Adolescence is a challenging time for both teens and their parents. Teens are trying to become more independent while parents are trying to help them make good decisions and develop into healthy, responsible adults.
Our providers understand this challenge and will work with both teens and parents to navigate the adolescent years. During Adolescent visits the provider may ask the parent to step out of the room to be able to speak with the teen privately. This is not meant to keep the parent out of the loop but instead to provide a safe place for the patient to express any concerns and for our providers to ask questions a teen may not be comfortable answering with a parent in the room.