We found 6 adolescent medicine providers who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1416 near Hialeah, FL.

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Dr. Maria Teresa Pol-Carballo, MD
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine, General Pediatrics
6450 W 21st Court; Suite #301
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Maria Pol-Carballo is a Hialeah, FL physician who specializes in adolescent medicine and general pediatrics. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Pol-Carballo attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Sandra Y Mitjans, MD
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine, General Pediatrics
700 East 25 Street
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Sandra Mitjans is a physician who specializes in adolescent medicine and general pediatrics. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mitjans accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Salamanca Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. She is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Jorge Alberto De Diego, MD
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine, General Pediatrics
3900 Nw 79th Avenue
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Jorge De Diego's medical specialty is adolescent medicine and general pediatrics. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. De Diego honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Roberto Uriel, MD
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine, General Pediatrics
5590 West 20 Avenue; #300
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Roberto Uriel is a physician who specializes in adolescent medicine and general pediatrics. Dr. Uriel is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
7761 Nw 146th Street
Miami Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Radhames Alvarez works as an adolescent medicine specialist. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
16555 Nw 25th Avenue
Opa Locka, FL
 

Dr. Suzanne Minor practices family medicine and adolescent medicine in Opa Locka, FL. Dr. Minor honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, 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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