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Dr. Charlene Sojico

Pediatrics
Savannah, GA
42 years experience female

Locations

CHARLENE D SOJICO,MD,PC

Savannah, GA

Address

340 Eisenhower Drive-Suite 740, Savannah, GA, US
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My office hours

Tuesday: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
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Fax

9123490038

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia

Aetna

CHARLENE D SOJICO,MD,PC

Savannah, GA

About

Bio

Graduated BS Biology, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City. Residency training at Mt Sinai Hospital/Rainbow Babies Children Hospital/Cleveland Clinic & Metropolitan Hospital,Cleveland, Ohio.Been in private practice since 1988 in Savannah, GA.Affiliated with two top hospitals in the SouthEast Georgia Regions - Memorial Health University Medical Center and St. Joseph's/Candler Health system.

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Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: Georgia

Languages spoken

English, Filipino

Doctor Q&A

1.3K Answers
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Must be : Something congenital or birth injury since as you stated it was since birth. You need to take him to a neurologist for diagnosis and go from there.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
This is due : To increase blood flow to the ears especially when you are blushing , stressed or nervous.Increase blood flow causes the skin to feel warm or hot and ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Would just observe for now since his test results were negative. If the bump gets bigger, tender to touch , color change, has fever , I would have it ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Need more detailed : History. Is there a new baby in the house, visitors, a move , an illness, death in the family, relatives or friends or even just a few seconds glimps... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
I would avoid: Going to places that you know will trigger an attack! if you must go, you need to be sure you are well controlled and continue to take your control in... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
NO!: Sounds like the skin around the scrotum is irritated and sensitive making it painful . Apply maalox antacid to the affected areas to help with discomf... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Sounds like : It is getting infected. You need to see a doctor for possible impetigo or other skin infection. Needs oral antibiotics to treat it . Practice good han... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Twice daily : Means taking once in the morning and once at night.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
They can detect: Lights and motion initially. They are very nearsighted - that means everything they see is blurry. They start tracking by three months old, by 4 month... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Yes this is : High.Need to conttol the fever. This may just be viral unless fever persisted despite proper dosing of anti fever medicine and she look sick with othe... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
No need: To worry unless the swollen glands become tender, hot to touch and there is fever and your child look sick.
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
There should be no live vaccines for 7th graders.
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A male asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Dry skin: Especially this time of year washing your hands with warm or hot water.It can be stinging and burning.Avoid hot water.Use moisturizer on affected area... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
It is a pain : Medicine not a decongestant. It shouldn't cause stuffy nose .Always ask prescribing physician why it is prescribed and what it is for and possible sid... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
It is possible: You need to get checked by your doctor to rule out anxiety disorder and other causes. Stress, change in weather, allergies colds, viral illness are so... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Question is: How long has this been going on ? If it had been awhile , you need to be very aggressive initially then do maintenance. You can start off with magnesi... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
A lot possibilities: Reflux is very common so is over feeding we call them "laundry babies ". Ear infection is possible too. The one thing you don't want to miss is pylor... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Need more info: But it is possible that your son is suffering from chronic constipation with fecal soiling as a consequence which eventually cause urinary symptoms. ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
You need : To discuss this with your obstetrician . Tests may be ordered and referral to fertility specialists if needed.Also both of you should not be stressed ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Yes!: Consequence of chronic constipation. Need to be very aggressive with management of your constipation. Need to continue your meds till you are regulate... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
You should : Take your bronchodilator as well- every 6 hours ( ventolin/ albuterol etc) whichever one you have. Just use one kind only .If you are not getting reli... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
WHY would you want: To do that ?!? No need to do so. She needs nutrition/ calories for growth. Very critical during the first two years of life !Pedialyte (for 4... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Sounds more like : Postnasal drainage causing night time cough. Try to take either claritin, allegra, zyrtec etc you will need a script for nasal congestion like nasonex... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Definitely!!!: These are mucus draining the back of your throat, triggering you to clear your throat and initiate a cough to try to get rid of the mucus behind.At ti... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Complete : The antibiotics/ medicines prescribed for your newborn ( how old?) and follow up with your pediatrician as scheduled or make one if you don't have an ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Have him : Checked anyway. He could have allergy related headaches or sinus infection. Burning of his eyes could possibly come from him rubbing it so much from s... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
