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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
2080 Child Street; Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Floor, Department of Pediatrics
Jacksonville, FL
 

Dr. Gabriel Lee specializes in adolescent medicine and practices in Jacksonville, FL. Dr. Lee attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences/National Capital Consortium. He has received the following distinction: Community Pediatrician Award Uniformed ServicesChapter West, AAP. He speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
2140 Smith Street
Orange Park, FL
 

Dr. Richard Gehret's specialty is adolescent medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
2140 Smith Street
Orange Park, FL
 

Dr. Rhonda Woolwine is an adolescent medicine specialist. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Woolwine accepts United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
2140 Smith Street; Credentialing Department
Orange Park, FL
 

Dr. Charles Dellinger is a physician who specializes in adolescent medicine. Dr. Dellinger is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
430 College Drive; Suite 100
Middleburg, FL
 

Dr. Paulino Milla-Orellana practices adolescent medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Milla-Orellana is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
2140 Smith Street
Orange Park, FL
 

Dr. Shiree Sauer is an adolescent medicine specialist. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
3945 San Jose Park Drive
Jacksonville, FL
 

Dr. Erica Tarbox sees patients in Jacksonville, FL. Her medical specialty is adolescent medicine. Dr. Tarbox is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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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