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    Adolescent Services

    At Novant Health Hillsdale Medical Associates, we understand that adolescents have unique needs; they are not just older kids or younger adults. Adolescence is a time of many changes and much uncertainty. It is our job to provide age-appropriate answers and guidance.

    If your child has been seeing us for pediatric care, his adolescent care can continue in a familiar environment. If your child has been visiting a separate pediatric office, Novant Health Hillsdale Medical Associates can become her new medical home, eliminating the need for any further physician changes.

    We offer comprehensive adolescent services, including annual physicals, school and sports physicals, and gynecologic care

    Please note: Sports physicals do not take the place of annual physicals, but sports forms can normally be completed at the same time as a well-patient visit or at a later time up to 12 months after a well-patient visit.

    Family Involvement And Adolescent Privacy

    We want our adolescent patients to feel comfortable asking questions and voicing concerns in our office. It is office policy that we see teens alone during certain portions of their visit. We do this to ensure their confidentiality. However, we encourage family involvement in any young patient's medical care, and we urge adolescents to discuss their exam with a parent or caregiver.

    Adolescent Care Expertise

    Dr. Takashi Hirata is board certified in family medicine and has devoted much or his career to adolescent patients. He shared his thoughts on adolescent care in Davie LiFE Magazine (article on p. 33). He also spoke to Triad Moms on Main about boys' body image.