Exactly how many shots does a kid need now-a-days? Well, even though it seems like there are already too many immunizations, amazing advances have been made in the last few years that provide teens and college-aged adults with protection against meningitis, cervical cancer, and whooping cough.
The new meningitis vaccine helps to protect your child beginning in middle-school and continuing through college from a deadly form of meningococcal meningitis; the new cervical cancer vaccine provides girls enhanced protection in their future against HPV infection and the risk of cervical cancer; and, the new combined tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis vaccine reinstates protection against whooping cough which can be deadly for infants and the elderly.
These vaccines are now part of our routine series and you can learn more about them at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (see web
Annual well-child exams for teen-agers provide an important opportunity to evaluate your adolescent's health. Enormous physical, emotional, and psychological changes occur during puberty. During the comprehensive physical exam, we discuss core health issues ranging from the changes associated with puberty to specific health concerns, including:
weight, and BMI (body mass index), and body image
fitness and recommendations for sports participation
ADD/ADHD, asthma, depression, sports injuries,
headaches, menses, and other current health
and learning concerns
medical history, family history, and social
and psychiatric concerns
- Long-term health: risk factors identification and modification
exams are provided on an annual basis in accordance
with the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations.
These annual exams
help us address current health issues and to
reinforce the importance of regular exercise, healthy
and healthy lifestyles for your adolescent.
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Wednesday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.