Adolescence is a time in every child’s life when they begin to transition into adulthood. During this time, it’s important to have a family doctor you can trust to help your child through the physical, mental, and emotional changes that adolescence brings. At Real Wellness, LLC, in Collingswood, New Jersey, board-certified family medicine physician Robert Winn, MD, provides personalized care for all of his patients. Dr. Winn works directly with your child to deliver the most comprehensive adolescent care possible. Call or schedule an appointment online today.
Adolescence marks the beginning of puberty, when your child starts to grow out of childhood but hasn’t yet reached adulthood. It’s a transitional stage of both physical and psychological development that starts around the ages of 11 or 12 and ends around the age of 19.
During your child’s teenage years, they go through a number of physical, emotional, mental, and social changes in a short period of time. It’s important for Dr. Winn to both monitor and provide educational support for these many transitions to ensure they’re developmentally mature and reach the right milestones for their age.
Adolescent care also helps set your child up for a healthy future. The nutrition and lifestyle habits they establish now will have a significant impact on their health for years to come. Dr. Winn can help ensure your child understands the risks of a poor diet, sedentary lifestyle, smoking, alcohol use, and recreational drug use.
By adopting a healthy lifestyle at an early age, your child can lower their risk of potentially serious chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension.
Most teens and pre-teens start seeking independence during adolescence. They may have questions about their physical development, sexual health, and social growth that they don’t feel comfortable talking to their parents about. Dr. Winn can deliver the guidance and support they need to maintain their health throughout adolescence and early adulthood.
Dr. Winn delivers a comprehensive range of services for adolescent care, including:
As an experienced family medicine physician, Dr. Winn also provides nutritional counseling for adolescents who are at risk of obesity, as well as nutritional support for teens struggling with eating disorders.
Whether your child is due for their annual physical exam or they have questions about the benefits of contraception, Dr. Winn has the experience and patient-centered approach to address their needs.
To book an appointment for adolescent care for your child, call Real Wellness, LLC, or book an appointment online today.