“We designed a text that we hope is practical and user-friendly… it was our hope to develop a resource that addresses best practices in adolescent medicine where practice not only means the most appropriate approaches, diagnostic evaluation and best treatments, but also the best ways to connect, communicate and continue care with teenagers. After all, if the physician cannot develop a good relationship with an adolescent, then treatment and follow through will surely be compromised.”
—Mark A. Goldstein, MD, Editor
© 2017 by Mark A. Goldstein M.D.
Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
MassGeneral Hospital for Children
Department of Pediatrics
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
175 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114
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