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Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor

Specialty: Pediatrics
La Jolla, California
Dr. Charlotte E. Thompson has been a practicing physician for fifty years. She is a board certified pediatrician and in 2005-2006 was named as one of the top pediatricians in the U.S. Her special area of expertise is in children's neuromuscular disorders. She is an assistant clinical professor of... Full Bio
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Medical Errors in Novels, TV Dramas, and Movies by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I am always surprised when I read a novel, see a movie, or watch a TV drama about what little research  authors or directors have done when medical characters or inform ... Read on »
Holiday Safety for Children by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health As I watched the mad black Friday scramble on TV, I wondered where  parents had left their children ? Are their days now going to be  filled  with getting, but not havi ... Read on »
The Great Danger of Home Births by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health It is always troubling to me when celebrities release books or other information about medical problems for which they have no training. Jenny McCarthy, the actress,  t ... Read on »
Scary Facts about Health Insurance Companies' Power over Doctors by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Two Harvard  Medicall School faculty members wrote an Op-Ed piece in yesterday's New York Times about the control health Insurance companies are wielding over many doct ... Read on »
Detergent Pods Reported Dangerous to Children by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health An article in the November 10, 2014 New York Times by Catherine Saint Louis discussed the danger of  detergent pods. The reporter said that 17,000 children under age ei ... Read on »
Diagnostic Errors in Neuromuscular Disorders by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I received an e-mail the other day from a favorite former patient that baffled me. She  had seen a doctor who suggested she be tested for Pompe's disease when she had a ... Read on »
VOTING and HEALTH CARE by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health This is a Crucial election and with the major efforts the Republicans are making to suppress the vote, I hope Democrats and Independents will make a special effort not ... Read on »
High School Football Deaths by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I am certainly glad I don't have a son or grandson pkaying football these days. The year my son played Varsity football was not an easy year, particularly since I was p ... Read on »
Violence and Football by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Because I have not come from a football watching family, it is  hard for me to understand the American obsession with football. Mty son did play a year of high school f ... Read on »
The Dangers of Not Immunizing Children by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I have always wished that parents who refuse to immunize their children could see some of the  tragedies which can occur when children are not immunized.  In the Septem ... Read on »
Repeating Medical Tests Can Be Life Saving by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I was talking with a woman  the other day who had had an episode of bleeding from her bladder. She saw a urologist who was not impressed and didn't do any tests. I had ... Read on »
Mental Illness and Republican Governors by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health An aritcle by Abby Goodnough in the August 28, 2014 New York Times  discussed how important the Medicaid Expansion in Kentucky has been to people with mental illness. T ... Read on »
Muscle, Breast, and Other Biopsies May Need a Second Review by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health It always troubles me to know how people given a serious diagnosis generally take the diagnosis at face value and don't get a second opinion. Of particular concern are ... Read on »
A Second Medical Opinion Could Save Your Life by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health It is always heartbreaking to me to hear accounts of patients who have told a physician about a medical concern and it was not taken seriously. One patient told a woman ... Read on »
Poverty Greatly Increases Medical Problems by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health As the rich get richer and the poor get poorer,  the medical problems of the poor have greatly increased. When someone does not have the money to buy fruits, vegetables ... Read on »
Excessive Weight Gain During Pregnancy by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I was appalled and amazed when a young woman told me her woman obstetrician told her it was O.K. to gain as much weight as she wanted during her pregnancy. I wondered w ... Read on »
What Can Be Done About the Greedy Drug Companies? by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Three recent articles in the  New York Times have focused on what  greedy drug companies are doing to American consumers. One article told of the terrible cost of vacci ... Read on »
Summer Safety for Children by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Summertime can offers some difficult challenges for parents as they look forward to vacations and yet know their usual routines will be interrupted. If vacations are be ... Read on »
The Supreme Court's Rulings Against Women's Health by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health There was a time when Supreme Court justices were lawyers and not politicians. Now it seems that we have five right wing, extremely conservative Republicans on the Cour ... Read on »
Unimmunized Chidlren Kept from School by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health In the June 23rd New York Times, Benjamin Mueller reported that a judge in Brooklyn, New York allowed schools to keep unimmunized children out of school if a student ha ... Read on »