Adolescent Medicine

Adolescent Medicine

A welcoming environment for adolescents

If your child is going through puberty, our adolescent medicine specialists can help. Adolescent medicine doctors treat teens and young adults age 12-21 years old for teenage concerns such as adolescent gynecology, menstrual disorders, and eating disorders.

Compassionate care to keep adolescents healthy

Our adolescent medicine specialists partner with your to provide the following services:

  • Acne care, including hormonal treatment
  • Behavioral health needs/emotional issues
    • Anxiety screening
    • Complex medical and psychological conditions**
    • Depression screening
    • Substance abuse screening
  • Weight management and chronic abdominal pain
    • Evaluation for potential eating disorder
    • Medical management of eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa
  • Children with special needs
  • Chronic fatigue and/or pain syndromes**

At Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, patients are advised to be treated for chronic fatigue through the pediatric rheumatology program and chronic pain through the pediatric pain and palliative care program.

  • Comprehensive contraceptive counseling*
    • Birth control
    • IUD and contraceptive implant services
  • Gynecological and reproductive issues*
    • Irregular menstrual periods
    • Lack of menstrual periods
    • Heavy menstrual bleeding
    • Painful menstrual periods
    • Menstrual management and contraception in adolescents with chronic medical conditions
  • School difficulties**

At Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, patients with school difficulties are seen by developmental and behavioral pediatricians in the Institute for Child Development

* Service only available at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital

** Service only available at K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital

For More Information

Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center
University Medical Center
30 Prospect Ave, Hackensack, NJ 07601
551-996-2237

K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center
1945 Route 33, Neptune, NJ 07753
732-776-2333

JFK University Medical Center
102 James Street, Suite 303 Edison
848-205-2620

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Adolescent medicine doctors treat teens and young adults age 12-21 years old for teenage concerns such as adolescent gynecology, menstrual disorders, and eating disorders.

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