It might be time to transition to a family practice or internal medicine physician. Rather than making your child immediately take on the responsibility on his or her own, ease into the process with these steps. 

Bright colors in the office. A plentiful supply of blocks and board books. Lollipops at the end of the appointment.

While all these features of the pediatrician’s office appealed to your kids when they were smaller, they might seem “juvenile” to older teens. When your child outgrows the pediatrician, how can you help him or her be ready for an appointment with a doctor who works only with adults?

Making the Transition from the Pediatrician

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