The journey through the pre-teen, teen and young adult years is filled with physical and emotional challenges. CHKD's adolescent medicine specialists will work with your primary care physician to help navigate through the teen years.
Our adolescent medicine physicians are specially trained to communicate with teens about sensitive topics like skin disorders, social pressures, sexual development, weight management and nutrition, mood changes and problems at home or school.
Working with a physician who can enhance your child's understanding of the complex life of a teenager and offer a safe and confidential environment to discuss issues, can make this time a little easier. Our doctors will work closely with your primary care pediatrician to keep your child safe and healthy, both physically and emotionally.
Conditions We Treat
The following are just a few of the issues we can help with:
• Acne, eczema and other skin disorders
• Birth control
• Gay, lesbian, bisexual and teens questioning their sexuality
• Gynecologic and menstrual issues
• Male genitourinary problems
• Puberty and growth disorders
• Sexually transmitted infections
• Substance abuse
• Weight management
To ensure that we can coordinate your child's care properly, ask your pediatrician for a referral to our program. Convenient after-school appointments are available. We see patients at the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters in downtown Norfolk.
Adolescent Medicine Location