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What does an adolescent medicine specialist do?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Adolescent Medicine (Definition)

Is a medical subspecialty that focuses on care of pediatric patients who are in the adolescent period of development. A primary care subspecialty, adolescent medicine incorporates aspects of gynecology, endocrinology, sports medicine, nutrition, dermatology and psychology. The high prevalence issues during this period are: std, birth control, menstrual & eating disorders, ...Read more


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Adolescent medicine fellow?

Adolescent medicine fellow?

Training?: Is your question about the credentials of an adolescent medicine fellow? These are graduate doctors who have completed pediatric or internal medicine or family practice postgraduate training, and have gone on to study adolescents more intensely for two more years after residency. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: adolescent medicine?

What is the definition or description of: adolescent medicine?

Adolescent medicine: Is a medical subspecialty that focuses on care of pediatric patients who are in the adolescent period of development. A primary care subspecialty, adolescent medicine incorporates aspects of gynecology, endocrinology, sports medicine, nutrition, dermatology and psychology. The high prevalence issues during this period are: std, birth control, menstrual & eating disorders, drug use, acne, etc). ...Read more

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We don't have adolescent medicine doctors here. What are they?

We don't have adolescent medicine doctors here. What are they?

Adolescent Pedi. Dr.: They take care of children from puberty until early adulthood (18 - 20-years). Teen-agers and young adults tend to have different medical problems to babies and young children. For instance girls may have problems with their menses, or require contraceptive advice or prescriptions, discuss and administer hpv vaccine before subject becomes sexually active. Boys need to checked for varicoceles etc. ...Read more

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Why should I have to take my teen to pediatric waiting room if there are adolescent medicine doctors?

Why should I have to take my teen to pediatric waiting room if there are adolescent medicine doctors?

Pediatricians.: Pediatricians are very comfortable seeing adolescent and teen patients. During their 7 years of combined medical school and specialty training, they have spent literally ten's of thousands of hours taking care of newborns, toddlers, pre-adolescents and teens. ...Read more

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Going to a adolescent medicine physician what to say?

Answer questions: About your general health. Then you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have regarding your health and body in general including contraception and sex. ...Read more

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Going to a adolescent medicine physician. What to expect? Mom allowed in the room?

Initially.: A good adolescent medicine physician (and this goes for peds and fam med docs) will try to foster communication between the parent and teen. How they do this depends on each doctor's style. Some will meet with both parent and teen together, then ask the parent to leave to have a one-on-one. Depending on state laws, a teen may be able to see the doc without their parent present. ...Read more

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Wanted to know where can I go to find a doctor who specializes in bipolar disorder or adolescent medicine?

Wanted to know where can I go to find a doctor who specializes in bipolar disorder or adolescent medicine?

Your PCP: I would talk with your family doctor. They usually know who the best physicians in the area are and they can then make a referral. I usually don't trust internet rating sites. ...Read more

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