Joyce Adams, MD

Joyce Adams, MD

Pediatrics Sacramento, CA

Professor, Pediatrics, UCSD School of Medicine, retired


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    Sacramento, CA 95831

Joyce Adams, MD

Pediatrics Sacramento, CA

Professor, Pediatrics, UCSD School of Medicine, retired

Summary

  • I am a Pediatrician with 34 years of experience in general pediatrics, adolescent medicine and child abuse medical evaluation. I retired from The University of California in July of 2013, after 19 years with the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. Currently, I do not see patients in an established office, but since September of 2013, I have worked intermittently at Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego on the inpatient Medical Behavioral Unit. I continue to do consulting work for attorneys in the area of child sexual abuse evaluation and provide expert case review for physicians and nurses who examine children for suspected sexual abuse. My current project is a collaboration with colleagues to update and publish an article on guidelines for medical care of sexually abused children.

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Pediatrics: General Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine, Child Abuse Pediatrics
  • Clinical Interests: Pediatrics; Medical Education; Child Welfare; Sexually Transmitted Diseases; child abuse pediatrics

Education & Medical Training

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Montefiore Medical CenterAlbert Einstein College of Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center
  • University of Kansas School of MedicineUniversity of Kansas School of Medicine
  • University of Kansas

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical LicenseCA State Medical License1988 - 2016
  • American Board of PediatricsPediatrics, 1981
  • American Board of PediatricsChild Abuse Pediatrics, 2009

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Diagnostic accuracy in child sexual abuse medical evaluation: Role of experience, training and expert case review.  Adams JA, Starling SP, Frasier LD, et al, Child Abuse & Neglect, 1/1/2012
  • Medical evaluation of suspected child sexual abuse: 2011 Update.  Adams JA, Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 1/1/2011
  • Changes in genital anatomy and microbiology in girls between age 6 and age 12 years: A longitudinal study.  Myhre AK, Myklestad K, Adams JA, J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol, 1/1/2010

Books/Book Chapters

  • Medical Response to Child Sexual Abuse; A Resource for Professionals Working With Children and Families. Chapter: Basic anatomy of the genitalia and anus 
    Kaplan R, Adams JA, Starling SP, Giardino AP
    Editors: .STM Learning, Inc., St. Louis, MO
    2011
  • Medical Response to Child Sexual Abuse; A Resource for Professionals Working With Children and Families. Chapter: Interpretation of genital and anal findings in children and adolescents with suspected sexual abuse: State of the science 
    Kaplan R, Adams JA, Starling SP, Giardino AP
    Editors: .STM Learning, Inc., St. Louis, MO
    2011
  • Essential Adolescent Medicine Chapter: Sexual abuse and the adolescent patient. Page 497 - 510
    Greydanus DE, Patel DR, Pratt HD
    Editors: .McGraw Hill, New York
    2005

Abstracts/Posters

  • “Penetration and the Hymen”, "Testifying as an Expert Witness” Adams J, Spring Meeting of the California Sexual Assault Investigators Association, Shell Beach, CA, 3/13/2013
  • Diagnosis and Assessment of Child and Adult Sexual Abuse and of Juvenile Pornography. Adams J, European Workshop in Clinical Forensic Medicine, University of Milan, Milan, Italy, 5/25/2012
  • Basic Child Sexual Abuse Examination skills Adams J, San Diego Conference on Child Maltreatment, San Diego, CA; sponsored by Rady Children’s Hospital, Sa, 1/21/2012

Lectures

  • Medical Care for Children with Suspected Sexual Abuse San Diego Conference on Child Maltreatment, San Diego, CA - 1/28/2013
  • Topics on Child Abuse Grand Rounds, UCSD 1995-Present - 1/1/2013
  • Topics on Adolescent Medicine Grand Rounds, UCSD 1995-Present - 1/1/2013

Other

  • A practical guide to breastfeeding, with suggestions for the working mother. Adams J
    Published by Ross Laboratories - 5/1/1984
  • Adams J. RNA Viruses and Cancer in Lower Animals and Man: Two Theories and a Review of the Evidence. Adams J
    Master’s Thesis, published by the University of Kansas - 1/1/1974

Grant Support

  • Genital Findings In Adolescent Girls Referred For Suspected Sexuual AbuseNational Center For Research Resources
    1999 - 1999
  • Genital Findings--Adolescent Girls Referred For Suspected Sex AbuseNational Center For Research Resources
    1998 - 1998
  • Genetial Findings--Adolescent Girls Referred For Suspected Sex AbuseNational Center For Research Resources
    1997 - 1997
  • Genital Findings In Adolescent Girls Referred For Sexual ABNational Center For Research Resources
    1996 - 1996

Professional Memberships"

  • American Academy of Pediatrics - AAPMember

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • BCBS California PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Health Net HMO - Employer Group
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Pacificare HMO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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