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What is an adolescent medicine specialist?

Richard Ricciardi
Advanced Practice Nursing
A health care professional that has additional education and training in care of the adolescent and young adult.
An adolescent medicine specialist is a healthcare provider with extra training to help manage the physical and emotional issues teenagers face, such as sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), acne, eating disorders, substance abuse and others. 

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