We found 8 adolescent medicine providers who accept Health Net EPO near Encino, CA.

Dr. Janesri Wijayangani De Silva, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
14608 Victory Boulevard
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Janesri De Silva is a medical specialist in adolescent medicine. She studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. De Silva trained at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Dr. De Silva is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. De Silva (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Chinese, and Sinhala. Dr. De Silva is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

Dr. Joshua C Scott, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine, Sports Medicine
5353 Balboa Boulevard; Suite 202
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Joshua Scott's specialties are adolescent medicine and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: osteoarthritis and fractures (broken bones). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scott accepts. He attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina for residency. Dr. Scott has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Ultrasound, Fractures, Concussion, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Kyung Soo Yoo, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
15446 Parthenia Street
North Hills, CA
 

Dr. Kyung Yoo is a family practitioner and adolescent medicine specialist in North Hills, CA. Dr. Yoo is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of The Catholic University of Korea, School of Medicine. Dr. Yoo (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish. Dr. Yoo is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - San Fernando Valley.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
5400 Balboa Boulevard; Suite 326
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Krasnoff works as an adolescent medicine specialist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Krasnoff's areas of expertise include migraine, asthma, and acid reflux (GERD). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Krasnoff is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Migraine, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Asthma, Acid Reflux

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
5353 Balboa Boulevard; Suite 104
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Marie-Therese Medawar sees patients in Encino, CA. Her medical specialty is adolescent medicine. Dr. Medawar attended Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Medawar (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. She is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Lelis Enrique Ushella, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
20800 Sherman Way
Winnetka, CA
 

Dr. Lelis Ushella's medical specialty is family medicine and adolescent medicine. Dr. Ushella honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - San Fernando Valley.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
5353 Balboa Boulevard
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Lynn Osher, who practices in Encino, CA, is a medical specialist in adolescent medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Osher average 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Osher studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Osher has an open panel.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
20251 Ventura Boulevard; Ste.# A
Woodland Hills, CA
 

Dr. Maria Fain-Karpus works as an adolescent medicine specialist. Dr. Fain-Karpus takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She studied medicine at Kazan State Medical University. Dr. Fain-Karpus (or staff) is conversant in Armenian and Russian.

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What is Adolescent Medicine?

Adolescent medicine specialists are doctors who have specific training and experience in issues that affect teenagers. Their patients may range in age from pre-teens to young adults in their early twenties. Adolescent medicine contains elements of both pediatric medicine and adult (internal) medicine. For example, just like in a pediatrician’s office, an adolescent medicine doctor might ask about problems at school or diagnose a learning disorder. Like an adult’s doctor, an adolescent medicine specialist may provide gynecological care such as pelvic exams. Furthermore, in many offices a teenage patient can schedule and attend appointments without a parent present. Adolescent medicine is a great way for teens to confidently take on greater responsibility for their health as they become adults.

Adolescent medicine specialists treat minor injuries and illnesses that affect people of all ages, such as strep throat or broken bones. However, their focus is on issues specific to the teenage years, including:
  • Acne
  • Puberty and growth
  • Eating disorders
  • Substance abuse
  • Teen sexuality, including sexual orientation, sexual violence, and birth control
  • Mood disorders and mental health
  • Bullying, peer pressure, and abuse at home or school

Depending on where you live, it may be hard to find adolescent medicine specialists, especially in a smaller town. While they specialize in providing care for teens, other kinds of doctors such as pediatricians and family practitioners can also treat young people. If you need help finding a doctor, your school nurse should be able to connect you with a physician in your area that knows about teenagers.