Children's Health Specialties

Preteen, Teen and Young Adult Medicine

The staff of the Hough Center for Adolescent Health includes board-certified Beaumont Children's Hospital adolescent medicine specialists who address the specific needs of teenagers and their families, reinforcing communication between teens and their parents while empowering teens to become responsible for their own health. Detroit Hour Magazine has repeatedly rated our physicians as Top Docs, qualified to meet the unique needs of young people and their families. The Center features an integrated eating disorders program made possible by a generous grant from the Hough family to address the specific needs of teens with eating disorders.

The teen years are a time of physical, emotional, and social experiences that can be both rewarding and difficult for teenagers and their families. Health care for young adults is different from that of younger children. While adolescents don’t get sick as often as younger children, regular age-appropriate health care and guidance through psychosocial issues are key to establishing healthy behaviors that will carry into adulthood. The Beaumont Adolescent Health Center provides outpatient evaluation and care that addresses:

  • Acne
  • Contraception
  • Depression and anxiety disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • General health concerns
  • Growth and puberty concerns
  • Headaches
  • Immunizations
  • Menstrual concerns
  • Nutritional concerns
  • Parent-adolescent conflict
  • Recurrent abdominal pain
  • Sexually transmitted infections

Whatever the health concern, whether routine or chronic, young adults receive the sensitive and personal medical care they deserve at Beaumont Children’s Hospital.


Hough Center for Adolescent Health

1777 Axtell Rd., Suite 202
Troy, Michigan 48084

The Center is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Appointments can be made by calling 248-594-3142.

A referral may be needed for some insurances. Medical records may be needed from your primary physician for some concerns and can be faxed in advance to 248-594-3249.

Meet the team

The following doctor participates in Beaumont's Adolescent Medicine program:

Joy Friedman, M.D.