Why should I have to take my teen to pediatric waiting room if there are adolescent medicine doctors?
Pediatricians. Pediatricians are very comfortable seeing adolescent and teen patients. During their 7 years of combined medical school and specialty training, they have spent literally ten's of thousands of hours taking care of newborns, toddlers, pre-adolescents and teens.
Continuity. A pediatrician is trained to address the pt from birth to 18 or so. When they can develop a trusting relationship with one doc and see him/her until they graduate, it helps increase accuracy of evaluations and treatment. When the kid doesn't care where s/he goes or asks to move on, they need to as should you.If you are not happy with the situation move, you miss the chance to do better.