Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
Penn Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine is a unique medical practice that focuses solely on the needs of young women and men ages 12 to 30. The practice provides primary care in a comprehensive manner with a full understanding of the physical and psychological changes associated with the transition to adulthood. Janice K. Hillman, MD, FACP, Mercedes Timko, MD and Deepti Thapar, MD, are an outstanding team with a wealth of experience in providing health care services to teens and young adults.
When patients visit the practice, they are assured that the visit is strictly confidential. Patients decide whether they would like their parents to attend the visit. Some prefer to be accompanied by one or both parents/guardians, but it is entirely up to the patients.
To schedule an appointment, call 800-789-PENN (7366).
Patients should bring:
- A copy of their medical records for the first visit. Patients can obtain their records by contacting their previous primary care provider.
- Co-payment and insurance information.
- Diagnosis and treatment of acute illnesses
- Physicals for school, sports camp and college
- Driver's license exam and work physicals
- Health care services for college students
- Pelvic exams, including the first exam
- Evaluation for irregular or missed periods
- Birth control counseling and services
- Emergency contraception
- Evaluation for sexually transmitted diseases
- Routine gynecological examinations
- Male contraception
- Eating disorders
- Managing and coordinating care for chronic illness, stress, depression or anxiety
- Drug and alcohol use
- Smoking cessation
- Managing conflicts with parents, siblings, teachers and peers
Penn Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine has an outstanding team with experience in providing health care services to teens and young adults.
Janice K. Hillman, MD, FACP,
is one of only a few internists in the United States board certified in both internal medicine and adolescent medicine. She is a graduate of Cornell University Medical College and completed her residency in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hillman has been recognized by Philadelphia magazine as a &Top Doc& in adolescent medicine for more than 10 years.
Mercedes Timko, MD,
received her medical degree from Drexel University School of Medicine and completed her residency at Abington Memorial Hospital. She received The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award and was named the 2009 Abington Women's Board Scholar during her residency. She enjoys working with adolescent and young adults as they take responsibility for their health.
Deepti Thapar, MD,
received her medical degree from Bangalore University, India and trained in family medicine at Cedar Rapids Medical Education Foundation in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She is board certified in Family Medicine and has a special interest in preventive care, women's health and adolescent medicine. She is most interested in developing long term, collaborative relationships with her patients and is passionate about making a meaningful impact in the young adult population.
Elizabeth Rainville, PA-C,
completed her undergraduate work at Johns Hopkins University and completed the physician assistant program at Drexel University. She worked in primary care for several years, during which she especially enjoyed working with teenagers and young adults. Elizabeth specializes in developing health and wellness strategies for lifelong health.
Carrie Santoro, PA-C,
received her bachelors degree in psychology from Villanova University. She completed the physician assistant program at Drexel University and received awards for excellence including the Pennsylvania Society for Physician Assistants Leadership Award. Carrie spent nine years in family practice, pediatrics and adolescent medicine. She especially enjoys working with teens and young adults with chronic medical conditions and has a strong interest in female health issues.
Alicia Travis, CRNP,
received her bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Alicia has worked as a Registered Nurse at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for three years.
How to Find the Practice
Penn Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine has two convenient locations:
Penn Medicine Radnor
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA 19087
Radnor Office Hours:
- Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am to 8 pm
- Friday: 8:30 am to 5 pm
- Saturday: 8 am to noon
Penn Medicine Valley Forge
1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA 19312
Valley Forge Office Hours:
- Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 5 pm
Free parking is available at both locations.
This practice has been recognized as a Patient-Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). A Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of care that strengthens the physician-patient relationship through accessibility, excellent communication and utilizing the latest information technology.