Charity Thoman attended Tulane University in New Orleans where she earned an MD and Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in 2005. She completed residency in Internal Medicine at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Dr. Thoman currently serves as Deputy Health Officer for the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department, where she oversees the Communicable Disease Control Program. She is very involved with the California Medical Association, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Santa Barbara County Medical Society. She is the mother of three boys, is involved in our local community, and sometimes wears a Batman cape when at home.
My mother concocted WIC versions of casseroles, stews, spaghettis, and her famous chili for my sister and me. Read story.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Symptoms are sometimes subtle, but the disease can be deadly for babies too young to vaccinate. Read story.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
When I hear about a horrific sexual crime, I calm myself with the idea that people are comforting the victim and hunting down the assailant. Read story.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
My new electric double-breast pump looked more like a medieval torture device with a pornographic twist than a tool to nourish my newborn. Read story.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
That was just a trick. There is nothing glamorous about this STD, which can wreak terrible havoc if it's untreated. Read story.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Tooth decay in Santa Barbara is a problem we can sink our (children’s) teeth into. Read story.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Making it to the toilet is what I would call an “ideal situation." Read story.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
In Health Matters, the Indy's newest column, Dr. Thoman will share physicians' adventures with fascinating diseases. Read story.