Adolescence is a period of transition from childhood to adulthood and has its share
of challenges, decisions and discoveries. It is a time of physical, psychological
and social growth.
UF Health Pediatrics – Jacksonville strives to provide
excellent and appropriate health care for this unique group of individuals.
Adolescent health issues that are evaluated and treated include:
- Menstrual disorders, such as excessive pain or irregular bleeding. Most menstrual
problems can be easily evaluated and treated.
- Menstrual management for developmentally delayed women.
- Vaginal discharge or irritation. Most irritations and infections are easily diagnosed
and have effective treatments.
- Contraception. The physicians can initiate numerous methods to prevent pregnancy.
- Male genital complaints.
- Mood/emotional problems. Determinations can be made whether the teen might benefit
from medications or a more in-depth evaluation by a mental health provider.
- Acne is easily treated with a variety of medications.
- School failure. Evaluation will assist in helping a teen complete high school.
- Drug use/abuse.
- Sexually transmitted infections. All infections can be evaluated and appropriate
- Eating disorders. Teens are evaluated, and if serious problems exist, treatment
- Chronic illnesses. Most chronic illnesses are easily managed by the pediatrician,
who will help teens learn how to care for their own health needs.
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