Adolescent Medicine Program at Winthrop
Marked by a time of great physical, emotional and social change, adolescence often brings a variety of questions and concerns that are specific to a young person's health. It is important that adolescents and their families have a resource to optimize health and successfully navigate through this time.
The Adolescent Medicine Program at Winthrop-University Hospital is a single resource to address the comprehensive and unique healthcare needs of patients ages 11-25. Led by Winthrop's Chief of Adolescent Medicine, Jane Swedler, MD, Board Certified in Adolescent Medicine, the Winthrop program includes both general adolescent primary care and subspecialty consultation services. Care is provided in both in the inpatient and outpatient setting, as well as through a school-based health facility.
Winthrop adolescent specialists see patients for the following:
The Adolescent Medicine Program at Winthrop also serves as a referral resource for various adolescent concerns including alcohol and substance abuse, tobacco cessation, mental health issues and other needs.
- Comprehensive primary care for 11-25 year-old patients
- 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
What's more, Winthrop's Board Certified specialists 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.
The Adolescent Medicine Program at Winthrop is dedicated to helping patients and their families optimize health, successfully navigate adolescence and transition care into the adult health setting. For more information about the Adolescent Medicine Program at Winthrop, call 1-866-WINTHROP.