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Specializes in Pediatric Genetics, Adolescent Medicine
11 Hunters Trail
Gettysburg, PA
 

Dr. Carol Blank's areas of specialization are pediatric genetics and adolescent medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: genetic issues and birth defects. Dr. Blank's hospital/clinic affiliations include WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital and WellSpan York Hospital. She studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Blank is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Genetic Issues, Birth Defects

Dr. Scott Matthew Jaeger, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
11 Hunters Trail
Gettysburg, PA
 

Dr. Scott Jaeger's area of specialization is adolescent medicine. Dr. Jaeger's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Jaeger include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Jaeger is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Jaeger trained at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh for his residency.

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Clinical interests: Attention Deficit Disorder

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
11 Hunters Trail
Gettysburg, PA
 

Dr. Cathyrn Karchner is an adolescent medicine specialist in Gettysburg, PA. United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Karchner takes. Dr. Karchner attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Karchner completed a residency program at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
11 Hunters Trail
Gettysburg, PA
 

Dr. David Nelson's area of specialization is adolescent medicine. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Children's National Medical Center. Dr. Nelson is affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital. Dr. Nelson 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.