Adolescent Medical Care
Adolescent boys and girls between the ages of 15 and 21 require specialized care to meet their unique health needs. Westchester Park Pediatrics in Purchase, New York, partners with BridgeSpan Medicine next door for adolescent medical care services. The affiliation ensures adolescents receive comfortable, mature, and confidential medical care.
Although teenagers are between life stages, they can be affected by some of the same conditions and health problems that occur in young children or adults. Adolescent medical care includes preventing, detecting, or treating the health and well-being of teenagers.
Our medical team approaches adolescent care with a nonjudgmental attitude and the goal of establishing a trust-based relationship with your adolescent for many years to come. If a teenager does not trust their doctor, they won’t feel comfortable discussing sensitive health concerns.
In addition to routine physicals and sick visits for adolescents, Westchester Park Pediatrics and BridgeSpan Medicine coordinate ancillary care with specialists in nutrition, eating disorders, endocrinology, and mental health.
When children are young, their parents drive medical care and conversations with doctors. As children become adolescents, their health care needs change. Adolescence brings big changes like physical maturity, powerful emotions, sexual development, and rapid changes in ways of thinking.
BridgeSpan Medicine strives to meet the needs of adolescents and their caregivers. Teenagers should have an opportunity for confidential exams and counseling separate from their parents for conversations about reproductive health and sexuality, gender identity and expression, substance use, and mental health.
BridgeSpan Medicine provides comprehensive medical care for adolescents, including:
- Sick visits
- School, camp, and sports physicals
- Pre-college checkups
- Gynecological exams
- Screening and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases
- Oral contraceptives
Common situations for which adolescents seek medical care include:
- Girls with menstrual problems
- Teenagers struggling to gain or lose weight
- Adolescents unable to focus at school or getting into trouble at school
- Young adults with anxiety or depression
- Teens with fatigue or excess stress
Adolescent Medicine Specialists in Purchase, NY
Our medical team also coordinates ancillary care with subspecialists who care for adolescents in the areas of eating disorders, nutrition, endocrinology, and mental health.
To schedule an appointment for adolescent care, call BridgeSpan Medicine at (914) 698-5544 or use our convenient online booking system.