Adolescent medicine in Indianapolis
Adolescence is an important time for your child’s physical and emotional development. Doctors at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at Ascension St. Vincent in Indianapolis understand the needs of growing teenagers and young adults. Adolescent medicine doctors help bridge the gap between pediatric care and adult care. We have the expertise to diagnose and treat health conditions that affect teens’ and young adults' emotional and physical health.
Sometimes, teens can feel uncomfortable talking about their health concerns in front of their parents. To help your child feel more comfortable, we may talk with you about leaving the room for part of their visit. We make sure your child knows we respect their privacy and encourage your child to tell us their concerns — big and small. By fully understanding your child, we can deliver the care that's right for them.
Specialty care for teens and young adults
In this phase of your child’s life, they are going through a lot of physical and emotional changes. They need doctors and specialists who understand what they are experiencing and how they are feeling. Our care team delivers personalized care for many common adolescent health conditions, including:
- Chronic headaches
- GI conditions, such as chronic stomach aches
- Growth and development concerns
- Menstrual conditions
- Mental health conditions, such as anxiety, depression and eating disorders
- Puberty changes in boys and girls
- Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
And, our doctors specialize in gynecology for young women. We are experienced in treating menstrual and gynecologic conditions in teens and young adults.
Care for teen’s mental health
When you choose doctors and specialists at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital, you’re connected to specialists in mental health. Adolescent medicine doctors have the expertise to diagnose mental health conditions in teens and young adults. We provide compassionate care for:
- Anxiety and depression
- Behavioral health concerns
- Body image disorders
- Eating disorders
We can also connect your child and family to specialists in mental health, if needed.
Connected to a network of specialty care
If your child needs specialty care, you are connected to a network of specialists at Ascension St. Vincent and Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at Ascension St. Vincent in Indianapolis and Evansville. We offer a supportive and comfortable environment for your whole family.