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Adolescent Medicine

Adolescent Medicine

The Adolescent Medicine Center at Cleveland Clinic Children’s provides primary care and specialized care for tweens, teens, and young adults ages 10-22 years. We offer specialized referral services and a wellness approach to preventive medicine, including: reproductive healthcare (period problems, gynecologic nonsurgical needs, comprehensive counseling), obesity counseling, eating disorder prevention and medical management.

Our adolescent medicine physicians and nurse practitioners are dedicated to providing quality, evidence-based care for all our adolescent patients.

We see adolescent patients in the Crile Building on the 12th floor (A120) on Cleveland Clinic’s main campus, and our general pediatric colleagues see teens at our family health centers.

We treat and care for our adolescent patients who are diagnosed with, or who require care for the following behavioral and developmental issues:

In addition to treating puberty related issues, our services also extend to children between the ages of 8 and 11 who are pre-pubertal or peri-pubertal and may have specific age-related issues.

  • Cleveland Clinic Children's ranked in 10 out of 10 specialties in U.S. News & World Report's 2012-13 edition of "Best Children’s Hospitals."
  • Our Adolescent Medicine physicians have been ranked as Top Doctors for the past decade in Cleveland Magazine, Northern Ohio Live, as well as in Who's Who for Medicine, Science and Technology, Who's Who in American Women, and as part of Crain's Health Care Heroes.
  • Thus, our Adolescent Medicine physicians are among the best in the country, utilizing a multidisciplinary team approach as needed to help coordinate/improve care for your adolescent(s).
  • As a supplement to community physician primary care, our specialists also can perform routine gynecologic care, as well as complex medical management of children, adolescents and young adults with eating disorders and obesity.

We use a state-of-the-art, evidence based, multidisciplinary approach in treating our adolescent patients. In this way, as a parent, you know we are using all of our resources and knowledge to ensure we are treating and caring for your child at every level.

Our team consists of:

  • Pediatricians/Adolescent Medicine experts
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Social workers
  • Dieticians

Obesity evaluations performed by Drs. Sara Lappe and Ellen Rome, in conjunction with our certified dietitians.This process consists of monthly follow ups as necessary. Additionally, protein sparing modified fasting is available for highly motivated adolescents.

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Veronica Issac, MD

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Issac, Veronica, MD

Location(s): Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Hillcrest Hospital

Department: General Pediatrics

Specialties: Center for Adolescent Medicine

Type of Doctor: Children & Adolescents Only

Surgeon: No

Education: The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences


Ellen Rome, MD, MPH

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Rome, Ellen, MD, MPH

Location(s): Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Department: General Pediatrics

Specialties: Abdominal Pain, Acne, Adjustment Disorder, Amenorrhea, Anorexia Nervosa, Anxiety Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) more

Type of Doctor: Children & Adolescents Only

Surgeon: No

Education: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine



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