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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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Getting Good Medical Care In an HMO and Keeping Our Present Medical Care by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I understand the need to join an HMO if  money isn't available to pay the high premiums for health insurance that allows you to chose your own doctors. However, if mone ... Read on »
Medical Risks of Getting Tattoos by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Many teens and others think tattoos are "cool", while countless others regard them as "tacky". My concern is the medical problems which can occur with tattoos. Some of ... 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 »
Senator Baucus and Senator Snowe Should Be Ashamed! by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I was appalled to just read that Senator Max Baucus and Senator Snowe have voted against a public option in the health insurance bill. I know that Senator Baucus has reciv ... Read on »
The Health Care Battle is Far from Over by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health It is  hard to believe in this wealthy country that twenty-one Republican governors are refusing to take federal money for Medicaid expansion in their states. How selfi ... Read on »
"Chicken Pox Parties"-What Could Parents Be Thinking? by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health If you have ever had to care for a patient with chicken pox encephalitis, as I have, or stayed home with  a child who had chicken pox, prior to the availability of the ... Read on »
"Patient Centered" Medical Care by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health The Republicans have a new talking point that a party strategist coined in 2009. Now that the Health Care Act has been made legal, the Republicans are desperate for wha ... Read on »
A Bell's Palsy Needing Further Work-up by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health A parent contacted me about her six-month-old child. The baby was not closing one eye as well as the other and had also developed some mild facial weakness. The family d ... Read on »
A Different Scale for Medicare Payments by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Because the U.S. is in such bad shape financially and health care costs are so high, an interesting idea has been put forth. It seems to make sense to me, but I doubt t ... 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 »
A Second Opinion is a Must for a Non-Specific Biopsy by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I don't think most people without and without medical training realize how many mistakes and wrong diagnoses are made on biopsies. It can be a biopsy of suspected cance ... Read on »
Additional Thoughts about Stomach Aches in Kids by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I didn't have room yesterday on this Blog to add more thoughts about stomach aches in kids. I would never, ever say a child had a "functional" stomach ache unless I was ... Read on »
American Medical Care Seems to be Getting Worse and Worse by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I  have had four people tell me this week about the  bad medical care they have been getting. Three had good insurance and the fourth was a Kaiser patient. One was a pa ... Read on »
Anesthesia in Neuromuscular Disorders by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health An anesthesiologist called me today to check about the risk of Malignant Hyperthermia in an adult patient who had been diagnosed as having either Charcot -Marie-Tooth di ... Read on »
Anesthesia Problems with Some Muscle Diseases by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I was talking with a woman recently whose son had Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The boy was to have surgery and I wanted to be sure the doctors had discussed possible an ... Read on »
Anorexia and Bulemia Today by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I have been reading a good novel about a divorced mother who discovered that her teenage daughter had bulemia. I was surprised to read that the author had the mother fi ... Read on »
Are Children What They Eat? by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health There is an old saying that "We are what we eat". In this day of fast foods, many hard working, extremely busy parents, it is often difficult to provide healthy food. A ... Read on »
Attitude, Words, and Serious Medical Problems by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Several individuals with breast cancer and other potentially fatal disorders have talked to me recently about the noted author Barbara Ehrenreich's latest book. Their unde ... Read on »
Autism and Mitochondrial Disorders by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex I found an interesting aritcle by Dr.Gregory Enns in the July 2008 issue of the American Academy of Pediatrics' newsletter. He discussed the awarding of compensation to ... Read on »
Autism Awareness Day by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I was talking with a good friend this morning knowing it was Autism Awareness Day and was surprised when she told me about her step-grandson who had just visited with h ... Read on »