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Dr. Colton Bradshaw

Pediatrics
Mount Pleasant, TX
male

Locations

Office

Mount Pleasant, TX

Address

Pediatric Clinic, P.A., 2001 N Jefferson Ave.,, Medical Office Bldg.Suite 300, Mount Pleasant, TX
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Medicaid

About

Bio

The epitome of a pediatrician, Dr. Bradshaw has cared for children for over 30 years in rural east Texas. Board-certified, Fellow of the AAP, he trained at LSU School of Medicine. He served as acting chief of pediatrics at a missionary hospital in Ogbomosho, Nigeria, before moving to Texas as a founding partner of the Pediatric Clinic, P.A. Passionate about education, he is a member of a local school board, advisor to the nationally recognized Child Development Center, and former medical director of Texarkana College PALS program. Dr. Bradshaw was chosen as one of America’s Top Pediatricians and recipient of the Patients’ Choice Award from 2009-2012. Recently awarded "Most Compassionate Doctor" for 2012 (based on reviews written by parents). He has been noted in Texas Monthly magazine also

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Pediatrics

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311 Answers
45 Agrees
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
No data to advise...: Currently, there is no data on pediatric use; therefore, this cream can not be specifically recommended for infants. Hypersensitivity reactions can oc... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
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Small portions often: The key is smaller, more frequent feedings & burping your infant frequently during & after feedings. Keeping your baby sitting upright after feedings ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
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Difficult to say...: Rashes are undeniably one of the most difficult diagnoses without some visual input. Bumps near joints that go away with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) do... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
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I suppose...but....: You did not specify the precise equate antihistamine that you wanted to administer. Furthermore, pediacare products frequently have antihistamines in ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
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Not a good idea.: Without precise close coordination with a pediatric allergist or knowledgeable pediatrician, taking Allegra and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together is... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
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Yes, most likely.: There is a range of tylenol (acetaminophen) dosing that is considered both safe and effective. To give your son 160mg on an occasional (two to four ti... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
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Painless UTI...: Asymptomatic means without symptoms: no pain, no discoloration, no fever, no nausea, no abdominal pain--essentially no physical clue of an infection. ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
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Doubtful.: Many people have birth defects of various natures. Your birth defect of having two vaginas, while uncommon, doubtfully will have any adverse effect on... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
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Don't scratch!: Seriously eczema is often described as "an itch that rashes". Daily skin maintenance is really the only solution to your problem of scar prevention an... Read More
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See a doctor.: Hurting below the ribs could indicate many things, but i worry about a swollen liver or spleen--since fever is now present, too. Mono would require a ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes, Parodontax toothpaste is safe to use while breastfeeding and during pregnancy.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Probably normal...: Most likely your situation is a normal variant of the vastly wide range of normal anatomies for the human kidney. While hydronephrosis indicates an ab... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Pediatrics
Varies by age/weight: For a normal adult without renal problems, 600mg every 6 hours is standard; however smaller size and kidney problems may require caution. Children are... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
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Probably not...: While rabies is certainly transmissible from cats to humans, it generally requires an ill cat bite not scratch. The infected saliva of an infected ani... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
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Treat the cause.: Difficult coughs may be triggered by various causes: lung inflammation, wheezing, sinus drainage, and even reflux. The best way to cope with cough is ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Pediatrics
Face or scalp...: The pox lesions of chicken pox may arise anywhere on the body; however, typically most parents are first alerted to this viral infection when spotting... Read More
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Was it a concussion?: Most likely you suffered a concussion--whether you received this as an official diagnosis or not. After a concussion, nagging headaches do frequently ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
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Reading babies minds: If only i could read babies minds my job as pediatrician would be so much easier! obviously we are not absolutely certain as to why some babies cry mo... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
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Best contact your MD: You have made a reasonable effort with OTC ant-candida (yeast) medication without desired results. It would now be best to contact your MD for a more ... Read More
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Specializes in Pediatrics
Itraconazole instead: While fluconazole for candidiasis is frequently utilized; perhaps, you might consider itraconazole as a better fit for treating fungal infections such... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Remember Bob Marley.: Reggae music star Bob Marley had a similar "black spot" under his toenail, that proved to be a malignant melanoma ultimately leading to his demise. W... Read More
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Specializes in Pediatrics
Cool for cough...: Cool mist humidifiers can provide welcome soothing relief for inflamed, irritated bronchial tubes & its companion confounding cough; whereas, hot vapo... Read More
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No: These fits of irritability, fussing, or crying can last for 3+ hours/day, often occuring in late afternoon or evening. 1 out 4 babies can be colicky. ... Read More
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Yes: Brief stiffening episodes are common. Babies resisting car seats, fighting the change of diapers, or expressing frustration or pain oftentimes trigger... Read More
