Adolescent Health Specialist

Oak Park Pediatrics

Pediatrics located near Agoura Hills, in Oak Park, CA

The board-certified medical team at Oak Park Pediatrics has the experience to handle the unique health care needs of your adolescent. At their office near Agoura Hills, California, the experienced staff provides comprehensive services directly focused on adolescent health, and provides resources to ensure good mental, physical, and emotional health. If you are the parent of a teen, you can schedule an adolescent health evaluation by calling Oak Park Pediatrics.

Adolescent Health Q & A

What adolescent health services are available?

Children between 10 and 17 are growing and developing in many ways. The Oak Park Pediatrics medical team understands the many changes that occur during adolescence and provide comprehensive care to address issues such as:

  • Nutrition
  • Mental health
  • Sexual activity
  • Menstruation
  • Substance abuse
  • Difficulties in school
  • Puberty-related physical changes
  • Birth Control

The Oak Park Pediatric medical team provides comprehensive evaluations and treatment services for acne, including prescription medications, to control existing acne and prevent new outbreaks. Treatments focus on protecting skin and preventing long-term acne scars.

The team also offers routine well visit appointments to evaluate overall physical health and ensure any existing medical conditions are well-controlled.

What can I expect during an adolescent health visit?

At Oak Park Pediatrics, it is recommended that adolescents have a yearly physical examination by a pediatrician.  A physical exam is a good way to identify potential problems as early as possible to ensure your child receives any necessary treatment. If your child has a personal history, or a family history, of chronic health issues, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, your pediatrician may also recommend routine screenings and blood work during well visits.

The Oak Park Pediatrics doctors strive to maintain open lines of communication regarding the issues that have an impact on your child’s mental, emotional, and physical health. They will screen for depression, anxiety, or issues with self-esteem.

The Oak Park Pediatrics team provides resources to ensure your child understands the importance of good nutrition. The doctors are experienced in addressing weight-related issues. They can also discuss peer pressure, bullying, social media, substance abuse, and performance expectations related to participation in sports and other activities.

What are the benefits of adolescent-focused health services?

Through routine checkups at Oak Park Pediatrics, you can help establish a good relationship between your child and her pediatrician. This helps your child understand the importance of routine health care, and ensures he is functioning optimally throughout all phases of growth and development.

Through routine physical examinations, the Oak Park Pediatrics team can develop a relationship with your child to help evaluate her as she grows and matures, while simultaneously identifying potential issues at the earliest stages. The doctors may also provide guidance to help your child become more independent as he ages.