Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook

Pediatrics
McKinleyville, CA
43 years experience female

Locations

Mad River Community Hospital

Arcata, CA

Address

3800 Janes Road, Arcata, CA
Directions

Fax

8445027767

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross of California

Medicaid

About

Bio

Dr. Freisleben-Cook is a Pediatrician/Developmental Pediatrician with an interest in Children with Special Health Care Needs, unusual or undiagnosed problems, medical and educational challenges and those who care for them. She attended the UCLA School of Medicine as a Regent Scholar and went on to complete advanced training in Pediatrics, Developmental Disability, Genetics and the Epidemiology of Developmental Disabilities and Birth Defects. She has provided Developmental and General Pediatric Care in the US and in Germany where she helped tear down the Berlin Wall and experienced the indescribable joy of running through Brandenburg gate in the marathon the following year; She is known as an astute diagnostician as well as a strong patient and family advocate

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: California, Montana, North Dakota

Languages spoken

English, German

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes: Many inborn errors of metabolism can be identified through substances excreted in the urine. Urine tests can also be used to detect DNA particles of ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Depends: That depends on why you had stitches, what type of work you do and what working will do to your healing. Your doctor can best advise you on this. Fo... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes: To relieve diarrhea you should limit your self to clear liquids until the diarrhea slows down. You can start with foods that will have a tendency to ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Everyone wins: The program matches individuals with elderly, sometimes nursing home residents for the mutual benefit of both the adoptee and adopter. Both get the j... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Clear liquid: Diet until the diarrhea slows down then slowly advance diet by adding bananas rice apples vet 24 hours and going back to normal diet if diarrhea does ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Hypermobility: Most babies have loose joints compared to adults. Hypermobility, which is a range of movement far outside the normal range can be a benign finding, c... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Possibly: If it is a very small tumor it could be missed but usually not if there are symptoms that would allow the radiologist to look closely at the pituitary... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes: Yes, it is best to wait until fully protected.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Depends: If there is a clearly identified non genetic reason for the stillbirth then a referral may not be indicated. Otherwise there may be a need to check ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
By 2: Children recognize their name by a year of age or sooner and should be able to say their name by 20-22 months of age.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Sleep: Sleep is important for health and wellness. Maintaining a consistent sleep cycle is optimal. Ideally waking at the same time every day after a full ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
No: You could still have Chalmydia. Recommend you see your doctor for testing and treatment. If you used a condom you may have some protection. If not,... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes: There is ongoing evidence for genetic factors in anxiety disorders but the precise genetic mechanisms are not understood. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.go... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Not unusual: After Depo your periods can take a while to become normally spaced and of normal length. Be sure to use two forms of birth control if you are not try... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Unlikely but: a blood test will help.
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A female asked:
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Pediatrics 37 years experience
Side effect: Of the Atkins, low carb ketogenic diet is excess production of aldosterone which then promotes salt absorption and potassium excretion through the kid... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes: You can taper as slowly as you are comfortable with in consultation with your doctor. While tapering, it is a good idea to learn other techniques for... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes, but: "Breast development occurs in distinct stages throughout a woman's life, first before birth, again at puberty, and during the childbearing years. Chan... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Growth plates: fuse under the influence of the hormonal changes that occur during puberty. Once they fuse growth stops.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Do not worry: If it continues, have your doctor check for occult blood in the stool. You may have some irritation of the stomach causing bleeding that emerges in ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Binds lead: EDTA binds lead and removes it from the body. This is accomplished by a process called chelation whereby the EDTA forms a number of bonds with a lead ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Not to be cured but: Schizophrenia can be managed with medication and therapy to the extent that you can have a normal and fulfilling life. There is ongoing research into... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Autonomic nervous: system is triggered by anxiety,particularly the sympathetic arm of the ANS leading to a fight or flight response that is then counteracted by the pa... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Depression or PTSD: Either or both of which can be treated by a mental health professional.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Need second opinion: before attributing it to anxiety. I suggest you see an ENT doctor first. If you are cleared by the ENT, then cognitive behavioral therapy will help ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Requires an exam: This describes a situation that could be vascular or due to a neurologic condition arising in the c-spine. It could also be a post infectious phenome... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Depends: on the type of muscular dystrophy. If you can better describe the type you have based on formal diagnosis it may be be possible to offer limited adv... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
