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At what age should a child stop seeing a pediatrician and start seeing a doctor for adults?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Leave it up to child: And physician.18-years is usual cut-off age.Many children & their pediatrician want to maintain their relationship until child graduates college at age 22+ years. Adolescent pediatricians often fill the gap between pediatrician and internist or family dr. Some children want to leave their pediatrician by age 16, especially if they don't have a same sex dr.. Those kids should be allowed to graduate.
Dr. Joseph Cohen
Pediatrics 23 years experience
18-21: Some practices like mine will see them until the 21.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

At what age does a child stop seeing a pediatrician and start seeing an adult medicine doctor?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Various: Many children as they get older see the pediatrician as an indication of childhood and want to see an adult doctor as proof of their maturity. There are some adolescent doctor specialists as well. Some children with disease needing frequent visions will stick to their pediatrician for a long time as they know each other well. So there are various answers and no absolute time.
Last updated Oct 4, 2016


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