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Dr. Mary Esther Carlin

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Foreman, AR
52 years experience

Locations

Office

Arlington, TX

Address

Genetics & Developmental Ctr of the SW, 801 E Border St. Ste L, Arlington, TX
Directions

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Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: Texas

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

191 Answers
57 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 years experience
See Dr.: At your young age, you need a thorough evaluation regarding the cause of your joint pain. I suggest a rheumatologist. You will need some blod tests, p... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 years experience
Many things: If you have either a sudden onset or a plolonged period of lower stomach and/or back pain, you should see your primary care physician for a thorough e... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 years experience
Spicy, fatty, sugar: Breastfeeding moms should avoid spicy foods condiments, fried or fatty foods, lots of refined sugars.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 years experience
NBot harmful: Vitamin b complex is safe when taken in therapeutic amounts (not excess) and is water soluable so cannot build up in the body. It may not be helpful i... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 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
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 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
A female asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 years experience
Repeat the studies.: Did you give the lab the 'worm', or did you just do stool studies for eggs? The latter can be negative and should be done on earolyn am sample on risi... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 years experience
Yes!: You may well be pregnant again. I would advise a pregnancy test, and start prenatal care if positive. Avoid anything that can hurt a fetus until you a... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 years experience
Stay active: Stay as active as possible but do not overdo activity or overstress your muscles. Physical therapy is often helpful. Exercise in water is often helpfu... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 years experience
Watch for infection: It is important to clean the burn, keep it covered and watch for infection . Can use a topical antibiotic. If swollen, painful or deep, you need to se... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 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
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 years experience
Yes: Run a pregnancy test . If pregnant, seek prenatal care.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 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
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 years experience
Seek treatment: Most people with depression can be helped with medication (ant-depressants). Some are also helped by counseling/ psychtherapy. Family support is also ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 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.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 years experience
Not independent: Parasites require other living organisms for their own survival. Human parasites need substances from our bodies for survival and cannot live without ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 years experience
Yes: You can be pregnant without symptoms other than mising your period, especially early on. Get a pregnancy test and seek prenatal care if positive. Repe... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 years experience
Depends on cause: Treatment depends on the cause of the soreness. Muscle fatigue may respond to rest, message, heat. Injury may need rest elevation, muscle relaxants, e... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 years experience
Probably not: In general, one wants to help decreaseb the oiliness of the skin when treating acne, so potential clogging of pores with olive oil would not be recomm... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 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
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 years experience
Look under a microsc: Usually one can take a scraping from the infected area and put it on a slide and examine it under a microscope to determine what organism is causing t... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 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
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 years experience
Diet; exercise.: It is rarely possible to lose weight/fat fast. However, watching calories and performing daily exercise are tried and true ways to gradually reduce fa... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 years experience
Yes but not typical: Asthmatic attacks often start with a cough but usually progress to a tightness in the chest and wheezing. Usually respond to using an inhaler with bro... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 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
A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 years experience
Xecondary effect: Brisk walking for a distance of 4 miles, especially if your arms are swinging freely, can result in blood pooling in your hands/fingers. At your age, ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 years experience
See a doctor: See your gynecologist about missing your period, but would suggest a gastroenterologist to evaluate your abdominal bloating and recurrent vomiting.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 years experience
Doing math: Math dyslexia can refer to problems seeing/writing numbers but can also refer to more of a lesrning disability in math; i.e. Trouble learning and usin... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 years experience
Babbling to words: The normal developmental pathway is from cooing to babling to words to sentences to speech.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 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
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 years experience
Yes: Preventative measures include being in good health at conception, preventing infecttious exposure, startting prenatal care early, avoiding any substan... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 years experience
No: The telomeres shorten with age and succesive cell divisions (and chromosomes replications). They do not cause aging per se in us. Rather they shorten ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 years experience
Yes: Generally the body handles plant protein as well or better than dairy or meat protein. Allergy to soy protein would be an exception.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 years experience
Yes: You clean a wound before you do anything else to it except atop excess bleeing.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 years experience
Seek help: Encopresis/chronic constipation may indicate an underlying colonic problem that needs evaluation and may be treatable with dietary changes, increased ... 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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I will find a rheumatologist. i have had blood work that shows no result or signs of osteoarthritis and but arthritis specialist said
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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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