The most common skin condition for teenagers is acne but there are several other skin conditions that Dr. Ward addresses. Athlete’s foot, skin (body) odor, eczema and cold sores are also common conditions where treatment may be in order.
Sports & School Physicals
To participate in school sports and other activities, a sports physical is required by all area school districts. Dr. Ward conducts physical examinations to ensure students are healthy for extracurricular activities.
Annual wellness physicals for teenagers are essential for Dr. Ward to examine adolescent development and address common adolescent concerns like skin conditions. Wellness physicals are more comprehensive than sports physicals.
Vaccinations for adolescents are a continuation of childhood immunizations that are essential to prevent serious, debilitating and even life threatening diseases. The last of the childhood immunizations are given in the adolescent stage of development.