Clinical Facilities

Outpatient Adolescent Medicine

UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

A key part of The UH Rainbow Care Network, the pediatric practices includes a large number of families with limited means who might not otherwise have access to care. The practice sees over 32,000 patient visits each year. It is both an essential community resource for underserved populations and an important tool for medical education, offering unprecedented learning opportunities for medical students, residents and fellows.

The outpatient Adolescent Medicine clinic sees approximately 60 patient visits per week, with diagnoses ranging from routine well visit to contraception, asthma, and/or abdominal pain.

This continuous rotation provides our Adolescent Medicine fellows with a strong fund of knowledge and excellent clinical skills; it offers them the opportunity to provide care for a panel of patients throughout their fellowship. Fellows will be required to present each patient seen, form an assessment, and discuss potential management options. The fellow is expected to follow up on laboratory tests/radiographic studies if ordered, again with the guidance of the attending physician with whom the patient was discussed.

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College Health

University Health Service at CWRU
2145 Adelbert Rd
Cleveland, OH 44106

University Health Service (UHS) provides health and wellness care, medical assistance, and health-related resources to students. All CWRU students who are registered for one or more credit hours are eligible to make use of the services offered within UHS. Full-time students who attend the Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA), the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM), or the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine (OCPM) are also eligible to use the services offered within UHS.

Here at UHS, our goal is to help students stay healthy and productive so they can get the most education and enjoyment out of their years at CWRU, CIA, CIM or OCPM.

Fellows see college-aged patients at the University Health Service (over 21,000 patient visits per year). The University Health Service is a second continuity experience as fellows see both acute and chronic illnesses over time. Diagnoses include asthma, depression, URI, injury, and headache. Fellows will be able to care for college-aged adolescents. Fellows are able to describe how to help adolescents transition successfully into adulthood.

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UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and Satellite Clinics

The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital is a leader in the research, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diabetes, obesity, growth disorders and other children’s endocrine problems. They coordinate evaluation, treatment and management of a wide variety of children’s endocrine problems. Services include the Children’s Diabetes Center and the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Clinic.

Fellows rotate in outpatient Endocrinology Clinics and participate in conferences and rounds. Endocrinology has approximately 7,000 patient visits per year, with diagnoses including diabetes, amenorrhea, growth disturbances, and obesity. Fellows learn to manage common adolescent endocrinology issues such as hypo/hyperthyroidism and amenorrhea.

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Adolescent Gynecology

University Hospitals and Satellite Clinics

University Hospitals MacDonald Women’s Hospital reaches out to young women through basic gynecologic exams, sex education and diagnosis and treatment of reproductive organs. The Center for Family Planning was established to provide family planning training for residents while offering compassionate and excellent medical care to our patients. Services that the Center for Family Planning provides include education, access to contraception, and counseling to prevent unplanned pregnancies.

The Adolescent GYN Clinic has over 200 annual visits. Fellows will see a variety of normal and abnormal adolescent gynecologic presentations and conditions. Adolescent Medicine fellows will become comfortable managing adolescent gynecologic conditions.

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HIV Clinic

Foley Building
2061 Cornell Road
Cleveland, OH 44106

Screening and diagnostic evaluation for suspected or documented HIV infection, together with complete counseling services, are available through the Pediatric AIDS Services of the Children’s Special Immunology Unit. Prophylaxis and treatment of unusual infections, AZT and other anti-viral therapy, and enrollment in multicenter trials are available.

The HIV Clinic sees over 100 adolescents with HIV per year. Issues encountered include treatment, complications of HIV, and adherence concerns. Adolescent Medicine fellows will become comfortable managing adolescents with HIV.

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LGBT Pride Clinic

4242 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113

The LGBT Pride clinic at McCafferty Health Center provides primary care that respects the unique health care needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. The Pride Clinic is the first clinic in the region and one of only 12 health centers in the country devoted to serving the health needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.

The LGBT Pride clinic is staffed by an Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Attending Physician who developed the clinic. The LGBT Pride Clinic has over 500 annual patient visits and cares for underserved youth in Cleveland. Fellows will have an increased understanding of the medical care of LGBT adolescents.

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Cystic Fibrosis Center

UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

Patients with cystic fibrosis are evaluated and treated at The LeRoy W. Matthews Cystic Fibrosis Center, located at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. Ten pediatric and adult pulmonologists participate as Center physicians in the direct care of cystic fibrosis patients. Additional CF Team members include nurses, respiratory therapists, dietitians, and a social worker, all of whom have considerable expertise in the care of cystic fibrosis patients.

Fully accredited with the highest possible rating by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Cystic Fibrosis Care Center is the largest in Ohio, and draws patients from many neighboring states due to its successful programs in the diagnosis and treatment of the many complications of CF.

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Adolescent And Young Adult Cancer Center

UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

The Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Center works to raise symptom awareness and provide highly personalized, comprehensive programming for teens, including early detection strategies, nurse navigator services, survivorship programs, and other supportive services. The program also works to enroll more adolescents in the clinical trials process, expand access to promising new treatments, and strives to provide better outcomes for young adults with cancer.

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Sickle Cell Anemia Center

Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

Established in 1989, the Sickle Cell Anemia Center provides compassionate, specialty care to more than 250 northeast Ohio children in cooperation with area pediatricians and family physicians. We are deeply committed to providing family-centered care to all patients with sickle cell disease, including transition to adult providers. Transition of care is a process that occurs over time. Planning and preparation for this transition involves providing parents and adolescents with the knowledge and skills needed to achieve successful transition. At UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, we believe that transition planning is essential for success. We begin the transition planning process early on in the teenage years to allow for complete preparation as patients transition to adult sickle cell care.

