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Seeking grown-up care

MDs' unease found to leave many disabled adults with pediatricians

Dr. Dan Palant, a pediatrician in Lexington, still treats longtime patient Shalom Lowell, who is 26 and has Down syndrome. Dr. Dan Palant, a pediatrician in Lexington, still treats longtime patient Shalom Lowell, who is 26 and has Down syndrome. (Globe Staff Photo / Joanne Rathe)
By Patricia Wen
Globe Staff / February 2, 2009

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LEXINGTON - One day last week, Dr. Daniel Palant walked into his pediatric clinic, decorated with Mickey Mouse posters and antique baby bottles. He was prepared to see his next patient, whom he has known since birth: Shalom Lowell, who has Down syndrome. Palant loves meeting the same patients year after year, but he thinks that sometime soon this one ... (Full article: 703 words)

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