New Born To Adolescent Care Specialist

Maria Cole Family Practice, FNP

Family Practice located in Odessa, TX

Finding a provider to meet the needs of your entire family can save you time and money. At Maria Cole Family Practice in Odessa, Texas, nurse practitioners Maria Cole, FNP, and Kelly Wenger, FNP, offer comprehensive newborn to adolescent care to keep your entire family healthy from birth through adulthood and beyond. Call to schedule a routine physical exam today or book an appointment online.

New Born to Adolescent Care Q & A

What is newborn care?

The nurse practitioners at Maria Cole Family Practice are specially trained in the medical care of newborn babies and understand the unique health problems new babies might face. Maria Cole, FNP, and Kelly Wenger, FNP, give the advice and reassurance necessary to properly care for your newborn, and they consider your input in every treatment decision.

You’ll schedule your baby’s first newborn visit two weeks after being discharged from the hospital and call or attend office visits at Maria Cole Family Practice for medical concerns as they arise. Your nurse practitioner takes as much time as needed to guide you through baby wellness checkups, sick visits, and much more.

What are child and adolescent care?

Maria Cole, FNP, and Kelly Wenger, FNP, have the medical expertise and experience necessary to care for your child throughout each life stage, including:

  • Newborn
  • Infant
  • Toddler
  • Preschool age
  • School age
  • Early to late adolescence

Your practitioner ensures your child is growing and developing at an appropriate pace, and watches for signs of illness along the way. She offers comprehensive annual physical exams to meet school, sports, and college requirements.

What should I expect during an appointment?

Your provider makes each pediatric appointment feel comfortable and relaxed. She’ll go over your child’s medical history and symptoms, order laboratory tests if necessary, complete a physical examination, and answer questions you or your child have. She treats:

  • Minor illnesses like colds and flu
  • Thyroid and other endocrine disorders
  • Heart problems
  • Eczema and other skin conditions
  • Asthma and allergies
  • Neurologic disorders
  • Infectious diseases
  • Chronic pain or fatigue
  • Minor lacerations and other injuries
  • Attention deficit disorder (ADD)

Your child might also receive nutrition or weight loss counseling, sports medicine guidance, vaccines, or mental health screenings for anxiety and depression. Your nurse practitioner could also refer your child to a specialist if necessary.

Adolescent female health care

For adolescent girls, Maria Cole, FNP, and Kelly Wenger, FNP, offer female health services that include pelvic exams, sexually transmitted disease (STD) screening and treatment, contraception counseling, pregnancy testing, and treatment for breast disorders and abnormal periods.

Adolescent male health care

Medical care for adolescent boys might include STD screening and treatment and an evaluation for scrotal disorders, in addition to a routine physical exam.

If you’d like to give your child the best newborn to adolescence care the Odessa area offers, call Maria Cole Family Practice today or use the online scheduler.