Youth and Teen Health Services

As children transition through their developmental ages and step into adolescence, they encounter many new changes. It’s a period of rapid physical, emotional, and cognitive growth, making it crucial to provide specialized care tailored to their needs. At Foresight Care and Aesthetics in Navarre, FL, we understand the distinct health concerns that commonly affect youth and teens during this pivotal phase of life.

Youth and Teen Health Services in Navarre, FL

The Purpose of Pediatric Healthcare

Youth and teen healthcare is more than just routine check-ups and vaccinations; it’s a vital component of nurturing their well-being and potential.  It addresses the unique physical, emotional, and developmental needs of children and adolescents. Sick-visits allow our team to identify illnesses or diseases and provide treatment and guidance to manage them. Well-visits allow Dr. Sharon and his team to monitor developmental milestones or signs your youth or teen is developing within recommended ranges. Some developmental milestones are related to your child’s behavior and learning, while others focus on physical changes in your child’s body.

Developmental milestones for Youths ages 10 to 14 years include:

  • Wanting more privacy and independence
  • Having mood swings (going from happy to sad or sad to happy)
  • Challenging rules and resisting advice from parents
  • Showing more concern about what others think about them 
  • Developing stronger problem-solving skills
  • Developing a clearer sense of right and wrong

Developmental milestones for Teens ages 15 to 17 years include:

  • Spending less time with family and more time with friends
  • Worrying more about the future (like going to college or finding a job)
  • Thinking more about romantic relationships (this is peak puberty age, especially for males) 
  • Trying new things like new sports or hobbies
  • Possibly experimenting with or peer pressure to use substances such as drugs or alcohol

What Does a Typical Appointment Look Like?

Our appointment process is designed with your convenience and well-being in mind, ensuring that you receive the highest quality care. Upon arrival, parents and their youths or teens are warmly greeted at our front counter, and one of our team members will assist with the check-in process. You’ll then be guided to a private room by a dedicated care team member. For those under 18 years old, parents are encouraged to stay with their child throughout the appointment. Our care team member remains by your side throughout the duration of the appointment, ensuring that you feel comfortable and informed every step of the way.

During the appointment, our clinicians will join in team care, taking the time to listen to you and your child’s concerns and gather essential information from the patient. They will conduct a thorough assessment and develop a personalized care plan for your child’s unique situation. Before departure, you will receive clear instructions and next steps to ensure a smooth follow-up. Any necessary orders, tests, medications, or referrals will be handled promptly, and you will be notified of expectations at checkout.

Youth and Teen Health Services Offered at Foresight Care and Aesthetics

At Foresight Care and Aesthetics, we offer a range of specialized services to ensure the health and well-being of young individuals during this transformative phase of life.

  • Adolescent and teen wellness exams:  Regular well-visits are the cornerstone of preventive healthcare for youths and teens. Our team conducts thorough adolescent and teen wellness exams to ensure that young individuals are growing and developing on schedule.
  • Adolescent and teen sick exams: Acute illnesses can arise suddenly, but a routine visit can swiftly diagnose and treat these conditions. Whether it’s a common cold or a more complex health issue, our team is here to ensure that your youth or teen receives the necessary care and support for a speedy recovery.
  • Adolescent gynecological exams: For young girls, puberty typically begins between the ages of 9 to 13. It’s essential to establish a trusting relationship with a healthcare provider to discuss the changes occurring in the body, menstrual cycles, and hormonal fluctuations. Our team offers compassionate adolescent gynecological exams to address these aspects of growing up, providing guidance and answers to any questions young girls may have.
  • Injury evaluation and management: With the physical growth and increased physical activity that accompanies youth and adolescence, injuries can happen. Whether it’s a sports-related injury, a fall, or another non-fatal injury, our team is equipped to evaluate and manage these situations promptly. We provide accurate diagnoses and develop effective treatment plans to support your youth or teen’s recovery.
  • Mental health evaluation and management: Mental health is a critical aspect of adolescent well-being. From youth to the teen years, children may display signs of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, or the effects of bullying. Social media use can also introduce challenges. Our team offers mental health evaluation and management services, helping young individuals navigate these complex emotional issues.
  • Immunizations: Vaccines are essential for protecting youths and teens against dangerous diseases. As adolescents get older, the risk of exposure to certain infections may increase. Additionally, vaccines can help boost protection from diseases for which the immunity conferred by early childhood vaccines may start to wear off.
  • School, recreational, and occupational physical exams: Physical exams are crucial for assessing growth, performance, and overall ability. Whether it’s a school-required physical or an evaluation for recreational activities or employment (for teens), our physical exams help prevent injuries and ensure the well-being of growing children.

Youth and Teen Healthcare Doctor in Navarre, FL

Your child’s health is our priority, and we look forward to partnering with you in ensuring a healthy and thriving future. If you’re seeking healthcare services for your youth or teen, contact us today to schedule an appointment at Foresight Care and Aesthetics in Navarre, FL, and experience firsthand the exceptional care and guidance we offer. Whether it’s for a wellness check-up, addressing a specific health concern, or seeking advice on adolescent development, Dr. Sharon and his team are here to provide the support and expertise your family deserves.