Dr. Cheryl Coldwater

Pediatrics
Burnet, null
40 years experience female

Locations

Big Sky Pediatrics

Burnet

Address

Burnet, United States
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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About

Bio

I am a Board Certified Pediatrician with 34 years of experience in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Mental Health. I am starting a on-line/virtual Pediatric Practice to help provide care to patients during the COVID-19 pandemic while insuring their health and safety. I have a particular interest in helping children and adolescents with Mental Health issues such as Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Autism, ADHD, Behavior problems, etc.

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Pediatrics

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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
No: These acid reducers have been used commonly for infant reflux problems for quite some time. They can be very effective and don't usually have any shor... Read More
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No: Vaccines are the #1 way to prevent serious illnesses, disability and death from many diseases. The best way to protect your child is to get all the re... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
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Itching: If your child is frequently scratching in the anal area and complains of itching, many doctors will treat for pinworms based on that history. There ar... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Not exactly: The most important thing to do is discuss with your doctor early about what you want and need during the delivery. That way you will have a better ide... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
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Not sure: I'm not quite sure what you are asking. Are the other children going to be present at the delivery? Make sure another adult is going to supervise them... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
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Birth Plan: Some people have specific things they would like to do at the delivery of their baby. Discuss these in advance with your ob-gyn and pediatrician to fi... Read More
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Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Yes: The MMR vaccine is very safe. There are very few reasons not to give it (only patients on chemo or with severe immune suppression should avoid it). Th... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Medicine plus: Medications are the mainstay of treatment for adhd. They can help you focus and are a great tool. They work best in conjunction with learning new orga... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Yes: Asthma inhalers are for specific types of symptoms. Using them unnecessarily may cause increased side effects. Always use your medication the way it w... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
No: No, you should not give anyone else your prescription medication. Only their doctor knows which type of medicine they need. All medicines have side ef... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Not scientific: Most "natural" remedies for adhd have not been proven by scientific research. The medications (stimulants and non-stimulants) have been studied for de... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Not always: Check with your child's doctor first. Your child may be going through a growth spurt or a developmental change. There may be family stresses affecting... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Start with the teen: Start by explaining to your teen that therapy is a way for him to learn new ways of dealing with problems (not to "fix" him- he's not broken!) ask him... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Big stuff or little: Divide the behaviors into the "big stuff" and the "little stuff". Big stuff are those things that are not negotiable- hitting, biting, throwing things... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Infant formula: Why did the pediatrician recommend a formula change? Was your baby having digestive problems? If he was having serious problems, you should check with... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Constipation: It depends on what you mean by constipation. Breast fed babies may only poop every feeding, or once a day, or every other day or so. It's only a probl... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Period : Yes, there may still be dried blood in the vagina after your period. When you masturbate, you get more fluid secretions in the vagina and that washes ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Menstrual periods: Periods can be irregular at times, due to hormones, stress, diet, etc. Be sure to keep track of periods on a calendar. Count from the 1st day of one p... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Height: At your age, you have probably reached your full height. You should focus on a healthy diet and regular exercise, just to stay healthy, rather than wo... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Breathing: It depends on what type of sensor it is. It may be that your baby is getting more active and the sensors are going off due to that. If your baby looks... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Colic: Colic is when a baby cries for unusual amounts of time. It's not actually caused by gas pain, but when a baby cries a lot, they can swallow air and ge... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
The type of stools: Constipation is when someone passes hard stools. A person can go to the bathroom every other day, but if it is a soft bowel movement, it is not consti... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
No: Children at this age are very active and flexible. The only advice is to encourage lots of different types of exercise and play in order not to over-s... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Talk with your doc: I'm sorry that you have this news. You should talk with your doctor about what should be done at this time. This could be caused by the baby actually ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
