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If i'm referred to a neonatologist, should I still continue with my pediatrician?

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Dr. Ameth Aguirre
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Your neonatologist will most likely see your baby while she/he is in the hospital whereas your pediatrician will take over afterwards.

In brief: Yes

Your neonatologist will most likely see your baby while she/he is in the hospital whereas your pediatrician will take over afterwards.
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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Normally a neonatologist will only take care of your baby within the first few months of life, and mainly only while your baby is in the hospital.
If your baby has severe health problems, the neonatologist may recommend continuing care by a specialist but your pediatrician will probably be able to assume care.

In brief: Yes

Normally a neonatologist will only take care of your baby within the first few months of life, and mainly only while your baby is in the hospital.
If your baby has severe health problems, the neonatologist may recommend continuing care by a specialist but your pediatrician will probably be able to assume care.
Dr. Sheila Goodman
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Dr aguirre's answer is correct.
Once home the neonatologist is no longer involved. The pediatrician should then begin to coordinate care.

In brief: Yes

Dr aguirre's answer is correct.
Once home the neonatologist is no longer involved. The pediatrician should then begin to coordinate care.
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ask neonatologist

You should ask the neonatologist when you should see your pediatrician.
The neonatologist usually takes care of babies in the neonatal intensive care unit. Once the baby is sent home, the follow up visits are usually with the pediatrician.

In brief: Ask neonatologist

You should ask the neonatologist when you should see your pediatrician.
The neonatologist usually takes care of babies in the neonatal intensive care unit. Once the baby is sent home, the follow up visits are usually with the pediatrician.
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