Adolescent Young Adult Medicine is a board-certified medical specialty. Specialists in this field may have a primary medical background in Pediatrics, Family Medicine, or Internal Medicine that they merge with their expertise in physical, emotional, and social developmental changes, and especially any challenges, experienced by adolescents and young adults. Our specialists utilize a model of positive youth development to engage patients where they are in health promotion, prevention, and treatment.
Our specialists enjoy working with adolescents and young adults as they navigate the complex developmental stages necessary on the road to independence and adulthood. Pre-teens and adolescents are experiencing rapid growth and change, while also dealing with new social and academic challenges. We are here to help as they eagerly strive for more independence, yet still need a safe space and supportive environment. Young adults in college and the work force are experiencing an exciting and complicated stage of transition in life. We are uniquely trained to assist with these stressors and health concerns as they affect a young adult’s life.
Adolescent Young Adult Medicine is a collaborative field of health care. Our specialists work as a team with psychologists, social workers, nurses, and other medical professionals, to achieve the best quality care and support for the health of young people.