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At What Age Should Someone Be To Stop Seeing A Pediatrician As A Doctor
Not Broken: Some pediatricians continue to see their existing patients through college. A relationship has been established, why break it? College students come home intermittently and have health care needs. A pediatric office knows the patient and can usually get them in for that acute care visit. We have the patient sign a form allowing discussions with parents, if the young adult wants to share info. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doctors can you tell me when should someone stop seeing a pediatrician and start seeing a general practice doctor?
College: It should be up to the patient. I've found after 25 years that in general, my "kids" don't mind coming in to see me well into the late teens/early 20's. I kind of nudge them gently to see my brother, an internist with whom i share office space, by the time they graduate college or turn 22, 23 years old. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Either Way: It really all depends on preference and your level of comfort. My wife is a pediatrician and I am a family doc and we both agree that for otherwise healthy kids with the occasional illness a family doc is fine. However, i would seek pediatric care if any of your children have rare disorders or conditions as a pediatrician is more likely to have treated these during their training and practice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do other doctors think about gp's taking on pediatric patients? Should kids see pediatricians?
Pediatrics vs. GP: I'm biased being a pediatrician, gps get about a year of peds, pediatricians get three years all peds. If you are going to take your child to your gp (so one doctor sees the whole family which is great) you might just want to make sure that the gp has a pediatrician that he/she trusts to run things by when he/she isn't sure. The most important quality in any doc is knowing what he/she doesn't know. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have ADHD and i visit a pediatrician once a month but people say pediatricians are kid doctors does that mean when im 20 i can't see a pediatrician?
Eventually, yes: Pediatricians usually have a range of patient ages, and often transfer their care to other physicians when they age out. Of course this depends on the individual physician, so you should ask yours about this. You can also see an adolescent (or eventually an adult) psychiatrist for help with adhd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 4 year old has complained of hip pain for over a year. Her pediatrician dismisses it. Should we see a pediatric orthopaedic doctor instead?
Talk to pediatrician: I would go back to the pediatrician and in a nice way try to explain that this is very concerning to you and would like to get an orthopedic opinion for piece of mind. Multiple visits for this problem at the pediatrician's office will surely make the pediatrician think this does need a referral ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Baby is gtube fed. Who on my medical team determines the diet and feeding schedule? Pediatrician, GI doctor or do we see a dietician/nutritionist?
Gtube feeding: If you are seeing a GI doctor, they should primarily be responsible for their feedings. However, your Pediatrician can also manage this in between your visits to the GI doctor as well. I would talk with your Pediatric GI Specialist to learn what the plan is for the feedings. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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