Pediatrics by definition includes taking care of children up to 18 years of age. However, adolescents although still in the “Pediatric” age group have their own “teen-specific” health and wellness concerns. Adolescent medicine is now a recognized sub-specialty of Pediatrics, which specifically addresses teen issues including health and prevention, puberty and sexuality, and importantly the many social challenges that today’s adolescents face.
This is why I have developed a specific category for adolescent health and wellness which I hope will be a helpful resource not only for parents but for teenagers as well.
Pediatrician DR.PAUL Roumeliotis is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The information provided above is designed to be an educational aid only. It is not intended to replace the advice and care of your child’s physician, nor is it intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment. If you suspect that your child has a medical condition always consult a physician.