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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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Texas and Back-Alley Abortions by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I get chills when I hear accounts of women going to back-alley abortion doctors, but that is what is happening in Texas. If the Republicans have their way, all clinics ... Read on »
Autism Reported to be on the Rise by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Not too many months ago, it was reported that autism was occurring in one to one hundred children. Now the statistics are  that one in sixty-eight children are being di ... Read on »
Republican Lies about the Affordable Health Care Act (Obamacare) by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health The Republicans cast themselves as moral Christians and yet more and more TV ads against the Health Care Act are being filled with lies. Do they hate Preident Obama so ... Read on »
Poisonings in Children by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health A summary of the article by T.E. Kearney in the last Pediatric News discusses how parents react to poison ingestion in their children and some of the inadequate informa ... Read on »
Elder Care and Greedy Children by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health When an elderly parent  has dementia or serious medical problems, there is always a question about how to get the best possible living situation for them. Looking at nu ... Read on »
Resources for Patient Advocates by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health In the  past few days, I have had three different individuals ask me  for help in finding someone to advocate for them about medical problems.  One needed help with Med ... Read on »
Retaol Cliniics and Children by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health The American Academy of Pediatrics has just issued a new warning for parents about taking their children to Retail Clinics in drug stores and elsewhere. The problem wit ... Read on »
Poverty and Medical Problems by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I do not understand how the twenty-rour Republican governors, who state they are Christians, can refuse Medicaid expansion in their states. Do they have any idea what t ... Read on »
Automobile Safety for Children by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health An article in the 2/11/14 New York Times noted that "In 2011, 33 percent of children who died in car accidents were not buckled in." Also, twenty-percent of children un ... Read on »
Deafness in Newborns by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Many parents assume if their new baby has a normal hearing test in the nursery before discharge that there is not a problem. Even when a baby does not pass the  hearing ... Read on »
Medical Care When Traveling Overseas by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I talked with a woman a few days ago about her plans to go on a long trip to Asia. She and her husband were in their seventies and he had had heart surgery a year ago. ... Read on »
Will The Daily U.S. Killings Ever Be Stopped? by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Having worked in the busy emergency room of San Francisco General  Hospital as a medical student and in other hospital emergency rooms, as an interne and resident, I  h ... Read on »
What Can a Patient Do if Their Doctors say They Cannot Make a Diagnosis? by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I am always amazed when a patient tells me their doctors, after ordering  multiple tests, throw up their hands and say they don't have an answer.  If there is a real pr ... Read on »
Poverty in Children and Medical Problems by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health It hurts ts me to know that one in five children go to bed hungry. How can these children learn or develop any self-esteem if they have to go to school hungry, wearing ... Read on »
Caring for Children with Allergies by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health It can be scary to  have a child or grandchild with severe allergies. Life can become completely centered around the child's medical problem, which can make both the ch ... Read on »
Changing Doctors Should Not Be Difficult by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I often hear people say that they don't like one of their doctors, but they don't know how to change or how to find a better one. There are some wonderful doctors, but ... Read on »
Constipation in Chidlren Causing Medical Problems by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I had an e-mail from a friend telling me of her grandchildren's medical problems and asking me what I would do. Apparently, the children's doctors were doing various te ... Read on »
Some so-call "Dietary Aids" are Extremely Dangerous by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health An excellent article in the December 22, 2013 New York Times by Anahad O'Connor reported on the liver damage which has been tied to some dietary aids. She notes that a ... Read on »
Risk of Herbal Medications with Anesthesia by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health As the mother of a son who is an anesthesiologist, I know how hard a job he has and the long hours he has to work. If he has a patient who is not aware that herbal medi ... Read on »
Other Causes of Choking in Children by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health An excellent article by Jane Brody in the December 17, 2013 New York Times should be mandatory reading for every parent of a small child. In addition to listing even mo ... Read on »