Chronic Illness

While we are not specialists in diabetes, Crohn's Disease, or bipolar disorder (as examples), we are experts in adolescence, and we are skilled at coordinating care among specialists.

We work closely with our patients to facilitate adherence to treatment plans and medications. Over time, we support adolescents as they become more self-reliant in the care of their own illnesses. We also work closely with families to help shift the responsibility for illness management gradually from parents to teenagers with their parents, and finally to teenagers themselves.