Dartmouth Pediatrics is committed to enhancing the health and well-being of adolescents. Our approach is comprehensive, our attitude is non-judgmental and our goal is to establish a solid and trust-based relationship with your adolescent for many years to come.
We provide medical care for male and female patients ages 13 to 21. Medical care includes school, camp, sports and pre-college checkups. We also provide gynecological exams, including pap smears, STD screening and counseling, as well as provide oral contraception if necessary. We coordinate ancillary care with subspecialists in areas of nutrition, eating disorders, endocrinological care, and mental health.
You want to do what is best for your children. You know about the importance of car seats, baby gates, and other ways to keep them safe. But, did you know that one of the best ways to protect your children is to make sure they have all of their vaccinations?
Immunizations can save your child’s life.
Because of advances in medical science, your child can be protected against more diseases than ever before. Some diseases that once injured or killed thousands of children have been eliminated completely and others are close to being gone – primarily due to safe and effective vaccines. One example of the great impact vaccines can have is the eradication of polio in the United States. Polio was once America’s most-feared disease causing death and paralysis across the country but today, thanks to vaccination, there are no reports of polio in the United States.
- CBC with differential count by finger stick.
- Mono test by finger stick.
- Blood sugar determination by finger stick
- Blood lead level
- Rapid Strept Test, if negative in the office we sent the specimen for an outside lab for throat culture.
- Urine dip stick looking for infections, kidney problems and diabetes. we sent the urine to an outside lab for urine culture and sensitivity tests.
- We test for STS's by urine DNA probe.
- Urine pregnancy test.
- Vision ; Visual Evoked Potential to screen for eye
problems , in young children who won't cooperate with the eye chare
Eye chart exam starting at the 3 years of age.
- Hearing : we do audiometry in the office starting at the age of 4 years old, we refer younger children and infants to behavioral audiometry and Auditory Brain Stem Response ( ABR).