The Young Adult

  • Stanley E. Sagov


The young adult has a central place in family practice. Young adulthood is the period in life when old nuclear families break up and new ones are formed, when the individual shifts his or her primary social allegiance from one family to another. This fact alone would make the young adult a crucial point of reference for the family physician. In addition, however, the change in family identification often brings with it a change of doctors. Whereas family medicine envisions an ideal of continuity of care over several generations of a family, our society has become so mobile that in many families each new generation of adults must find a new primary physician in a new locale. Thus, young adulthood becomes the key point of entry for patients into a family practice.


Young Adult Family Physician Young Adulthood Extended Family Family Practice 
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