How old is your baby: Need more history to be able to help you. Please call your pediatrician to discuss the issue. Or post another question and be more specific. Thank you... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
I would : Get a second opinion regarding the rash.There are treatment options available for ringworms and they are treatable! need more specifics / details and ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Would definitely be: On bed rest , avoid heavy chores and call your obstetrician . You go through a different experience with each pregnancy!
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Does your : Son have a navel hernia? Oftentimes children this age complains of pain even though the defect is small. Best to have it checked to be sure he does no... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Improves: Improves quality of life for patients & the family in chronic illnesses like congest. Heart failure.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Unhealthy diet : Poor bowel habits and not drinking enough fluids and not eating fibers and fruits. You need to make appointment with your doctor to get good history a... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
That: It's a myth that soy consumption helps control hot flashes.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
What: What is causing your menstrual cramps, possible causes, tests needed, treatments available.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Women: Women w more education and higher incomes have a better overall health and fewer sxs of menopause.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
I would recommend : Good follow up with your pediatrician. 99 is not fever, only when it is >100.4. Digging at the ears may not mean a thing, unless your baby is fussy... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Best thing to : Do is make an appointment with your doctor who will do a comprehensive history, physical exam and order a battery of tests to help make a diagnosis. ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
The thing : You are referring to could be a spur. Need more information . Please have yourself checked out by your Pcp or go see an orthopedic surgeon.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Eczema: It varies with each individual person. Some can take it for a long period of time and still effective . Some people have to switch up for a month and ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Something certainly is bothering you and I can feel you needed to talk to someone . You can discuss this with your teacher or school nurse. Am not sur... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Every pregnancy starts out with a 3-5% chance of having a birth defect. Getting COVID vaccine will NOT increase the chance of birth defects. Fever is ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
6-8 wet diapers : To the emergency room if lethargic, not playful not drinking at all or sick looking.If your baby is acting normal, you may have to offer him more fre... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Ringing in the ears : Could be due to any one of these -prolonged exposure to loud sounds,wax build up ear infection, allergies, medical conditions,insect , side effects fr... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Possible infection: Have your baby checked for rotavirus and other bacterial infection. Be sure your baby is not vomiting otherwise , baby can get dehydrated quickly. Bes... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Your son : May possibly have hair follicles inflamed causing it to be painful . Very common in children. Some do need to be treated if with fever. Otherwise self... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Hard to say: Without seeing what you just described.Would advise getting a second opinion at this time.In the meantime, use skin cleansers for bathing and moisturi... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Very common: Especially astigmatism . Some may be nearsighted too.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Urgent that : You take your daughter in now! with her breathing condition worsening, persistent fever and not wetting diapers , that is a "red" flag!
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Yes: Varies with each individual person.Grass allergy is one of the triggers of asthma attack!
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Not to worry: Be patient and teach him with pictures of family members using the appropriate pronouns.Repetition is the key.They are visual learners.Good luck .If c... Read More
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Testimonials
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Sep 14, 2013
Dr. Sojico's caring responses and upbeat attitude on HealthTap set her apart from the crowd. She's clearly highly knowledgeable and dedicated. I suspect she's the kind of pediatrician who could set at...Read More
Mar 23, 2014
Dr Sojico is clearly very knowledgeable in Pediatrics and medicine in general. She is providing an excellent service to public via Healthtap. I endorse Dr. Sojico.
Nov 29, 2014
Dr. Sojico is a very knowledgeable and compassionate doctor who gives practical and sensible advice. I enjoy reading her answers. Highly recommended,
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i want to thank you for responding. she has a really bad cold, im calling her doctor in the morning. her doc told me befor that it was one of the safest on the market, but couldnt remember the dosage....Read More
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Hi Dr. Sojico, Thank you for following up! My ped wasn't able to help much other than to speculate about the origin of the reaction. I am actually looking for a new ped right now because we moved rec...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Hi DR., THANK YOU SO SO MUCH, for Taking The TIME OUT OF-YOUR BUSY SCHEDULE To Answer for ME!!! THANKS AGAIN!!!~~~Jan

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Philippines
Graduated 1980MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Savannah, GA-Winter, 2013
Most Influential, Savannah,GA-Winter,2013
Club MD, Editorial Board, Doctor Mom- HealthTap

Affiliations

St.Joseph’s Candler Health System
Memorial Health University Medical Center
MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OF GEORGIA
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