Allyson Agathis, MD, FAAP
Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine located in Bedminster, NJ
You want to make sure your child is in the best health possible before they head off to college, especially if they’re living at school or traveling to another state. At her practice in Bedminster, New Jersey, Allyson Agathis, MD, FAAP, offers individual pre-college medical and counseling services in the office. To help your adolescent transition to adulthood, call today.
Individual Pre-College Medical & Counseling Q & A
What is individual pre-college medical and counseling?
When your child is heading away to a university, you want them to be as healthy as possible so they can truly benefit from their college experience. They’ll be away from home and may not know where to turn if they should have a medical issue.
Individual pre-college medical and counseling is a way to ensure your older teen is in the best condition before heading off for their higher education. The service is just one of the many ways in which Dr. Agathis demonstrates her commitment to your child’s well-being.
What is included in individual pre-college medical and counseling?
Individual pre-college medical and counseling may include:
- Comprehensive physical
- Thorough blood work and urinalysis
- Preventive health care counseling
- Meal planning and exercise goals
- Education in medication, both their regular medications and those they might need if they are ill.
Dr. Agathis helps your child know how to take care of themselves when they’re on their own and counsels them on when they should seek medical care. She provides students with a summary card and contact information for their wallets in the event of an emergency.
She can also act as a liaison between the college health center and the student, so your child feels supported if they should have to visit the infirmary.
Students at college may contact her on their own for advice or questions.
Who benefits from individual pre-college medical and counseling services?
Not all pediatricians offer this valuable support for college students, but it’s extremely important. The typical college student tends to think they're impervious to illness and injury.
They may not think they’re going to ever get sick and certainly haven’t thought through how they’d handle a major illness or injury. Dr. Agathis can help them understand how important it is that they take care of their health to prevent medical issues. She can also help them know what to do if illness or injury occurs.
Adolescents with chronic conditions, like Type 1 diabetes, asthma, autoimmune diseases, or significant allergies also benefit from having a reliable medical provider with whom they can communicate when they’re on their own at university. Dr. Agathis helps your child become their own health advocate so they get proper care when they need it.
If your child is heading off to university, schedule them an individual pre-college medical and counseling appointment at Allyson Agathis, MD. Call the office today to make your appointment.