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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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College Students and Drinking by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I heard a startling statistic today that 1825 college students die of alcohol ingestion each year.  This is a terrible tragedy. I cannot imagine sending a child off to ... Read on »
Scary Online Courses for Nurses and Physicians Assistants by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I was delighted to  read an article in today's New York Times by Tamar Lewin stating that Yale Medical School was denied an online program for physician assistant maste ... Read on »
Bathing Babies and Children Daily Does NOT Cause Eczema by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health There is a puzzling small article in the April Parents magazine that cites a dermatologist at University of Oregon Medical School who says that daily baths can cause ec ... Read on »
Beware of Doctors Who Think They are Infallible by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health It is always painful to hear accounts of doctors who make statements that are false for which they  have no basis. Yes, there are some great doctors, but there are doct ... Read on »
Nursing Homes and Care of the Elderly by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Choosing a nursing home for someone can be a daunting task. I had to do it for my father and have visited other nursing homes where friends and a few teenage patients w ... Read on »
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 »