Adolescent Health Specialist
Consider taking your teen to an adolescent health specialist. These specialists have the training and expertise to help teens and young adults with their complex physical, behavioral, and emotional health care needs – from physical exams and protection against vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) to reproductive and mental health care.
If your teen is not comfortable in the pediatrician's office, surrounded by kids' movies and toy blocks, you may want to consider visiting a family physician. Family physicians are medical doctors who specialize in providing comprehensive medical care and preventive services to each member of the family, without regard to patient age, gender, or type of problem (biological or behavioral). A family physician can handle your teen's annual checkup, keeping him or her up-to-date on immunizations, and ensuring he or she is on the path to healthy growth and development.