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.
Early Onset Puberty - A study conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has documented that boys in the U.S. are experiencing the onset of puberty six months to two years earlier than reported in previous research.
The clingy infant arrives around 10 months of age, and parents know when they see it. Suddenly, leaving the child’s line of sight causes the little one great distress—thanks in part to the child's undeveloped sense of time and lack of experience with a parent's absence. Forbidding children from eating foods doesn't work. When children think that a food is forbidden by their parents, the food often becomes more desirable.