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Dr. Amy Halanski

Pediatrics
san francisco, CA
19 years experience female

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san francisco, CA

Address

121 spear street, suite 420, san francisco, CA
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Wednesday: 7:00am - 7:00pm
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(415) 504-1367

About

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Wheaton College undergrad, Northwestern Univ Masters Degree, Wayne State School of Medicine, Childrens Hospital of Michigan residency

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Pediatrics

General Practice

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Irregular menses: Many women have irregular menses at some point. The length of your cycle as well as the flow of your menses may change based on stress levels, hormon... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Referral: In general, the sooner a child receives recommended therapies, the better the child's long term outcome. Many children have a "delay" in any of the 4... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Contradiction: Well, you said two contradictory things: "caused by virus" and "on antibiotics" fevers fluctuate. Their presence is a sign of a healthy immune syste... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Seek gynecologist: Upon looking at your medications listed, you seem to be receiving appropriate care. Keep your follow up appointments and remember to have your partne... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Need to see opthalm.: As your eyes are so important, you will need to see an ophthamologist to get your question answered. Not an optometrist, rather an ophthamologist.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Seek medical care: It's hard to know the cause exactly with the information provided, but my short answer is seek a medical evaluation.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
See physician soon: You don't need to go to urgent care or er if she is utd on her tetanus shots (dtap). She can go to sleep tonight. Clean the area well will soap and ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
May worsen endo: Clomid (clomiphene) is listed as possible for increasing your endometriosis symptoms. I'd seek a fertility doctor's input.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Use protection: Implanon protects against pregnancy, but not stds so use protection if that is a concern. The drug hormone released makes the uterine lining less fri... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Unknown: There isn't a set percentage of pregnancies that develop preeclampsia. However, our ob/gyn colleagues have developed a list of risk factors that you ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Enlarged lymph node : Could be enlarged lymph node. You can develop these if you have any type of infection on that arm, ranging from torn cuticle or infected splinter to ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
See cdc.com: Theoretically possible, but it has never been documented. Usually transmitted through the bite and saliva of an infected host. Read the cdc.Com sit... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Start small: I'd speak to the pharmacist first to see what the circumstances really were. Then perhaps, I'd ask for the pharmacy supervisor. Many states have pha... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Congrats: Many parents wonder about the outcome of their pregnancy. You will most likely have 1-2 ultrasounds during your pregnancy as well as a blood test. T... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Generally okay: Likely you have dry skin from the shaving experience. A gentle moisturizer like eucerin or vaseline should help. Without being able to see the dark ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Seek medical care: Ringworm starts off as a small red dot that then fades. You will notice a circular/ oval like reddish ring made up of small individual reddish circle... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Yes, it's possible: There is a small amount of sperm in the male's pre-ejaculate/ lubricant. Sperm are mobile and therefore it is possible to impregnate a woman, even if... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Constip: Unlikely that the vit d constipated your son. At one year, it is hard to get enough fruits, vegets, fiber, liquids in the babies so they often strugg... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Seek medical care: Take 600 mg of Ibuprofen now with a glass of milk or food. Call the clinic and get an appointment today. This could be a migraine, but it could be o... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Need more info: In general, unusual bowel patterns pass without any reason for alarm. Increasing your fluids and fiber intake will encourage regularity and "return t... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Congratulations: Your baby is perfect! this is the age when they notice you are eating something different than they are and yours looks better! now, you really have... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Finish your abtcs: Take your doxy for the entire recommended time. It kills the bacteria on the surface of the skin that contribute to the rash.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Unknown: Many women miscarry and we don't ever discover why. Up to 30% of pregnancies end in the first 12 weeks. Of those pregnancies, a high number had gene... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Not a true fever: When we have a fever, our whole body is hot. It's just easier to measure our temperature on our foreheads, mouths, or armpits. Your little guy is ju... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Unlikely: Best wishes on the success of your transfer! no, chili will not impact anything.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Pain referral: The burning and tingling sensation sounds like either nerve pain or referred heartburn pain. If women have had breast surgery, the affected side/ arm... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Historical: Years ago, people would predict traits and illnesses based on skull anatomy. Yes, it is normal to have bumps and ridges. No lymph nodes in the skull... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Clomfranil: Constip is listed as a possible side effect of clom. I would keep taking the clom, but increase my water and fiber intake. Oatmeal, berries, apples, ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Eat more fiber: It is likely that you are constipated, despite having bowel movements. Constip can either be small hard stools, like rabbit pellets or large "I can't... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
