Beyond Primary Care
The Adolescent Medicine Health Program at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health addresses the specific needs of young people between the ages of 11-21, including psychological, behavioral and medical issues that go beyond primary care. Through our Adolescent Clinics at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, we offer a comprehensive range of health-related services and referral options for this unique stage of a young person’s development, including:
- Consultation for referral issues unique to adolescents including unexplained medical problems
- Diabetes management and pre-diabetes evaluations
- Diagnosis and treatment for eating disorders
- Gynecology services [link to the new Ped. Gyn pages I wrote]
- Psychological care
- Substance abuse counseling
Our entire focus is on teens and young adults, so we approach every patient’s care plan with an understanding of the physical and psychological changes occurring at this time in their life. Staffed with a board-certified adolescent medicine physician, pediatric nurse practitioners, dietitians and therapists, the Adolescent Clinics offers a multidisciplinary approach to treating patients and their families to help them develop strategies to cope with their unique needs. We also work with adolescents with chronic illnesses facing challenges as they and their families negotiate changes that come with adolescence.
As one of the largest divisions of Adolescent Medicine in the country, we are regionally and nationally known for research in adolescent health, as well as our efforts in advocating for the special needs of adolescents. In addition, our physicians are routinely recognized as top doctors in the field.