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Dr. Carla L. King

Pediatrics
Richmond, VA
24 years experience female

Locations

Capital Area Health Network

Richmond, VA

Address

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

My office hours

Wednesday: 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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Treatment available!: Smile5, you may be suffering from eczema which is a common skin disorder that produces a dry, scaly rash and usually causes itching. Season change... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Most likely benign: The majority of painless lumps on the back of the hand are usually benign. One possibility is a ganglion cyst might have formed. No matter the etio... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Easy to gain: Adding additional calories to your diet increases the likelihood of gaining weight. Decreasing your calories by 1000 will help you to lose weight saf... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Reflux: Your symptoms are suggestive of gastroesophageal reflux. These symptoms may be relieved with a change in diet and habits. Refrain from smoking, alco... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Continue taking meds: Although you are taking medication for your tonsillitis you still may have some pain. Continue taking your antibiotics as prescribed. If your doctor... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Weigh the risks: With any surgery there are risks and benefits of performing the surgery. With reconstructing the vaginal area your daughter could have infection, sca... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Normal: After taking the Plan B pill you can have irregular menstrual cycle. The pill has a large amount of estrogen to discourage a healthy environment for ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Stay with NESTLE: Most formulas attempt to make their brand close to breast milk. With the vitamins, DHA and now some have probiotics most give mother's the option to ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Depends on timing: Ovulation usually comes 14 days after the first day of your period. If sexual intercourse occurred during that time there is an increased risk if you... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
More Fiber More H20: Severe constipation is not a common side effect of Accutane. She may need to take a look at her diet in the last 2 months. Have her increase her fibe... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Itching from scabies: The pruritus or itching which comes from scabies can be intense even after treatment has been given. If you are having itching from the treatment thi... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Manage the fever: During cold and flu season it is not uncommon for infants to have their first cold which could cause fever for several days. If your infant is able t... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
No medication: Unfortunately there are no medications appropriate for infants when they are sick with cold and congestion. But you can relieve your baby's symptoms ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Wrong diagnosis: Vaginal discharge can come from several different sources. Yeast infection is only one possibility. You may need to see your provider for evaluation... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Abnormal size: For male children the liver span should be 5 cm (50mm). Enlarged liver for children usually occur with other symptoms and rarely just occur alone. T... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
No: Group A Streptococcus is the bacteria that causes infectious sore throat. Group B is usually found in genital areas of women and affects her infant d... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Possible Infection: Any sudden pain should be evaluated by your PCP. Infection of the tonsils is a possibility this would cause increase pain especially with swallowing.... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Immediate Evaluation: Your son needs immediate evaluation for his developmental delay. A child should be able to sit unsupported by 9 months and stand without support betw... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Unlikely: Severe constipation leading to obstruction in the large bowel can lead to death but this is unlikely in a healthy young adult. You are more likely to... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Ignore: Be a well informed parent, learn all you can about your child's diagnosis.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Still healing: Although you may have completed your antibiotics, your ear continues to heal. It may take a few more days for the fluid behind the ear drum to comple... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Unlikely normal: Your Depo injection should be fully protective the week after your injection. There is no need to have both birth control methods. If you choose to... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Broad term: Feeding difficulties is an umbrella term where any problems in feeding occur. This could be an infant who is not able to suck and swallow appropriate... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Not set plan: In the first year most infants get the majority of their calories from breast milk or formula. When adding solid food the most important role is a go... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Possible vaccine: Many times with initial vaccines infants will have fussiness, crying and possible fever. Usually with subsequent vaccines these symptoms improve. Tr... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Viral Exanthem: Most likely symptoms are related to viral illness but if she starts having a fever and sore throat then it could be scarlet fever related to Streptoco... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Hydrate inside: If your son licks his lips frequently due to the dryness then it will be hard to keep his lips hydrated. The constant licking maintains the dry skin ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Runny nose: A nasal swab can tell the health care provider about why someone is having nasal congestion. It can differentiate between allergy and infection. When ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Possible yeast: Moist rashes in the folds of our skin could be related to yeast which likes to grow in warm moist areas. Try keeping it as dry as possible and try us... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Not necessarily: Ovarian cyst are not a natural part of menstruation. This does not tell us if a menstrual cycle will come. Ovarian cyst can cause irregular cycles.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Not Exactly: Azithromycin is good for Chlamydia infections. And usually taken 2g at once. It does not treat Gonorrhea, Syphilis, or the other many viral STIs. I... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
See a doctor: Asthma is common chronic disorder of children which can cause airway inflammation and airway obstruction. Symptoms can be chronic in nature or interm... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Can be common: Many adults carry the virus which cause cold sores and easily passed with kisses to a new baby. Also a babies immune system is new and immature so li... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Not always: Usually albuterol inhaler which helps keep your airways open and prednisone which helps relieve the inflammation in the airways work together to provi... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
No longer a need: Assuming you are concerned about rabies or maybe tetanus, both diseases would have shown signs and symptoms shortly after the bite. Definitely keep u... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Depends: In general birth control pills are a safe drug to take but with all drugs there are side effects and your health history to take into account. Birth ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Normal for you: Menstrual cycles can vary between women. The normal 28 day cycle does not occur for all women. Cycle variation can differ for a variety of reasons. ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
No: Over the counter and prescription cold medications are safe for children 6 years of age and older. You can feel safe using Normal Saline nasal spray ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
No time period: Atopic dermatitis is a reaction of the skin to a variety of allergens from food to metals. The pproblem may be persistent due to the products you use... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Ignore: Insect bites are best to prevent, rather than treat. Use insect repellant regularly.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Yes: If you are an asthmatic taking both medications is a good idea while you have pneumonia. They should help with the cough and improve your bronchospas... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
3.75 lbs: The average weight of a baby at 32 weeks is 3.75lbs. The average length is 16.69 in.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Talk to your PCP: Asthma is a combination of bronchospasm which is a squeezing of the airways but also congestion in your airway. Your albuterol as needed only helps t... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Old fashion remedies: Many of the over the counter medications are not appropriate for young toddlers. Normal saline and humidified air help to relieve symptoms. You can s... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
No Cure: Asthma for some people can be a chronic condition. Asthma is not only the squeezing down of your airways but also the inflammation of those airways. ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Yes: After such a traumatic event even friendly touches can feel like a violation. If you have never received counseling for this in the past, I suggest y... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
A few possibilities: A red and irritated vaginal area could be poor wiping hygiene, reaction to a change in topical products, a yeast infection or even a streptococcus inf... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Many changes: Ovulation usually occurs day 11 - 21 after the first day of your last menstrual period. Your body goes through several changes including some abdomin... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Easily treated: A ringworm is a type of fungal infection. The characteristic ring it forms with raised red borders may give it it's name. A topical antifungal cream... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Should regrow: Hair growth can be a slow process but you should see some growth around the wound after a few months of the injury. Scarring may prevent full growth ... 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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