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At what age should someone be to stop seeing a pediatrician as a doctor?

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Dr. Michael Blum
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Blum
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David Escobar
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: 18 - 21 y.o.

A pediatrician can actually see patients up through age 21.
However, many pediatricians (depending on the state) recommend their 18 Y.O. Patients find a family physician or internist moving forward, because after 18 years of age, the pediatrician can no longer offer vaccines that are provided by the state.

In brief: 18 - 21 y.o.

A pediatrician can actually see patients up through age 21.
However, many pediatricians (depending on the state) recommend their 18 Y.O. Patients find a family physician or internist moving forward, because after 18 years of age, the pediatrician can no longer offer vaccines that are provided by the state.
David Escobar
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