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When Should Kid Stop Going To Pediatrician
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
Yes: There are many reasons why a given person may not have children. It takes many years of medical and specialty training to become a pediatrician. A person who has board-certification in pediatrics has both taken recognized training and passed exams demonstrating attainment of relevant knowledge, and shown dedication to their field of choice. Years of experience in practice are also relevant. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: What the tests are, why they are needed, how will the results influence your child's care, and any other options. Read more
Canavan disease: Regarding canavan disease: it is a genetic disease which is quite rare but seen mostly in ashkenazi jews. There is an over productin of n-acetylaspartic acid in the brain. A metabolic specialist ought to be consulted. However a full organic acid test should be run to help delineate possible adjunct treatments. I am betting most pediatricians would not feel comfortable treating it. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pediatrics: Make sure they are board-certified. Go to abp. Org to check credentials. Have an up-front conversation about communication, call-backs, expectations, philosophy on child-rearing, etc. Enlist them as a partner in your child's health. Once the relationship is established, let your doctor know you trust them. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Children: Are not just small versions of adults, they have entirely different sets of medical issues and problems. Pediatricians are specifically trained to deal with these. Other types of physicians, for example Family Practitioners, may also have some training in Pediatrics. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Within 24 hours: Where are you planning on giving birth? Babies are seen by a pediatrician within the first 24 hours of life; then seen each day while they are in the hospital until discharged. Typically 2 days for a vaginal delivery and 3 days for a C-section. Once they leave the hospital, they need to follow with a pediatrician between 2-5 days later. Choose a pediatrician before birth & they will go over appts Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pediatrician said girls stop growing @ 21 but now reading adults even as late as 40s can still grow. True? Is it minor like 1/4 inch or several inches
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
Depends: Pediatricians treat kids and your age puts you out of that category. If you are asking about a kid, it depends on the pediatrician. Some prefer to refer most or their behavioral health issues out to child psychiatrist, and limit their treatment to straightforward cases. Some get more involved and treat a broader category of issues. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My pediatrician says my child may have compression neuropathies, but I don't understand. What does it mean?
Do you have a recommendation for a pediatrician in the houston area? I have two children (5 and 3) who are constantly in the ER it seems.
My 2 year old son vomits every time he laughs, cries or coughs hard. My pediatrician said some kids are just like this- is he right? Medicine?
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