We found 4 adolescent medicine providers who accept United Healthcare Silver near Plano, TX.

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Dr. Marcy Lynn Berry, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
2109 W Spring Creek Parkway; Suite 300
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Marcy Berry works as an adolescent medicine specialist in Plano, TX. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Berry is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. She trained at The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Berry is professionally affiliated with A Bright Future Pediatrics and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Shahab Ahmad, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
2100 N.collins Boulevard; Suite 315
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Shahab Ahmad's medical specialty is adolescent medicine. Dr. Ahmad is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS). Dr. Ahmad has an open panel.

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Dr. Joann Andrews, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
3601 North Star Road
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Joann Andrews is a physician who specializes in adolescent medicine. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Andrews completed a residency program at Children's Medical Center Dallas. Dr. Andrews takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Andrews is affiliated with Children's Health (Texas) and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
3600 Shire Boulevard; Suite 110
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Chandra Garvey is a specialist in adolescent medicine. She works in Richardson, TX. Dr. Garvey is an in-network provider for United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, United Healthcare Silver, and more.

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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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