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Two Questions Every Pediatrician Should Ask
Erin Teresa Kelly, MD, FAAP
(March 6, 2017)
"Did you ask if she ate today?" That was my nurse, and it was one of my first weeks as an attending at a city-run health center. I had just ordered the due and overdue immunizations for a 16-year-old girl who had come in on her own for her well child check. It was 2 pm.The girl wasn't underweight, she hadn't expressed body images concerns, and no, I hadn't asked if she had eaten.