Adolescent Medicine

Adolescence is a key developmental milestone that represents a unique niche in the lifespan. Adolescents have needs that are distinct from both children and adults, and some teenagers may require additional support as they navigate this journey. Our Team is lead by Dr. Maria Monge, a board-certified physician who specializes in adolescent medicine. She is the Director of Adolescent Medicine at Dell Children’s Medical Center.

The Adolescent Medicine – Reproductive Endocrinology Program offers consultative services to support primary care clinicians in the diagnosis, treatment planning and ongoing management of a variety of complex issues that can arise in adolescence and young adulthood. Our adolescent medicine board-certified physician places a priority on evidence-based decision making, clear communication with primary care clinicians and a person- and family-centered approach.

Services Offered 

  • Participation in the National Eating Disorder Quality Improvement Collaborative
  • Medical management of eating disorders in patients of all ages
  • Close collaboration with institutional and community dietitians and therapists for  a variety of patients
  • Consultations for pubertal and menstrual managment in patients with complex medical needs (seizure disorders, genetic conditions, developmental delay, autism spectrum disorder, etc.)
  • Medical management of adolescents with gynecologic concerns such as abnormal uterine bleeding, amenorrhea and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Medical treatment of gender non-conforming, gender diverse and transgender children and adolescents
  • Ongoing collaboration with The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, Department of Psychology, and Department of Education Psychology in research and treatment for complex patients

Conditions Treated

Dell Children’s Medical Center is proud to offer comprehensive primary care to you and your family. The Adolescent Medicine – Reproductive Endocrinology practice provides adolescent medicine consultative services that include:

  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Amenorrhea
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder
  • Bone health concerns
  • Breast conditions
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Eating disorders
  • Female athlete triad
  • Gender dysphoria
  • Menstrual concerns in medically complex patients
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Premature ovarian insufficiency (PCOS)
  • Puberty
  • Reproductive health/gynecological problems
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Vaginitis