Adolescent and Children’s Medicine
The Adolescent Medicine Program at Winthrop-University Hospital on Long Island, NY offers comprehensive healthcare for patients ages 11-25. Marked by a time of great physical, emotional and social changes, adolescence often brings a variety of questions, concerns and challenges regarding a young person's health. Winthrop’s children’s medicine program is dedicated to helping patients and their families have the proper resources to optimize health and successfully navigate adolescence.
Led by Winthrop's Chief of Adolescent Medicine, Jane Swedler, MD, Board Certified in Adolescent Medicine, the Winthrop program includes general adolescent primary care and subspecialty consultation services. Care is provided in both inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as through a school-based health facility.
Winthrop children’s doctors see patients for the following:
- Comprehensive primary care
- Contraceptive care
- Depression, anxiety disorders and other mental health issues
- Eating disorders including anorexia nervosa and bulimia
- Gynecological and menstrual disorders
- Routine gynecologic care
- Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) diagnosis and management
- Transitional periods complicated by chronic illness
The Adolescent Medicine Program at Winthrop-University Hospital also serves as a referral resource for various adolescent concerns including alcohol and substance abuse, tobacco cessation, mental health issues and other needs.
Winthrop’s Board Certified children’s doctors are actively involved in educating members of the community, both adolescents and adults, on a variety of relevant topics including surviving adolescence, getting ready for college, eating disorders, sexuality, and drug and alcohol abuse.
Winthrop’s Teen Health Seminars
Dr. Jane Swedler holds public seminars for parents and teens based on a wide spectrum of issues impacting both teens and our entire community. In response to a growing need to address the various health and well-being issues affecting our teens, Winthrop-University Hospital recently offered a two-part series for parents. The series addressed the sensitive issues surrounding both mental health and substance abuse.
In the first session, Adolescent Medicine’s Dr. Jane Swedler and Deepan Singh, MD, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, discussed “Teens & Mental Health,” which provided an overview of common adolescent mental health issues, as well as information on prevention, symptom recognition and treatment. Topics also included depression, anxiety and bullying, to name a few.
For the “Teens & Substance Abuse,” Drs. Swedler and Singh were joined by Anthony Rizzuto, MSW, CASAC, from the Nassau County Heroin Task Force, to discuss teen substance abuse in Nassau County. During this seminar, parents were taught to recognize patterns of abuse, prevention strategies and treatment. Topics included the prevalence of alcohol, marijuana and stimulants, painkillers, gateway drugs and the heroin epidemic in our local communities.
The Adolescent Medicine Program also conducts an annual program in the spring for mothers and daughters called “Getting Your Daughter Ready for College”. For more information, call 1-866-WINTHROP.