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Teen Health

Why choose Wayne Health for Teen Health?

In our ever-changing world, teens face the simultaneous challenges of navigating school, peers, social media, family life, and their own health. Wayne Health’s Family Medicine team recognizes the difficulty of staying healthy during times of rapid transformation and cognitive evolution. We provide an open, safe, judgement-free environment for teens to discuss their concerns, health-related or otherwise. Teens should never feel alone in this journey, so we like to involve their families and loved ones.

Teens can live their best life when equipped with knowledge provided by a care team invested in their well-being. Parents can feel confident knowing their teens have access to the information they need to make the right decisions about their physical, mental, social and emotional health. We look forward to working together with families to ensure their teens are healthy, happy and fully prepared as they move toward exciting and bright futures.

Wayne Health services for teens

Our services include, but are not limited to:

  • Annual and sports physicals
  • Sports medicine/musculoskeletal care
  • Weight management
  • Mental health evaluation/treatment
  • ADHD management
  • Sexual health guidance (STI/pregnancy testing, contraception)
  • Menstruation management (heavy, normal)
  • Acne/skin treatment
  • Acute illness care
  • Vaccination records/administration
  • Specialist involvement and referrals

Wayne Health’s approach to treatment

The formative teen years bring major developments to the brain and body. Rapid physiological changes combined with social pressures means emotions can fluctuate, affecting how teens think about their lives and the future. Regular exercise and balanced food choices are fundamental to ensuring young bodies and minds develop appropriately. Our care providers at Wayne Health believe regular visits and health discussions will optimize this development.

Teens have more expectations, relationships and pressures than ever before. Social interactions, both in-person and online, continue to shape their world. Body image concerns, like acne and weight, may occupy a teenager’s mind. Sexual orientation and gender identity continue to evolve and develop during this time. Seemingly outwardly happy and sociable adolescents can still struggle with anxiety and depression. Ongoing social and educational involvement is crucial to best prepare teens for their future in the adult world.

The key to maximizing health and happiness involves supporting teens as they steer through these various obstacles and developments. Our Family Medicine teen health providers give tools and guidance in an understanding and educational environment for the ever-changing and complicated teen stages of life.

Advancing research and medical education

Wayne Health providers and researchers are also faculty at Wayne State University School of Medicine who teach medical students and residents. Educating the next generation of physicians means Wayne Health providers are at the forefront of medical education and research. As medical school faculty members, we also conduct research and clinical studies that keep our care on the leading edge of modern health knowledge, ensuring the latest treatments and recommendations are available to you and your family, sooner than other providers without a medical school affiliation.

The Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences at Wayne State University is dedicated to being a leader in research and advancing family medicine and public health. This commitment is exemplified in all aspects of our work, from the scholarly efforts that we require of our residents, to the many research studies in various disciplines conducted by our faculty.

We look forward to taking the very best care of your family.

For more information, please visit the links below at the WSU School of Medicine.