Adolescent Medicine

Adolescent Medicine Program

The specialty of Adolescent Medicine was created to improve the scope and quality of health-related services for adolescents. Priorities in health care from the teenager?s viewpoint include sexuality issues, self-esteem and body image concerns, peer pressure and experimentation with alcohol or other drugs. Parents often worry about their kids? performance in school, whether they are hanging out with the wrong crowd, drinking and driving, or engaging in other risky behaviors that could jeopardize their health. All of these issues can make the teenage years complex and challenging. As specialists in Adolescent Medicine, we pride ourselves upon setting aside sufficient time for an office visit so that these issues, and any others, can be adequately addressed in an atmosphere of trust, privacy and confidentiality.

Confidentiality is provided and protected in accordance with New York State law.

Contact Information

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Address: UPAC, 90 Presidential Plaza, Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: 315 464-5831
Fax: 315 464-2030
Website: Adolescent Medicine Program
Insurance Info: Pediatric Service Group, LLP

Conditions Treated

  • Anxiety [uneasiness, fear, worry]
  • Chronic abdominal pain [stomach]
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Fatigue
  • Gynecologic problems
  • Headaches
  • Menstrual disorders [irregular periods]
  • Physical abuse
  • Reproductive health problems
  • Self-esteem and body image concerns
  • Sexual abuse
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Skin conditions [acne, dermatitis, eczema]
  • Stress disorders
  • Vaginal infections
  • Weight problems

Clinical Services Provided

  • Behavioral evaluation and counseling
  • Comprehensive physicals and preventive exams
  • Contraception
  • Gynecologic exams
  • Immunizations
  • Pregnancy testing and counseling
  • Risk-reduction assessment and counseling
  • Sports physicals as part of a comprehensive examination
  • Substance abuse evaluation and referral

Staff

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