Adolescent Visits Specialist

NOVA Pediatrics and Young Adult Medicine

Pediatricians located in Springfield, VA & Woodbridge, VA

Teens go through extraordinary changes as they transition to adulthood. Having a medical provider that understands these changes and supports their physical and mental health is critical. The experienced providers at NOVA Pediatrics and Young Adult Medicine offer your child the understanding and compassionate care they need to navigate adolescence. Call the Springfield or Woodbridge, Virginia, office or book an appointment online to schedule an adolescent visit today.

Adolescent Visits Q & A

Why should I schedule an adolescent visit?

Puberty is a time of tremendous changes. Just like newborns, teens require specialized care and medical treatment. That care focuses on every aspect of their lives, from mental and social to physical and emotional health. 

Adolescents face issues about body image, sexual relations and identity, hormone changes, mental health challenges, and safety. The NOVA Pediatrics and Young Adult Medicine providers offer a unique and individualized approach when it comes to supporting your adolescent’s health. 

What types of issues are addressed at an adolescent visit?

Adolescents have a wide variety of questions and concerns about their health and how to best manage as they approach adulthood. The providers at NOVA Pediatrics and Young Adult Medicine help teens with a variety of issues, including:

  • Dietary and weight management issues
  • Sexual health, including contraception, sexual identity, and STDs
  • Substance abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Weight loss issues and nutritional problems
  • Academic problems and concerns
  • Depression, anxiety, and mental health disorders
  • Smoking, drug, and alcohol use 

Many of these topics can be hard for a teen to discuss but are critical to their health and well-being.

What should I consider when choosing a provider for my adolescent’s health?

If you’ve turned to our pediatricians from the moment your child was born, they know everything about their medical history and health. And, even if you didn’t start your son or daughter at the practice as a child, they can still benefit from developing a relationship as a teen.

Your specialist can help your teen manage a chronic health issue, like asthma or ADHD, that can be incredibly impactful during adolescence. The right treatment and management strategy makes living with chronic conditions easier. 

It’s also important to choose a provider that listens to your teen. Certain topics, such as alcohol use or sex, can be difficult for teens to address with parents. The providers at NOVA Pediatrics and Young Adult Medicine offer an understanding and nonjudgmental ear so your teen is more comfortable talking about these topics. 

Your teen’s physical, mental, and emotional health are a priority at NOVA Pediatrics and Young Adult Medicine. Call the office today to schedule an adolescent visit or use the online tool to book your appointment.