Preteen, Teen and Young Adult Medicine

The adolescent medicine department of Beaumont Children's provides specialty care on a referral basis from pediatricians, family physicians or in response to parent requests. Specially trained physicians evaluate preteens to young adults up to age 20 to address the physical, emotional and social changes that occur during the adolescent years.

Patients are given the opportunity to meet with their provider alone for part of the visit and parent(s) are consulted to participate as partners to facilitate health-focused behaviors when appropriate. A strong family relationship provides a foundation for adolescents to build upon as they assume increasing responsibility for decisions.

The Hough Center for Adolescent Health features specialty care for adolescents facing a variety of concerns. Our eating disorder program addresses medical management related to known or suspected eating disorders including, but not limited to:

  • anorexia nervosa
  • bulimia nervosa
  • binge eating disorder
  • preoccupation with weight or healthy eating that interferes with growth and development

The clinicians at the Hough Center provide medical evaluation and ongoing treatment through a generous grant from the Hough family. Patients are also connected with dietitians who specialize in eating disorders and are referred to community therapists.

Learn more about our eating disorders program.