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Dr. Cheryl Coldwater

Pediatrics
Burnet, null
38 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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1.2K Answers
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Check hearing: Has she had a hearing test (many places do them on newborns while in the hospital)? If she can hear well, just keep talking with her. Use normal speec... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
What do YOU want?: The real question is do you want to do something (with potential side effects- since everything has side effects!) in order to please him? Are you hap... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Balance: Help her learn to be organized- lists and reminders to keep her on track. Talk with her teacher and find out if there is any trouble with learning, wi... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
See your doctor: See your doctor and get tested for infections. If you have an infection, make sure that you and your partner are both treated completely before any fu... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Not recommended: This medication has Diphenhydramine (benadryl), Chloral Hydrate (a strong sedative) and belladona (a poison)! none of these are recommended for parent... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Unusual: That would be very unusual. You need to have had varicella (chicken pox) in order to have shingles- which is reactivation of your own chicken pox viru... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Healthy diet: For your height, that may be a normal weight. Check with your doctor to see how your bmi (body mass index) looks on a growth chart. Muscle weighs more... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Hard to know: If he is not feeling well, unable to walk, and has fever, he should see a doctor. There are too many possibilities to try to guess what the problem ma... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Probably nothing: Babies usually breathe through the nose except for when crying, but if her nose is clogged up, she will breathe through her mouth. Make sure the nasal... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Not much to do: Your height is determined by your genetics and nutrition in childhood. You can't really change that, especially if you are an adult now. The best thin... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Practice: Set small goals for yourself and work on them. Then give yourself positive reinforcement for it. It may seem silly, but if you focus on the positive (... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
It's possible: Sex-steroid binding globulins affect the levels of hormones (both male and female hormones). Some hormone deficiencies can cause fertility problems, b... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Balanced diet: A healthy diet with balanced nutrition is the best choice. Use low fat milk (skim or 1% is best), low fat meats and cheeses, lots of fresh vegetables,... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
No: Over-the-counter eye drops are not formulated for babies. If your child has redness of the eyes, drainage, or other eye symptoms, call your doctor. It... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
I don't recommend: I don't usually recommend cereal feedings for babies under 4-5 months, per aap guidelines. The best way to treat reflux is to keep a baby upright for ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Vomiting: The first thing to do is break the cycle of vomiting. Give small, frequent amounts of pedialyte- start with 1/2 oz and increase gradually every 1/2 ho... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
No: The umbilical cord does not hurt when it is clamped and cut. It has no nerves.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
See a doctor: Why do you think you have rabies? Have you been bitten by a dog or in close contact with another animal that carries rabies (such as bats, raccoons, s... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Should be seen: Headaches and dizziness could be caused by a wide number of illnesses, from simple allergies to a more serious infection. If it is persistent, or is i... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Hard to tell: We can't possibly know for sure. If you have concerns, feelings that might be related to possible abuse, see a good therapist to work on this. You can... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Observe: Watch her for signs of vomiting or diarrhea. If she doesn't act sick, you probably don't need to worry too much. There is a good source of information... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Therapy: The best treatments are aimed at reducing increased pressure on the brain. When that is achieved (with a shunt generally), your son will need therapy ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Sometimes: Some people feel that their adhd medication affects their creativity. It's difficult to say since their perception may be significantly affected by th... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
See an ENT: If a child has an ear infection which doesn't clear after 2 months of antibiotics, or keeps recurring within less than 2 weeks after antibiotics, you ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Not sure: I'm not sure what you mean. Most schools have a variety of protocols to protect the children, including not allowing visitors to wander around the sch... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
See your doctor: There are several possible causes. The reflux could cause breathing noises. Also, some babies have a weak airway and it makes more noises when they ar... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Possible: Anytime you have unprotected sex, there is a possibility of pregnancy. Breast feeding is not a reliable birth control and condoms are not 100% (about ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Hard to say: Male and female nipples may respond to sexual arousal, hormones, cold temperature, irritation from clothing, etc. They are delicate tissue and react t... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
See his doctor: A cough that occurs at night can be from many causes, so he should see his doctor to find out what the issue is. Otc cough/cold meds are not indicated... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Different reasons: Children can get oral thrush from pacifiers, being on antibiotics, and other reasons. Yeast is on the skin and in the mouth, but can grow out of c... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Hard to say: There are a lot of things that can cause rashes in children- from infections, irritation, eczema, and hereditary causes. Check with your doctor to fin... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
I don't understand: I'm not sure i understand your question. You should always use condoms for protection against HIV and other std's. If you have had unprotected sex, se... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Why??: Why do you feel a big penis is necessary? Every male is different. Although there may be differences in guys in the gym dressing room, that is not ind... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
No: No, that doesn't occur. However, if you are having vigorous intercourse in certain positions, the penis may bump the cervix, which can be painful for ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
See your doctor: I would recommend seeing your doctor. Why did you take 10 Plan B doses? That is definitely inappropriate use of the medication. If you are extremely a... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
4 months old: Most babies can hold their head up while lying on their tummy at around 4 months. Place your baby on his tummy several times a day, while you are with... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Not sure: If you are 46 yrs old, you can't have precocious puberty. Precocious puberty is when puberty changes start much earlier than usual- before 8 years old... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Stress: You may have stuttering problems more when you become stressed. Try doing relaxation breathing, perhaps take up yoga, or get out for some healthy exer... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Food intolerance: Some foods don't agree with everyone. If your body does not make the natural chemicals to break down a food, you may not digest it well. This can caus... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Almond Milk: I think unsweetened almond milk would be the best choice. It is lactose free, gluten and casein free. I can't find any fructose or sucrose in it (exce... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Birth: When the baby is born, the nurse or doctor clears the mouth and nose of mucous and blood so he can breathe clearly. Measurements are taken and the apg... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Yes: Adhd can affect many types of learning, causing gaps in knowledge and inability to understand certain concepts. Talk with her pediatrician about treat... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
No!!: Mononucleosis is spread by kissing, and sharing drinks, like many viruses. When you are well, without fever, you can participate in your usual activit... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
No: "eye teeth" is just another name for your "canine" teeth- the pointy ones on both sides. To prevent gum infections, brush and floss regularly and see ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Not really: There are no guarantees of compatibility or healthy children. The best thing to do is make sure that you and your partner are healthy and get early pr... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
See her doctor: Check with her doctor to make sure there is no physical problem causing this. A common cause is nasal obstruction or congestion which doesn't allow th... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
I'm confused: I don't think you want to get diarrhea! viruses can cause all sorts of symptoms- cough, fever, runny nose, diarrhea, vomiting, etc. The best thing to ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Just basic exam: A well check/physical at this age is just a basic history and exam. Pelvic exams are not done at this age unless there is a particular concern.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Respect people: Children should be taught to respect all people, regardless of gender, or other characteristics. That doesn't mean they should *trust* everyone, until... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
PTSD: Any type of childhood abuse can cause symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. This can affect different people in several different ways- includin... Read More

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Dr. COLDWATER is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Dr. COLDWATER is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 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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