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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.