Marked by a time of great physical, emotional and social change, adolescents can face tremendous social and academic pressures as well as life-threatening illnesses, habits, and behaviors.
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 and a Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 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:
- 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
- College preparation including vaccinations
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, care of the pregnant teen and other needs.
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.