What is adolescent and young adult medicine?
At Lee Health we offer specialized medical care to adolescent and young adult patients between the ages of 13 – 24. We assist our local primary care physicians and specialists in caring for teens and young adults in our community. At Lee Health we also provide support and guidance when it comes time to transition to adult care and transition for patients who need additional specialty care.
Some Conditions We Treat:
- Gynecological Concerns
- Sexual Health
- Pregnancy Prevention
- Eating Disorders
- Behavioral Concerns
- Gender Identity Concerns
- Noncompliance with medical care
Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
9981 S HealthPark Dr, Suite 454 Fort Myers, FL 33908
Dr. Marcela Nur specializes in adolescent reproductive health, menstrual disorders such as heavy, prolonged, irregular or painful menstrual periods and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She provides testing and treatment for STI's as well as education and prescription of contraception for adolescents. She also cares for adolescents and young adults with eating disorders, ADHD, depression, anxiety and difficulty coping with chronic illnesses.
Marcela Nur MD
Lee Physician Group
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It can help to create peace, improve focus, and clear your mind. Lee Health sleep medicine Dr. Jose Colon says meditation can benefit your overall health. “It can be very helpful for a number of both medical disorders as well as psychological and emotional disorders.”
Which is why health experts are now offering guided meditation classes to teenagers. “Teens, in particular, this is a very high-stress period in their life and they are more likely to suffer from anxiety and insomnia, and mindfulness can help with a lot of these things,” said Dr. Colon.
Monthly mediation classes are now being held at Coconut Point Healthy Life Center and Golisano Children’s Hospital. The hope is to teach teenagers how to be mindful through meditation practices. “One of the hopes that we have is that through a regular practice of meditation that teens can develop self-regulation skills,” he said.
Different types of meditation can benefit different physical and emotional needs—some practices can help with ADHD, sleep, and depression. “One type is an awareness of breath meditation where you focus on your breathing pattern, other types of meditation are body scan meditations, one of my favorite meditations is love and kindness meditations,” Dr. Colon said.
Studies show meditation can help with anxiety, headaches, and stress reduction. Practice health experts hope will help teens better manage stress.
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