Confidentiality and access to your teen's medical records

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Confidentiality and access to your teen's medical records

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So there are two separate issues with confidentiality. 12 to 17-year-olds are entitled to a confidential relationship with their health care provider. But once you’re child turns 18, actually their entire medical record is off-limits to the parent. So that means that an 18-year-old comes to your office and there is no information shared with the parent under any circumstances unless there has been explicit consent from your 18-year-old – a signed consent that allows you to discuss any aspect of their child’s health care with the parent.

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Lisa Stern, MD

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Dr. Lisa is a pediatrician at Tenth Street Pediatrics in Santa Monica. Following her training at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and UCLA Medical Center she began to practice a style of medicine that encourages a common sense approach to health and wellness. She empowers parents to use the resources available to them and teaches them to trust their own judgment. She feels strongly that people come to parenthood with their own history and it is valuable to have a objective third party to discuss the big and small issues that parents face on a daily basis. Lisa's patients range from healthy children to those with complex medical histories.

 

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