No breastmilk ; thc: Thc is passed to the baby through breastmilk. Studies have indicated delayed development in babies who received breastmilk with thc. No breastfeedin... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
No ER: Perhaps there is a plan parnthood clinic in your town or other free health care clinic. The er is not the place for a detailed conversation about cau... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Incomplete informa: Day 1 of your cycle is the first day of bleeding. Your chances of becoming pregnant increase from day 2 through a 30% chance on day 9. At week 6 onw... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Very unusual: Usually only people who are immunocompromised (chemo therapy patients, for example) have blood borne yeast infections. The average person absolutely ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Need to see mfm: A maternal fetal medicine obstetrician is the physician you need to see. This ob/gyn is fellowship trained in pregnancy in women with significant pas... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Seek doctor's appt: It is hard for any physician to recommend care about a skin issue without seeing it in person. I'd be brave and seek a physician's input in their of... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Common as we age: Many, many older people develop chronic nasal drainage/ nasal congestion for unknown reasons. Claritin or Allegra bring mixed results. Some people h... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Hmmm: I would seek a second opinion or if you really trust your pediatrician, perhaps i would gently ask for blood tests called a CBC with differential, sed... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Blocked eustachian : Likely viral illness that will resolve on its own. You likely have a blocked eustachian tube on that side. Sucking hard candy will help it reopen an... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Pediatrician answer: Newborns are much more flexible than we expect (head floppy, arms/ legs floppy). They sleep deeply which is why we put them on their backs to sleep s... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
BMI calc: A great website with the body mass index calculator is www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov an average healthy bmi range is from 18.5-24.9. A body weight of 120 lbs wi... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
A little time: Atbcs take a few days to provide noticeable clearing of symptoms. When the lab tests the mucus, the labs tests what atbc the bacteria is susceptible ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
A few causes: Common causes of white exudate on the back of your throat are strep throat as well as mono or epstein barr virus. The only way to know which one it i... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
See cdc.com: Theoretically possible, but it has never been documented. Usually transmitted through the bite and saliva of an infected host. Only human-human docu... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Not usually: Strep is a extremely sore throat caused by a bacteria. Usually people have red dots on back roof of their mouth as well as white exudate on the back ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
No, not normal: There are a variety of possibilities for irregular bleeding which is hard to address w/o more details; some common reasons are varying hormone levels,... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Could be thrush: Thrush is common in babies. It will be white plaques on the inner lips, tongue or cheek. It will be difficult to scrape off; formula or breast milk ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Multi step process: Yes, ocp helps many women who struggle with acne, but this is just one part of the acne treatment plan. A dermatologist should be part of your medica... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Emergent: Yes, anytime you are having difficulty breathing, you need to seek immediate medical care.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Irregular menses: Many women have irregular menses at some point. The length of your cycle as well as the flow of your menses may change based on stress levels, hormon... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Can't say, for sure: Certainly his ldh is elevated, but without a fuller description of what is going on, like why his doctor ordered the test, i can't answer you sufficie... Read More

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Apr 28, 2014
Dr. Halanski gave me a prompt and accurate answer to my online question which I really appreciate. I agree with her assessment of my issue, and hope to have it resolved soon.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Halanski is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Halanski is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Wasn't sure if I was being crazy paranoid. Will seek 2nd opinion. Thx!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Good thing to know its not too unusual. I will get the cramps checked!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for volunteering to help people in need of advice.:-)

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Medical/Graduate school

Wayne State University School of Medicine, MI
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Residency

childrens hospital of michigan
Completed 2003

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