BCHP Specialty: Adolescent Medicine
Our team of physicians and nurse practitioners are specially trained in adolescent and young adult physical and emotional development, and conditions specific to this unique time of life. In addition, we provide primary care for adolescents, including annual well visits, screenings, and all vaccinations. We involve parents and caregivers to provide optimal health care, and include confidential care when indicated. We provide a range of services at our office in Hawthorne, NY and via telemedicine for young people ages 12- 25 years old. We work closely with therapists and nutritionists, if needed, to form a team of support around our adolescent or young adult patients. Our providers are affiliated with Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at the Westchester Medical Center.
Privacy and Confidentiality
It is developmentally appropriate for adolescents to begin to have private time with their health care provider. This is not intended to exclude parents, rather to encourage teens to feel comfortable discussing issues they might not bring up if parents are in the room. Confidentiality may be maintained for some issues, but we always encourage parental involvement and operate with the adolescent’s best interests in mind.
Adolescent and Young Adult Services
- Adolescent Gynecology
- Menstrual Problems
- Adolescent Contraception
- IUDs and Contraceptive Implant Care
- Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing and Treatment
- Gender Affirming & LGBTQ Care
- Eating Disorder Management; including management of Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, ARFID
- Mental Health Care
- Smoking Cessation
- Pre-exposure HIV prophylaxis
- Preventative Health Care for Adolescents