In this section
The adolescent medicine team provide outpatient and
inpatient care and management to adolescents (12 – 18 years) with a variety of
health and illness concerns. The focus is on those young people for whom
adolescence has become a factor in their health; either part of the solution or
contributing to their concerns.
Many patients of the adolescent medicine team have:
The paediatricians in the team work with their
adolescent patients, their families and schools to promote the capacity for
adherence with the treatment and self-management. When suitable, the team refer
patients to more specific services as required.
adolescent medicine doctors are also part of the RCH’s Gender Service and
Eating Disorders Service and work closely with other medical specialities
across the RCH.