One of the more important adult decisions you will make is choosing a physician that fits the grown-up you. With Boys Town Internal Medicine, transitioning from pediatric to adult care is easy.
Boys Town Internal Medicine board-certified physicians specialize in the care of adults with an emphasis on prevention, management and treatment of common adult illnesses to complex medical conditions. Our primary care physicians understand the unique health needs and concerns of young and aging adults.
When to Transition to Adult Care
Young adults typically switch from pediatric to adult care between the ages of 18 and 21 years, or when they are ready to manage their own healthcare. At Boys Town primary care Clinics, you are welcome to schedule an introductory meeting with an internist and ask the doctor questions to make sure he or she is the right fit for you.
How to Choose a Primary Care Doctor
There are many questions to ask when it comes to finding the right doctor. Here are some things you should consider.
- Is the physician board certified?
- What are the office hours?
- What is appointment availability like for sick visits?
- Where does the physician practice?
- Who are the physicians who will care for me if my doctor is not available?
Boys Town Internal Medicine is dedicated to the prevention of chronic illness and disease. Our doctors recommend annual well-check visits to monitor your current health and discuss any adult health questions or concerns, such as:
- Diet and nutrition
Care for Adults with Chronic Health Conditions
Physicians at Boys Town specialize in how chronic illness affects the adult body and can seamlessly transition your pediatric health plan to a comprehensive, coordinated adult care plan. Our primary care doctors communicate directly with your healthcare specialists and coordinate extra care, if needed.