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Adolescent Medicine

The period of adolescence is a time of rapid growth, development, and change. The Section of Adolescent Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago recognizes that there may be distinct challenges during this time period, and we strive to address the unique needs of young people aged 12-22 by offering a full range of comprehensive healthcare services. We are committed to providing accessible, respectful, affirming, and individualized care to the youth and families we serve.

Adolescent Medicine is a specialized branch of Pediatrics. Our faculty are board certified in managing the complex issues of adolescents and young adults. We have extensive experience in understanding and treating both physical and emotional problems in a comprehensive manner, with special attention toward sensitive and open communication.

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Our faculty is engaged in research and advocacy on a variety of issues including:

  • Eating disorders
  • Contraception
  • STI testing and treatment
  • Adolescent confidentiality and access to care
  • Adolescent tobacco and nicotine use
  • HIV prevention and testing.

What We Treat

Our providers care for the evolving physical and emotional concerns of adolescents by offering services including:

  • Annual well visits
  • Sports physicals
  • Gynecological and menstrual health visits
  • Medical management of youth with eating disorders
  • Screening and treatment for many emotional health issues.

In addition our faculty collaborate with specialists in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology to provide an adolescent-focused reproductive-health clinic that is housed in the Center for Women’s Health.