Dr. Mary Esther Carlin

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Foreman, AR
53 years experience

Locations

Office

Arlington, TX

Address

Genetics & Developmental Ctr of the SW, 801 E Border St. Ste L, Arlington, TX
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Specialties
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Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: Texas

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

191 Answers
57 Agrees
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
Throid supplementati: One is usually placed on thyroid supplementation following surgery that removes thyroid tissue and often results in functional hypothyroidism. See you... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
Yes: Preventative measures include being in good health at conception, preventing infecttious exposure, startting prenatal care early, avoiding any substan... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
Developmental/psycho: Use one or more established standardized tests of intellectual functioning and compare the results to chronologic age of the person. Tests look at bot... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
Usually not: Most drugs require transfer to the baby across the placenta. Some previous drug use can affect the sperm; however, they tend to affect fertility and s... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
Depends on care: Children with sickle cell disease are now put on daily penicillin which helps toprevent life-threatening infections. They are also sometimes given the... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
Babbling to words: The normal developmental pathway is from cooing to babling to words to sentences to speech.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
No: No, thyroid dyfunction can occur with an enlarged thyroid but can also be seen in persons whose thyroid has not changed size and appears to be of a no... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
Mental retardation i: Mental retardation is used to describe fundtioning that is significantly below someones chronologic age; e.g., someone who is 4 years old but can only... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
Exercise: Exercise and eating a healthy diet with no excess calories is the best way to trim excess adipose tissue from yuor stomach and trim and firm up your a... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
Need a laxative: Most people with encopresis(backed up stool) need to take a laxative and clean the colon(intetine) of backed up stool. Following that a change in diet... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
Yes: You clean a wound before you do anything else to it except atop excess bleeing.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
Check your heart: An ekg (ECG) collects information about how the electrical impulse that maintains your heart rate is transmitted through your heart. It not only shows... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
Trauma: A traumatic event, especially an emotional one can produce a sudden onset of stuttering.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
Rest and fluids.: The best t5eatment for the flu, other rthan getting a flu shot to prevent it, is to get planty of rest, drink lots of fluids and avoid spreading the v... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
12-14 hours as an in: Most newborns sleep nearly 20 hours /day, but gradually are awake more. Yoing infants usuallt sleep 12-16 hours or more/24 hours. Over the months they... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
37-40 weeks.: A normal pregnancy is 40 weeks in length. Delivery any time between 37 and 40 weeks is considered full term. After 42 weeks, it is considered post-ter... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
Trait is asymptomatc: A person with as hemoglobin (sickle cell trait is almost always asymptomatic themselves but can pass the mutated gene onto their children. A person wi... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
5-8 glasses: Most sources recommend at least 5-8 glasses of water/day, sometimes more if baby is growing rapidly of you have twins. One can also get extra fluid fr... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
Ask your doctor: Take your granddaughter to a pediatrician or specialist to evaluate for possible infection, dermatologic problem, or perhaps a metabolic disease. Exam... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
Depends: One disorder associated with long extremities and arachnodactyly (long digits is Marfan syndrome, but it is not the only one. Most are caused by genet... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
Consult neurosurgeon: Prenatal findings of agenesis of the corpus callosum and possible dandy walker malformation may indicate developing hydrocephalus. A consultation with... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
Exercise: In addition to monitoring caloric intake, avoiding fats, sugars and processed food; eating lots of fruits and vegetables, daily exercise, especially i... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
Highly seasoned: One should avaid highly seasoned food, caffeinated drinks, alcohol and foods generally not healthy for the mom or babe. Avaoid raw seafood and anythin... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
Rocking often helps: Usually best to be sure infant is dry, full and has had a chance to be in a quiet place with low lights and rocking. In someone's arms. Sometimes soft... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
Not that i am aware : I know of no evidence to support that claim, but it likely tastes good and helps the local bee hive owners!
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
