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Adolescent Medicine

Group of teenagers

The specialty of adolescent medicine addresses the unique health care needs of children entering their teen years through adulthood.

We often refer to our children ages 12-21 as young adults, but medically speaking adolescents are not little adults, and they are not big children either. It is important that your child's physician understand the physical, emotional, cognitive and social changes that adolescents undergo during these years as well as the disease processes that occur during adolescence.

Dr. Lore Nelson with the University of Kansas Physicians Pediatric department is one of the few adolescent medicine specialists in the Greater Kansas City area.

Our services for adolescents address the following health needs:

  • Sports exams
  • Acne
  • ADD
  • Behavioral
  • Menstrual issues
  • Birth control
  • STI diagnosis and treatment
  • Routine health care
  • Immunizations

To make an appointment, call 913-588-6300.

Last modified: Sep 28, 2018
How We Can Help

Is your child entering the years of:

• Drug and alcohol abuse
• Smoking
• Sexual activity
• Poor nutrition/eating disorders
• Depression
• School behavior issues
• Social pressures
• Steroid abuse

Make an appointment with Lore Nelson, M.D., who is board certified to specialize in adolescent medicine.


KU Pediatrics
7301 Mission Road
Suite 350, Building A
Prairie Village, KS 66208