Adolescent Medicine providers specialize in teen health issues and needs.
Adolescents, (age 13-18), experience periods of rapid growth and maturing.
While most pediatricians see older children, your child may be more comfortable with a provider that specializes in their particular needs.
An explosion of hormones, which lead to physical and emotional changes, marks early teens. This is also known as puberty.
Teens enter adolescence as children and mature physically into adults during the time. Girls often start before boys and may begin menstruating before age 13.
While all children develop at different rates,
certain markers along the way help you know if your teen in on track.
Many teens have problems with acne and other skin problems.
Your growing teen may be constantly hungry.
Nutrition guidelines for teens can help you encourage healthy eating.
An Adolescent Medicine provider can also refer you to specialists in cases where more intensive help is needed to overcome a health issue.