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Adolescent medicine

Adolescent medicine doctors at Dell Children’s care for teens and young adults – from common conditions to reproductive and mental health concerns.

Teenage boy at the doctors office.

Adolescent medicine at Dell Children's

Adolescent medicine doctors at Dell Children’s Medical Center at Ascension Seton in Central Texas have the expertise to diagnose, treat and manage health conditions that affect the emotional and physical health of teens and young adults. Every appointment starts with a compassionate conversation. By understanding symptoms and care needs, we make a diagnosis and create a personalized care plan. And we coordinate your child’s care with their referring pediatrician or other provider.

Specialized care for teens and young adults

Teens and young adults with certain conditions need doctors and care teams who understand what they are experiencing and how they are feeling. Adolescent medicine doctors have specialized training in treating health conditions. Depending on your child’s condition, our adolescent medicine doctors may invite other specialists to be part of your child’s care team. We work closely with pediatric specialists in neurology, hematology, oncology, orthopedics, rheumatology, gastroenterology (GI), nephrology and others.

Adolescent medicine doctors have specialized training in treating health conditions such as: 

  • Amenorrhea (missing period)
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Breast conditions
  • Eating disorders, including bulimia, anorexia and avoidant restrictive food intake disorder
  • Family concerns
  • Relative energy deficiency in sport (female athlete triad)
  • Gynecologic conditions
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Nutrition concerns
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Premature ovarian insufficiency (early menopause)
  • Puberty and growth concerns
  • Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Vaginitis (inflammation in the vagina)
  • Weight concerns

Comprehensive care for eating disorders

Doctors and care teams at Dell Children’s provide multidisciplinary care for teens and young adults with eating disorders, such as bulimia, anorexia and avoidant restrictive food intake disorder. Your child’s care team may include adolescent medicine doctors, dietitians, psychologists and social workers. We start by listening to understand your child and your concerns. Your child’s care plan may include a combination of therapy with a mental health specialist, medication (for anxiety or depression), nutrition support and education. In some cases, we may refer your child for more advanced care. For more information or to schedule an appointment, patients and providers can call 512-324-6535.

What sets us apart

Caring for the whole child

Your child’s care team includes adolescent medicine doctors, dietitians, psychologists, social workers and more. Our goal is to care for the whole child – physically and emotionally.

Care for eating disorders

Our multidisciplinary approach cares for teens and young adults with eating disorders, such as bulimia, anorexia and avoidant restrictive food intake disorder.

Multidisciplinary care teams

We work closely with pediatric specialists in neurology, hematology, oncology, orthopedics, rheumatology, gastroenterology (GI), nephrology and others.

Adolescent medicine