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.
Our Adolescent Medicine specialist is actively involved with the CHANGE Program. The CHANGE Program offers overweight teens ages 13-18 a foundation for a healthy lifestyle through exercise, nutrition & behavioral modifications.
At Winthrop, our specialists see patients for the following:
– Routine gynecologic care
– Gynecological and menstrual disorders
– Contraceptive care
– Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) diagnoses and management
– Depression, anxiety disorders and other mental health issues
– Eating disorders including anorexia nervosa and bulimia
– Transitional care for older adolescents with chronic illnesses
The program also serves as a referral resource for various adolescent concerns including:
– Alcohol and substance abuse
– Tobacco cessation
– Care of the pregnant teen
– Gay and lesbian youth
– HIV/ AIDS