With the opening of the Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Specialty Clinic at UMass Memorial Medical Center, young patients who have complicated congenital and acquired gynecologic conditions that may require medical or surgical intervention now receive sensitive care in a dedicated setting.
Led by former University of Massachusetts Medical School classmates Erin Barlow, MD, and Anne Powell, MD, the team sees patients from birth through age 18 on the University Campus. Patients benefit from the combined expertise of Dr. Barlow, a general obstetrician and gynecologist with subspecialty fellowship training in pediatric and adolescent gynecology, and Dr. Powell, a general pediatrician with clinical training in adolescent medicine and a special interest in adolescent gynecology.
“We’re proud to offer this specialty clinic for pediatric and adolescent gynecology in Central Massachusetts,” said Dr. Barlow. “Young patients with complex conditions can now be treated closer to home.”
Consultations and treatment are provided for conditions including congenital anomalies of the reproductive tract, chronic pelvic pain and endometriosis, delayed and precocious puberty, labial asymmetry, vulvar lesions, and primary and secondary amenorrhea. Intrauterine device insertion and management is also offered.
Oftentimes, the team, which includes a nurse practitioner, collaborates with subspecialist physicians to provide easy access to comprehensive reproductive endocrinology, psychiatry and nutrition services.