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A 48-year-old member asked:

are you required to go to a pediatric if you are under 18?

4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Definitely: The scope of pediatrics is really from birth to age 21.Pediatricians are trained to go over growth and development , age and stages of development, gross motor, fine motor, communication.Personal , social skills and problem solving. They see the child as a whole emotionally, psychologically, socially and not treat them as miniature adults because they are not.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Peds or FP: Either a pediatrician or a family practitioner would be good choices.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
No, but you need a : Primary care provider: family medicine doctor, pediatrician or pediatric nurse practitioner. Developmental surveilllance should be part of " well-child checks, " with autism-specific screening at 18 & 24 mos. At 18 years, you sign your own hipaa & insurance forms & your doctor can't share any information with your parents without your written permission, unless they're your legal guardians.
Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Pediatricians are specially trained in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions and diseases that occur in infants, children, teens and early 20s, but there are no requirements that you see a pediatrician. Family practitioners have general training in the care of infants through the elderly. Internists care for adults.The most important thing is that you find a dr you're comfortable with.

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