Teenagers go through a lot of changes as they grow into adults. We suggest your teen meets yearly with his or her doctor so we can track their physical, mental and social development. We can also offer advice against unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking and drinking.
Our doctors can help your teen understand the importance of choosing a healthy lifestyle. Good nutrition, proper exercise and critical thinking can help your teen succeed in sports, school and social situations. The more your teen understands their physical growth and sexual development, the more they’ll be willing to make smart choices.
Often what seems like just an unhappy adolescent might actually be depression. Although every teen feels unhappy at times, research shows that one out of every eight adolescents has depression. The good news is that teen depression can be treated. If your adolescent’s unhappiness lasts for more than two weeks and he or she displays other symptoms of depression, schedule an appointment so we can help.