Adolescent Care Specialist

All About Children Pediatrics

Pediatric Clinic located in Eden Prairie, MN

Adolescents have unique health care needs, which is why seeing a pediatrician who specializes in adolescent care is the best way to optimize your teen’s health and wellness. The expert pediatric team at All About Children Pediatrics in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, offers advanced, comprehensive adolescent care services to teenagers of all ages in a warm, welcoming environment. Schedule an appointment with All About Children Pediatrics over the phone or online today.

Adolescent Care Q & A

What is adolescent care?

Adolescent care at All About Children Pediatrics involves medical care specific to the needs of teenagers. Your child’s pediatrician offers the following:

  • Adolescent wellness exams
  • Sick visits
  • Sports physicals
  • Birth control
  • STD testing
  • Vaccines
  • Acute and chronic disease treatments
  • Weight management consultations
  • Mental health evaluations

The services your child requires depends on their overall health, age, and lifestyle. The All About Children Pediatrics team works with you and your child to meet their physical and mental health care needs in a warm, welcoming atmosphere.

What happens during adolescent care appointments?

When your child arrives at All About Children Pediatrics for adolescent care, providers weigh them and check their blood pressure, pulse, and other vital signs. They review your teen’s medical history, medications, and symptoms, and answer questions you or your child has about their health. 

Your pediatrician completes a comprehensive physical exam, including a pelvic exam and Pap test in older teen girls if necessary. They examine your child’s eyes, ears, throat, breathing, heart rate, abdomen, and reflexes. If your pediatrician suspects an illness or disease they might recommend a urine test, throat or nasal swab, blood test, or imaging test to make a diagnosis.

All About Children Pediatrics providers offer sexually transmitted disease (STD) screenings and treatments if your teenager is sexually active, and they also provide birth control options. They let you know if your child is a candidate for vaccinations, such as a flu shot or the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. 

Does my child need treatment?

If your child is ill, overweight or obese, or has a chronic health condition like high blood pressure, arthritis, asthma, or diabetes, your pediatrician might recommend one or more of the following treatments:

  • Medications
  • Insulin injections
  • Asthma or allergy treatments
  • Weight loss
  • Diet and exercise changes
  • Psychotherapy
  • Additional diagnostic testing
  • Minor surgical procedures

Your All About Children Pediatrics provider can refer you to specialists in your area for complex medical conditions.

The next time your teenager is sick, has unusual symptoms, or is due for a wellness exam or sports physical, you can trust the All About Children Pediatrics team with their care. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online today.