The Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology program at Children’s Mercy cares for individuals from birth to 21 years old who have complex gynecology issues. Our clinic team specializes in taking a personalized and age-appropriate approach that helps put your child at ease during each visit.
Children and teens with gynecological conditions have unique needs, and can benefit from specialized care that is tailored for young people. We have two dedicated physicians who are board-certified in gynecology, with an additional focused practice designation in pediatric and adolescent gynecology, as well as two advanced practice providers who are also specially trained in the gynecologic needs of children and adolescents.
Our Gynecology team often collaborates with other specialties at Children’s Mercy to create a comprehensive care plan for your child. We are here to provide sensitive and compassionate care in an age-appropriate environment.
What to expect
Our goal is to make you and your child feel comfortable, listen carefully to all your concerns, and thoroughly explain your options.
We take a collaborative approach to your care and make every effort to communicate with your other doctors and care providers about your condition.
We start each appointment by collecting a thorough medical and surgical history and talking with you about your current concerns. To help us maximize our appointment time together, please bring all notes and medical records pertaining to the issue we are evaluating.
We understand that examinations may be stressful for children, and our child life specialists are available to make this process more comfortable. Please don't hesitate to ask for a child life specialist at the beginning of your visit, or when making your appointment.
We tailor the physical examination to fit the needs of each child and help determine the diagnosis. We are able to make age-appropriate accommodations and modifications to ensure your child is comfortable during the exam.
Plan of care
At the end of your visit, we will work together to create an ongoing plan of care. Our goal is to develop a treatment plan you are comfortable implementing. We encourage you and your child to ask questions and actively participate in your visit.