See your doctor now: If you can't keep anything down, you should call your doctor immediately. You may have an infection.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Controversial: There is currently some debate about this. The paracetamol (or acetaminophen) may decrease fever which may be a result of receiving the vaccines. It m... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Warm compresses: Put clean, wet, warm compresses on your eyelid to help treat the stye. The stye is caused my an inflammation in the hair follicle of the eyelid. Antib... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Not sure: I don't think i understand your question. If you mean that your thyroid level is borderline abnormal, you should follow up with your doctor to see if ... Read More
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Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Yes: High fever and lethargy can be symptoms of a virus, or a serious bacteria infection. When she is treated for an infection, the antibiotic should be wo... Read More
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Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
None: A middle ear infection is behind the ear drum. Any drops you put in the outer ear would not go behind the ear drum, and would be of no help. Many midd... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Moisturizers: The most important treatment for eczema is the use of moisturizers. Avoid drying soaps, such as antibacterial or deodorant soaps. After bath or shower... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
It can: Condoms are designed for single use only. Once used, they are stretched and are not as strong. Also, if used, there is semen in the condom which may e... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Avoid night feeding: Make sure that she is falling asleep in her crib, not during the last feeding. If she wakes up and looks around, everything is the same and she may pu... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Normal development: Baby girls frequently have a white mucousy fluid in the vaginal area in the newborn time. This is perfectly normal and due to hormone changes. Just cl... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Professional help: Teenagers can be at particularly high risk for depression and suicide. Seek professional help immediately from your child's doctor first. He or she ma... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
An ongoing problem: There will always be those who bully and those who are bullied. Unfortunately, the school teachers cannot see every activity. It is up to all of us (p... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Yes: I think you are asking if it's okay to feed the baby formula and breast milk. Yes, you can. I don't recommend mixing them, but you may give breast mil... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Depends : A baby can be considered small-for-gestational age if they are smaller than 95% of babies at that gestation. If a baby is term, they would be compared... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Not necessarily: It depends on the cause of the "smallness". Some premature babies may have catch-up growth, ending up the same size as other children. Some babies are... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Anxiety: Most likely, these symptoms may go with anxiety about a new situation, a fear or problem. Acknowledging that he may be worried about something and all... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Depends: It depends on the child's height and her usual growth pattern. The range can be from about 45# to 85#- a wide range. Your doctor will compare how your... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Hard to say: It's extremely difficult to identify rashes from a description on the internet. See your son's doctor so he/she can tell if it is something to be conc... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Healthy choices: Keep cakes and cookies for a special treat for holidays and birthdays. Give your child a variety of healthy choices, including healthy snacks. Let you... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Maybe: How old is your child? A young child who is starting to bite may not realize that it hurts people and animals. If you child is old enough to know this... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
See a doctor: You should see your doctor if you had a head injury and are having memory problems. The two things may be connected, but they may not be. Sometimes ot... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Yes: Frequently , in our culture, boys are taught to handle their feelings differently- keep them to themselves or let them out in aggressive exercise. Tea... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Generally not: Hpv is spread primarily by direct sexual contact. Like other sexually transmitted diseases, it would be unlikely to get the disease from touching a su... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Calories & Exercise: Most children have one or more issues- 1) too much junk food (high sugar, high fat foods), 2) too much food (eating more than they need), and 3) not ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
See a doctor: Most likely, you have a bruise (contusion) in a sensitive spot, but if your headache is getting worse, you should see a doctor.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Coughs and sneezing: Fifth disease is a viral infection and is mainly spread by droplets from the nose and mouth. These can be passed to others especially through sneezin... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. COLDWATER is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. COLDWATER is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. COLDWATER is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I have question not sure if lump it feels like a hard dot you don't know it is there until you feel it but turns blue please help worried
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She is 6 mths, it happened a mth ago. I mean low blood sugar. But drs haven't test her for hypoglycaemia. Should I not go swimming etc?
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Thanks for your quick reply! I have checked with my doctor we had a MRI done and it showed everything was normal. Still getting pains.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio, TX
Graduated 1983MD

Residency

AUSTIN PEDIATRIC EDUCATION PROGRAM
Completed 1986

Awards

Top Pediatrician, First Place, Austin, TX - Winter
2013
Top Doctor, Third Place, Austin Region, TX - Summer
2013
Top Pediatrician, First Place, Austin Region, TX - Summer
2013
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