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Center For Comprehensive Care

Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

The Center for Comprehensive Care at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, is designed to help children and young adults with severe disabilities navigate care. Our goal is to ease the stress on families and address the major health, educational and psychosocial needs of children in the outpatient setting and during hospital stays.

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Sports Medicine

Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and Satellite Clinics

The fellowship-trained physicians at Pediatric Sports Medicine Center at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital’s Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery in Cleveland, Ohio help young athletes:

  • Recover from a variety of pediatric sports injuries as quickly as possible
  • Prevent injuries
  • Maximize performance
  • Determine when it is safe to get back in the game
  • Get pre-participation physicals and evaluation

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Adolescent Psychiatry

University Hospitals

Rainbow Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry provides a full scope of psychiatric evaluation and treatment services, either directly or through referral to affiliated staff and programs. Rainbow’s Child & Adolescent Psychiatry division offers an environment on the leading edge of treatment, research, and education, with a clear focus on children. We offer research fellowships to committed medical practitioners who want to learn and understand more in their field. Child and adolescent psychiatry is a solid subspecialty at the hospital.

Fellows rotate in outpatient Adolescent Psychiatry Clinics (over 4,500 annual visits) and Inpatient Adolescent Psychiatry Unit and participate in conferences and rounds. They will also participate in ADHD Clinic (over 200 annual visits) and Sleep Disorders Clinic (over 600 annual visits). Fellows will be familiar with common psychiatric diagnoses in adolescents and be able to implement a plan for assessment and management.

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Pediatric Sleep Center

Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

The Pediatric Sleep Center at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital is one of the leading referral centers in the country. Not only do we treat the most complex sleep cases in infants, children and teens, but we also provide accurate sleep studies for children with special needs or conditions that require more advanced medical care. The leading-edge clinical research conducted by our sleep experts helps us to deliver the latest, most advanced care available for a variety of sleep problems. Additionally, our innovative sleep lab is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

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ADHD Clinic

Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

Developmental-behavioral pediatricians provide evaluation and medical management of ADHD. Services include: a comprehensive evaluation that includes assessment of the child's neurocognitive, behavioral, and learning abilities; development of treatment plans that may include extensive evaluations, individual recommendations, and special assistance for children who are chronically or acutely ill; working with the child, parents, and teachers to establish a comprehensive plan to address learning needs.

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New Directions

30800 Chagrin Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44124

New Directions provides treatment to chemically dependent adolescents and their families dealing with emotional, behavioral, or psychiatric needs. Chemically dependent adolescents receive intensive, 24-hour treatment from a dedicated staff, which includes a Medical Director, Psychiatrist, Nursing Director, Registered Dietician, and Certified Therapists. The therapeutic day includes education from full-time teachers and a teaching assistant in a school program coordinated by Orange City Schools. The program also includes group therapy, individual therapy, life-skills training, physical recreation and 12 step recovery meetings. Length of stay varies, based upon each person's needs. Intensive outpatient therapy, individual therapy, family therapy, and continuing care is also available.

The fellows observe comprehensive evaluations, therapy sessions (group and individual), and participates in treatment team meetings. Fellows learn to recognize substance use disorders and design an initial treatment plan.

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Cleveland Center For Eating Disorders

25550 Chagrin Blvd #200
Cleveland, OH 44122

The Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders is an outpatient eating disorder treatment center that implements scientifically supported treatment programs to provide long-term success for children, teens and adults suffering from eating disorders (600 patients per year.)

We are unique to Northeast Ohio because we offer patients a greater chance for recovery by modeling our programs after scientifically proven techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Maudsley Family Based Therapy. Our eating disorder treatment programs are backed by more than 30 years of industry-leading research.

We offer multiple levels of care and take an interdisciplinary team approach — utilizing physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, dietitians, counselors, nurse practitioners, social workers, parents and loved ones — to offer each patient the individualized care necessary for long-term success.

Fellows are able to observe/participate in both outpatient and partial hospitalization visits. Fellows will be able to follow patients and maintain some continuity. Fellows learn to diagnose and manage eating disorders.

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Free Medical Clinic Of Greater Cleveland

12201 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

The Free Clinic’s mission is to provide quality health care and related services free of charge to those who lack appropriate alternatives and to advocate for policy changes that make health care available to all. The Teen Clinic provides general medical services; education, prevention and testing for HIV and STDs; Women’s health services, including annual exams and pap smears; and family planning services and counseling. Fellows expand their skills in adolescent medicine and in the problems of underserved populations.

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Juvenile Detention Center

9300 Quincy Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

The Cuyahoga County Juvenile Justice Center provides for the safety and security of all juveniles housed there and manages their care while awaiting disposition in the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court for charged criminal violations. Following disposition, the juvenile may be committed to a State Training School, sentenced to the Juvenile Detention Center, placed in a residential treatment center, placed on Probation, or released to parents or guardians. Over 3,000 juveniles are incarcerated there annually. The goal of Detention Center Staff is to help the residents become more productive citizens when released to the community. The juvenile detention center clinic is staffed by a primary care pediatrician with many years of experience treating this patient population. Fellows provide intake exams and acute visits for juvenile offenders placed in the JDC. Fellows are exposed to the Juvenile Justice system and to the health care within that system.

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