What does an adolescent medicine specialist do?

HEEADSSS. Heeadsss = home, education, eating, activities, drugs, sex, suicidality, safety. This is a shorthand for the areas of adolescent life that adolescent docs concentrate on. Seeing to wellness in these areas while developing a dialogue with teens and young adults.
Teen doc. Typically a pediatrician who exclusively cares for adolescents-- they will be more knowledgeable about pregnancy, contraception, std's, and the laws regarding teen use of health care without parents, etc.