When a child is between the ages of 11 and 21, these are known as the adolescent years. This can be a difficult, awkward time. It can also be a time during your child’s development that certain health issues can develop. An adolescent care specialist has a great deal of knowledge of these issues.

Here’s some information on what an adolescent health specialist, and how he or she might be able to help your child.

Training and Treatments

An adolescent health specialist is a doctor who has at least seven years of training. This type of doctor spends at least four years in medical school and another three years as a resident.

Doctors who practice in this area help adolescents deal with some of the physical challenges they may experience during this period of their development. Here are just a few of the health issues they treat:

  • Physical examinations for school and sports
  • Issues affecting sexual development
  • Acne treatment
  • Chronic illnesses
  • Development and/or growth problems

Contact Pediatric Healthcare of Northwest Houston

The doctors at Pediatric Healthcare of Northwest Houston have a great deal of experience in addressing the healthcare issues that adolescents can sometimes encounter. They know how to help guide children through this stage of life as they transition to adulthood.

If you would like to learn more about the services we offer or schedule an appointment, contact us online or call (936) 539-8190 (for people in The Woodlands/Conroe) or (281) 655-1500 (for those in Houston).

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