Adolescent Care

Adolescent Care services offered in San Diego, CA

Transitioning between childhood and adulthood isn’t always easy because of the numerous changes that occur during this period of time. That’s why Azam Shamani, MD, of A Shamani Inc in San Diego, California, offers caring and compassionate adolescent care. If you’re searching for a great physician for your child, call to book an initial visit, or schedule online any time of day or night.

What is adolescent care?

Adolescent care spans all aspects of health and wellness. Great health encompasses more than just physical health; it also involves emotional, mental, and social health. As children navigate their teens, they face a number of challenges that aren’t always easy to manage. 


In addition to adapting to all of the physical changes that occur during puberty, teens also have higher rates of risk-taking behaviors. Learning how to make healthy decisions takes time, and having multiple trusted adults to turn to is important. That’s part of why it is so important to build a trusting bond with an outstanding primary care provider. 


Great adolescent care helps young people get the support they need as they move through this critical phase of development. It focuses on creating and strengthening great habits that provide a solid foundation for a lifetime of excellent health and wellness. 

What kinds of services are available during adolescent care visits?

Like all services at A Shamani Inc, adolescent health services are delivered using a highly personalized approach. It begins with comprehensive physical exams to learn more about the function of your child’s body. Mental and emotional health are also areas of focus. Your practitioner screens for indications where additional support might be needed. 


Some of the topics covered during adolescent care visits may include:


  • Puberty
  • Sexual health
  • Birth control
  • Sexually transmitted disease prevention
  • Peer pressure
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • Screen time


These are just a few of the issues that can be included in adolescent care visits. Each visit is tailored to meet the current needs of your child. Over time, adolescent care focuses on teaching young people how to take control of their own health and wellness journey. 

When should I bring my child in for adolescent care?

Many parents begin bringing their kids in for adolescent care visits around the age of 12 or 13. Starting early gives your child plenty of time to get to know their practitioner and feel comfortable broaching any health and wellness subject. 


Young people often remain in adolescent care until their late teens, at which point they transition into adult primary care services. Remaining under the care of the same physician can be very beneficial for young people, especially when acute illness or urgent care needs arise. 


If you’d like more information about how adolescent care can help your child, call the office to check appointment availability. Online booking is also an option and can be done from the comfort of home, any time of day or night.