Dr. Charlene Sojico

Pediatrics
Savannah, GA
43 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

Thursday: 12pm - 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.

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: Georgia

Languages spoken

English, Filipino

Doctor Q&A

1.3K Answers
5.8K Agrees
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Depends: The famous "pink eye". Conjunctivitis can be due to allergies, virus, bacteria, chemical , foreign objects , lashes, dust , splinters, trauma to the e... Read More
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Flu season : Starts in october, 2013 and ends in june, 2014.Most everyone rush to get their flu shots in october and november, thinking that it is already over by... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Safe: As with any medicines, it has a long list of side effects on the inserts eg headache , allergic reactions , sleep problem etcif it works, continue.If ... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Genes: Mostly genetics .Swimming, basketball , sleep and eating healthy plays a role.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
No: I don't think so but you can ask your dentist about it.Major things to worry are bleeding , infection dry socket jaw fracture, sinus perforation, par... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Prevention: Rickets is a bone disease in children that causes weak bones, bowed legs and other bone deformities.Not getting enough calcium and phosphorus in your ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Steps to take: If you have mucus in your stools.Referral for colonoscopy /sigmoidoscopy if you have rectal bleeding, night time abdominal pain, weight loss, anemia.... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
See doctor: The weird bump could be cancerous or it could be nothing, just the same have it checked out by your doctor and referred to specialist if necessary. Mi... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Difficult: ? To consider when making decisions abt tube feeding r similar to those abt etc medical treatments.What does the patient want? Goals of tube feeding?W... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
DKA for short: Dka is potentially life threatening complication in patients with diabetes mellitus.It results from shortage of insulin.In response, the body burns fa... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Take a picture: Take a picture then take your child to your pediatrician.Usually children have a viral illness on top of a bacterial infection that requires taking an... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Need more : information to properly diagnose psoriasis. Itchy red rash could be anything - contact dermatitis, eczema , bug bite, fungal infection ......need to s... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Hunger: Your baby may still be hungry. She may just be getting the fore milk and not the hind milk, which will make her more content.You can introduce her to ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Yes and no: Some may be lucky with mild complications.Most may have withdrawal symptoms and other medical complications.They can have major psychological, emotion... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Look him in the: Eyes and tell him you will be waiting in the kitchen after his time out ( meaning when he is calm). Walk away. Do not stay in the fight.Ignore him and... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
DEPENDS: Depends on what she needs. Does she really need it? Most of the time coughs are caused by allergy, postnasal drainage. In this case she will need an a... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Anything: Best to have it checked out. It could be a splinter or a foreign body (this usually hurts though) or a hyperpigmentation.Had a patient with same scena... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Definitely!: by yawning, by chewing gum and blowing nose against pinched nostrils.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
It all depends : on what is causing the cough, is it constant, persistent , annoying etc? If you know your cough is not infectious and not disrupting , you may go to t... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Your rash : has now become infected and need to be treated with antibiotics topically and or orally . Please stop the steroid creams for now and go see your docto... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Best to have it: checked. This may or may not be related to the epidural. Am surprised you let it go this long without seeing your doctor or getting some treatment !
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Sounds like : A viral rash . Need to observe further . It may be self limiting or it may get worst. If you are having other signs and symptoms along with the rash ,... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Need more details: Belly button pain sounds like a chronic thing . Fever may not have anything to do with the belly button pain. He may have a viral illness.Best to get ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Sometimes it takes babies to get adjusted to a new taste. Offer small amounts at a time.Give it 7 days. If your baby is not taking any at all please ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Practice good genital hygiene, lots of antI-fungal topical creams are available OTC, if you are diabetic , good control of your blood sugar and there ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Definitely need to see your doctor for antibiotics and ear drops . If ear pressure is high, it can rupture your eardrum again. In the meantime take mo... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Safer to travel by plane but, still have to follow protocol, mask up, avoid big crowds , good handwashing and get vaccinated to prevent you from getti... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
SECURITY: Young and old alike feels " safe and secure" in a fetal position! instead of "yelling" use the positive approach. It works all the time. Your child m... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
LOTS OF LEARNING: Depends on the severity of the condition and how premature your baby is, you may have a good and bad experience.Very stressful atmosphere, no privacy.... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Aggrenox SHOULD: Be avoided during pregnancy or nursing.It is a category d meaning it is known to harm an unborn baby -it may affect an unborn baby's brain, reduce bir... Read More
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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
CLARIFICATION: Lots of parents think their newborns are wheezing and having difficulty breathing, when actually they are all just stufffed up! they have noisy breath... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
You DO NOT: Skip the next dtap shot just because your baby had a fever! fever is very common with shots.May be low grade to as high as 104-105. If with other sign... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Need to see : Your doctor asap. It will not resolve on its own. You may need antibiotics and / or incision and drainage . Hidradenitis is very common under the armp... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Simply said: Full bedrest , plenty of fluids, eat healthy meals and follow advice of physician and take all prescribed medications as directed. Do not miss your fo... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Usually give : Between 1/4 to!/2 teaspoon every six hours as needed. If it is allergy related , you may find the once a day dosing better like loratadine, generic fo... Read More
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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
I am glad you are: Worried and being cautious. True it is not recommended because most of these medications have not been tried and tested amongst children less than two... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
At a very young : Age as they are growing up.Be consistent and be a role model to them! guide them and be consistent with discipline.They need respect as much as we do.... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
You may be suffering: From chronic sinusitis and may need clean up by ear, nose, throat specialist. You may have other medical condition going on with sinus infection. Go s... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Breast fed : Babies can go 7 days without a bowel movement .Just be sure the stomach is not distended , tender to touch or having bloody stools , fussy or febrile ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
You should: Have your pediatrician check your baby out since your baby is only two weeks old.It may not be anything major. Could just be colds, mucus in the back ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
They can: But 99% are due to virus. 1% bacterial cause . Follow treatments as recommended by your physician
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A member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
You might : Be suffering from allergic or viral conjunctivitis, that is why tobramycin is not working. Use zaditor (ketotifen) instead. It is now available over t... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
He is still: Recovering from his flu like symptoms. Make sure he is eating and well hydrated. He should come around the next day or two. If not, time to go see hi... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Most white : Raised bumps are usually benign. But of course it will become infected if you irritate it . Any skin lesions that gets bigger, change color , gets red... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Am presuming: You r already under the care of a physician & that u are already taking medicines for your"bad asthma". I would encourage u to continue taking your b... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Best to have it : Checked out . Hard to guess what those spots are without seeing them. How long has this been going on and they would appear exactly a day or so after... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Any OTC: Antihistamines are good. Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) taken every 6 hours may cause drowsiness, so do not drive. You can use loratadine, zyrtec or All... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Varies: Everyone's body temperature is different .96.8 is low but if you feel good and have no other signs and symptoms , you need not worry but if you are in... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Your primary: Physician should be able to handle athlete's foot !
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A female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Yes you can: Bactroban/ Mupirocin ointment works the best and it is a prescription.
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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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