Adolescent medicine

Adolescent medicine providers at Dell Children’s diagnose and treat teens and young adults with eating disorders up to age 19.

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 a care team who understands what they are experiencing and how they are feeling. Adolescent medicine providers have specialized training in treating health conditions. Depending on your child’s condition, our adolescent medicine providers may invite other specialists to be part of your child’s care team. We work closely with pediatric specialists in neurology, orthopedics, gastroenterology (GI), and others.

Our adolescent medicine providers have specialized training in treating eating disorders such as:

  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Anorexia nervosa atypical
  • Avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID)
  • Binge eating
  • Bulimia
  • Relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S)
  • Restrictive disorder
  • Other specified eating disorders

Comprehensive care for eating disorders

Providers and care teams at Dell Children’s provide multidisciplinary care for teens and young adults with eating disorders. Your child’s care team may include adolescent medicine providers, 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