Dr. Carla L. King

Pediatrics
Richmond, VA
25 years experience female

Locations

Capital Area Health Network

Richmond, VA

Address

719 N. 25th Street, Richmond, VA, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

8047800862

Insurances accepted

Medicaid

About

Bio

Being a pediatrician is the most rewarding career! Knowing that I have the opportunity to impact the well-being of a child is so empowering. It gives me the responsiblity to remain comitted to nothing less than excellent care to my community and those around me.

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.

Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: Virginia

Doctor Q&A

192 Answers
166 Agrees
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Not that simple: Most birth controls cause weight gain, some more than others. Even if you had a period every month you still may gain weight. Not having a period is... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Longer than heavier: Your son may be gaining height faster than weight which makes him look skinny. The best way to determine proper weight and height gain is to look at t... Read More
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Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Can be normal: Mucus in the stool can be a normal variant of healthy stool. Many infections can cause mucus as well but this is usually accompanied by diarrhea. If... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Another diagnosis: Genital and nongenital warts rarely cause pain and when this does occur it is usually with pressure placed on the wart. If your entire hand has a bur... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Reflux: Spitting up or reflux is very common in newborn infants. There are several causes from overfeeding to an immature GI system or protein intoleranc... Read More
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Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Sibling Rivalry: Unfortunately sibling rivalry is common when there are two or more children in the family and there are no easy cures. Possible jealousy, if this is ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Small red bumps: People infected with body lice usually have increased itching and rash under the arms, stomach area and groin. But the rash can occur on any part of ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Variety of causes: Chest pain in young adults who are healthy can be a variety of reasons. Burning sensation in the chest could be from reflux or heartburn. Other poss... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Good plan: There are no set meal plans for infants, probably because they will determine how much they would like to eat. If your infant is growing well, appear... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Infancy: Vitamin D is a considered a necessary supplement in the first few days of life if an infant is being solely or partially breastfed. The American Acad... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Follow Dermatology: If you are trying to lighten areas of your skin the best way to treat your skin is having a Dermatologist prescribe a safe cream for you. While there... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Vitamin E is an important antioxidant in our bodies. It helps to protect cell membranes. 15mg per day is the recommended daily allowance for adults.... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Unsure: Most people do not grow past 21 years of age and this is because the bones harden at the growth plate making it impossible for them to grow. Most of ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Unlikely: Usually bladder prolapse occurs when the pelvic muscle is weakened. This is a common issue for women. Some causes can be lifting, chronic coughing, ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Common Complaints: Aches and Pains at this age can be very common at this age. With the pain have you noticed any change in his health? Decreased activity, fatigue, lo... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
None: There are no safe ways for termination of your pregnancy outside of assistance from a trained medical professional. Look into Planned Parenthood Medi... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Look for signs: There can be subtle signs of dehydration such as decreased wet diapers, dry mouth, and loss of tears. Continue to try tp push fluids even it is a few... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
No: Teenagers can have heart rates up to 100, know that this is just an average. 113 is not far from the average. Teen girls tend to have higher heart r... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
No specific time: Bacterial vaginosis occurs with an overgrowth of bacteria in the vaginal area. This causes vaginal odor, discharge and vulvar irritation. Sexual trans... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Poor Treatment: Not sure why you would desire to induce vomiting but this old treatment to get rid of poisons but vomiting has since gone of favor. Vomiting can caus... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
100-130 pounds: The average weight for a 13 year old girl is 100 pounds on the CDC growth chart but weight varies with height and can range to 130 pounds which is the... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
May be normal: There is a laundry list of reasons why women miss periods. Everything from stress to diet to illness. Worrying about why your period is not coming c... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: The baby will unlikely be affected by the Herpes Type I infection your sister has now. Many people are exposed and have herpetic lesions on the mouth... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
No: Cold and cough medications are not helpful for children less than four years. Natural honey based cough medications have been made to help the younge... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Hymen: Most women have a hymen which causes bleeding with the first sexual intercourse. The hymen is a membranous tissue that covers the opening of the vagi... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Side effect: Nexplanon causes menstrual irregularities. It's not uncommon to have a period off cycle. Menstrual pain can come and go. If the pain persist consul... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
