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Adekemi Oguntala, MD is TheTeenDoc maintains the blog at TheTeenDoc.com. In addition to being an adolescent medicine physician, she is an author, speaker and educator. She is recognized for her energetic, and hip approach to difficult adolescent issues such as eating disorders, club drugs, as well as sexual development, orientation and health.
Dr. Oguntala received her medical training at Drexel University in Philadelphia, her pediatric training at Saint Christopher’s Hospital for Children also in Philadelphia, and her adolescent medicine training at Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, California. Following fellowship, Dr. Oguntala practiced at Oakland Children’s Hospital & Research Center at Oakland where she co-directed specialty clinics in asthma and overweight as well as general teen clinics at both hospital and school-based clinics. She currently heads the teen clinic at a Teen clinic in South San Francisco. There, she sees teens who with issues such as being over or under weight, use and abuse substances, have sexual orientation and gender identification issues, family planning and reproductive health concerns, depression, and victims of sexual, physical or verbal violence.
Dr. Oguntala has presented at national conferences and educated medical students, residents, high school students, parents and teachers. A dynamic speaker whose lectures are consistently described as full of practical information, an excellent speaker whose energy and passion keep the audience attentive. Dr. Oguntala presents and discusses the difficult issues involving adolescent development that have traditionally challenged parents, teachers and healthcare professionals.
Do you dread coming home for fear your teen will be in a bad mood? Or does it start even earlier than that when you try and wake them up in the morning and they snap at you only to hear them on the phone with a friend sounding like the sweet and kind person you know they can be? Well, these moments in addition to issues like grades, motivating your teen and hoping your teen becomes a self-sufficient and responsible adult one day are some of the many issues that Dr Oguntala, TheTeenDoc deals with on a daily basis.
Dr Oguntala’s talks have inspired her audiences to think about the issues that concern teens not only from the parenting perspective, but from the teen perspective. It is with this angle she allows parents and caretakers of teens to take a breath and regain control. In doing so, those who take care of teens feel empowered and knowledgeable about how to approach their teen. It feels less like an overwhelming situation as she clearly educates and lays out a roadmap to help guide you to improved parent-teen communication, a desire to spend more time together and an opportunity to create familial harmony instead of stress and division.
Dr. Oguntala speaks with parents, teachers, teens and writes about her expert knowledge at her blog TheTeenDoc.com. Her blog has been described as “down to earth” and “understanding of the parent’s position.” Her talks have been called, “Funny while making complicated points very clear and giving tools to change behavior immediately.” If you have a teen at home or even have a teen in your life, you can’t miss one of her lectures that will only serve to make your relationship better, which is the foundation of a teen to transition to a responsible and self-sufficient adult. She can be reached through her website for speaking engagements, www.theteendoc.com or call 650.465.4839.
Interviewed on the Family Coach Show 5/3/10, Becoming a Connected Parent
Interviewed on the Family Coach Show 1/8/10, Teen Love is So Intense…
As an expert on parent-teen communication issues, Dr. Adekemi Oguntala, M.D. is periodically interviewed by the media. Her quotations have appeared in national and regional news. She has also published feature-length articles. In addition to print press, Dr. Adekemi Oguntala has also participated in radio interviews. Check out some of the coverage here: