We found 4 adolescent medicine providers who accept BlueOptions All Copay 1505 near Tampa, FL.

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Dr. Amy Lara Weiss, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
17 Davis Boulevard; 17 Davis Medical Building
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Amy Weiss works as an adolescent medicine specialist in Tampa, FL. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing her residency at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, Dr. Weiss attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. Dr. Weiss is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Weiss has an open panel.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
3709 W Hamilton Avenue; Suite 4
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Tabassum Shamim's medical specialty is adolescent medicine. Dr. Shamim accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing her residency at Nassau University Medical Center, Dr. Shamim attended medical school at Technical University of Santiago (UTESA). She is affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
7814 N Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Cynthia Donkor practices adolescent medicine. Dr. Donkor attended Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology for medical school and subsequently trained at Woodhull Medical Center for residency. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 2nd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Florence Desrosiers works as an adolescent medicine specialist. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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