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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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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 »
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 »
Autism Research by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health There was an excellent article by Kristin Sainani in this month's Stanford Medicine.  Researchers at Stanford are trying to find the underlying cause or causes of autis ... 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 »
Avoid Store Mini-Clinics for Children by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I was in a big chain drug store this morning and saw a sign advertising a Mini-Clinic. As I walked by the room where the "clinic" was located, I saw a young woman clad ... Read on »
Babies and a Sweeter Formula by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health As a practicing pediatrician for 50 years, I am concerned about the rapid weight gain that I see in many babies these days. Some gain weight so rapidly that they are hur ... Read on »
Babt Care Nonsense by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I was talking with a friend recently who had just become a great-grandmother. She said that several young couples in her extended family were about to have babies and s ... 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 »
Be Aware of What Little Children Will Swallow by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Most pediatricians and family doctors are aware of what little children will swallow. However, when parents have one or more children, it is often hard to keep everythi ... Read on »
Be Aware that Regular Measles (Rubeola) is Spreading by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health A new article in the current Pediatric News caught my eye with a picture of a child with a wide spread rash on his face. I had no question that it was the measles havin ... Read on »
Be Careful About What You Believe on Health Web Sites by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I have had three or four different people contact me about including some of their product information in my Blog. I have said "No" to each one and will continue to say ... Read on »
Being Informed About Medicines You Take by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I am always amazed when patients tells me they don't ask their doctors about possible side effects of a medicine that  has been  prescribed. In addition, there seems to ... Read on »
Beneficial Treatment for Patients with Devastating Illnesses by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Taylor Dardan sent an e-mail asking if she could post an article on this Blog as a guest author. Because her comments are similar to those that I posted in the past, I ... Read on »
Benefits from the Health Care Act Mr. Romney Would Remove by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health As I listen to Mr. Romney talk about what he would do as President, I shudder. Does he have any concept what the average person goes through to find medical care he or ... 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 »
Beware of Hypnotherapists who are not M.D.s or Psychologists by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health At a recent Christmas party, I was talking with a young woman who told me she was a hypnotherapist. I asked about her training and she said she had a few hours of train ... Read on »
Beware of Taking Steriods (Prednisone) for An Undiagnosed Problem by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I have had two young women tell me in the past few months that their family doctors prescribed prednisone or steriods for an undiagnosed problem. The prednisone was giv ... Read on »
Beware of Unsafe Helmets for Kids by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health As I read the 10/21/10 article by Alan Schwarz in the New York Times about all the problems of unsafe helmets, I was so glad that my son had played varsity football for ... Read on »
Bicycle Safety by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I was driving in a local beach community yesterday and was appalled to see six adults bicycling in a group, paying no attention to motorists, and no one wearing a helme ... Read on »