We know that the teenage years can be an exciting and difficult time in a child's life, with special health risks and problems. That's why we developed the Adolescent Care Clinic, to give teens (between the ages of 10 and 21 years) the specialized, comprehensive care they need.
UK Adolescent Medicine was featured in UK HealthCare's fall 2015 OnCall magazine. The article highlights Dr. Omar's journey in building the UK Adolescent Medicine program and the impact his work has had on Kentucky's teens and their families.
Click on the link to read the full article: OnCall 2015: UK Adolescent Medicine (PDF, 90 KB)
Our team of physicians, nurses, social workers, nutritionists, and psychologists has expertise in a wide range of adolescent concerns. We treat every patient as a unique person with unique needs - emotional, physical and psychological.
The Adolescent Medicine Obesity Clinic and General Academics Pediatrics
Pediatric BMI Clinic provide body mass index evaluations for kids and adolescents who are overweight or obese. Services include:
A physician is on call in the evenings and weekends.
Our gynecological care also counsels teens and encourages them to maintain a healthy lifestyle, avoiding risky behaviors and postponing sexual activity. Some of the services we provide include:
The teenage years can be fun and exciting, but teens searching for independence may experiment with alcohol, drugs and sex. These behaviors can have long-lasting and serious affects on your child's physical and emotional health including drug addiction, pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs like Chlamydia, AIDS and gonorrhea) or potentially fatal accidents.
It's important to talk honestly to teenagers about the risks. Our counselors are experts at communicating with teens and will work with you and your family to help with any special concerns you might have. We believe that the most important people in a teen's life are his family and we encourage parents to be actively involved in their child's life.
Adolescent medicine has partnered with
UK Adolescent Behavioral Health to ensure every patient has the best care.
UK Adolescent Behavioral Health, located in Lexington, Ky, is a 10-bed inpatient program that offers a personal, structured environment for adolescents with mental illness or behavioral health problems. The unit’s team of psychiatrists, nurses and staff work together to identify the cause of the behavioral problems and provide treatment.
Staff from both units work closely together to make the transition to inpatient care as simple and easy as possible for both patients and their families.
Kentucky ClinicFourth Floor, Wing D740 S. LimestoneLexington KY 40536-0284
Call 859-323-5643Fax 859-323-3795
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m, Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
AmenitiesDining, Internet/Wi-Fi, Information desk, Pharmacy services, Wheelchairs
Parking is available at the Kentucky Clinic Parking Garage (PS #3).
UK Good Samaritan Professional Arts CenterSecond Floor, Suite 200135 E. Maxwell St.Lexington KY 40508-2640
Parking is available at the Good Samaritan Medical Plaza Parking Lot (on site).
UK Family Care Center1135 Harry Sykes WayLexington KY 40504
Call 859-218-2273 (CARE)
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Rockcastle Regional Hospital and Respiratory Care CenterMedical Arts Building140 Newcomb Ave.Mt. Vernon KY 40456-1310
Mondays, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Harrison Memorial Hospital1210 KY Highway 36 E.Cynthiana KY 41031
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