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We found 15 adolescent medicine providers who accept Blue Shield of California near Irvine, CA.

Dr. Sudhir Gupta, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
1 Medical Plaza Drive
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Sudhir Gupta practices immunology and adolescent medicine in Orange, CA and Irvine, CA. He is especially interested in autism, autoimmune disorders, and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Gupta takes Anthem, Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from King George Medical University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with King George Medical University. Dr. Gupta has received the following distinctions: Member ASG Study section, NIA, NIH; 2nd APICON 97 Commemorative Oration Award; and Lifetime Achievement Award, Jeffery Modell Foundation, New York. Dr. Gupta (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Immunodeficiency, HIV/AIDS, Autism, Autoimmune Disorders

Dr. Grady B Huckaby Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
4050 Barranca Parkway; Suite 270
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Grady Huckaby specializes in adolescent medicine. He attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Huckaby speaks Spanish. Dr. Huckaby is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Ernest Daniel Mackey, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
18102 Irvine Boulevard; Suite 103
Tustin, CA
 

Dr. E. Mackey is an adolescent medicine specialist in Tustin, CA. Dr. Mackey's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Dr. Mackey is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Lourdes O Brown, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
4050 Barranca Parkway; Suite 270
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Lourdes Brown sees patients in Irvine, CA and Orange, CA. Her medical specialty is adolescent medicine. Dr. Brown (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Spanish, and Ilocano. Dr. Brown's areas of expertise include adolescent issues, asthma, and skin issues. She is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Before completing her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Children's Hospital of Orange County, Dr. Brown attended medical school at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brown welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Adolescent Issues, Skin Issues, Asthma

Dr. Anna L Chavez, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
4050 Barranca Parkway; Suite 270
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Anna Chavez is an adolescent medicine specialist. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Chavez is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. She studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Patient ratings for Dr. Chavez average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chavez is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chavez's office for an appointment.

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Dr. David Dungchi Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
16040 Harbor Bl; Suite I
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. David Nguyen specializes in adolescent medicine and practices in Fountain Valley, CA and Bellflower, CA. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen studied medicine at Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy. His training includes a residency program at Hurley Medical Center. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Dr. Norah Mirta Gutrecht, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
18102 Irvine Boulevard; #103
Tustin, CA
 

Dr. Norah Gutrecht's specialty is adolescent medicine. Dr. Gutrecht is rated highly by her patients. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After attending the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Gutrecht is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Stanley Ken Kanow, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
4050 Barranca Parkway 270
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Stanley Kanow is an adolescent medicine specialist in Orange, CA and Irvine, CA. Dr. Kanow's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and a graduate of Children's Hospital Los Angeles' residency program. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Dr. Michael Wayland Cater, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
18102 Irvine Boulevard; Suite 103
Tustin, CA
 

Dr. Michael Cater, who practices in Tustin, CA, is a medical specialist in adolescent medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. Dr. Cater graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Clinical interests: Learning Disabilities, Infections

Dr. Shahla Heshmati, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
15785 Laguna Canyon Road; Suite 250
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Shahla Heshmati is an adolescent medicine specialist in Irvine, CA. Dr. Heshmati (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. She has indicated that her clinical interests include skin issues and allergies. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. She graduated from Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz. For her professional training, Dr. Heshmati completed a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more.

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Clinical interests: Skin Issues, Allergies

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
366 San Miguel Drive; Suite 209
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Johnson is an adolescent medicine specialist in Newport Beach, CA. She is conversant in German. Dr. Johnson is a graduate of the University of Gottingen Faculty of Medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Dr. Valeria I Kozak, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
14642 Newport Avenue; #410
Tustin, CA
 

Dr. Valeria Kozak is a specialist in adolescent medicine. She works in Tustin, CA. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Kozak is a graduate of the University of Salvador Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Kozak's training includes a residency program at White Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Kozak (or staff) is conversant in Croatian and Spanish. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Dr. Allan Micheal Wong, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
4050 Barranca Parkway 270
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Allan Wong is a medical specialist in adolescent medicine. Dr. Wong takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Dr. Dawn L Bruner, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
18102 Irvine Boulevard; Suite 103
Tustin, CA
 

Dr. Dawn Bruner is a specialist in adolescent medicine. Dr. Bruner obtained her medical school training at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Dr. Barton Thomas Billeci, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
4050 Barranca Parkway; Suite 250
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Barton Billeci specializes in adolescent medicine and practices in Irvine, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Billeci average 4.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Billeci's medical residency was performed at Albany Memorial Hospital.

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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.