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).

 
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