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Adolescent Medicine

Akron Children's Hospital offers the most comprehensive adolescent medicine program in northeast Ohio. Our inclusive care focuses on respecting individuality and confidentiality; supporting physical, social and emotional development; and empowering teens and young adults to take ownership of their health care and life decisions.

We invite you to explore the information in the tabs below to learn more about the primary and specialty care we provide. We’re glad you’re here!

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Why Akron Children's

OUR SPECIALTIES
Primary care for teens and young adults
Treatment for eating disorders
Gender affirming medicine
Gynecologic care

In 2020, our team cared for patients throughout Ohio and in 4 other states. We offer in-person care – and virtual visits for patients who live far away, have transportation issues or prefer the comfort of their homes.


Stephen Sondike, MD, FAAP, FSAHM

Dr. Sondike is an adolescent medicine specialist and director of the Akron Children’s Hospital Adolescent Medicine division. He’s been in practice since 2000 and with Akron Children’s since 2016. He earned his medical degree from Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York and completed his pediatric residency and adolescent medicine fellowship at Cohen Children’s Hospital in New York. Dr. Sondike has a special interest in eating disorders and gender affirming medicine. He’s certified in pediatrics and adolescent medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics. He’s a clinical professor of pediatrics at Northeast Ohio Medical College and a fellow of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine.

Meet Stephen Sondike, MD, FAAP, FSAHM

Locations

Contact Adolescent Medicine

330-543-8538

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Adolescent Medicine
Akron Children's Hospital Adolescent Medicine, Akron
Considine Professional Building
215 West Bowery Street
Level 3
Akron, Ohio 44308
Fax: 330-543-3687
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Adolescent Medicine, Boardman
Akron Children's Hospital Adolescent Medicine, Boardman
Leonard J. Fisher Family Building
6505 Market Street, Building A
Boardman, Ohio 44512
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Adolescent Medicine, North Canton
Akron Children's Hospital Adolescent Medicine, North Canton
Akron Children's Health Center
6076 Whipple Avenue Northwest
North Canton, Ohio 44720
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Our Doctors/Providers

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Stephen Sondike, MD, FAAP, FSAHM

Division Director, Division of Adolescent Medicine; Adolescent Medicine Specialist

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Physicians/Providers:

Krista Caldwell, PhD

Pediatric Psychologist

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Jessica Castonguay, DO, MPH

Medical Director, Eating Disorders Program; Adolescent Medicine Specialist

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Crystal Cole, MD

Adolescent Medicine Specialist

Accepting New Patients

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Kristin Lambert-Jenkins, MD

Pediatrician

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Laura Markley, MD

Medical Director, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry; Community Pediatrics Liaison; Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist; General Pediatrician - Adolescent Medicine

Accepting New Patients

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Elizabeth Mason, MD

Adolescent Medicine Specialist

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Adriana Nevado, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

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Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants:

Svetlana Borishchak, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Julie Callow, MSN, APRN-CNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

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Julianne Janosko, APRN-CNP

Nurse Practitioner

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Denielle White, DNP, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Other Providers:

Lindsay Bailey, MS, RD, LD, CEDS-S

Certified Eating Disorder Specialist-Supervisor; Registered Dietitian; Certified Diabetes Educator

Accepting New Patients

Hannah Booth, LPC

Mental Health Therapist

Kristin Hauck, RDN, LD

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

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What Should Families Expect When They Come for an Appointment?

At Akron Children’s, your child’s health and safety is our priority. Please continue to bring your child for wellness visits, vaccinations or sick care appointments that keep children healthy. We want to assure you that we have taken additional precautions to ensure a safe environment for your child and family. The following are additional safety efforts, in addition to our normal cleaning protocols, that we are taking to help you be comfortable bringing your child to an appointment.

Masking and Other Safety Protocols

Akron Children’s has a number of safety protocols in place for our patients and visitors in order to provide a safe hospital environment.



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