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Adolescent Care

Adolescent Care services offered in Southwick, MA

Adolescence is a time of rapid change, physically and emotionally. The behaviors people develop during this period of life have a significant effect on their health and well-being in the future. Jennifer Jordan, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, is a board-certified family nurse practitioner at Jordan Healthcare Center in Southwick, Massachusetts, specializing in adolescent care. She manages the health and wellness of adolescents ages 12 and older. To schedule an adolescent care appointment, call the office or book online today.

What is adolescent care?

Adolescent care is an area of medicine that focuses on the health needs of adolescents. During this time of life, young people experience puberty, rapid growth, changes in thinking and understanding, and the desire to flex their independence.

Adolescence is also a time when people develop habits that may affect their future health. Young people also face new health challenges that require specialized medical care, like reproductive health, sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), mental health conditions, and substance use.

Dr. Jordan is an experienced provider who practices advanced nursing. That means she focuses on the patient, not their symptoms or disease. 

What services does adolescent care provide?

Jordan Healthcare Center is a primary care practice that provides comprehensive care for patients. Adolescent care services include:

Annual wellness exams

Annual wellness exams are very important during adolescence because of the rapid growth and development that occurs. Dr. Jordan completes a thorough evaluation during your teen’s annual exam, assessing their growth and development and looking for areas of concern.

She also talks about health issues unique to teens, like hormones, peer pressure, and sexual wellness, including vaccinations for human papillomavirus (HPV) and birth control.

Sick visits

If your teen is sick or injured, Dr. Jordan can provide the immediate care and recommendations your teen needs. 


Gynecology is an area of medicine that specializes in women’s reproductive health. Dr. Jordan offers gynecology services; teens with female reproductive organs should start gynecology care between ages 13 and 15. 

Group classes

Jordan Healthcare Center offers a number of group classes that focus on various health topics like lifestyle changes and healthy living. 

What happens during adolescent care?

The specifics of your teen’s adolescent care at Jordan Healthcare Center depend on their health needs and concerns. However, you can expect patient-centered care. 

Dr. Jordan asks detailed questions about health concerns, daily routine, stressors, and medical history. She performs a physical exam and may request diagnostic tests if she has concerns about a health issue, such as lab work to check for anemia or an infection.

She then spends time talking about her findings and provides recommendations.

For patient-centered adolescent care, call Jordan Healthcare Center or schedule an appointment online today.