It can be hard for older teens to transition to non-pediatric docs

Started by LinksEtc, August 13, 2014, 10:00:05 AM

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"The Challenges After Surviving a Childhood Disease
For Millions of Teens and Young Adults, Finding a Doctor to Treat Them as They Grow Up Is Hard"

QuoteMore children have diseases like diabetes and asthma that will follow them into adulthood.
QuoteSwitching to adult care from children's hospitals and pediatricians' offices, which typically happens between the ages of 18 and 21, raises a range of issues, beyond medical care.

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