Adolescent Medicine
Adolescent Medicine

Adolescent Medicine

The Division of Adolescent Medicine at Children's Mercy Kansas City meets the unique needs of young people as they transition from children to adults. With over 15,000 clinic visits per year, we provide comprehensive treatment for a wide range of physical and emotional issues unique to adolescence as they approach adulthood in both the primary care and the subspecialty care settings.

Education

We provide year-round educational rotations for medical students, residents, and fellows.

Adolescent Medicine Staff

Our team of experts includes physicians who are board certified in pediatrics, med-peds and adolescent medicine. Patients and families are also supported by nurse practitioners as well as social workers who can help with case management, crisis intervention, and access to community resources.
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Notable Accomplishments

  • We are one of 76 clinical sites in the state of Missouri to receive Title X Family Planning federal funding allocated by The Missouri Family Health Council. The Title X federal grant program helps provide low-income teens and young adults access to family planning and related preventive health services.
  • Our Eating Disorders Center offers comprehensive multidisciplinary services to children, adolescents, and young adults using a family-based approach for the evaluation and treatment of eating disorders.
  • We offer services at several area outreach centers for at-risk youth, including Synergy, an agency serving homeless youth, and Crittenton, a residential treatment facility for adolescents.
    Our school-based clinic at University Academy provides comprehensive, free of charge healthcare for all students through an on-site wellness center.
  • We partner with the Division of Endocrinology to serve gender-variant, gender-questioning, and transgender children and youth through our comprehensive Gender Pathway Services Clinic.

Current Research Areas

Clinical research within the Division of Adolescent Medicine is focused on teen pregnancy prevention, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardic Syndrome, and tetratogenic effects of headache medication. Recent accomplishments include grant funding for studies focused on pregnancy prevention in Latina populations in rural Kansas and phenotyping novel CYP2A6 probes.

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