Visits for health supervision are important throughout childhood and adolescence to monitor growth and development. Stowe Family Practice has the availability of a lactation consultant, support for new parents and growing families, and vaccine discussions.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends health supervision visits at 3 to 5 days, by 1 month, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 15 months, 18 months, 24 months, 30 months, 3 years, and yearly through adulthood.
Yearly health supervision visits are important throughout adolescence. This is an important time for an adolescent developing independence to learn how to access healthcare and to discuss the health impact of their choices.
There are many sensitive subjects that adolescents may face. These may include drugs and alcohol, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, puberty, and sexuality. Allowing your teen space to freely and confidentially discuss health issues with a doctor ensures that important health issues will not be overlooked due to shame, embarrassment, or fear. Adolescents should have a relationship with their provider that is confidential and trusting, so that if, and when, they need help with anything they can reach out.
Sports physical are best performed by a primary care physician (PCP) because they know the patient best and often other topics of importance come up that might not be disclosed at a urgent care sports PE where they do not have established trust.
Your body requires regular maintenance to function well. Annual check-ups are a simple, yet effective way to stay on top of your health. Yearly exams focus on preventing disease and enhancing wellness. At Stowe Family Practice, annual check-ups create a foundation for good health. We take time to evaluate your physical health, discuss your concerns and answer questions.
Well Woman Care
Our comprehensive approach to care includes routine and personalized care for women in the same place you take your family for primary care. Our well woman services include:
• Annual OB/GYN exams • Pap smears • Family planning and contraception including IUD and Nexplanon placement
Screening can help doctors find and treat several types of cancer early, before they cause symptoms. Early detection is important because when abnormal tissue or cancer is found early, it may be easier to treat. By the time symptoms appear, cancer may have begun to spread and be harder to treat. Our cancer screening services include: • Discussions • Skin checks and biopsies/cryotherapy. Cancer screenings include referrals for mammograms, colonoscopies, annual skin exams with biopsy if necessary and referrals for lung cancer screenings if high risk