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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
Adolescent Medicine
Considine Professional Building
215 W. Bowery Street, Level 3
Akron, Ohio 44308
Fax: 330-543-3687
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Our Doctors/Providers

Stephen Sondike
Stephen Sondike, MD, FAAP

Division Director, Division of Adolescent Medicine; Adolescent Medicine Specialist

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Lindsay Bailey
Lindsay Bailey, MS, RD, LD, CDE, CEDRD

Registered Dietitian; Certified Diabetes Educator; Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian

Svetlana Borishchak
Svetlana Borishchak, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Madeline Brown
Madeline Brown, RD, LD

Registered Dietitian

Krista Caldwell
Krista Caldwell, PhD

Pediatric Psychologist

Jessica Castonguay
Jessica Castonguay, DO, MPH

Adolescent Medicine Specialist

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Crystal Cole
Crystal Cole, MD

Director, Gender-Affirming Medicine; Adolescent Medicine Specialist

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James Fitzgibbon
James Fitzgibbon, MD, FAAP

Adolescent Medicine Specialist

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Teresa Fletcher
Teresa Fletcher, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Laura Markley
Laura Markley, MD

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

Julie Wyatt
Julie Wyatt, MSN, APRN-CNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

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