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Pediatric Gastroenterologist of Digestive Health Associates of Texas
How to do a bowel prep for pediatric colonoscopies
Your child will be on a clear liquid diet 24 hours prior to test. Your child is allowed to have water, clear juices, Gatorade, clear broth soup, Jell-O, Popsicles, or plain hard candy. Your child is to avoid anything with caffeine and all carbonated beverages.
Give your child green magnesium citrate the day before the procedure. The amount of magnesium citrate given is based on your child’s age, you give one ounce for every year of age. i.e, if your child is age 10, you would give 10 ounces.
You will also need to give 1 Dulcolax suppository approximately one hour before going to bed and then again the next morning one hour prior to coming to the hospital.
Ron M. Blair, MD, FAAP, is a board-certified pediatrician with a lifelong commitment to improving the lives of children and their families in Dallas. He is a member of the Children Are Special (CARES) Steering Committee, a network of physicians committed to the belief that the independent private practice of medicine remains the best solution for the patient, physician and the country. He employs his leadership skills and community experience to inspire pediatricians to collaborate in the formation of CARES, a private pediatric network.
Dr. Blair is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics. He completed his undergraduate studies at Texas A&M University and received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science at San Antonio. He completed his pediatric internship and residency at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.
Forest Lane Pediatrics, founded by Dr. Blair, has expanded to ten physicians with office locations in Dallas and Plano. Before coming to Dallas, he practiced in Sherman, Texas where he managed private practices as well as hospital owned practices.
He is a member of the Texas Pediatric Society, Dallas County Medical Society, Texas Medical Association and the American Medical Association. Dr. Blair lives in Dallas with his wife, Gypsie, and the youngest of their four sons.
Dr. Blair and his staff at Forest Lane Pediatrics are committed to excellence in caring for children and adolescents. He has been selected six times as one of D Magazine’s Best Pediatricians in Dallas.