We found 4 adolescent medicine providers who accept Consumer Health Network near Staten Island, NY.

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Dr. Grace Matthew, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
242 Mason Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Grace Matthew specializes in adolescent medicine. She honors Amerigroup, AARP, Child Health Plus, and more. Dr. Matthew studied medicine at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. In addition to English, Dr. Matthew (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. April C Lee, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
242 Mason Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. April Lee is an adolescent medicine specialist. Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Lee welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Edward Domenick McCabe, DO
Specializes in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
475 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Edward McCabe works as an adolescent medicine specialist. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. McCabe graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - North. Dr. McCabe has an open panel.

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Dr. Sharon Rose Beier, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
475 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Sharon Beier is a physician who specializes in adolescent medicine. Dr. Beier is conversant in Spanish. She graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Amerigroup, AARP, and Child Health Plus are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Beier takes. Dr. Beier's practice is open to new patients.

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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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