Adolescent Health Care Specialist

Buono Pediatrics & Wellness

Pediatrics located in Millburn, NJ

At Buono Pediatrics & Wellness in Millburn, New Jersey, comprehensive health services and custom treatment plans are available for adolescents and young adults. Amy Buono, MD, and Donald Cotler, MD, offer a number of preventive care options, including sports and school physicals and overall health and wellness checkups to ensure your child is functioning optimally from a physical, mental, and developmental standpoint. Schedule an appointment today online or by calling Buono Pediatrics & Wellness.

Adolescent Health Care Q & A

What adolescent and young adult health care services are available?

The staff at Buono Pediatrics & Wellness is highly trained to provide the unique health care needs of growing adolescents as they mature into young adulthood. They provide preventive care services to monitor your child’s development and general health, offering services like:

  • Annual physicals
  • Sports physicals
  • School physicals
  • Immunizations
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Chronic illness management
  • Mental health screenings

Dr. Buono and Dr. Cotler also provide urgent care services for acute conditions, like colds and infections. If your child has an existing chronic health condition, such as diabetes, the doctors create a custom treatment plan to ensure optimum health.

Additionally, the physicians can discuss different factors that influence your child’s life, including alcohol and tobacco use, sexual health, and mental health issues, like anxiety and depression.

Why does my child need a physical?

An annual physical exam gives Dr. Buono and Dr. Cotler the opportunity to identify potential health issues that can affect your child’s health. During an annual physical, the physicians review your child’s medical history and family history to determine if there’s any potential risk for health complications.

As part of the requirements for organized sports and school registration, specialized physicals are available to ensure your child is healthy enough to participate in sports and properly immunized for school.

As part of the physical, Dr. Buono and Dr. Cotler perform a thorough, head-to-toe evaluation of your child.

The doctors also measure your child’s weight, height, strength, and flexibility. If there’s concern for family-related disease, Dr. Buono and Dr. Cotler may perform additional health screenings, including blood work, to identify issues as early as possible.

Annual physicals are also the ideal time for your child to receive necessary immunizations, based on their age and health needs.

What if my child has an existing chronic illness?

If your child has an existing health condition, Dr. Cotler and Dr. Buono coordinate with specialists and create custom treatment plans to help ensure the condition is well-managed. They can provide long-term management of conditions like:

  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Skin conditions
  • Developmental disorders
  • Musculoskeletal conditions

The doctors routinely monitor your child’s health and the effectiveness of treatment, with a goal to ensure your child has a high quality of life.

Learn more about the benefits of routine physicals and preventive health services for adolescents and young adults by calling the office or booking a consultation online.