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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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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 »
Help with Insurance Coverage under the new Health Care Act by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health As insurance companies and the Republicans are still doing everything they possibly can to keep the Affordable Health Care Act from taking effect, there are some good s ... 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 »
Summer Safety for Children by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I was buying some sunscreen the other day and was amazed at the number of sunscreens on the shelf said to be for infants. The American Academy of Pediatrics repeatedly ... Read on »
Danger of Carbon Monoxide (CO) by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Carbon Monoxide is a dangerous substance if it goes undetected in your home. Accoding to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 500 people die each year from ca ... Read on »
End of Life Care for the Elderly by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health As people are living longer, it is extremely important that family members know how to handle problems  arising as the end of life approaches for an elderly person. Unf ... Read on »
The Affordable Care Act and the Republicans by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health It is amazing to me that the Republicans in the House of Representatives can waste so much of the  tax payers' money by voting 38 times to repeal what they call Obamaca ... Read on »
Many College Heatlh Services Provide Greatly Inadequate Medical Care by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I was angry when I read the account today by Alan Schwarz in the New York Times about the Harvard  University freshman who committed suicide after receiving medication ... Read on »
Sex Education and Abortions by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health In watching the news, it almost seems as if the United States is regressing rather than moving forward. Many Repulbicans seem to want to take us back to the 1930's or 4 ... Read on »
Interesting Articles for Parents on the Internet by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Several individuals have sent me articles they thought would be of interest to parents who read my Blog. One that Sonny Griffin sent me is how to prevent choking in chi ... 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 »
Teenage Pregnancies and Texas by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I was astounded to learn today that Texas leads the nation in the number of babies born yearly to teenage girls. The current statistic is that 130 babies are born to te ... Read on »