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Adolescent Care Specialist

The Pediatric Center of Stone Mountain

Pediatricians located in Stone Mountain, GA

The period from preteen to young adult is a time when your child goes through many physical, emotional, and mental changes. The Pediatric Center of Stone Mountain, located in Stone Mountain, Georgia, offers specialized adolescent care services to protect their health through these often difficult years of growth and development. For expert care of your adolescent child, call or request an appointment online today.

Adolescent Care

What is adolescent care?

Adolescent care is a field of pediatrics that focuses on the needs of children ages 10 to 21. Your child experiences significant changes during this period, and being healthy is essential for proper growth and development.

Every stage of adolescent development requires specific attention to your child’s physical, emotional, and mental needs. The pediatricians at The Pediatric Center of Stone Mountain tailor each aspect of adolescent care to your child.

Adolescent care requires more than just adapting pediatric services to fit their needs, however. Many adolescent-specific services provide vital education, preventive care, and support for preteens, teens, and young adults. 

What are some adolescent care services?

Adolescent care focuses on educating children and helping them take control and responsibility for their health and safety. Building trust with their pediatric provider is an essential aspect of quality adolescent care.

Services that support their physical, mental, and emotional health include:

  • Chronic disease management for diabetes, asthma, and allergies
  • Well-child exams (annual physicals)
  • Allergy and asthma testing
  • Mental health evaluations
  • Developmental assessments
  • Sick visits
  • School and sports physicals
  • Immunizations and vaccinations
  • Nutritional assessment and support

By dedicating their full attention to your child’s one-on-one visits, the team at The Pediatric Center of Stone Mountain excels at providing proper education, support, and treatment to your adolescent at the right time.

What can I do to support my adolescent’s health?

You’ve been protecting your child’s health since birth, and your encouragement to live a healthy lifestyle becomes more important as they get older.

You can support your child as they learn to make healthy choices by:

  • Modeling good health habits that protect your health
  • Scheduling regular well-child visits
  • Providing healthy options at home for eating and drinking
  • Encouraging open communication about sex and drugs
  • Affirming and rewarding healthy decisions
  • Being attentive to signs of depression, anxiety, or substance abuse
  • Listening when they share concerns or worries about their health

You can also support excellent adolescent health when you schedule an appointment at The Pediatric Center of Stone Mountain when your adolescent has concerning symptoms or sudden changes in their overall wellness, mood, energy levels, or mental health.

For expert adolescent care, call or request an appointment online with The Pediatric Center of Stone Mountain today.