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Teens and health care: What happens when parents are asked to leave the room?

Female Consultant Reassuring Teenage Patient In Hospital Putting Hand On Shoulder

Female Consultant Reassuring Teenage Patient In Hospital Putting Hand On Shoulder

SEATTLE — When a parent takes their young child for a doctor’s office visit, they’d expect to be in the room to answer medical questions and to offer emotional support.

But, when that child becomes a teenager, doctors often ask parents to step out of the room to speak privately. That can leave parents on the outside with a lot of questions.

To answer those questions, Dr. Robert Klem from Swedish Medical Center joined Q13 News This Morning. Watch the video for more.