Got Teens? Adolescent Medicine Comes to 51st Street

If you are the parent of a teen, does trying to talk about underage drinking, drug use, social media, and sexual health make you want to pull your hair out? When health issues arise, it can help to have a board-certified specialist who is trained to speak—and translate—their language, especially on such touchy subjects. Read on.

Karen Soren, MD, associate professor of pediatrics and of population and family health at CUMC, and Jenny Francis, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics at CUMC, operate a two-person adolescent medicine service at ColumbiaDoctors Midtown. Beginning in January, they will accept the university’s United Healthcare insurance. Serving patients ages 11 to 25, they offer comprehensive primary care, vaccinations, management of acute and chronic illnesses, evaluation for anxiety and depression, and adolescent reproductive care. For appointments, call (212) 326-3350.

To learn more about Drs. Soren (left) and Francis (right), click here to read their discussion about the unique needs of their tween, teen, and young adult patients.