The adolescent health visit

Bright Futures, a helpful guideline for our physicals, describes the ages of 11 to 14 as early adolescence.  These years are typically filled with a great amount of change in a child’s life and can be both exciting and terrifying.

Most of us remember our own awkward years, either good or bad. Visits to the doctor can be a lot of fun for some children but embarrassing to others. This makes the pre-teen and teen visits even more important. Because of this awkwardness or embarrassment, we …Continue reading →