Providing Children's and Adolescent Health services to Laguna Beach, CA
Expert children’s and adolescent health is vital to ensure young people’s proper growth and development. Gabrielle Thompson, FNP-C, and her experienced colleagues at GT Healthcare in Laguna Beach, California, offer a one-stop shop for all your child’s health care needs. From well-child exams to sick visits and sports physicals, they help your child experience a healthy life. To discuss your child or adolescent’s health needs, text the GT Healthcare office or book an appointment online today.
What is children’s and adolescent health?
Children and adolescents suffer many of the same health problems as adults, including colds and flu, headaches and migraines, and upset stomachs. However, they might require different care than an adult.
In addition, some conditions are more common in children, and many disorders start in childhood. To ensure your child gets the care they need, it’s important to see family medicine experts who’ve undergone specialized children’s and adolescent health training.
GT Healthcare is proud to provide children’s and adolescent health care to young people across California. The practice’s family medicine providers specialize in preventing, diagnosing, and treating health issues affecting children over 4 and teens.
What conditions affect children’s and adolescents’ health?
Areas where children are likely to have health problems include:
Allergies and asthma
Allergies to airborne particles like dust and pollen and certain foods like peanuts and milk typically develop in childhood. Your GT Healthcare provider can identify your child’s allergy and provide effective ways to prevent symptoms like sneezing and watering eyes.
They also help you and your child manage asthma, a breathing problem often related to allergies.
Mental health problems
Children and adolescents are just as likely to develop mental health problems as adults. They can suffer from depression and anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), to name a few.
Adolescents are particularly vulnerable to eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia nervosa.
Conditions like attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) typically become apparent in early childhood. With expert care, your child can live a happier, more productive life despite their condition.
What children’s and adolescent health care services are available?
GT Healthcare offers many children’s and adolescent health services, including:
If your child is sick or injured and needs prompt medical attention, GT Healthcare offers same- and next-day appointments.
Preventive medicine helps your child avoid getting sick. This includes identifying, screening, and preventative measures to keep your child healthy year-round.
GT Healthcare offers annual well-child physicals as part of its preventive medicine service. You can also arrange school and sports physicals.
Mental health care
In addition to primary care expertise, GT Healthcare specializes in mental health. From psychiatric disorders to developmental disabilities, the team can diagnose and support your child.
To learn more or arrange a consultation, text GT Healthcare today or book an appointment online.