Meet Our Authors Doctors Schmitt and Thompson

Barton Schmitt MD, FAAP

Author of pediatric clinical content. Copyright 2000-2019, Schmitt Pediatric Guidelines.

Dr. Barton Schmitt is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He has also been the Medical Director of the Pediatric After-Hours Call Center at Children’s Hospital Colorado since 1988. The call center covers evening and weekend calls for over 500 pediatricians in Colorado and Wyoming.

The Pediatric Symptom Checker is derived from the decision-support tools Dr. Schmitt has written for healthcare professionals. All of them are updated yearly.

  • Pediatric Telephone Protocols: After Hours.1988-2019. Used in nurse call centers.
  • Pediatric Telephone Protocols: Office Hours.1994-2019. Used in pediatric offices.
  • Pediatric Instructions.1990-2019. Parent handouts provided after a diagnosis is made.

David A. Thompson MD, FACEP

Author of adult content, Copyright 2000-2019.

Dr. Thompson is board-certified in both internal medicine and emergency medicine. He is a Fellow in the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is also a part-time faculty attending in the Northwestern Memorial Hospital Emergency Department. He previously worked in the MacNeal Hospital Emergency Department, where he served as medical director and chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, and also provided medical direction over the medical call center.

The Adult Symptom Checker is derived from the decision-support tools Dr. Thompson has written for healthcare professionals. All of them are updated yearly.

  • Adult Telephone Triage Protocols: After-Hours.  2000-2019. Used in nurse call centers.
  • Adult Telephone Triage Protocols: Office Hours. 2002-2019. Used in physician offices.