GIardiasis: This is a typical description of giardiasis. You should be tested for this and appropriate treatment. If you have had it so long, you need to be tre... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes: This sounds like you may have endometrial tissue in locations that are painful. Endometriosis occurs when cells like the lining of the uterus are in ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
No: Lemon consumption will not harm your fetus. Are you sure the ache from lemons is your liver? It is more likely it is stomach. Hepatitis A, when res... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
It's all good: It means that you may be socially "tone deaf" and likely to have an intense interest in a specific area, may be a bit clumsy, are very likely to be hi... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Have it checked: Often after an ear infection clears there remains fluid behind the ear drum causing difficulty hearing. Have your doctor check your ear.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
High dose: 30 mg is a high dose to take for the first time. You may be awake for a long time, be anxious, have elevated blood pressure and heart rate, be able t... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Thalassemia minor: is a benign condition. It means one of the hemoglobin genes is producing an abnormal form of hemoglobin. Most people have no symptoms. The only cons... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes: Some of the symptoms you describe are typical of young men and women your age. It is a period of confusion, chaos and self doubt as you attempt to co... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
No and yes: No, bleeding does not have to be visible for a broken jaw. If you have had an injury and have point tenderness with pain you could have a fracture.
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A male asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Check his: blood sugar, it may not be high. 13 year old boys will eat what is available and if you make a lot of fruits and vegetables available he will eat tho... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes: If you have no history of adverse reaction to motrin you can take it. Alcohol can trigger migraine headaches and other types of headache. These can ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Not pregnant: although you have many symptoms of pregnancy it is highly unlikely if you have never had sex. Your symptoms, therefore, require medical attention if ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Not sure: What or where the odor is that you are referring to but food should not remain undigested long enough to be a contributing factor. One infection that... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes but: Nutrition in thalassemia is a complex area requiring the involvement of a team or professionals experienced in managing this condition with exquisite ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Check it: Have her doctor check it if the bleeding continues
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Not necessarily: but the organism causing the pneumonia may be contagious, even though it does not cause pneumonia in the sibling. Pneumonia just means that an infect... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Winter only: suggests that your symptoms may be a form of seasonal affective disorder. Consider light therapy or dawn simulation techniques to create the light ex... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Out of reach: The distance is not as important as the ability for the toddler to reach the device. If it is out of his reach and he cannot get out of bed and get t... Read More
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Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Child specific: training initially consisting of a three year residency in Pediatric Medicine following Medical School. After that, most pediatricians participate in... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Adjust dose : Your dose could be too low. Call you doctor and let him or her know that you are not experiencing any benefit yet. When the dose is tight you should n... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Depends: on the reason for the single umbilical artery, Most likely if your first child was normal and there are no known birth defects the risk of recurrence... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
No: sperm must be fresh, moving and inserted deep into the vagina to reach an egg and fertilize it.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Too young: for arthritis to be the first thing you think of. You should have an exam and imaging to determine if nerve compression could be causing your symptom... Read More
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Oct 13, 2014
Dr. Freisleben-Cook is a high grade asset to HealthTap as an amply qualified physician not only in her own specialty of developmental/behavioral pediatrics but in other disciplines of medicine as well...Read More
Oct 27, 2014
One of the best things about bring part of HeathTap is connecting with outstanding colleagues Dr. Freisleben-Cook! In normal everyday life geography would prevent regular interaction. She is a brillia...Read More
Feb 15, 2015
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook is an distinguished expert in Developmental and Behavior Pediatrics. It is my honor to recommend her to all Healthtap.com patients with no reservation whatsoever.. She has an ...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you dr. I noticed it on his feet aswell and he said his other brother had it first. His doctor said poison ivy but i knw its what you said. Since that deseas hab b...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! She's been examined by multiple docs n still no cause. After googling, ive found convergence-evoked nystagmus,It describes hers to a T. Is that not true nystagmus? Your ...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Good to know. I was wondering due to not having such a strong drive and focus to pick at my skin. The higher dose he is using for being drowsy while driving.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UCLA School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1980MD

Residency

UCLA Cedars Sinai
Completed 1983

Awards

Regent's Scholar, UCLA School of Medicine
Leo Rigler Award for Excellence in Teaching, CEDARS SINAI MEDICAL CENTER
Top Pediatric Developmental and Behavioral Specialist, First Place, National - Fall
2014

Affiliations

Fellow American Academy of Pediatrics
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