Children’s Medical Group provides medical care for patients through age 21 years. By the time many of our patients reach high school, they sometimes begin asking when it is appropriate to move on to an “adult” medical provider. They are often surprised to learn that pediatricians are trained to handle typical medical problems that occur in adolescents and young adults. They are also surprised to learn that while they often feel out of place in an office with younger children, the alternative may be sitting in a waiting room full of elderly adults at an internal medicine office.
Starting at 13 years of age, we will be giving your teenager a questionaire to fill out at each well exam visits. Please see the information and screen we use below: