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Adolescent Medicine


What is it?

Adolescent medicine is the care of people in and around their teen years, up to 20 years of age.

Why Choose Seattle Children’s?

Seattle Children's is a leader in adolescent medicine. Our team specializes in caring for young people with long-lasting conditions, such as eating disorders, obesity and chronic pain.

  • Our team is expert in attending to the physical, emotional and social needs of people from puberty though young adulthood.
  • We provide consultation, diagnosis and treatment for health issues that commonly come up during these years.
  • We have clinics dedicated to pediatric and adolescent gynecology, eating disorders, substance use treatment and behavioral issues.
  • Our Biofeedback program teaches teens to better manage conditions such as headaches and Raynaud's phenomenon.

Subspecialties We Offer

Conditions We Treat

In addition to the subspecialty clinics above, we offer care for young people with health concerns that include:

Unexplained chronic pain

When the cause of pain is unclear, dealing with it can be especially difficult. We provide treatment and support for young people with long-lasting and painful conditions, including headaches, musculoskeletal pain and fatigue.

Delayed puberty, body image concerns and sexual health

As boys and girls mature physically and sexually, they may develop health concerns. Our team includes experts in caring for young people with problems including delayed puberty, body image concerns and sexual health.

Chronic illnesses

: Coping with a long-lasting illness is hard for anyone. When your child is going through puberty and dealing with growing up, it can be especially challenging. Our team provides consultations for young people with a variety of problems related to long-term illness, including help with sticking to treatment plans and dealing with the mental and social stresses of chronic illness.

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