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When should kid stop going to pediatrician?

When should kid stop going to pediatrician?

Depends: On pediatricians. Some go from birth to 18 or 21. Some won't see kids that become pregnant as they will need an obstetrician. Always best to ask your pediatrician their policy, so you won't be surprised. ...Read more

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At what age are people classified as adults? Is that when you should stop seeing a pediatrician?

At what age are people classified as adults? Is that when you should stop seeing a pediatrician?

Adults: this depends on what whether you are asking from a medical or social standpoint. In pediatric offices, the age at which pediatricians transition care to an adult doctor can be at 18 years old or 21 years old. This is dependent on the pediatric practice. In my practice, I see young adults through age 21. ...Read more

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Until what age does a person see a pediatrician?

Until what age does a person see a pediatrician?

18- 22 years: Many pediatricians have been trained in adolescent medicine during residency. As the early 20's are an extension of adolescence transitioning to adulthood, they may continue to see their pediatrician with whom they have developed a relationship to aid in that transition. Can be helpful during the college yrs. Your teen should ask your pedi before making a decision so that it's a mutual decision. ...Read more

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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 more

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

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

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 more

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

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

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 more

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At what usual age does a child stop seeing a pediatrician and start seeing a family doctor?

At what usual age does a child stop seeing a pediatrician and start seeing a family doctor?

Depends: Pediatricians usually stop seeing children once they reach the age of 18. However, i know some pediatricians still see some of their patients until 21 years of age. This usually is because of a pediatric illness or disease. ...Read more

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Im 16. Am i too old to see a pediatrician?

Im 16. Am i too old to see a pediatrician?

Not too old!: It depends on how comfortable you are with your pediatrician. I will see my kids until they are around 22 if they want. If you have health concerns that are more adult in nature, you may be more comfortable with an adult doctor. But pediatrics is meant to encompass childhood and adolescence so, in my opinion, you are not too old! ...Read more

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I am 17. Is that too old to see a pediatrician?

I am 17. Is that too old to see a pediatrician?

Not too old: Definitely not too old. I am a pediatrician in New York, and here we see patients up until their 21st birthday, unless they want to switch to an adult doctor before then. The earliest we usually recommend switching to an adult doctor is 18. ...Read more

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