When your child becomes a young adult, it is important for them to see a medical provider they know and can trust. Buy choosing a family medicine provider for your child, you are ensuring consistent care even and do not have to deal with the issue of how old is too old to see a pediatrician. Instead, your child can continue getting care in a familiar, comfortable environment.
At adolescent appointments, we address growth and development issues, and other health concerns related to puberty and becoming an adult.
At Novant Health Kannapolis Family Medicine, we work to respect the feelings and privacy of our adolescent patients. While we encourage caregivers to take an active role in their teens' health, there might be a part of the exam where caregivers are asked to step out of the room so the patient can have some privacy with the provider.