southfield Pediatric Physicians, PC, it’s a good idea to take a few moments to collect the details of their personal and family health history. This information is added to their medical record, which becomes an important part of managing health over time.
If you’re searching for a caring, compassionate specialist to deliver top-quality adolescent health care, call Southfield Pediatric Physicians, PC, today to set up a visit. Online booking is also available and takes just moments to complete.