Daffodil Pediatrics
 
 

13 years - 21 years

Early and Late Adolescent

Oftentimes we find that parents are surprised that Pediatricians continue to treat through late adolescence - up to 21 years.

On one hand Pediatricians are trained to treat babies who cannot tell them “where it hurts”.

Pediatricians experienced in getting teens to talk - really talk - about whats going on in their lives. Even if you think your teen is too old to see a Pediatrician - think again. We are better equipped to manage your adolescents than most family doctors.

Common health checks Wellness checks for Adolescents & Post-Adolescents can include:

  • Weight management
  • Sports physicals and annual health checks
  • Pelvic exams
  • Family planning
  • Weight management
  • Urgent and sick care
  • PAP testing
  • Testing, prevention and education concerning STDs and HPV

View Comprehensive Health Check for your child’s first 21 years (as guided by the American Academy of Pediatrics and Bright Futures).

 
The Healthy Sidebar
Antibiotics cannot cure a cold - the 'common cold' and 'the flu' are both viruses (also called a viral infections). Anti-biotics only work against bacterial infections. It's not too late to have your child vaccinated again the flu.
Tips for preventing Food Hassles. The specific nutritional choices you and your youngster make are crucial, Good nutrition is essential to good health and the American Academy of Pediatrics encourages parents to think of their nutritional decisions as health decisions.
Circumcision. While there are potential medical benefits to circumcision, the data are not sufficient to recommend routine neonatal circumcision of all boys. The decision to circumcise is one best made by parents in consultation with their pediatrician, taking into account what is in the best interests of the child, including medical, religious, cultural, and ethnic traditions and personal beliefs.