Adolescent Medicine Program

  • The adolescent medicine program at The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center meets the unique needs of children between the ages of 10 and 19. Adolescence is a transition period filled with major changes in physical maturity and sexuality, cognitive processes, emotions, and relationships with others.

    Adolescents begin to take responsibility for their own health and wellness. Our adolescent medicine specialist helps them navigate through:

    • Their own growth and independence
    • Relationships with friends and family
    • School interactions
    • Effective communication strategies 
    • Dealing with the physical and emotional changes they experience

    Our adolescent medicine physician also collaborates with families to provide information about:

    • Sports injuries and safety, including physicals for sports, camps, school, and college
    • Nutrition, weight management, eating disorders, and body image
    • Stress management
    • Mental health
    • Sexual health, including gynecologic needs, birth control, STD prevention, and rapid HIV and STD testing
    • Understanding and avoiding high-risk behaviors such as sex, smoking, alcohol use, and substance abuse

    We also provide a medical home for adolescents with chronic illnesses or developmental challenges.

    To request an appointment, call 912-350-8180

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    Browner-ElhananKaren J. Browner-Elhanan, M.D., is the adolescent medicine specialist at The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center. She attended Wesleyan University and earned her medical degree from Tel Aviv University. Dr. Browner-Elhanan then completed her internship and residency training in pediatrics at Central Valley Hospital in Israel, and completed a second residency at Maimonides Medical Center, Infants’ and Children’s Hospital in Brooklyn. She completed fellowships in adolescent medicine and community pediatrics at Montefiore Medical Center's Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

    Dr. Browner-Elhanan is board certified in both pediatric and adolescent medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics. She is passionate about educating young adults. She practices a preventive medicine approach and has special interests in weight management, behavioral and school issues, and sports medicine. She is fluent in English, Hebrew, Spanish, and medical Arabic.

     

     


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    Karen J. Browner-Elhanan, M.D.

    Browner-ElhananKaren J. Browner-Elhanan, M.D., is the adolescent medicine specialist at The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center. She attended Wesleyan University and earned her medical degree from Tel Aviv University. Dr. Browner-Elhanan then completed her internship and residency training in pediatrics at Central Valley Hospital in Israel, and completed a second residency at Maimonides Medical Center, Infants’ and Children’s Hospital in Brooklyn. She completed fellowships in adolescent medicine and community pediatrics at Montefiore Medical Center's Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

    Dr. Browner-Elhanan is board certified in both pediatric and adolescent medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics. She is passionate about educating young adults. She practices a preventive medicine approach and has special interests in weight management, behavioral and school issues, and sports medicine. She is fluent in English, Hebrew, Spanish, and medical Arabic.