More Fiber: If your baby is not uncomfortable try increasing the fiber with apples, prunes, leafy vegetables. Stay away from starchy foods that may make the stoo... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Big Girl Bed: Many toddlers get out of their bed for numerous reasons but continued redirection back to her bed will decrease these night time escapes. Letting he... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Missing your two week window for your Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) injection increases the risk of pregnancy irregardless of your menstrual cycl... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Keep watching: Many infants in the first few months have benign rashes from infantile eczema to infantile acne. It sounds like your child may have infantile acne. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Depends on Doctor: If your 12 year old daughter did not get fully undressed at her check up this will depend on the provider you take her. If you are asking if she will... Read More
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Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Many factors: The improvement of pneumonia in newborns depends on many factors such as the gestational age (preterm or full term), the reason of the pneumonia (infe... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Can be normal: It is not unusual for children to have reactive lymph nodes especially with frequent colds and allergy symptoms. If you palpate the neck of many youn... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Sounds like a virus: Sore throat, crusty eyes and cough sound like a virus but not typical symptoms of the flu. Flu symptoms usually cause high fever, lethargy, body ache... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Ignore: Nystatin suspension is a great treatment for oral thrush in infants, see a doctor.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Many determinants: While there is no clear information on this subject, one study tried to quantify metabolites in urine and blood from illegal substances. Depending on... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
No prevention : Unfortunately there are no ways to prevent prader-willi syndrome. This is a genetic syndrome with an abnormality on the 15th chromosome. If there is... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Not uncommon : Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) causes irregular menstrual bleeding. You can have heavy bleeding or no bleeding. If the bleeding increases or las... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Normal: Vaginal discharge can be normal for a woman especially during times of ovulation. You should see your provider if you have vaginal irritation or odor... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Travel health: According to the centers for disease control , in addition to the routine vaccines a traveler to saudi arabia should also have hepatitis b an d a as w... Read More
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A 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Unclear: Polymyositis a disease which causes weakness in the muscles usually through inflammatory processes. Unfortunately it is unclear what triggers this pr... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Stop strawberries: Your daughter may be sensitive to strawberries. Sometimes reactions increase the more you intake an allergen. Try stopping the strawberries for the ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Diet?: When you say "potty" I am assuming he is having a bowel movement (poop) after every meal. Is he having normal stools, not too hard or not too soft th... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
A variety of reasons: Abdominal pain can be caused by many factors. The reasons can be determined by length of time, severity, and associating factors. Some of these facto... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Back to GP: Sometimes it takes a while for the belly button area to close after the umbilical stump has fallen off. Sometimes a health care provider can chemical... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Depends: Treatment of tetanus depends on the patient, type of tetanus and severity. The earlier in the disease tetanus is detected, the course of treatment ca... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Variety of reasons: Irregular periods can be caused by a long list of reasons. Pregnancy is usually at the top of the list. Irregular periods can come from stress, horm... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Need an evaluation: If you are having swelling of the eye or any irritation, then you will need to see doctor to evaluate your eye. You could have something as simple as... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Possible: Ovulation can occur Day 11 - 21 after the first day of the last menstrual period. This also depends whether you have a 28 day cycle. Normal cycles c... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Infantile Eczema: While rashes are hard to discuss without visualizing, some infants with the beginning stages of eczema have dry, red cheeks. There could be other cau... Read More
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Nov 26, 2014
Very accurate and timely responses.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. King is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. King is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good! Thank you she is feeling better really scared me thought it was a stro
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Thanks so much I have a older son but its been 6 yrs now I got a 3week old baby ... But thanks that was very helpful
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I'm scared. ! Dad forgot my mom was in hospital last month !!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Maryland School of Medicine, MD
Graduated 1998MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, District of Columbia - Fall
2014
Top Pediatrician, First Place, District of Columbia - Fall
2014
Most Influential Doctor, Second Place, District of Columbia - Fall
2014
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