Adolescent medicine specialists at University of Miami Health System provide care for a wide range of conditions in children — typically teenagers in middle and high school through college-aged young adults. Our multidisciplinary team stresses preventive health in a confidential setting, while diagnosing and treating a full range of health issues that are often seen in adolescents.
We provide compassionate care for individuals as they transition from children to adults, and specialize in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) care, puberty, menstruation, sexual health, sexual identity concerns, and sports medicine.
Our team includes specialty-trained doctors who are board certified and hold advanced qualifications in adolescent medicine. We offer confidential, age-appropriate care, according to Florida public health statutes and state law. And because we are part of an academic health system, we work closely with many other sub-specialists and can provide referrals, as needed, for highly specialized care.
Conditions and Treatments
- Behavioral health and psychosocial concerns, such as eating disorders, substance abuse, and depression
- Chronic disease management
- Family planning and contraception
- Growth and development issues
- HIV prevention and treatment
- Menstrual problems
- Primary and preventive health care
- Puberty and transition to adulthood
- Sexual health
- Sexual identity
- Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
- Sports injuries
Why Choose UHealth?
Treating young patients from all over the world. Children and their families come from all over the world to receive quality care, compassionately delivered by outstanding pediatric specialists and other skilled medical professionals within our facilities.
Recognized for excellence in care. We have received the “Best Practice” designation from the Florida Department of Health and its Miami-Dade County branch for HIV testing and treatment services for 13 to 24-year-olds with the HIV infection or other STDs. Some of our doctors have also earned the “Best Doctor in America” recognition from the American Health Council.
Top-notch care in an academic health system. Backed by one of the nation’s top universities, our team uses the latest technologies and research-driven expertise to provide your child with superior, personalized care and the best outcomes. We are the only academic medical center in South Florida that has developmental and behavioral pediatric specialists on staff.
Involvement with research and education. Members of our adolescent medicine team are also involved in research and education, allowing us to offer the latest, innovative treatments sooner than other facilities in South Florida. We have a 24-year continual experience with national research projects concerning HIV infection in youth, adolescent sexual health, and prevention of sexually-transmitted diseases in teenagers. We are also involved in national collaborations concerning injury prevention and health promotion.