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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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All Muscle Weakness in Children is NOT Muscular Dystrophy by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health When a child, especially a boy or teenage male, develops muscle weakness, the immediate diagnosis that seems to come to doctors' minds is muscular dystrophy. Because th ... Read on »
Virtual Medicine is a Frightening Concept by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I recently was sent an e-mail by a company trying to entice doctors to sign up for "Virtual medicine" The idea is that a mother or father would hold a child up to a vid ... Read on »
Enrollment for the Affordable Health Care Act is Over February 15TH by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health As millions of Americans are now receiving health insurance thanks to the Affordable Health Care Act (Obamacare), the Republicans just had their 56th vote to repeal it. ... Read on »
When Parents Don't Allow Their Children to be Immunized by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health One hundred cases of measles are  currently reported in several U.S. states. These cases follow the 59 cases that developed after several unimmunized children visited D ... Read on »
Domestic Abuse and the Need for More Shelters, Funding, and Help by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health It is a sad commentary on this country when so many women and children are being abused and no help is available. If you  have ever seen an abused child  or seen the fe ... Read on »
Skin Cancers are Increasing with Frequent Tanning by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health The American Cancer Society has reported that 3.5 million skin cancers are found in two million Americans. This is from a report in the American Academy of Pediatrics n ... Read on »
Cheap Heatlh Insurance May = Poor Medical Care by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I am always amazed  how many people put good medical care at the bottom of their priorities. Whenever I have moved to a new area, I have always made finding the best do ... Read on »
Finding a Doctor for a Serious Medical Problem by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I am always amazed when  patients are given a serious diagnosis and accept care from the first doctor who sees them. Getting a second or even a third opinion could save ... Read on »
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 »