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

Thursday: 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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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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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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A 36-year-old member asked:
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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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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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A 35-year-old member asked:
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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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A 23-year-old member asked:
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Perhaps a hematoma?: When falling on the backside, it is quite reasonable for the head to snap back and hit as well. If just the right blow occurred to his head, this coul... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
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Rapid screening test: Dfa--direct fluorescent antibody test--a rapid diagnostic test done in the lab that takes 1-2 days to screen for pertussis (whooping cough). While muc... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
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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:
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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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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 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Short answer - yes: Swine flu is really only one form of several strains of influenza. Sometimes the doctor or nurse practitioner calls your illness "flu-like"(like swine... Read More
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Dr. Colton Bradshaw
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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 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 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
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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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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
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Perhaps.: To diagnose a foot fracture in a 4-year old can be very challenging--and i'm a professional! ...But, a persistently swollen & tender foot, especially ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
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Is it infected?: Without physically examining your insect bite, there is only a medical guess as to what is triggering the weeping. Is it infected? This would be the 1... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
It's possible.: Infectious mononucleosis (aka "mono") is indeed contagious as suggested by the name. Commonly referred to as "kissing disease", this viral infection i... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
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Yes, it is possible.: Tubes are usually fairly innocuous, causing little trouble for both parent & child. However, on occasion there can be concern of ear bleeding or ear d... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Call Poison Control: For any accidental overdose or ingestion of toxic substances call poison control immediately. Call 1-800-222-1222. This number is for every poison con... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
We don't use oil.: As a pediatrician, we do not recommend the use of eucalyptus oil in a humidifier. Just the cool water mist seems to be effective enough to help loosen... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
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Excellent question!: The short answer is yes. The longer answer is never give Aspirin to a child with chicken pox as this has been shown to potentially trigger a serious b... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
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Umm, hard to say.: There is nothing specific about the skin you describe that gives us a clue as to what exactly is going on medically. Does the rash go away--or is it p... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Autosomal recessive.: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is not sex-linked, but autosomal recessive. That means both parents can be silent carriers--totally unaware--then each passes dow... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
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Wow!Almost anything!: There's huge variation of normal sizes for an 11yr old...Into puberty for some, not for others--all genetically predetermined. Go to the website www.... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
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It's possible!: There is a wide variation of time before the 1st tooth presents. There are babies born with teeth. Also, in my practice, I have several 1- year olds w... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
According to CDC...: According to the centers for disease control, people with mumps are considered most contagious a few days before symptoms occur until 5 days after the... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
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May be stye or cyst.: A meibomian cyst or conjunctival granuloma is a lump usually of the upper eyelid caused by obstruction & inflammation of a gland of the eyelid that pr... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Umm, hard to say....: Without actually examining your son for a more precise answer, this raises some interesting possibilities. If the tonsil area is tender or red, the ha... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Normal? probably not: Are headaches normal? Well no, but it can be a common complaint. So, are solid lumps under the ear normal? Probably not, although there may be a reaso... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
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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 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Unfortunately, no.: At least not yet, childhood diabetes is not curable. Also known as type i (one) diabetes, childhood diabetes is not the same disease as adult onset (a... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
With certainty, no.: Strep throat despite being considered a common disease is not as easy to diagnose as one might imagine. While certain physical findings suggest strep,... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Wrong antibiotic.: Impetigo is a a skin infection mostly caused by 2 major germs--staph or strep. Whereas Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) actually does a pretty ... 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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