To Schedule:

Call 610.967.4830

Hours:

Monday:
8:30 am — 5:00 pm

Tuesday:
8:30 am —5:00 pm

Wednesday:
8:30 am —8:30 pm

Thursday:
8:30 am —5:00 pm

Friday:
8:30 am to 2:30 pm

Saturdays (Every Other):
8:30 am to 12:00 noon

Sunday:
closed

Our Doctors

Dr. Robert Barnes, D.O.

Dr. R. Brian Barnes, D.O.

Namrhen Lyngdoh, PA-C

Teenagers

Teen health care requires a structured but flexible approach. As your childhood matures into their teenage years, our supportive team will help your son or daughter feel comfortable during this time of rapid physical development.

 

When to Come See Us

As a parent, and your child's primary advocate, you know better than anyone when your child appears sick. We deeply respect your intuition as a parent. Our team works diligently to rapidly schedule patients whose symptoms require prompt attention.

Don't hesitate to call our staff. Our experienced nurses can help you and your child determine the severity of symptoms and schedule appropriate treatment. Our main office number is: 610.967.4830.

Common Illnesses

We see a wide range of illnesses during the teenage years including common colds, influenza, sinus infections, strep throat, pneumonia, pertussis (Whooping Cough), and mononucleosis (mono). Our role as Chief School Physician to the East Penn School District keeps us constantly in-the-know regarding teen health issues and seasonal illness.

Primary Care Services We Provide for Teenagers

  • Concussions and Sports-Related Injuries.
  • Administering of Annual Physicals and Regular Evaluation of Physical Development.
  • Review of BMI and Issues Pertaining to Growth and Healthy Weight Gain
  • Questions Regarding Appropriate Social and Emotional Development.
  • Administering of Annual Vaccines

The Need for Privacy

As your child enters their teenage years, you may notice they have an increased need for privacy and personal space.  This is both normal and common.  Your teenager's need for privacy may extend to their doctor's appointments.

At East Penn Medical Practice, we take a proactive approach in addressing your child's growing need for privacy. Each child is unique and there is no single approach. We prefer individual discussions with you and your child that help us understand your expectations and make appropriate recommendations for conducting your child's visits at our office.

Sexual Development

The physiological and hormonal changes occurring during the teenage years can be confusing for both children and their parents. The East Penn Medical Practice doctors and staff are ready to answer questions and help your child make informed health care choices.

 

 

My parents first took me to East Penn Medical Practice when I was a little boy. I have so many good memories of visits to see Dr. Robert Barnes. You couldn't ask for a more caring or compassionate physician. His gentle nature and attentive bedside manner always made me feel safe as a child.

I'm now 42 years old and I have three children of my own. I take all my children to see Dr. Robert Barnes, and I was thrilled when his son, Dr. Brian Barnes, joined the practice in 2005. Dr. Brian is just like his Dad... ever-concerned about the health and well-being of his patients, ready to listen and always attentive. I've always felt like part of the family at East Penn Medical Practice and I can't imagine having a higher level of trust or confidence in a family doctor.

Abel Anderson / 35 Year Patient, Emmaus, PA

Abel Anderson