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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

Saturday: Closed
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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 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
1 of those things: This is just one of those frustrating things. Our bodies are not always cooperative. You may try rinsing your nose with saline rinse; perhaps that wil... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
No: Most babies are ready for solid foods between 4-6 months, when he can hold up his head well and isn't being satisfied with milk. Start with the rice c... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Possibly: One problem with steam vaporizers is they need to be cleaned regularly. They create a great place for mold, mildew and other germs to grow. If they pu... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Yes: A sunburn is a burn. It can be just mildly pink (a 1st degree burn) or red and blistered (a 2nd degree burn). There is damage to the skin cells and it... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Ask your OB: From the pediatric standpoint, the important thing is to avoid public contact with your new born baby. Being at a large social event will make that di... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Lightest possible: You should use the lightest possible tampon that is effective for your flow. Using a super absorbent one can cause dryness, irritation, and may be mor... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Usually: Melatonin is a natural hormone your body makes, so taking the pill can help with sleep. It can be particularly helpful for people with ADHD on Ritalin... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Hard to say: There could be many causes of a "lump". If it is causing pain or swelling or difficulty moving your arm, it should be checked by your doctor. If it is... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Stomach bug: Just take it easy on your stomach for a few days- avoid milk, heavy or spicy foods, fried foods. Drink plenty of clear fluids and have plain food for ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Difficult to say: Have you had any trouble passing your stools? Any constipation? Can you feel anything on the outside of your anus? Any bump or swelling? You may need ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
What do you want?: If you want to lose weight, the best thing is to decrease junk food, decrease your portions and increase your exercise. Don't go on a diet- you a... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Interesting question: For many women, the pain is brief and, if they are enjoying the sex, the sensual feelings take over and may be stronger than the pain. Many women know... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Normal: Most children will reach an age when they wanted to feed themselves. Offering small finger foods, soft fruits and veggies, pieces of meat, cheese, ric... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Not sure: Was there a reason that you stopped breastfeeding- were you on a medication, or sick? If so, one of those factors could have changed the taste of the ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Sit down for a talk: Sit down with her for a talk, without your son. Talk about your concerns, using "I" statements. "I feel.. when... happens". Set clear boundaries in a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
What's your BMI?: If your height and weight are proportional- according to your BMI- then this may be the appropriate weight for your body. If not, I would recommend a ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
More stimulation: It is not uncommon for women to not have an orgasm from vaginal intercourse alone. Many women need more stimulation of the clitoris. Talk with your pa... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Yes: ANY time that you have vaginal intercourse, there is a chance of pregnancy! Pre-ejaculate can contain some sperm so withdrawal is not a reliable birth... Read More
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Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
It depends: If your child has congestion and runny nose, but is acting well (eating and sleeping well), it may be allergy related. In many parts of the country, s... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
I don't think so: I don't think the Hydrocortisone cream will really do anything about the strawberry hemangiomas. They usually develop gradually and grow in size and r... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
See your doctor: It's hard to tell, but a fever and headaches need to be checked out by your doctor. You could have a virus or the flu, or something more serious. Defi... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
To what purpose?: Squirting (or female ejaculation) isn't necessarily a goal for a healthy sex life. Some women can do this, some can't, and it doesn't really make any ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Ignore: Use clear language. Don't make fun of your child's questions. Teach her to love herself!
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Difficult: Children who do not receive love and attention from parents (or parent substitutes in their lives) can have a lot of difficulty with attachment, self-... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Anything possible: If you have sex at all, you have a chance of getting pregnant. Period. However, if you are using a reliable method of birth control, and having regula... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Doubtful: It is doubtful that you would get an STD from this type of exposure. However, if you have any type of sexual contact, STD's are possible. Use safer se... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
See your doctor: First, see your doctor and find out if you have any significant health problems- high blood pressure, etc. If you have an eating disorder with binging... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Condoms?: Are you using condoms? You may be having a reaction to the latex or the spermicide, or a lubricant. Try a different type and see if that helps. If you... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
See her doctor: She should see her doctor. She may have a rash or illness developing, but it is unusual to have heat and redness of the extremities.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Hard to say: If you are having trouble with your breathing, see your doctor. You may have asthma (or reactive airway disease), or an infection, or allergies, This ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Probably: Unless the milk was going bad, she should be fine. Keep an eye on her today for vomiting or diarrhea. If she doesn't seem to have any side effects of ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Possible: Anytime you have unprotected sex, there is a possibility of pregnancy. People are not as predictable as we might like and both sperm and egg have been... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
It depends: If your child is running fever over 101, he is contagious until it stays under 101 for 24 hours. If he feels fine when the fever is down, you could pr... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
See your doctor: Severe headaches should be evaluated by your doctor. There are a variety of possible causes- some may be mild, some may be serious. There is no way to... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Speech therapy: Speech develops in children gradually, but there are specific milestones we look for to see if they are developing normally. If there is a concern- no... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
I don't understand: I don't really understand your question. If you are asking whether you can react physically with an erection when you see an attractive male- yes. Tha... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Exercise: Many exercises can be done without special equipment. Push-ups and abdominal crunches are helpful- just make sure you use good form (keep the back fla... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
See dermatologist: You may want to see a dermatologist. There are medications and treatments that may decrease the thickness or prominence of a scar. Some people will ha... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Could be infected: If they are swollen, painful bumps, they could be infected. They could have started as an insect bite or other irritation but may have a secondary inf... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
No: Are you speaking of a penile discharge? That would not be caused by acidophilus which helps replace the gastrointestinal bacteria. See a doctor to fin... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Hygiene, see doctor: Make sure you are cleaning her well- into the folds of her genital area and other folds of her body (germs can get trapped in those areas and create o... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Vaccines: The usual vaccines at this age include DTAP, POLIO, HEPATITIS B, HIB (for meningitis), PREVNAR (pneumococcal vaccine) (for strept infections) and ROTA... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Exercise: Good workouts usually include some type of cardiovascular/aerobic exercise such as running, jumping, anything that gets your heart beat up. Strength t... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
See your doctor: There could be a number of causes of frequent coughs. You may have allergies. You may have cough-variant asthma (not everyone with asthma has wheezing... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Hard to say: If he continues to act normally, he's probably fine. The object he put in his mouth may have scratched him, or even your own fingernail may have when ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Whenever new partner: Whenever you have a new partner, you should both be screened for STDs. That will only tell you your current status, but is a good place to start. Use ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
It depends: It depends on where in your cycle you are, when you had sex, and what type of birth control pill you take. Always take your pill as soon as you rememb... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Not necessarily: You may be reacting to the condoms- either the latex, the lubricant on them, or the spermicide. It's possible you need more lubricant if you are not g... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Difficult to say: One possible reason is that many men really need to get to know someone before they feel comfortable about having sex with them. You may have been str... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Viral: Those symptoms sound more likely to be a viral illness. Teething may cause low grade temps but not that high. If you bring the fever down with ibuprof... 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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