Dr. Halden was my pediatrician from birth to 18. I never saw anyone else. I trust him so much that he is now my son's pediatrician. He knows kids and all about the ages and stages. He knows how to get his job done thoroughly and knowledgeably and how to talk to kids to try and keep them calm, but at the end of the day, kids don't like going to the doctor. His approach might seem a little forceful, but he would NEVER shake a child like in the post below! I went to school with his grandchildren and I am friendly with everyone that works in the office. Lisa is super nice and friendly and Dr. Halden's sister comes to the office every once in a while too. After Dr. Halden is all done examining his patients, he gives them a balloon and even plays with it with them. And he has stickers too. Dr. Halden runs a small, comfortable, and friendly office. He's good at what he does. If you don't like him then go to another doctor, but falsely accusing someone of something so horrid is a bad reflection on you, and has dire consequences!\r
Oh, and you can also call Dr. Halden at home in the evenings and on weeknights and he will do whatever he can to help. I was just able to make an appointment and bring my son to his office after daycare at 6:00 on a Friday! It's nice knowing that you never have to wait very long for an appointment with him like you do for so many other doctors, if you even get to see them at all. He will come into his office on weekends and even call you back to check on your child. He really does care about his families and just wants to do what he can to make everyone feel better.