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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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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 »
Safety for Children in Strollers by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I have always worried aobut the strollers I see American parents using for their little children. It bothers me that the adult pushing the stroller is blocked from seei ... Read on »
Preparing for Surgery by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I am always amazed when anesthesiologists tell me about the little preparation some patients make when they are going to have surgery. Part of the problems is that thei ... Read on »
Raw Food Diets Can Hurt Children by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health As a practicing pediatrician, I spent a geat deal of time talking with  parents about what their children were eating. This was particularly important if the children w ... Read on »
How to Find a Good Pediatrician by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I often get calls from parents asking how to find a good pediatrician for either a newborn or in moving to a new community. I have put together a list of questions for  ... Read on »
How To Find a Good Pediatrician by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health A young woman who was about to  have her first baby contacted me about how to find a pediatrician.  I sent her the list of questions, I have given countless parents, to ... Read on »
The NRA and GUN VIOLENCE by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health As I read about the daily shootings and killings in the U.S., I wish so much that the CEO and board members of the NRA could spend several days and nights in a big city ... Read on »
Passing Personhood Laws would be Tragic by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health It is extremely frightening to know that legislators in several states are trying to pass Personhood amendments. If these passed, it would mean no contraceptives, no ab ... Read on »
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 »