Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
At UT Southwestern Medical Center, we have expertise caring for adolescents and young adults between the ages of 11 and 25.
Our physicians have deep knowledge of the physical and emotional changes related to the transition to adulthood and are specially trained to assess all areas of a young person’s health.
Meeting the Unique Needs of Adolescents and Young Adults
Adolescence and young adulthood is a time of transformation that comes with unique physical, cognitive, and psychosocial changes. Physicians who practice adolescent and young adult medicine are experienced in addressing the complex concerns of young people, including sexual health, anxiety and depression, and healthy eating.
In UT Southwestern’s Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine Program, all of our doctors are board certified or board eligible in adolescent medicine, which means we’ve received advanced training to address the medical and developmental needs of young people.
We are committed to treating the whole patient and are skilled in practical, compassionate techniques such as motivational interviewing to help our patients become active partners in their health care.
Services We Provide for Adolescents and Young Adults
Our physicians offer a range of services for patients 11 to 25, including:
What to Expect
Our specialists do not replace our patients’ primary care physicians. Instead, we provide additional support to the care they receive elsewhere.
Patients may see us directly for a health concern or may be referred to us for a second opinion. We build personal relationships with our patients in a compassionate, nonjudgmental environment.
Each visit includes a mental health screening and one-on-one time with the physician, without a parent or other adult in the room. Being alone with the doctor gives patients the opportunity to share private concerns they may have and respond to questions they may not be asked by other doctors.
Our physicians are committed to being a voice for patients while protecting their privacy. We always maintain patients’ confidentiality unless there are safety concerns.