The teenage years can provide unique challenges. We offer teens a safe place where their health needs and questions can be addressed in a confidential way, while at the same time working to facilitate communication with parents. We start this process by encouraging our adolescents to begin completing their own questionnaires.
This helps to establish independence and trust between physician and patient.
Some typical teen issues we may address during their visit include acne, anxiety, depression, body image concerns, eating disorders, substance use, bullying, safe driving practices and sports safety.