Adolescent Medicine

Trust your teen’s care to our adolescent medicine specialists. Learn about our teenage medical services for gynecology, eating disorders, female athletes & more.

Explore Our Teenage Medical Services

Call today for more information. Please plan to spend about an hour for your first visit.


During the teen and young adult years, your child’s body, mind and social life are changing. Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital adolescent medicine specialists care for your teen during this time of transition with sensitivity and respect. At any age, we want to make sure every aspect of your child’s care is covered. That’s why we work closely with your primary care doctor, as well as psychiatrists, nutritionists and other specialists as needed.

Compassionate care teens trust

Every teen is different. Different bodies. Different outlooks on life. Different concerns at home and school. Our adolescent medicine specialists take the time to connect with your teen and get to know them personally. We help children and young adults feel at ease because we are sensitive, understanding, and we respect their privacy. Teenagers receive the best possible care in this environment of mutual trust and respect.

Our Medical Services for Adolescent Women Include:

Young Women's Health & Gynecology
  • Checking development during puberty
  • Keeping tabs on menstrual cycle (period) and helping with any problems like irregular, heavy or painful periods
  • Regular gynecologic exams
  • Diagnosing & caring for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which can cause hormone imbalances and contribute to long-term health risks
  • Family planning services and birth control counseling
  • Screening and testing for sexually transmitted infections
Eating Disorders

We help young people manage eating disorders such as:

  • Anorexia
  • Binge eating
  • Bulimia
  • Other categories of feeding and eating disorders
Adolescent Mental & Behavioral Health Services

We screen young people to see if they are at their emotional best, or if they might need help with things like:

  • Bullying
  • Gender-related issues and identity assessment
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Questions about sexuality
  • Safety on social media
  • Substance abuse
  • Anorexia, binge eating, bulimia, and other categories of feeding and eating disorders

Our goal is to open the lines of communication so we can get teens the right kind of help for whatever is going on in their lives. As needed, we can refer them to psychiatrists/psychologists, nutritionists, endocrinologists (hormone specialists) or other specialists.

Specialty Care for Female Athletes

Young female athletes have many of the same concerns as male athletes - such as how to stay in prime shape and train injury-free. They also need to watch their eating and training habits to keep their hormones balanced. Regular periods are one key indicator of balanced hormones.

We evaluate and treat issues related to nutrition and hormone balance for adolescent female athletes, and work closely with sports medicine experts when needed.

Adolescent Medicine Program – Uniquely Designed for Young Women & Girls

Adolescent Medicine Program – Uniquely Designed for Young Women & Girls

Call today for more information. Please plan to spend about an hour for your first visit.


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