Adolescence is an exciting time in your life. It is also a time during which you will experience many changes—physically, emotionally, and socially. These changes can be scary to some and embarrassing to most adolescents. During puberty, your body undergoes many changes, and it is important that you understand what is normal and what may require the attention of your doctor. At Pediatric Specialists, we value open communication with your parents because after all, they have experienced many of the feelings and physical changes you have or will experience during puberty and adolescence. This being said, we also recognize that some of these issues are scary or simply embarrassing.
At Pediatric Specialists, we want and hope you feel comfortable talking openly and honestly about any concerns—physical, social, or emotional, with your pediatrician. Additionally, as an adolescent, you will likely find yourself in situations that you wish you had an ‘out’ while still feeling accepted by your peers. These are among the many concerns we encourage you to discuss with your pediatrician. The information you share with your doctor is considered confidential. Most concerns of teenagers can remain confidential between you and your pediatrician.