Adolescent medicine at Dell Children’s
Adolescence is an important time for your child’s physical and emotional development. Doctors at Dell Children’s in Central Texas 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 and their health needs, we can deliver the care that's right for them.
Specialized care for conditions that affect 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 diagnoses and treats many adolescent health conditions, including:
- Amenorrhea (missing period)
- Anxiety and depression
- Blood in urine
- Bone health
- Breast conditions
- Eating disorders, including bulimia and anorexia
- Family concerns
- Female athlete triad
- Gynecologic conditions
- Menstrual disorders
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
- Premature ovarian insufficiency (early menopause)
- Puberty and growth concerns
- Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
- Vaginitis (inflammation in the vagina)
Connected to specialty care at Dell Children’s Medical Center
If your child needs advanced care, you are connected to a team of pediatric specialists at Dell Children’s Medical Center at Ascension Seton. Your child’s doctor can refer your child and family to the right specialists. And at Dell Children’s, all your child’s doctors and specialists work together as one team, dedicated to your child’s care.