Dr. Randolph Thomas

Pediatrics
Vacaville, CA
42 years experience male

Locations

Office

Vacaville, CA

Address

770 Mason Street, Vacaville, CA
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Blue Cross of California

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About

Bio

General Pediatrician in Vacaville with a love of watching children grow and a desire to serve all, be they the poorest children in an underserved village in Ethiopia, special needs children in the surrounding area or the more fortunate able-bodied children from within our community.

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

53 Answers
77 Agrees
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
From 0 to 50%: Ehlers-danlos syndrome (eds) is a group of inheritable disorders. There are two different inheritance patterns of eds, autosomal dominant and autosom... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Yes: 2 out if 3 adults have pain at the injection site, 1 in 5 have redness and 3 out of 10 have headache.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
No.... But: There are no official online tests from the government or aap recognized websites for the diagnosis of adhd. It's diagnosed predominately from careful... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Yes: Ehlers-danlos syndrome (eds) is a group of inheritable disorders. Some types have autosomal dominant inheritance (everyone with one gene gets the cond... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Probably: The albuterol is probably still effective but perhaps not as effective as a new inhaler. If you're having trouble with your breathing, i certainly wou... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
At least a few weeks: Mononucleosis is caused by the epstein barr virus(ebv). Most contract the virus in early childhood in an illness similar to a common cold. When the ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Not usually: The hepatitis a vaccine is relatively mild. We usually don't hear many complaints from parents after their children get the shot. Adults have a few m... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Yes: If you enter your correct height and weight into the proper equation or a bmi calculator, the results should be correct. The exact meaning of a parti... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
No it is not: Nocturnal enuresis is a common problem. By age 6, 10% of boys still have bedwetting with a gradual reduction with age. If it's primary enuresis (never... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
All should be OK: If you enter your correct height and weight into any bmi calculator, the results should be correct. The exact meaning of a particular bmi might be op... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Yes: The epstein barr virus (ebv) causes mononucleosis. After infection, it stays in the body for life. If the infection occurs in early childhood, the ill... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Possibly: Segawa syndrome, also known as dopa-responsive dystonia (drd) usually has symptom onset around age 6 but there have been case reports of it occurring... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Possibly: A solitary white patch of hair is called poliosis. It's a descriptive term and isn't necessarily associated with any other condition. Most cases are ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Yes: If getting the polio vaccine is a requirement of work i see no reason not to get it if you are positive for epstein barr virus. Most adults are ebv p... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Sedation risk: Both zyrtec and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are sedating antihistamines. They should not be taken together unless under the direction of your physicia... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Yes: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is probably the most commonly used medicine for constipation in pediatrics. Pediatricians and pediatric gastroenterologi... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Chew on cold objects: I would first see if allowing her to chew on a cold washcloth or one of the teething rings designed to stay cold would be of help. You can also massag... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
No waiting required: Besides some soreness of your arm, the hpv vaccine has no bearing on timing of masturbation.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Food allergies: Food allergens are the most common causes of childhood anaphylactic reactions with peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, cow's milk, soy and eggs being... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
See his /her doctor: Has he wet the bed his entire life or is this a return of wetting after having had a pattern of dry nights? Either problem's best addressed by his do... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
$64 at pharmacy: Their is a range of costs but this vaccine may be available at low or no cost from your county health department. At walgreens' which is a pharmacy ch... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Very unlikely : In some conditions, having a parent with congenital heart disease raises the relative risk that their child may have congenital heart disease. Even wi... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Possibly eczema: Could be a number of things but most likely is a mild case of eczema. Eczema is often inherited and is more commonly seen in families with allergic rh... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Yes: Most of the world's population develop low intestinal lactase levels beginning around age 5. This is most frequently found in those of Asian or afric... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Pain and redness: You can't get the tetanus alone in the usa. For adults and older kids, it's given as the td (tetanus and diphtheria) or the tdap (tetanus, diphtheria ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Very Rarely: The oral polio vaccine is the live polio vaccine that was previously given in the usa and is still used widly throughout the world, particularly in ar... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Change toothpaste: Others have experienced a slimy or stringy substance in their mouths after brushing. It seems more common after using toothpastes with whitening agen... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
From 0 to 50%: Ehlers-danlos syndrome (eds) is a group of inheritable disorders. There are two different inheritance patterns of eds, autosomal dominant and autosom... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
More discomfort: The td (tetanus and diptheria) is recommended ten years apart in the absence of significant injuries. They're given closer together when indicated for... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Hemoglobin/rbc count: Mean corpuscular hemoglobin or mean cell hemoglobin. It is roughly a measurement of the average hemoglobin content of each red blood cell (rbc) and is... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
$220 at Walgreens: Around $220 at walgreens, $250 at a doctor's office i visited today. If you are lower income, you might qualify for it under the merck vaccine patient... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
New bottle is better: You could probably give your child the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) without any adverse side effects. Perhaps the potency has decreased but if the medic... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Probably: Econazole is a topical anti fungal very similar to other compounds that are approved for use in children. However, there have not been any studies o... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Probably now: If you're like most adults, you probably haven't had a pertussis containing vaccine since childhood. Up until six years ago, there wasn't a pertussi... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Usually Prednisolone: Albuterol is routinely given for asthma in infants and a trial of albuterol is often given to see if it can help wheezing caused by bronchiolitis or o... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Very Unlikely: The incidence of ASD 's in a texas study was around 4 out of 1000 births. Other studies have estimated a 2 to 3 times risk of a person having an ASD ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Hopefully no: As a pediatrician who trained prior to the introduction of the hib and pneumococcal vaccines and saw many neurologically devastating cases of meningit... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
After you marry him: Unprotected sex is almost never safe from transmission of illnesses and /or risk of pregnancy when it's between a fertile male and female couple. It i... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Highly recommended: The Menactra is a conjugate vaccine (mcv4) that protects against 4 types of Meningococcal disease. Meningococcal disease can be rapid and devastating... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
HPV: Human papilloma virus (hpv) causes papillomas on the vocal cords in infants and older children. Please discuss the likely method of acquisition and ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Safe to use : As long as you don't have an allergy to the penicillin family the two drugs are safe together. You shouldn't have any side effects except those normal... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
HPV as recommended: I would follow the recommendations of the aap and cdc and proceed with the hpv vaccines. If your doctor mom ever wants to become a grandmom, one day y... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Normal: The range of motion of the elbow is often decreased after extended immobilization. In a child, this range of motion should return to normal or near n... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Yes: Cold sores are caused by the herpes virus (hsv-1) . It's closely related to the virus that causes genital herpes(hsv-2). It's spread by close personal... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Highly recommended: The hpv vaccine has been well tolerated. It's recommended for boys at 11 or 12 through age 21 but can be given as young as 9 (and through age 26 for t... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Age 10 to 12 years : Last set of baby teeth to be lost are the second molars that come in around two to three years of age.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Yes: Almost everything in the pediatric office carries germs, including books, toys and even the doctor's stethoscope. Most offices try to clean these ite... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Age 10 to 12 years : Last set of baby teeth to be lost are the second molars that come in around two to three years of age.
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Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Let the boy decide: I 'm against routine infant circumcision as i believe it is unnecessary and it does cause pain (much less discomfort however with a dorsal penile bloc... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Yes: The children are likely to be healthy as long as the children's mother doesn't have sickle cell trait, some other abnormal hemoglobin trait or a thala... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Thomas is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Thomas is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This saved my life. Thank You! Ok not literally but as all my inhalers are now outdated, and my asthma is acting up more lately, but I don't have a refill prescription...
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank u much

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UC San Francisco School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1981MD

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