Barbara Staggers, MD
Oakland Magazine Best East Bay Doctors 2009-2010
Division Chief, Adolescent Medicine
Residency: Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland
Fellowship: Adolescent Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Board Certification: Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
Barbara Staggers, MD, is a nationally recognized authority on the medical, psychosocial and psychobiological needs of adolescents. Dr. Staggers can discuss eating disorders; developmental and parental issues of raising healthy adolescents; healthcare needs of adolescents; diversity in adolescent healthcare; reproductive health issues of adolescents, such as sexuality, sexually transmitted diseases and teen pregnancy; violence in adolescents; the abused adolescent; adolescent suicide; substance abuse and mental health issues.
In 2002, Dr. Staggers co-founded the Faces for the Future internship program to inspire and support minority students interested in pursuing careers in healthcare. Of students beginning the program, 90 percent have finished. The program has shown great success in encouraging students to stay in school and pursue a college education.
In 2005, Dr. Staggers unveiled a school-based health clinic at McClymonds High School in west Oakland. The Chappell Hayes Health Center is recognized as a national model for school reform and is helping combat west Oakland’s notorious levels of violence, homicide, abuse and number of high school dropouts. A second and more comprehensive health clinic opened in east Oakland at Castlemont High School in collaboration with Youth UpRising.
Dr. Staggers also runs the outreach and training cores of the Center of Excellence in Nutritional Genomics of the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities.
The leading causes of death among adolescents 15 to 19 are all preventable:
1) Accidents (unintentional injuries)
Source: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics
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