If your child is between the ages of 11 and 21 years, he or she may benefit from the care of an Adolescent Health Specialist.

Today's adolescents face tremendous social and academic pressures, as well as potentially life-threatening illnesses, habits, and behaviors. Adolescent health 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 immunizations to reproductive and mental health care.

Adolescent health specialists are medical doctors who have completed at least 4 years of medical school and 3 years of general pediatric, family practice, or internal medicine residency training.

Training for pediatricians interested in treating adolescents now also includes fellowships specifically in adolescent health.

Adolescent health specialists provide adolescents and young adults with comprehensive care and treatment for a variety of problems and conditions, including

According to individual state law pertaining to adolescents and...

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