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Free Phone Consultation!

  • Dr. Tom offers free, one-time, 15-minute phone consultations. He also offers longer phone consultations. Click here for more info.

Email Newsletter

  • Periodically, Dr. Tom sends a short email that features real stories, links, quizzes, and tips for parents and pediatricians to help children with poop problems.


  • -- April 22, 2014, Seattle, WA: "Toilet Training & Beyond: Toileting Concerns in Children Ages 2-10" with Dr. Tom at Thornton Creek School to staff (4pm) and parents (7pm).
  • -- May 17, 2014, Seattle, WA, 11am: Dr. Tom will read popular children's stories about the potty and pooping during "Story Time" at Seattle's premier children's bookstore, Mockingbird Books.
  • -- Sept 2013: Dr. Tom's book was selected as one of the IFFGD's Books of Interest: "books by knowledgable healthcare professionals, which provide trustworthy information...relating to gastrointestinal disorders".
  • -- June 22, 2013, Seattle, WA: Dr. Tom spoke at Mockingbird Books, Seattle's premier children's bookstore.
  • -- June 6, 2013, Brooklyn, NY: Dr. Tom spoke to parents and teachers at Montessori Day School in Park Slope.
  • -- April 2013: Dr. Tom and his book are featured in the April issue of Seattle's Child magazine, "Seattle's #1 kids and parenting magazine for more than 30 years."
  • -- Feb 16, 2013: Dr. Tom spoke to parents and staff at Woodinville Montessori School, Bothell, WA.
  • -- Jan 2013: '"This super book got an impressive 5 stars from the ERIC reviewers!" says UK organization ERIC (Education and Resources for Improving Child Continence) which is now selling Dr. Tom's book in the UK.
  • -- Jan 25, 2013: Dr. Tom spoke at the Ninth Annual Pediatric Specialty Update for the Primary Care Physician at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, WA. Just one of many positive comments: "I will definitely change the way I manage kids with chronic constipation!"
  • -- Jan 11, 2013: Dr. Tom presented "Encopresis and Enuresis" at Seattle Children's Hospital in the Department of Child Psychiatry.
  • -- Nov 9, 2012: Dr. Tom was Dr. Glenn Miya MD's guest on on the popular Smart Health radio program discussing the basics of constipation. Here is a link to the podcast!
  • -- Oct 26, 2012: Hello Bee, one of the fastest growing online parenting communities, is featuring a series with Dr. Tom and his book!
  • -- Sept 20, 2012: Dr. Tom and his book were featured in McCleans, one of Canada's top weekly lifestyle magazines!


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Other Resources

  • ERIC
    Education & Resources for Improving Child Continence (UK)
  • U Can Poop Too
    An online program for pediatric encopresis.
    International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders