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Pediatric Gynecology

Pediatric and adolescent gynecology is an area of expertise upon which few pediatricians or gynecologists focus. For young girls and teenagers facing unique gynecologic issues, seeing a specialist in this field can make a vital difference to helping these young women and girls feel comfortable. Pediatric/adolescent gynecologists offer not only the knowledge and experience in caring for young women, but also bring a gentle, reassuring demeanor to relate to young patients.

Tara M. Vick, MD, is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist who offers these skills and qualities. She is an active member of the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, a professional organization of approximately 400 members. The consultative services provided at the Women's Institute within Morehead Medical Plaza are designed to supplement and extend treatment available in pediatric or gynecology offices. Dr. Vick also possesses unique surgical competence to treat anatomic problems.

Pediatric/Adolescent Gynecology Conditions

Conditions can include:

Girls:

  • Labial agglutination
  • Vulvovaginal disorders (vaginal discharge or bleeding)
  • Vulvar dermatoses (rashes and itchy skin)
  • Pelvic/ovarian cysts or masses
  • Structural or anatomic abnormalities of the reproductive tract

Teenagers:

  • Breast masses
  • Abnormal puberty, precocious (early) or delayed
  • Amenorrhea (absence of periods after puberty begins)
  • Menstrual abnormalities (frequent or heavy periods)
  • Dysmenorrhea (significant pain with periods)
  • Menstrual regulation in young women with developmental/mental delay
  • Pelvic/ovarian cysts or masses
  • Structural or anatomic abnormalities of the reproductive tract (imperforate hymen)

Additional physician specialist counseling is available for planning future reproductive function or preservation. This counseling is offered in the office by the specialists in reproductive endocrinology and infertility.

Reproductive Counseling Related to Special Medical Conditions:

  • Reproductive counseling for genetic diseases (for example, Turner Syndrome)
  • Reproductive preservation counseling preceding pediatric radiation or chemotherapy

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment with Dr. Tara Vick, please call 704-355-3149. Please fill out and return this patient questionnaire form prior to your first appointment. 

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