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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
1235 Osos Street; Suite 100
San Luis Obispo, CA
 

Dr. Richard Macias is a physician who specializes in adolescent medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Macias honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Macias is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
1235 Osos Street; Suite 100
San Luis Obispo, CA
 

Dr. Dale Rowland is a San Luis Obispo, CA physician who specializes in adolescent medicine. He attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Rowland a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
1235 Osos Street; Suite 100
San Luis Obispo, CA
 

Dr. Julie Anselmo is a medical specialist in adolescent medicine. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Anselmo is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
1235 Osos Street; Suite 100
San Luis Obispo, CA
 

Dr. Wanda Lo works as an adolescent medicine specialist in San Luis Obispo, CA. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lo studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
1235 Osos Street; Suite 100
San Luis Obispo, CA
 

Dr. James Coryell is a physician who specializes in adolescent medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Coryell is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
1235 Osos Street; Suite 100
San Luis Obispo, CA
 

Dr. Tamara Battle works as an adolescent medicine specialist. She graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Battle is 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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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.
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