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Adolescent Medicine

Also known as: Teen Medicine, Teen Health

Adolescence is an important time in your child’s life. It’s a period of physical, emotional and social changes. It’s also a time when the right guidance and support can make all the difference in their health and well-being. At Providence, we’re here for your adolescents and for you. We can help make what is often a challenging time easier and healthier.  

At Providence, we understand that trust and communication are key to establishing strong relationships. We aim to be approachable and straightforward, allowing teenagers to feel comfortable with sharing their concerns and partnering with us to achieve the best possible care.

Obviously no two children are alike. We address each patient’s unique needs to help them on their path toward a healthy and robust adulthood.

This can include everything from making sure they receive their recommended immunizations to coaching them on how to manage a chronic condition or helping them understand the importance of healthy habits and behaviors. 

Our adolescent medicine doctors at Providence are specially trained to work with preteens through young adults with empathy, compassion and understanding.

Should the need arise, our providers partner with other Providence experts for additional help and support when caring for your child. We are all here to help you and your family with all your healthcare needs. 

Health issues we address through adolescent medicine include:  

Eating disorders 
  • Evaluation and treatment, both inpatient and outpatient
  • Coordination of care 
Mind/body concerns 
  • Adolescent adjustment disorders
  • Anxiety  
  • Depression   
  • Parent-child conflict counseling  
  • Poor medical compliance  
  • School avoidance  
  • School failure 
  • Substance abuse assessment and referral 
Obesity/weight management 
  • Nutrition and exercise evaluation and counseling
  • Coordination of care  
Reproductive health care  
  • Gynecological care  
  • HIV testing and counseling  
  • Menstrual disorders  
  • Sexually transmitted disease assessment, evaluation and treatment