Adolescence is a critical period of transition between childhood and adulthood during which an individual undergoes major physical and psychological changes. Adolescents are generally considered healthy; however, they have specific healthcare needs, which differ distinctly from those of children and adults. To meet those challenges, the field of Adolescent Pediatric has emerged as a subspecialty of Paediatrics.
Adolescent Paediatric service provides care to adolescents from 9 to 18 years of age.We strive to meet the developmentally unique needs of the adolescents and their parents by providing excellent outpatient and inpatient services in an age appropriate setting.
We work closely with other specialties in the hospital to ensure the adolescent is not only receiving the best care possible, but that treatment is tailored specifically for their needs.
Our Services include:
- Physical Growth
- Pubertal Growth
- Body image
- Eating disorder
- School performance
- Social adaptation
- Substance abuse and others
- Teen Immunization.
- Pubertal problem; both male & female.
- Acute illnesses.
- Chronic medical conditions; asthma, obesity, diabetes etc.
- Education for patients & families regarding adolescence.
- Inpatient care.
Education & Training
All residents in Paediatric Medicine Training will have one month rotation in the Adolescent Paediatric Service. Elective rotation is offered to medical students and Family Medicine residents.
Frequently Asked Questions
Adolescent Paediatrics is the care of people in and around their teen years. We see adolescents ages 9-18 years in our Adolescent Paediatrics Clinic. We focus on the medical and emotional issues most specific to teenagers, including puberty, mental health, social and emotional development.
Adolescence is a time of big changes in the body as well as the mind. During this phase, a teenager may not only face problems in physical and pubertal growth but may also suffer from behavioral and mental problems. Timely evaluation and adequate interventions can help the adolescent transition smoothly through this critical phase of development.
Teenagers are neither big children nor small adults; they face unique physical and mental challenges as they mature. Adolescent Paediatric specialists have experience in understanding and treating both physical and emotional problems unique to this age group, in a comprehensive manner, with special attention toward sensitive and open communication.