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Hi, I'm Cara Natterson. I am a pediatrician and mom of 2 great kids, 8 year old daughter and 6 year old son. I was in clinical practice for many years and left to become a full-time writer and a consultant so I've written 4 books, I have a couple more in the pipeline. I spend time with parents in my own office, helping to explain medical issues that their doctors just don't have time to go through in the office anymore. Medicine has really changed, things can be really rushed. When a family gets a diagnosis or hears about a new medicine, sometimes they don't have the chance to ask all the questions and that's what I do and it's a real gift. In my spare time, I love to go for my run, that clears my head. My favorite thing to do is just hang with my kids. The evening reading hour for me is precious when we all just pile on to a couch together and read. It's magic.
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Cara Natterson, MD

Pediatrician & Author

Cara Natterson, MD has treated thousands of children and guided their parents as well. She was a partner at Tenth Street Pediatrics in Santa Monica, California, a large group practice serving infants, children and teenagers. She now runs Worry Proof Consulting, the first of its kind pediatric practice that offers parents open-ended time to review everything from medical questions and biology basics to child development and parenting issues. Cara is also the author of several books on parenting and child health. She has a unique ability to translate cutting edge research into understandable terms for parents and their kids. More recently, Cara’s consulting has extended beyond individual families to include fortune 500 companies seeking expert advice on safety issues, child health, and crisis management.

Cara has appeared on television, in print, and on the web. She is a graduate of Harvard College and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and she trained in pediatrics at the University of California at San Francisco. Cara is a Board certified pediatrician and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. And anyone who knows her knows that Cara is, by nature, one of the most risk-averse people on earth. She lives in California with her husband and two children.

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