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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook

Pediatrics
Arcata, CA
41 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

Doctor Q&A

1.7K Answers
6.5K Agrees
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Osgood Schlatter Dis: causes pain just below the kneecap, localized to a small area and very tender to the touch. Early on Xrays can be inadequate to identify it but treatm... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 41 years experience
90 days is the: usual duration tested.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Yes: If she was ovulating there is a reasonable chance of pregnancy if you used no contraception. Use of condoms does reduce the risk of pregnancy as well... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Please see your: doctor right away if these symptoms continue. It is not possible to determine what is wrong without a visit.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Not likely: to have damaged the hymen. If you had you might have experienced pain or bleeding.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Consider chiro : Those of us who are trained on traditional medicine pathways learn only the basics of musculoskeletal dynamics . Chiropractors and osteopathic Physici... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 41 years experience
How old are you : You did not leave your age so it limits the ideas one can have regarding your question
A female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Did she get the: Pertussis vaccine ? If not she may have whooping cough which causes severe bouts of uncontrollable coughing - nothing helps . For most minor cough a ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Pleurodynia: Or pain with breathing can. be from infectious pleuritis - a viral illness causing inflammation of the layer of tissue that covers the lungs - aka ple... 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! 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! 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! 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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