Pediatric Consultations was founded by Dr. Peter Halas, who has more than 45 years of active general pediatric practice. Dr. Halas (more commonly known as Dr. Pete) has continually received appreciation and gratitude from patients and parents alike for his management and treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder. His concept and approach, developed over many years, is that ADHD is not a deficit or a disorder but is instead part of our human gene pool. However, the difficulties of people with attention issues in modern society are real and considerable, yet treatable and manageable.
Additional areas of expertise that are offered by Dr. Peter Halas and Pediatric Consultations include Sports Medicine and Primary Care Mental Health. School, Sport and Camp Physicals are also available if needed.
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), also known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), is a common neurodevelopmental condition that affects many children. It can have a significant impact on a child’s daily life, including their ability to focus, stay organized, and control their impulses.
Autism manifests differently in each individual. It is characterized by challenges in social interaction, communication and repetitive behaviors. These challenges can range from mild to severe and may affect various aspects of an individual’s life. It is important to remember that autism is not a disease but rather a different way of perceiving and interacting with the world.
Concussions can happen to children during various activities, such as sports, play or accidents. It is essential for parents to be aware of what concussions are, how to recognize the signs, and what steps to take if their child sustains a head injury. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of a concussion is crucial for early intervention and recovery.
Due to the enormous number of children and young adults suffering with mental health issues, along with the shortage of child psychiatrists, it has been recommended that pediatricians contribute to the care of these patients.
Among the services we offer at Pediatric Consultations are sports medicine consultations and physicals for a variety of activities such as Sports, School and Camp. Please note that Dr. Halas considers it important to maintain your relationship with your primary physician for growth, development, medical home, immunizations and sick visits.