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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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What is Happening to American Medical Care? by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Almost daily I am told accounts of bad U.S. medical care. Today, a woman told me about a friend who went to her doctor and had several questions. The young woman doctor ... 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 »
Girls and Women Can and Do Get Pregnant After Being Raped by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health It is almost painful to watch the news these days and listen to the Republican lies. When they make statements that are medically totally false, I really have a problem ... Read on »
Problems with Codeine for Post-Op Pain Relief in Children by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I have never understood why physicians use codeine with children for pain relief after surgery. Codeine is nauseating and constipating. This is particularly true after ... Read on »
Safety for Children in Parking Lots and Public Garages by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I was sitting in a busy parking lot yesteray drinking a cup of coffee. Looking out, I saw a mother and two beautiful twin girls, probably about three years old, coming ... Read on »
Romney/Ryan Frightening Plans for American Medical Care by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health As I have watched the news and read the newspapers the last few days, I have become increasingly concerned that many in the U.S. do not understand what will happen to t ... 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 »
What Is a Good Physical Examination on a Child? by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I took my grandson a few years ago to a pediatrican who previously had seemed to do a good routine physical examination. However, at this visit my grandson was out of t ... Read on »
Undetected Emotional or Mental Problems Can Result in Violence by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Because few doctors these days have the training, the interest, or take the time to identify emotional or mental problems in kids and young people and due to the NRA gu ... 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 »
How to Keep Doctors' Receptionists from Harming You by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I was told an account the other day of a woman who nearly lost the vision in one eye because of a receptionist, who should never have been allowed to work in a doctor's ... 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 »
Misconceptions about the Health Care Law by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I was talking with a mother the other day who said her daughter was upset that the Health Care Act was not declared unconstititional. "Why", I asked. The mother said he ... Read on »
Protecting Little Children from the Summer Sun and Heat by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Now that summer is here, I wonder if parents are aware of how much damage the sun and heat can do to their little children. As I am out in the community, I almost daily ... Read on »
Fighting for Good Post-Operative Medical Care by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I am hearing more and more accounts of patients being sent home the same day after, for example, an out-patient mastectomy or even two days after spinal surgery. Often ... Read on »
Medical Choices for Women and the Republicans by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health As I have listened to the Republicans in Congress and those running for office, read the newspaper, and listened to the news, I am becoming increasingly concerned about ... Read on »
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 »
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 »
When Patients Can't Be Assertive with Their Doctors by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I am hearing more and more accounts of patients afraid to stand up to their doctors. When a patient is in an HMO, this is a particular problem because many HMO doctors ... Read on »
Mitt Romney and American Medical Care by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health A woman who lives in La Jolla, California, not too far from Mr. Romney's 12 million dollar beach house, asked me what I thought would happen to U.S. medical care if he ... Read on »