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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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Causes of Choking in Little Children by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I was on an airplance a few days ago and watched in fear as I saw a mother giving her little child peanuts. The little boy couldn't  have been more than one-year-old. I ... Read on »
Certificate Health and Nutrition Practitioners by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health A friend sent me a new book a neighbor had written about what we should eat based on Biblical sayings. The friend knew how concerned I was about people who acted as exp ... 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 »
Checking a Doctor's Credentials by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I was talking with an elderly woman the other day who was having some medical problems. She had been referred to a specialist and was afraid he was the rude doctor who ... Read on »
Checking a Specialist's Credentials by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Now that even nurse practitioners, who get a doctor in nursing degree, can call themselves "Doctor", I think we all have to be very careful to check a doctor's credenti ... Read on »
Checking for Dangerous Drug Interactions by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I was talking with an old friend recently who was concerned about her husband. He was in his late seventies and had had heart surgery a year ago. She was noticing that ... Read on »
Checking on a Doctor's Credentials and Training by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Yesterday, I was talking with a smart twenty-six year old woman and her husband. The couple are soon to be transferred to the East coast because of their jobs. Because ... Read on »
Children's Health Insurance Strategies by Insurance Companies by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I was not at all surprised to read about the new games some of the insurance companies are playing about insuring children. Some insurance companies now say that they w ... Read on »
Cholesterol Reducing Drugs in Children by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health There have been numerous articles written about the recent report from the American Academy of Pediatrics on their recommendation of cholesterol reducing drugs for child ... Read on »
Choosing a Nursing Home for an Elderly Relative by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health When a family member needs a nursing home, it is always a dilemna about how to find the very best one. Those of us who have had to find a nursing home for a family membe ... Read on »
Choosing Medical Care By Cost by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health In yesterday's New York Times, an article by Claire Cain Miller discusses a new company, Castlight Health. The purpose of the company is to let people chose medical car ... Read on »
Choosing Medical care By Cost Not Quality by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health It seems that the quality of medical care in the U.S. is getting more and more like a business and not about providing the best medical care to patients. There are now two ... Read on »
College Students and Suicide by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health There is a chilling article by Trip Gabriel in today's New York Times about the rash of suicides that have occurred at Cornell University this year. There have been thr ... Read on »
Concerns About "Integrative" Medicine by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health It is sad that medical care in the United States has deteriorated so badly that patients are going to doctors who say they practice integrative medicine. Many of these ... Read on »
Concerns about the Selection of Medical Students by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health A doctor and I were discussing today's medical students and our concern that they are being chosen for their grades, not for their compassion, ability to relate to thos ... Read on »
Concerns about X-raying Babies by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health There was a long and startling article in the February 28, 2011 New York Times by Walt Bogdanich and Kristina Rebelo about X-raying babies. According to the article, ma ... Read on »
Congenital Benign Hypotonia is NOT a Diagnosis by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I frequently tell parents and friends that the Internet has a great deal of good information, but also cconsidrable misinformation and incomplete information. This was ... Read on »
Congenital Torticollis by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I had an e-mail from a grandmother asking about the diagnosis of congenital torticollis in her granddaughter. Torticollis means a twisting of the neck and can be seen fo ... 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 »
Constipation in Children by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Constipation is a very common problem in chidlren and one that is often left untreated by a child's doctor. If a pediatrician or family doctor doesn't sit down and talk ... Read on »