Kids & Teens Medical Group
Pediatrics located in Pasadena, West Hills, Agoura Hills, San Fernando, Northridge, Arcadia,
La Canada Flintridge, Beverly Hills, Van Nuys & Whittier, CA

Adolescent Medicine

Adolescent Medicine

Kids & Teens Medical Group
Adolescent Medicine in Los Angeles

Adolescent medicine helps meet the specific needs of teens and young adults ages 15 to 21. The highly qualified team of adolescent health experts at Kids & Teens Medical Group provide age-specific care from their offices in the Greater Los Angeles area: Pasadena, West Hills, Agoura Hills, San Fernando, Northridge, Arcadia, La Cañada Flintridge, Beverly Hills, Van Nuys, Encino, and Whittier, California. To schedule an adolescent medicine consultation, call or request an appointment online today.

Adolescent Medicine Q & A

What is adolescent medicine?

Adolescent medicine is a specialized field of pediatric care that focuses on the dynamic and unique needs of teens from puberty to young adulthood. Adolescent health care focuses on education and equipping teens for a lifetime of preventing disease and cultivating wellness. 

At Kids & Teens Medical Group, delivering quality adolescent medicine means your provider strives to: 

  • Build trust with your child

  • Show sensitivity to your child's privacy 

  • Affirm and listen to your child's concerns

  • Offer support and guidance to you as a parent

  • Assess mental and emotional wellness

  • Empower your child to make healthy choices

  • Evaluate for signs of common adolescent health issues 

Your pediatrician offers age-sensitive care to prevent, diagnose, and treat conditions common to adolescents, helping avoid long-term health concerns in adulthood. 

What are some services that adolescent medicine offers?

The Kids & Teens Medical Group team offers pediatric services that support the developmental needs of teens ages 15-21. Health needs change dramatically during these years, and your adolescent medicine provider must personalize your child's care as they age. 

Services that support adolescent health include:

  • Well-child visits

  • Sick visits 

  • Immunizations 

  • School, college, and sports physicals 

  • Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing

  • Birth control management

  • Mental health assessments

  • Eating disorder assessment and treatment

  • In-office laboratory testing

  • Nutrition evaluation and consultation 

As your child's primary care provider, their pediatrician helps coordinate care when they need referrals to specialists, community resources, or mental health support. They also equip you to support and empower your teen to take responsibility for protecting and improving their health and wellness.  

What are common conditions adolescent medicine treats? 

Adolescent medicine gives attention to signs and symptoms of disease and tailors prevention and treatment to fit the unique needs of your emerging adult. 

Adolescents can have common childhood illnesses, such as asthma, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), pink eye, and strep throat. As they age, they are also at higher risk for:

  • Anxiety and depression

  • Eating disorders

  • STDs 

  • Accidents and injuries

  • Substance abuse

  • Body image concerns

  • Reproductive disorders

  • Gender identity concerns

It’s vital in adolescent medicine to offer care with sensitivity and confidentiality and instill confidence in your child to make wise choices for their health and wellness. The team at Kids & Teens Medical Group makes quality adolescent medicine a priority. 

For expert adolescent medicine, call or request an appointment online with Kids & Teens Medical Group today. 

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