University of Nebraska Medical Center

Adolescent Medicine

Dr. examining teen patient

The Division of Adolescent Medicine is dedicated to training pediatric learners in assisting young adult patients navigate the transition from childhood into adulthood. We provide routine care and work with young adults between the ages of 11 and 21 on addressing the challenges and changes that are unique to this age group — from mental and physical health concerns to adolescent gynecology to reproductive health.

As a learner within our division, you will gain exposure to experiencing how adolescent medicine provides support to children with the following health issues: 

  • Acne, including Accutane therapy
  • Adolescent annual well visit reviews
  • Joint and muscle pain affecting athletics or activities
  • Recurrent or chronic headaches or abdominal pain
  • Mental health concerns
  • School related challenges
    • Bullying
    • Academics
    • ADHD
    • Oppositional problems
  • Eating disorders
  • Physical development
  • Menstrual cycle concerns
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Male reproductive health
  • Delayed puberty or short stature
  • Birth control
  • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Self-Harm
    • School truancy or disciplinary concern
    • Juvenile justice system involvement
  • Sexually transmitted diseases testing and treatment
  • Smoking/vaping prevention and cessation
  • Substance abuse concern
    • Prevention
    • Health guidance if concern about using or experimentation
    • Help with cessation
Doctor going over paper work with patient in doctor's office.

A Deeper Look

Dr. Jesse Barondeau Prepares Pediatric Learners for Unique Qualities of Adolescent Care