We found 6 adolescent medicine providers who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold EPO near Tampa, FL.

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Dr. Diane M Straub, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Diane Straub practices adolescent medicine in Tampa, FL. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Straub attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Straub's areas of expertise include the following: bulimia, scoliosis, and thyroid problems. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Straub's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Depression, Amenorrhea, Substance Abuse, Chronic Headache, Eating Disorders, Chronic Fatigue ... (Read more)

Dr. Denise Kalil Edwards, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
2nd Floor, Usf Department of Pediatrics; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Denise Edwards is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in adolescent medicine. She graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Her areas of expertise include the following: bulimia, diabetes, and obesity. Dr. Edwards honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Edwards is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eating Disorders, Diabetes, Obesity, General Care, Anorexia, Bulimia, Metabolic Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amy Lara Weiss, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
17 Davis Medical Building; 17 Davis Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Amy Weiss is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in adolescent medicine. Dr. Weiss's education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
3709 W Hamilton Avenue; Suite #4
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Tabassum Shamim works as an adolescent medicine specialist. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shamim graduated from World University.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
7814 N Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Cynthia Donkor practices adolescent medicine. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners. Dr. Donkor is a graduate of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and a graduate of Woodhull Medical Center's residency program. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
17 Davis Boulevard; Suite 100, Usf Department of Pediatrics
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Florence Desrosiers is an adolescent medicine specialist in Tampa, FL. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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