Sperling R. The primary care physician's role in caring for internationally adopted children. J Am Osteopath Assoc 2001;101(6):345–346. doi: https://doi.org/10.7556/jaoa.2001.101.6.345.
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The rate of international adoption in the United States has been increasing. Internationally. adopted children have various medical, psychological, and developmental issues that need to be evaluated and addressed by primary care physicians. Full histories and physical examinations, developmental assessments, and screening tests are necessary for such children. Family concerns and cultural differences between the child and the adoptive family need to be addressed as well.
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