Adolescents need education and counseling above all else. It is the time of life when most are quite healthy, and even possibly growing out of childhood problems. It can be, though, a time of new issues and health concerns.
As our Kids grow from childhood age in elementary school, to adolescence (pre-teen and teen), their health and wellness needs will grow and change as well. At Hoover Alt MD, we are ready to meet the challenges of this special and sometimes trying time in your Family's life.
Our Practice starts all adolescent care with the "HEADDSS"
analysis of social and educational Functioning. We engage the young person to open up about topics including H
ome life, E
ducation/School life, A
ctivities involved in, D
rug Use, D
epression and mood problems, S
exual Issues, and S
uicide Risk. This is one of our best tools to preventive care and interventions. We strive to balance non-judgment, with a Judeo-Christian perspective.
Other Adolescent Issues to consider:
- Sports physicals
- Growth Issues
- Puberty changes and abnormalities
- Acne and skin problems
- Sexual Guidance and Education
- Mood Disorders
- Eating Disorders
- Self-Esteem issues
- Drug and Alcohol abuse
We look so forward to seeing your Teen in our practice, and helping them make a great transition into Adulthood!