Pediatricians are specialists who have three years of training beyond a medical degree to prepare them in caring for health care needs of infants, children and adolescents to college age. Our experienced and caring staff can answer many of your questions, including:
When children reach about age 12 (or take their seventh grade physical), they develop a new relationship with their health care provider. This means adolescents have the opportunity to be examined and counseled alone to discuss any concerns.
Your teenager has special needs and may want advice on the following issues:
We encourage you to talk with your teen prior to the appointment so they are ready to ask these or other questions. When the exam is complete, parents are brought back to the exam room to discuss their adolescents health status and any other concerns with the heal care provider.
Child and Adolescent Psychologist Dr. Jody Lieske is the primary psychologist at our Behavioural Health Clinic, located at the Children and Adolescent Clinic. Dr. Lieske collaborates with our physicians and other community professionals to provide comprehensive assessment and treatment for a wide range of issues at home and school, including: academic and school behaviour problems, anxiety and depression, attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), chronic pain, developmental disabilities, autism, mental handicap, elimination problems, enuresis (bed-wetting), encopresis (soiling), toilet training, fears and phobias, feeding problems, grief/loss, obsessions and compulsions, oppositional, defiant, aggressive, and destructive behaviours, psychoeducational assessment and school consultation, sleep problems, trauma.