Adolescent Medicine: Raising Healthy Teens

Adolescent Medicine: Raising Healthy Teens

Source: Seattle Magazine

The kids are pretty much past the cute stage when they see Dr. Leslie Walker of Seattle Children’s. Not for her are chubby babies cooing during checkups, toddlers playing with her stethoscope, 6-year-olds proudly showing off how many letters they can read on the eye chart. Nope, she gets the sometimes surly or silent crowd, the ones with piercings or tattoos, the ones who need to talk about sex—but don’t. You know, the ones who must be asked to take out their earbuds so others can talk to them.

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