DAVID E. REED, M.D.
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To the editor: Dr. Barbero's discussion (1) of the difficulties encountered by patients making the transition from the care of
a pediatrician to that of an internist presents an interesting dilemma and a challenge to our profession to meet the needs of society.
In addition to the need for increased communications between the pediatrician and internist, and expanded education programs to aide physicians in dealing with patients entering or leaving their care, I feel we should consider the creation of a new specialty. Semanticists will delight in developing appropriate titles for this new practitioner, (for example, transpediatrician) and wags may
REED DE. Family Physician Rediscovered. Ann Intern Med. 1982;97:280. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-97-2-280_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;97(2):280.
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