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

Dr. Carol Blank, who practices in Gettysburg, PA, is a medical specialist in pediatric genetics and adolescent medicine. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Blank performed her residency at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. Her areas of expertise include genetic issues and birth defects. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital and WellSpan York Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Blank's office for an appointment.

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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 specialty is adolescent medicine. Dr. Jaeger is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. His clinical interests encompass attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). The average patient rating for Dr. Jaeger is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital. Dr. Jaeger has an open panel.

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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. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Karchner is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Karchner completed a residency program at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Dr. Karchner is affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. David Nelson's medical specialty is adolescent medicine. Dr. Nelson is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Children's National Medical Center. He 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.