Finding Providers

We found 4 adolescent medicine providers who accept Unicare HMO near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Robert Cheng-Nan Mao, MD
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine, General Pediatrics
16551 Southwest Freeway; Suite 180
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Robert Mao is a physician who specializes in adolescent medicine and general pediatrics. He graduated from the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mao include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mao is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Mao is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hives, Preventive Care, Sleep Apnea, Sinusitis, Attention Deficit Disorder, Hay Fever, General ... (Read more)

Dr. Priti Suresh Jadav, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Priti Jadav is an internist and adolescent medicine specialist. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Jadav include menopause, thyroid problems, and adolescent issues. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jadav accepts. Dr. Jadav welcomes new patients. She attended medical school at Medical College Baroda.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Musculoskeletal Pain, Incontinence, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shefali Dahyabhai Patel, DO
Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine, General Pediatrics
4911sand Hill Drive Street A; Doctor Center Building
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Shefali Patel's specialties are developmental-behavioral pediatrics, adolescent medicine, and general pediatrics. She practices in Richmond, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. After completing medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, she performed her residency at Children's Hospital of Orange County. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Sarah Moid Zaidi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
1229 Creek Way Drive; Suite 101
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Sarah Zaidi specializes in general internal medicine and adolescent medicine and practices in Sugar Land, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, thyroid problems, and depression. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Zaidi attended medical school at Dow Medical College. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Amenorrhea, Neck Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, ... (Read 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.