The Adolescents Clinic at Shaare Zedek Medical Center is a unique clinic providing comprehensive treatment for issues particularly affecting this population: eating disorders, gynecological and hormonal problems, acne, depression, anxiety, reaction to drugs and more.
In contrast to other patients who come of their own accord, teenagers usually don’t have a regular doctor and tend to only ask for medical help in emergencies. This approach has a clear drawback – many health issues are missed and the young person doesn’t receive the treatment he or she needs. A designated clinic for adolescents provides this special population with holistic treatment in an appropriate environment while helping them acquire good health habits for the future.
• To provide adolescents with comprehensive medical and psycho-social treatment.
• To be a source of advice and assistance on adolescent issues for community doctors and hospital doctors in different fields.
• To promote recognition of the area of Adolescent Medicine among medical and paramedical professionals in Israel as well as among educational teams and the youth themselves.
Areas treated at the clinic:
• Various eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, ravenous eating), ARFID (Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder), diagnosing and treating disorders.
• Training for correct nutrition and eating habits as well as accompanying families coping with their adolescent’s behavioral challenges or at-risk behavior.
• Excess weight and obesity with accompanying illness.
• Pains unsourced during medical monitoring.
• Gynecology – girls with irregular periods, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, contraceptive guidance and period manipulation in girls with chronic diseases or situations that become more severe during their period (e.g. convulsions).
• Dealing with problems of adolescent response to chronic disease treatment.
• Emotional situations such as anxiety or depression, manifesting themselves in a physical compliant or limiting functioning.
The clinic’s multi-disciplinary team has regular meetings to discuss and share cases and developments in the field.
Dr. Shelly ben Harush-Nagari
Children’s Day Hospital