Adolescent Medicine

The Craig Dalsimer Division of Adolescent Medicine provides comprehensive care for youth age 11 to 24. Our aim is to provide high-quality medical care to youth throughout the adolescent years, with a focus on respecting individuality, supporting physical and emotional growth and development, and educating and empowering teens to ultimately take ownership of their healthcare and life decisions.   

We have several programs and services available to teens throughout the CHOP Network.

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How We Can Help

  • We provide care for:
  • Adolescent issues related to complex chronic medical conditions
  • Menstrual problems (absent, irregular, heavy or infrequent menstrual bleeding) including those due to chronic diseases, such as bleeding disorders
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Eating and feeding disorders, including: anorexia nervosa, ARFID and bulimia nervosa
  • Hirsutism
  • Gender identity and sexual development issues
  • Delayed puberty/delayed sexual development
  • We offer these services:
  • Evaluation of organic causes of mood disorders
  • Support for diagnosis and medical management of uncomplicated depression and anxiety
  • Medical evaluation of malnutrition
  • Young men's health services
  • Contraception
  • Contraceptive counseling
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing and treatment
  • Reproductive health visits


Our Team

The physicians in our division promote an environment that recognizes adolescents' need for confidentiality and trust, while also collaborating with family members and significant others.

Next Steps