Adolescent Care

Meeting the Needs From Age 9 Through High School

For most visits, you may choose to go to the adolescent clinic or the main office; however, some visits require a certain office because of equipment or type of appointment. Our adolescent clinic is a quieter, more grown up environment for older children and young adults.  

Katie Schlarp, CRNP specialized in adolescent medicine and is at the adolescent clinic three days per week. Our other providers rotate through so your child can see the provider you would like for things scheduled in advance.  

We ask that you make an appointment to see a provider. If you are current on check-ups, you may walk in for vaccines from 9-11 AM and 2-4 PM, Monday through Friday.  
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Routine Visits:

  • Well child check-ups
  • Sports physicals
  • Sick visits (usually same day for acute illnesses)
  • Chronic problems
  • Vaccines
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Special Issues

  • Puberty: questions and answers/teaching
  • Menstrual cycle problems and management including birth control counseling and prescriptions
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Anxiety and depression: screening and treatment
  • Acne management
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Asthma Care

We do Pulmonary Function Tests (PFT) as part of our asthma diagnosis. It is important to monitor children with asthma on a regular basis. We can do all of this in our asthma clinic. Regular asthma monitoring and following medication recommendations will help keep your child out of the emergency room. If you have questions about our asthma clinic or need to know when to make an appointment, you can call our nurses and they can help.  

Erica Jantzen, CRNP and Katie Campbell, CRNP have an asthma clinic at this location one day per month.

ADD/ADHD Clinic

Our ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) Clinic is available for your child's care.  If you feel your child needs to be tested for ADD/ADHD, our phone nurses will be happy to discuss this with you. Once you have discussed your concerns with them and they feel your child needs to be tested for ADD or ADHD, you will need to pick up questionnaires called Connor Scales. You should receive 3 forms. Some insurance pay part of this cost but if not, the forms are $5 per form. Two parents or caregivers and one teacher should fill these out. They should be returned to our office where they will be “scored”-basically the results are compiled based on a grading system which scores your child on a scale. The physician uses this to help assess your child’s level of ADD or ADHD. Once these are scored, our office will schedule a first time evaluation with Dr. Melvin on an ADD/ADHD clinic day to discuss the results and make a plan to best help your child. There are many different medications today to help children focus and do well in school and life. If we begin your child on medication, he or she will need to have a recheck every 3 months preferably at our ADD/ADHD clinic. We do not usually combine this visit with other visits. We do require a 24 hour notice for medication refills. We can refill one month at a time. We will not be able to refill on month 4 unless you have had your recheck so please remember to schedule these.  

Charles Melvin, MD and Katie Campbell, CRNP have a ADD/ADHD clinic at this location 2-3 days per month.  

What To Bring To Your Appointment:

  • List of medications with instructions
  • List of any known allergies to medications or foods
  • Headache diary/log (dates, times, medications for headache, etc.)
  • Any questions you may have for your visit

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Frequently asked questions.

1. Do you recommend the Gardasil (HPV) vaccine?
   --Yes we recommend the Gardasil vaccine 100%. Cervical cancer was responsible for 4,210 deaths in women in the year 2016. This vaccine helps to prevent cervical cancer related to the HPV virus. This vaccine is also recommended for out male patients to help prevent the spread of HPV. We are happen to answer any questions you may have or address any concerns.

2. Do you recommend the flu vaccine?
--Yes. We recommend the flu vaccine for all of our patients once every year.

3. Do you offer STI (sexually transmitted infection) testing?
--Yes we offer testing for STI and treatment as needed.

4. What types of birth control do you prescribe?
--Oral contraceptive pills, contraceptive patch, vaginal birth control ring, and Depo-provera shots.

5. Is the Adolescent clinic open on the weekends like the main office?
-- The Adolescent clinic is closed on the weekends but we do encourage out older patients to go the main office to be seen on the weekends as needed.

6. Can I get an x-ray at the Adolescent clinic?
--The Adolescent clinic does not have x-ray available. However, when you call for an appointment for something that may need an x-ray we will schedule you at the main office.

7. I need a vaccine or a lab only visit. Does the Adolescent clinic offer lab draws and vaccine appointments?
---Yes.
Adolescent Care
1111 S Jackson Hwy
Sheffield, AL 35660
256-381-6963
Call us and schedule an appointment for your adolescent.
256-381-6963
"We were a walk-in because my toddler had a fever. We were worked in quickly. Dr. Purcell was great with my son and thorough explaining to me what I need to do for him."

 Lynsee Dennison
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