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Congratulations to Dr. Helen Henry who retired on 4/1/19.  Our providers are happy to continue to see her patients for primary care services.

Molly Rodden PMHNP left our practice on 7/1/19.

Our providers are happy to continue to see her patients for primary care services and provide a referral if needed to a mental health professional.

Calling all teens:  We are here for you.  We accept you.  No matter what.

Adolescent Wellness Checklist

Your Daily Life

· Visit the dentist at least twice a year.

· Protect your hearing at work, home and concerts.

· Eat a variety of foods.

· Eat breakfast every morning.

· Drink plenty of water.

· Be sure to get enough calcium with 3 or more servings of low‐fat (1%) or fat free milk and other low‐fat dairy products every day.

· Aim for 1 hour of vigorous physical activity.

· Be proud of yourself when you do something well.

 

Healthy Behavior Choices

· If you do use drugs, you can talk to us about it. We can help you with quitting or cutting down on your use.

· Make healthy decisions about your sexual behavior.

· If you are sexually active, always practice safe sex. Always use a condom to prevent STIs.

· All sexual activity should be something that you want. No one should ever force or try to convince you.

· Find safe activities or school and work.

 

Violence and Injuries

· Do not drink and drive or ride in a vehicle with someone who has been using drugs or alcohol.

· If you feel unsafe driving or riding with someone, call someone you can trust to drive you.

· Always wear a seatbelt in the car.

· Know the rules for safe driving

· Never allow physical harm of yourself or others at home or school.

· Always deal with conflict using nonviolence.

· Remember that healthy dating relationships are built on respect and that saying “no” is ok.

· Fighting and carrying weapons can be dangerous.

 

Your Feelings

· Figure out healthy ways to deal with stress.

· Try your best to solve problems and make decisions on your own, but ask for help when you need it.

· Most people have daily ups and downs. But if you are feeling sad, depressed, nervous, irritable, hopeless or angry, talk with me or another health care professional.

· We understand that sexuality is a normal part of development. If you have any questions or concerns, we are here for you.

 

School and Friends

· Support friends and family who chose not to use drugs, alcohol, steroids or diet pills.

· Take responsibility for being organized enough to succeed in work or school.

· Find new activities you enjoy