Transitioning from a Pediatric Nephrologist
Once you have formed a relationship with a pediatric nephrologist, it can be a difficult transition to an adult nephrologist and a new relationship. To ease this transition here are some tips:
- Ask your pediatric nephrologist if he or she can recommend an adult nephrologist in your area
- Ask members of your pediatric nephrology team what you can expect during and after this transition – e.g., frequency of routine office visits.
- Express your desire to maintain an open dialogue with your new nephrologist
- Express any concerns you have with your health care team before and after your transition
- Ask questions!