It's important for your teen to continue to have routine checkups. These checkups allow the doctor to detect problems and to make
sure your teen is growing and developing as expected. The doctor will do a
physical exam and ask questions about your teen's
social, academic, relationship, and mental health status. Your teen's
immunization record will be reviewed, and needed immunizations should be given
at this time. For more information on immunizations, see:
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Starting in the teen years, most doctors like to spend some time alone with
your child during the visit. Although many state laws are vague about teens'
rights to medical confidentiality, most doctors will clarify expectations.
Ideally, you will all agree that anything your teen discusses privately with
the doctor will remain confidential, with few exceptions. This gives your teen
an opportunity talk to the doctor about any issue he or she may not feel
comfortable sharing with you.
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November 03, 2013
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