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My daughter is 14 and thinks she is too old to see a pediatrician. Can I bring her to a primary care doctor?

Teresa Charniga, M.D., Primary Care
Teresa Charniga, M.D., Primary Care
Absolutely! It is common for adolescents to begin to transition their care to a primary care doctor. It should be a choice that is made between the parent/child and the provider they would like to see. However, some primary care providers may not choose to see anyone under the age of 18.

What is the difference between the common cold and the flu?
The difference between the common cold and influenza (the flu) breaks down to the type of virus that caused the illness. There are different kinds of tests that can be done in the office in order to find out which type of strain is causing you to feel sick.

What diseases am I at a higher risk for around the age of 50?
In your 50s, you are at a higher risk for colon cancer and breast cancer. It is important to continue with regular screenings and wellness visits to your provider to ensure health conditions are caught in the early stages and do not turn into a long-term problem.

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