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During your adolescent's yearly medical checkup, most
Other tests, such as blood tests, may be done at your
A doctor often will discuss health and safety
concerns with your child, such as:
Most likely, this kind of information will not be new to your
child. But it may "stick" more with some children when they hear it from an
adult other than their parents. It usually is a good idea to give your
adolescent time alone to discuss issues privately with the doctor. This gives
your child an opportunity to address problems or concerns that may be difficult
to share with you.
Other Works Consulted
Irwin CE (2011). The adolescent visit. In CD Rudolph et al., eds., Rudolph’s Pediatrics, 22nd ed., pp. 272–276. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Current as of:
May 13, 2013
Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics & Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
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