We care for teens’ and their families.
Young people are our most precious resources. Their health encompasses their physical, mental, emotional and social well-being.
The board-certified family nurse practitioners at FamilyCare of Kent, Washington have broad experience treating the full spectrum of childhood health problems, including:
Your teen is in excellent hands. Our nurse practitioners are devoted to giving your children the most complete, compassionate, friendly and personalized healthcare in the area. They’re uniquely qualified to diagnose and treat your teen for a broad spectrum of illnesses while providing continuous care throughout their lives.
Please visit our Patient Education Library to learn more about healthcare for children and teens.
Teens should have regular checkups. The American Academy of Pediatrics advises teens should be checked once a year until age 21. In addition to regular checkups, school-aged children should be seen for problems such as:
- Significant weight gain or loss
- Rashes or skin infections
- Sleep problems or changes in behavior
- Breathing problems
- Fever higher than 102
- Frequent sore throats or earaches
Caring for teens requires a careful balance between meeting the needs of both parents and teens. Our nurse practitioners are skilled in mantaining this balance. Starting at age 14 teens can request care for reproductive health issues such as birth control, STD screening and treatment. They can also request mental health care. All of this without parental notification. While we encourage teens to talk with their parents we recognize this is not always possible or desirable and we will maintain our patient's confidentiality.
The NPs at FamilyCare of Kent deliver the highest quality of care. They are board-certified family nurse practitioners with over 70 years’ combined experience and thousands of happy patients. They include nationally recognized clinicians, teachers and speakers, including those who sit on the editorial boards of professional journals and who serve on the clinical faculty at the University of Washington.
You will appreciate their caring, compassion, integrity and honesty. They will appreciate and welcome your referrals.
For more information about health care for children and teens or to schedule an appointment, call FamilyCare of Kent, Washington at (253) 859-CARE (2273) or use our online appointment request form.
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