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    Adolescent Medicine
    Adolescent Medicine Provider(s) for this Specialty:

    What We Do

     

    Specialists in adolescent medicine focus on the physical, social, psychological and sexual development of adolescents and young adults between the ages of 11 and 21. Physicians are internists, pediatricians or family medicine doctors who have completed additional training in the field of adolescent medicine.

     

    Conditions We Treat

     

    Our physician treats a variety of conditions common to adolescence, and provide physical exams, sports medicine evaluations, immunizations and emotional health screenings. Adolescent patients can raise health or wellness concerns with their physician, and get important answers to many of the sensitive questions that arise during the teenage years. Areas of expertise include:

     

    • Growth and development issues
    • Acute or chronic illness
    • Acne and other skin conditions
    • Gluten intolerance
    • Scoliosis
    • Nutrition, obesity and eating disorders
    • Psychosocial problems, including stress, anxiety, phobias, depression and self-esteem issues
    • Substance abuse
    • Tobacco use prevention and counseling
    • Sleep problems
    • Headaches, abdominal pain and other body aches
    • Learning disabilities
    • ADHD
    • Metabolic syndrome
    • Sexual identity concerns
    • Musculoskeletal problems
    • Allergies
    • Contraception
    • Gynecologic and reproductive health
    • Sexually transmitted diseases

     

    Why We Are Different

     

    Our board-certified adolescent medicine specialist is uniquely trained to examine and communicate with adolescents in a way that makes them feel comfortable. She counsels teens, addresses issues of concern and helps improve communication between patients and their families.  Certain healthcare issues related to mental or reproductive health can be assessed and treated confidentially, according to individual state law.


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