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Adolescent medicine

Specialized care for adolescents 

Adolescence is an exciting time of rapid and complex physical, intellectual, emotional and social development. It is a critical phase in life as young people mature from childhood, when they are dependent on parents and other adults, to young adulthood when they are expected to make decisions and be responsible for themselves. Our board-certified adolescent medicine doctors offer comprehensive and compassionate care for adolescents ages 12 to 22. 

Our approach: Focused on teens 

Many children at this age have questions about their changing bodies, moods and interactions with others. Some may engage in behaviors that present risks to their health and safety. We can work with families to address those concerns and answer questions. Parents may also have concerns about what to expect of their adolescent children, what is normal and how they can be kept safe and healthy. We’re here to help along the way. 

A wide range of specialized care 

Adolescent medicine specialists care for a wide range of common and acute care needs including: 

  • Annual physicals and health assessments, including sports/college/camp physicals and immunizations 
  • Reproductive health (sexual health, birth control, family planning, STD diagnosis, treatment and referral)  
  • Menstrual problems, including irregular periods, heavy periods and menstrual cramping 
  • Behavioral concerns, including ADHD evaluation, referral and treatment 
  • Gastrointestinal pain (abdominal or constipation) 
  • Neurological (headaches, dizziness, fatigue) 
  • Nutritional (weight problems, abnormal weight loss/gain) 
  • Respiratory (asthma, seasonal allergies) 
  • Eye, ear, nose and throat issues (eye infections, ear pain, nosebleed, sore throat) 
  • Sexuality concerns, including care and support for LGBQ and transgender youth 
  • Skin problems, including acne, eczema, skin infections and common skin rashes 
  • Minor injuries 
  • Substance use problems, including alcohol and illegal or prescription drug use 

Meet the team

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Richard Brookman, MD
Richard Brookman MD Adolescent medicine Read more
Stephanie Crewe, MD, MHS
Stephanie Crewe MD, MHS Adolescent medicine Read more
An Pham, MD, MPH
An Pham MD, MPH Adolescent medicine Read more
Lisa Townsend, LCSW, PhD
Lisa Townsend LCSW, PhD Adolescent medicine Read more

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