Adolescent Medicine Program
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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 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.
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.
Dr. Swedler, who has been a part of Winthrop’s medical staff since 1998, also serves as the Medical and Program Director for the Hempstead High School Health Center – a program that serves the needs of nearly 1,500 students through primary and urgent healthcare services, counseling and specialty referrals. Dedicated to sharing her expertise with medical students, Dr. Swedler is also an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine.
A graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, Dr. Swedler completed a residency in Family Medicine at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Montreal followed by a fellowship in Family Medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital. In addition, she completed a fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center.
Dr. Swedler is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. The author of numerous articles pertaining to adolescent medicine, Dr. Swedler has also presented posters at various national meetings and has been involved in a number of important research projects.
Dr. Swedler holds several professional memberships including serving on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Youth and Adolescence, The North American Society for Pediatric and Adult Gynecology, The Society for Adolescent Medicine, The American Academy of Family Physicians, and The College of Family Physicians in Canada.