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Adolescent Medicine

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Overview

Adolescence is a time of intense growth – not only physically but emotionally and intellectually. The Akron Children's Hospital Adolescent Medicine team is specially trained in caring for the range of medical, social, emotional, sexual, educational and nutritional concerns that are common in individuals from puberty through 23 years of age.

Specialized care.

Our care focuses on respecting individuality; supporting physical and emotional growth and development; and educating and empowering teens to ultimately take ownership of their health care and life decisions. We also help manage adolescent issues related to chronic medical conditions. 

Common health issues we treat include:

  • Acne
  • Eating disorders
  • Menstrual problems
  • Sexually transmitted diseases

Adolescent Medicine offers the Center for Gender-Affirming Medicine for transgender and LGBTQ+ youth. Our multidisciplinary team offers pubertal suppression, gender-affirming hormones, mental health care coordination, and supportive care for patients and their families. 

Locations/Contact Us

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
Third Floor
Level 3
Akron, Ohio 44308
Fax: 330-543-3687
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Adolescent Medicine, Boardman
Akron Children's Hospital Adolescent Medicine, Boardman
6505 Market Street
Building C
Boardman, Ohio 44512
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Our Doctors/Providers

Department Heads:
Stephen Sondike
Stephen Sondike, MD, FAAP

Division Director, Division of Adolescent Medicine; Adolescent Medicine Specialist

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Physicians/Providers:

Krista Caldwell, PhD

Pediatric Psychologist

Jessica Castonguay, DO, MPH

Adolescent Medicine Specialist

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Crystal Cole, MD

Director, Gender-Affirming Medicine; Adolescent Medicine Specialist

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James Fitzgibbon, MD, FAAP

Adolescent Medicine Specialist

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Laura Markley, MD

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

Elizabeth Mason, MD

Adolescent Medicine Specialist

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Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants:

Svetlana Borishchak, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Teresa Fletcher, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Julie Wyatt, MSN, APRN-CNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

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