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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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Holiday Safety for Children by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health With the bustle and hustle of holidays, parents (and grandparents) often find that making sure the  children are safe can be a real problem. This is particuarly true on ... Read on »
Constipation in Children and Adults by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Constipation can present a real problem in small children, teenagers, and adults. I have found that few doctors seem to know or are able to provide answers and usually ... 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 »
Suicide and Our American's Veterans by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I was listening to Ed Schultz on the Ed Show yesterday (Veterans' Day) and was outraged to learn that twenty-two veterans commit suicide each day in this country. We ha ... Read on »
Many Herbal Medicines Found To Be Fake by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health An interesting article in today's New York Times by Anahad O'Connor reported a new study showed many herbal medicines are worthless and even potentially harmful. Many w ... Read on »
Poverty in the U.S. and the Republicans by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health It is  hard to believe that the Republicans in Congress want to cut forty billion dollars from the food stamp program.  All most all of those in Congress have considera ... Read on »
More Accurate Information on the Health Care Act by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Because the Republicans have not been able to get rid of the Affordable Health Care Act even by shutting down the government that cost 24 billion dollars, they are tryi ... Read on »
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Foundation Discriminating against CF Patients by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I was appalled to read the Op-Ed piece in the San Francisco Chronicle on October ninth. The two authors. Dr. Eric Goodrich and Dr. Paul Quinton, are physicians who both ... Read on »
Republican Governors Refusing Medicaid Expanision by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health It is appalling to me that twenty-six Republican governors have not allowed Medicaid expansion in their states. Unfortunately, the very political and conservative Supre ... Read on »
Suicide and Bullying by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health How tragic it is to read of yet another teenage girl's suicide becasue of bullying by two girls, ages 12 and 14. (New York Times, 10/16/13). Where are their parents? ? ... Read on »
Medical Care and the Republicans by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I do not understand why the Republicans in Congress, who say they are Christians, want to shut down the governent in their battle to get rid of the Affordable Health Ca ... 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 »
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 »
Non-Stop Crying in Infants and Small Children by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health A good friend sent me a book, which was a true story, about a family who took their two small children to live in France for a year. The  author spent a lot of time tal ... Read on »
The Republican Lies about the Affordable Health Care Act by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I am appalled that Republicans like Senator Ted Cruz, who professs to be a Christian, want to deny thirty million people health care. How can anyone who says he or she ... 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 »
Problems with Vegetarian Diets in Children and Adults by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I had a telephone call the other day from a sixty-year-old woman who asked my thoughts about why she had had a fracture of her leg and a hip replacement. Now she has a ... 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 »
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 »
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 »