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Adolescent Young Adult Medicine is a board-certified medical specialty. Specialists in this field may have a primary medical background in Pediatrics, Family Medicine, or Internal Medicine that they merge with their expertise in physical, emotional, and social developmental changes, and especially any challenges experienced by adolescents and young adults. Our specialists utilize a model of positive youth development to engage patients where they are in health promotion, prevention, and treatment.

Our specialists enjoy working with adolescents and young adults as they navigate the complex developmental stages necessary on the road to independence and adulthood. Teenagers are experiencing growth and change physically, while also dealing with new social and academic challenges mentally. We are here to help as they eagerly strive for more independence, yet still need a safe space and supportive environment. Young adults in college and the work force are experiencing an exciting and complicated stage of transition in life. We are uniquely trained to assist with these stressors and health concerns as they affect a young adult’s life.

Adolescent Young Adult Medicine is a collaborative field of health care.  Our specialists work as a team with psychologists, social workers, nurses, and other medical professionals to achieve the best quality care and support for the health of young people.

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The adolescent medicine department welcomes phone calls to 937-641-3855 during our normal business hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

A physician referral is recommended prior to the first outpatient visit. All follow-up appointments will be made during your clinic visit or by calling central scheduling at 937-641-4000.

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Heather Stewart, MD, FAAP, Medical Director

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conditions we treat

contraceptive counseling

We provide counseling and education on contraceptive options, including long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) methods such as the implant and IUD.

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menstrual problems

This can include absent, irregular, heavy or infrequent menstrual bleeding. Sometimes these problems are due to chronic diseases or bleeding disorders that require additional medical attention.

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STI testing and treatment

We provide confidential Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) testing for our patients, as well as a treatment plan.

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gender identity

We can help answer questions and provide care for gender diverse youth and young adults. Gender diverse or gender non-conforming youth may come out to their family before, during, or after puberty.

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post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Kids and teens who live through a traumatic event can develop post-traumatic stress fisorder (PTSD). Our providers approach patients with trauma-sensitive care to address their healthcare needs.

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services and programs

Learn more about the services and programs offered by the adolescent and young adult medicine program at Dayton Children's.

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reproductive wellness and evaluation

Our adolescent young adult medicine specialists evaluate and treat a variety of non-surgical gynecological concerns and contraceptive needs.

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your visit

Learn more about what to expect during your visit to the adolescent and young adult medicine clinic.

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additional resources

Visit our additional resources page for articles related to mental, emotional and sexual health.

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