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We found 3 adolescent medicine providers who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
5430 Nw 33rd Avenue; Suite 106
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Dr. Ilana Newman's specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), family medicine, and adolescent medicine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Newman attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Newman trained at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. In addition to English, Dr. Newman speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Dr. Manuel Pedroso's area of specialization is adolescent medicine. His education and training includes medical school at the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences and residency at Schneider Children's Hospital. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Pedroso is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pedroso (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. He is affiliated with Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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Dr. Marvin Javier Rios, MD
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine, General Pediatrics
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Dr. Marvin Rios' specialties are adolescent medicine and general pediatrics. He practices in Miami, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital and Kendall Regional Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rios accepts. Dr. Rios attended medical school at Autonomous University of Central America. Dr. Rios's training includes a residency program at Miami Children's 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.