Adolescent Visits

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Adolescent Visits services offered in Spokane, WA

Adolescent visits with a pediatrician cover topics that come up during teenage years, including puberty, sexuality, and mental health. At Centennial Pediatrics of Spokane in Spokane, Washington, Jenn Kalisvaart, MD, FAAP, Kim Resleff, ARNP, and the team provide your child with the care they need until they turn 21. Call Centennial Pediatrics of Spokane or book an adolescent appointment online today.

Adolescent Visits Q&A

What are adolescent visits?

Adolescent visits are pediatric appointments geared toward preteens and teens. These age groups share many of the same needs as smaller children but also have many unique needs of their own, such as the numerous changes that happen during puberty. 

The team at Centennial Pediatrics of Spokane provides personalized care for adolescents until their 21st birthday. This includes yearly wellness visits so your child’s pediatrician can track their growth and development. Of course, your adolescent can visit Centennial Pediatrics of Spokane when they’re sick or have mental health concerns, too. 

Which topics can adolescent visits address?

The team at Centennial Pediatrics of Spokane is highly familiar with adolescence and its challenges. There are many topics that can come up during an adolescent visit, including some your child might not feel comfortable talking about at home to their parents. 

Topics that adolescent visits can cover are:

  • Body changes from puberty
  • Menstruation
  • Sexuality
  • Safe sex
  • Depression and other mental health concerns
  • Social problems
  • Performance in school 
  • Drugs and alcohol use

The team keeps the details of the visit confidential, so your child can freely ask questions. If your child displays any symptoms that could indicate a mental, behavioral, or physical health condition, a physical examination and health evaluation can ensue. 

What happens during adolescent visits?

Adolescent visits are similar to pediatric doctor’s visits; they cover additional age-specific topics. 

At the start of your child’s appointment, the team measures their height and weight. They also take their vital signs, including heart rate, blood pressure, and respiration. The team then reviews your child’s medical history before discussing any current concerns. 

During preventive wellness visits, the team performs a comprehensive physical exam. They update your child’s medical chart and search for unusual changes or measurements. If your child has any symptoms, they evaluate them and may recommend lab testing for further insight. 

The team at Centennial Pediatrics of Spokane specializes in providing age-appropriate mental and physical care to keep your adolescent healthy. 

To schedule an adolescent visit for your child, call Centennial Pediatrics of Spokane today.