Adolescent Care in Geneseo and Dansville, NY
Our experienced, skilled, and licensed pediatric doctors at Stony Brook Pediatrics in Geneseo and Dansville, NY. Our doctors and their staff maintain the highest quality of care in a state-of-the-art facility where ongoing education and the latest trends in pediatric medicine are unparalleled. Our doctors are here today to explain to their patients all they can about adolescent medicine. Our esteemed doctors have pursued additional training and board certification in adolescent medicine to gain higher expertise for working with this group of children. We must obtain an additional two years of education after our basic residency training to obtain our certification in adolescent medicine.
What is Adolescent Care?
Children, adolescents, and adults have differing dosing and strength requirements for the medicines they need. However, adolescent medicine goes beyond these specific medicines and their dose requirements.
Adolescent care at the Stony Brook Pediatrics in Geneseo and Dansville, NY, is a specialty pediatric medicine focusing on the physical, psychological, social, and sexual development of adolescents aged 12 to 21 years versus pediatric medicine with a focus on children up to the age of 18.
These children can present unique medical and behavioral issues, including chronic, acute, and preventive problems such as found in,
- Abnormalities in growth/development
- Vision/Hearing disorders
- Disabilities in learning processes
- Musculoskeletal problems
- Eating disorders
- Substance abuse
- Psychosocial problems
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Contraception/pregnancy/sexual identity issues
- The management of chronic diseases like diabetes
Your child can expect to discuss their medical, physical, and mental history, current health status, and medicines taken. Our doctors may do a physical exam and order lab tests and X-rays.
While we talk with your adolescent, we can never stress confidentiality enough with them. Emphasizing confidentiality in our talks with your adolescent eases conversation between us and them.
We are here to help and support you and your child. This specialized care stresses to your adolescent the importance of taking responsibility for their health. We prescribe medications as needed.
We may discuss with you things such as insurance topics, Social Security Disability, our available community resources, or guardianship guidelines for adult children with disabilities.
Seeking an Adolescent Care Doctor? Call Stony Brook Pediatrics
If you desire a pediatrician with advanced training in adolescent medicine, we highly recommend you choose an adolescent health specialist due to their advanced training for this age group: 12-21.
Call Stony Brook Pediatrics in Geneseo at (585) 243-9340 and Dansville, NY, at (585) 335-5200 to schedule your child's appointment for an adolescent consultation. We have the advanced training to diagnose, treat, support, and manage your teenager's healthcare.