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Yes: Breastfed newborns typically have looser stools than formula fed. Nonetheless, there are distinguishing features that separate the abnormal from the ... Read More
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Yes: Infant formula is much more complete & complex now than ever--spurred by the continuing nutritional research backed by brand name formula companies. S... Read More
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Swollen red gums: Teething: the specific act of the primary teeth of infants breaking through the gums. While grandmother refers to the drooling infant that chews on ev... Read More
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Dr. Colton Bradshaw
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Vaccinate the family: The single most successful (and cost effective means) to prevent the spread of flu is to vaccinate all eligible members of your family. Of special imp... Read More
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No: Unless your baby had an anaphylactic-type reaction or requires steroid therapy (for asthma, as an example), or she is immunocompromised, there would r... Read More
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No: For the most part no. Today's pacifiers are much improved over the original models as they strive to be more "orthodontically correct". The pediatric ... Read More
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Not yet!: Whereas many developmental guidelines suggest "most babies are crawling by 9 months", this is just an average age. There is actually a wide age range ... Read More
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3-6 days: Hand, foot, and mouth syndrome is caused by the coxsackie virus. Typically the characteristic lesions appear about 3-6 days after significant exposure... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
It's doubtful: Bad breath or halitosis may be related to several causes: regurgitation, sinusitis, throat infection, infected adenoids, poor dental hygiene, or even ... Read More
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Swallowed air : Many parents neglect to associate smacking while feeding or taking the nipple as a very common source of "gas". Repositioning the nipple or increasing... Read More
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Dr. Colton Bradshaw
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Yes, if not sleeping: Cough is a natural healthy response to rid lung passages of respiratory irritants--as long as it is occasional and not life altering. But, if your bab... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes YOUR child's age: Experts would argue that a healthy diet is important from the very age of conception--encouraging the mother-to-be to choose her diet wisely. Others s... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
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Not as likely today: Remarkable improvements in pre-delivery diagnosis and after birth interventions have made congenital heart problems much more manageable today. With n... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
It is doubtful: Cushing's disease is typically triggered by a tumor or excessive growth of the pituitary gland. This causes the overproduction of acth, an adrenocorti... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Moisture & ceramides: Atopic dermatitis is a sensitive skin condition that has multiple triggers. Eczema or atopic dermatitis seems to respond to the application of moistur... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Depends: Since different children mature at different rates there is not a standard chronological age that fits every child for being the "best time" to be awa... Read More
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Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: From 6 months to 6 years febrile seizures --non-permanent convulsions triggered by fever--are far more common. It is generally accepted that febrile ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Actually no.: Herpangina is caused by herpes virus--hence the name. As you may be aware viruses do not respond to antibiotics--only bacteria are affected by antibio... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
It is unclear...: Maca (lepidium meyenii) is a root plant used as a food and for medicinal purposes. Maca is also known as "peruvian ginseng" because as a folk remedy i... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Probably not enough: A baby with 103 degree fever should not be treated at home. There are too many variables to consider for this to be safe. The most important feature, ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Probably not.: Since your pediatrician is monitoring your baby, most likely there will be a follow up visit in a few days... If not, then call and schedule another w... Read More
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Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Maybe, maybe not.: Most newborns have returned to the birthweight by at least 2 weeks of age. If your baby is older than 2 weeks, and still below birthweight, this warra... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Buckwheat honey: Actually studied not too long ago, buckwheat honey when compared to typical over the counter (otc) cough medicine was found to be as good, if not bett... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Medical exam needed.: Understandably you are concerned for your wife, yet without further history & medical exam any proposed answer for her situation is but a guess. Pain ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Endorphins & tigers!: Exercise done earnestly triggers the production of endorphins--producing the adrenalin-like effect which you no doubt recognize into your workout. Phy... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
You need evaluation.: After a month of attempting to cope with what must be a nearly intolerable situation, it's time for a professional evaluation. The list of medical pos... Read More
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Testimonials
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Jul 26, 2013
An excellent pediatrician.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Bradshaw is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bradshaw is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thx. A local derm has used fluconazole for widespread tinea before, but I couldn't remember the dosing. And the NIH site just had adult. I will check out the app. Thx again!
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My daughter is 7 and hasn't had any bumps since Thursday. She hasn't been itchy and they haven't crusted over. Don't know if this helpThanks
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Yes I agree. My ear infects as a young child were not taken seriously and i ended up with meningitis. Very frustrating.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, LA
MD

Awards

Selected for Super Doctors in 2010, then again in 2011 & 2012, by Texas Monthly Magazine as one of the best pediatricians in Texas
Selected by Consumers Research Council as one of America's Top Pediatricians
Patients' Choice Award

Affiliations

American Academy of Pediatrics
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