Preventive medicine doesn’t just mean “keeping your kid from getting sick.” In this day and age we live in times where the environments we live in pose certain threats and risks to our physical health and our mental wellness.

You Could be Risking Your Child Losing Nearly Two Weeks of School… On a Yearly Basis!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports findings from a number of credible sources regarding adolescent health, asserting that 5.3% of adolescents 12-17 missed 11 or more days of school annually due to illness or injury. That’s nearly two weeks of school lost. That’s your child at home, missing an entire section on the Renaissance or Ancient Egypt, monomials or polypeptides.

It’s important to keep your kid in the game, so they don’t get left behind. familyfirst will help you avoid that.

More CDC Findings Regarding Adolescents

We all know how much of a problem obesity is in the United States, but maybe you don’t know the extent of it. In 2014, 20.6% of adolescents aged 12-19 were reported as obese. The CDC also revealed data from 2015-2016 that showed 1 in 5 school age children (kids and adolescents combined, as a matter of fact) in the United States had obesity. If your child is overweight, we have the measuring capabilities and the technology to know exactly what’s going on.

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Preventive medicine is a broad term, because it focuses on the health of individuals and communities. The idea is to help maintain health, to prevent illness and disease, to encourage and pave the way for people of all ages to live healthy and productive lives. Our preventive medicine services for adolescents might include:

  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse Assessments
  • Autism Screenings
  • Sexual education / Sexual Conduct / STD testing
  • Depression Consultation / Screening
  • Behavioral Assessments
  • Anorexia / Bulimia
  • Diet & Exercise
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Car / Driver Safety / DMV Physicals
  • Colds & Flu / Immunizations & Vaccinations
  • Depression, Anxiety & Mood Disorders
  • Family Medicine
  • General Medicine
  • Oral Health Practices
  • School Physicals
  • Sports Physicals

Middle school and high school are already going to be a minefield laced with rumors, emotion, and outside negative stimuli. That’s why it’s important to have one consistent, benevolent force in your kid’s life — in addition to you, of course. Make that positive force familyfirst Medical. We’ll take care of your whole family.