Specialized services for teens, young adults

Akron Children’s division of Adolescent Medicine offers several specialty services to meet the unique needs of this patient population. Available services: Dermatologic care, including the use of Accutane for moderate to severe recalcitrant acne Treatment for eating disorders Routine gynecologic care Contraceptive services, including long-acting reversible contraception Treatment for school concerns, substance abuse and sexually transmitted diseases Treatment […]

Tools for recognizing substance abuse in pediatric practice

One in 3 children starts drinking by the end of 8th grade, so it’s important for pediatric primary care providers to know how to recognize substance abuse in their practice. This was the focus of a presentation by Jessica Castonguay, DO, MPH, at Akron Children’s Hospital’s annual Pediatric Update in April. Dr. Castonguay described questions she uses […]