Dr. Angela Hernandez

Dr. Angela Hernandez

Seattle Children’s is pleased to announce we have added a physician and nurse to our Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Clinic to increase the availability of complex gynecologic care in our region. With the addition of Dr. Angela Hernandez, we have significantly expanded an expert team that already included Dr. Kate Debiec and Dr. Anne-Marie E. Amies Oelschlager. Dr. Hernandez will see patients at North Clinic in Everett and in Seattle.

Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology is staffed by pediatric and adolescent gynecology surgeons in our Adolescent Medicine Program who are board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and have a certificate of specialized practice in pediatric and adolescent gynecology. The team also includes Sita Basnet, ARNP.

  • We offer comprehensive evaluation and specialized treatment for gynecological conditions in children, adolescents and young adults.
  • We treat people from birth to age 21 and care for adolescents who are medically complex or may need surgical treatment, often working closely with experts from other Seattle Children’s clinics such as the Gender Clinic, Differences in Sex Development, Vascular Anomalies, Reconstructive Pelvic Medicine and our Cancer Center.

Our specialists see a wide range of gynecological concerns such as:

  • Abnormal vaginal discharge
  • Androgen insensitivity syndrome
  • Congenital anomalies of the reproductive system
  • Delayed puberty
  • Differences in sex development (DSD)
  • Early puberty
  • Endometriosis
  • Labial differences
  • Mayer Rokitansky Küster Hauser syndrome (MRKH)
  • Menstrual problems for youth with or without other medical conditions
  • Ovarian cysts and tumors
  • Primary ovarian insufficiency
  • Skin conditions of the vulva
  • Turner syndrome
  • Vaginitis and vulvovaginitis

Services include:

  • Contraceptive management
  • Menstruation regulation
  • Minimally invasive gynecological surgery
  • Complex reconstruction for congenital reproductive anomalies
  • Removal of foreign objects from the vagina
  • Puberty blockers

Patients with nonsurgical gynecological needs may be redirected to our Reproductive and Sexual Health (RSH) Clinic, which is another subspecialty clinic in Adolescent Medicine. It is staffed by adolescent medicine physicians and advanced practice providers (APPS). See our decision tree for help knowing which clinic to refer your patient to.

Referral tips

A referral is not required but is encouraged to help us give each child the very best care on their first visit. When referring your patient to Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, you may want to let them know:

  • Their first appointment will include visits with multiple providers and a social worker if appropriate
  • First appointments typically last two hours
  • If the child is over age 12, we will meet with them and their parent(s)/caregiver(s) separately and together
  • A physical exam, including a pelvic exam, may be part of the visit, depending on the concern

Access and appointments

  • Access is good. The typical wait time for a first appointment is one to two weeks; urgent patients are seen more quickly.
  • We are offering telehealth appointments and limited in-person appointments during the spread of COVID-19.

If you are unsure whether to refer your patient to Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology or Reproductive and Sexual Health, use our schedulers’ decision tree or call our Clinical Intake Nurses at 206-987-2080.

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