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Close Communities from Far Away: How Keānuenue Pediatrics Fights for the Underdog

In October of 2020, Dr. Jasmine Waipa founded Keānuenue Pediatrics in Honolulu, Hawai`i, with a goal to create a small practice atmosphere with a tech-forward approach. As a Native Hawaiian pediatrician, she is passionate about addressing health disparities.

Making Decisions Together: A Web-Based Approach to Screening and Early Intervention

Dr. Barbara Howard and Dr. Raymond Sturner have revolutionized how screening and early intervention unfolds in pediatric offices across the country through a web-based platform they developed called CHADIS, or the Child Health and Development Interactive System.
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Helping Adolescents Navigate the Path to Adulthood

Three pediatricians discuss the positive and negative effects of social media, ways to support mental health, how to better serve youth impacted by the opioid epidemic, and more.
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Collaboration and Cooperation: Integrating Mental Health Care into a Pediatric Practice

At Parker Pediatrics and Adolescents in Colorado, Dr. Jay Rabinowitz took a leap into the unknown by bringing licensed mental health professionals into his practice as employees. Dr. Mark Harris went on a similar journey in Vermont, where he integrated mental health services into his practice, Upper Valley Pediatrics, in the 1990s. In both locations, integrated mental health care has been beneficial for patients and providers, filling a dire need in the community.
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Caring for Children in Swaziland

In 2015, Dr. Rita Fox traveled to the rural village of Ekudzeni, in Swaziland, to set up and staff a medical clinic. She has since returned two more times to provide medical care to the community, building lasting relationships with a generation of children who have lost parents and family members to HIV/AIDS.
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Absent Adolescents: Solving the Problem of Continuity of Care Through the Teenage Years

Annual well visits with a trusted pediatrician are the best forum to address the physical, social, and emotional changes adolescents face today.
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Treating Patients With a ‘Community-Side Manner’

With a passion for health policy, Dr. Penn looks to understand her patient population at the community level in order to better serve them.
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Aging Out of Pediatric Care is All Relative at Pediatric Wellness Group

Northern California pediatricians Drs. Niki Saxena and Eileen Chan discuss the rewards and challenges of expanding their pediatric practice to include services for adolescents and young adults.
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Need for Adolescent Specialists Grows as Pediatric Subspecialty Evolves

It was during his pediatric internship that adolescent health specialist Dr. Gilberto Velez-Domenech realized he had the passion, talent, and the patience it takes to tackle the diverse health needs of adolescents.