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can a family medicine doctor get certified in adolescent medicine?

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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 25 years experience
No: Adolescent medicine is a sub speciality of internal medicine and of pediatrics.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 25 years experience
No: Adolescent medicine is a subspeciality of pediatrics and of internal medicine.
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: The adolescent medicine fellowship can be taken by family medicine docs, pediatricians and internal medicine docs too. We are all here to help you.

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