We found 4 adolescent medicine providers who accept Consumer Health Network near Staten Island, NY.

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Edward McCabe, DO
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine, General Pediatrics
475 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Edward McCabe is a general pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist. Dr. McCabe takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - North and Northwell Health Physician Partners. Dr. McCabe welcomes new patients.

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Sharon Beier, MD
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine, General Pediatrics
475 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Sharon Beier is a pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist in Bronx, NY and Staten Island, NY. She accepts Amerigroup, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Beier speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital and Northwell Health Physician Partners. Dr. Beier welcomes new patients.

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Dr. April C Lee, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
242 Mason Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. April Lee is an adolescent medicine specialist in Staten Island, NY. Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital and Northwell Health Physician Partners. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Grace Matthew, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
242 Mason Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Grace Matthew is a Staten Island, NY physician who specializes in adolescent medicine. Her professional affiliations include Staten Island University Hospital and Northwell Health Physician Partners. Dr. Matthew takes Amerigroup, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Matthew studied medicine at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram.

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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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