Possibly: Contact through a wound with bodily fluids froma person who is HIV positive can allow the infection with the aids virus to be transmitted.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
Rest and fluids.: Get plenty of rest, drink lots of fluids and avoid spreading the virus. Best to get a flu shot to prevent it in the first place. Can use over the coun... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
Usually 6-8 lbs.: Birth weight varies according to # of weeks of gestation and the size and ethnicity of the baby as well as other factors during pregnancy and the heal... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
Probably not: Usually one can eat numerous citrus fruits with little ill effect except an acidic stomach unless one is allergic to them.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
Get treatment.: Depression decreases the ability to concentrate and to remember. Using an ant-depressant often makes it easier to concentrate and remember. Ask your d... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
Not sitting, crawlin: A typically developing 1 yr old can get to sitting and maintain that position while playing, get back down and crawl, pull to stand, perhaps cruise al... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
Some do: Most of us who know the scedule ii drugs we routinely use - their effects, side effects and unusual effects, and have experience with the outcomes in ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
Not usually: While many personality traits and both major psychiatric diagnoses (schizophreniz and bipolar disorder) are often mainly genetic, psychopathic behavio... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
What is question?: What's your question? Yes, it occurs in adult patients. Yes it is inherited but you might be the first affected member of your family. It is often slo... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
Possibly age related: Tremors are more frequent as we age and often are addocited with effort. However, they can also indicate a degenerative process like parkinson's disea... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
Gradual loss of visi: Most people experience some loss of vision over time. Protect your eyes from the sun or squinting/eye stress. See and be followed by an ophthalmologis... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
Yes: If you have had unprotected sex, you can become pregnant at any time. Take a pregnancy test and seek prenatal care if positive your symptoms are often... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
Yes: Run a pregnancy test . If pregnant, seek prenatal care.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
Multiple: Chronic, recurrent vaginal yeast infections may indicate overuse of antibiotics, perhaps an immune deficiency or can be seen in persons with an HIV in... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
New mattress: Best recommendations: get a new matress and box springs, cover in plastic, thoroughly shampoo and clean living quarters, shampoo/rinse any pets. Can t... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
80 - 120: The hope is to keep the blood sugar within the normal range in persons with type 2 diabetes. *0-90 up to 120-130 is usually an acceptable range. A nor... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
Usually none: Nystatin is used to treat a vaginal yeast infection and usually has no side effects other than a slightly increased vaginal secretion flow as it clear... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
Little unless infect: There is a cervical plug that presents a barrier to protect the fetus and amniotic sac from an ascending infection, but it is not foolproof and someti... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
Neutral: Aloe vera is not harmful usually to skin and may help with many conditions like skin injury, sun born, traumatic burns, wounds, etc.. However, I do no... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
More likely nerve ro: The commonest cause of pain running from your back down a leg is nerve root pain. Let your pcp examine you but you may also need to see a specialist l... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
Yes, but often enlar: The autoimmune process in hashimoto's thyroiditis can cause shrinking, but often involves enlargement of the thyroid gland, especially in the early ph... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
Usally only a few da: Yeast infections usually give symptoms quickly with itching, sometimes discomfort on urinating and often a discharge. While one cannot be sure when th... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
Be healthy; get care: Plan the pregnanacy and be as healthy as possible. Get prenatal care and avoid any substance or avtivity that can harm the baby. Try to avoid become i... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
At least 12-14 hours: Oftena new baby will sleep one extended period about 6-8 hours or longer at night and then have two long naps 2-4 hours in the am and in the afternoo... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
Yes: Seizure activity (and often the recovery period - post-ictal period) hamper memory and learning. Also, anti-convulsant medications used to help preven... Read More
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Oct 5, 2012
It's great to have another "dbpede" on board!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Carlin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Carlin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, FL
Graduated 1970MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Fort Worth, TX - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Fort Worth, TX - Winter
2013
Top Pediatric Developmental and Behavioral Specialist, Second Place, National - Winter
2013
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