Bringing PEACE to PANDAS
Pediatric PANDAS Solutions is dedicated to providing care to children suffering from either PANDAS or PANS based upon the most up to date research and guidelines.
Serving Children in the Dallas Fort Worth area and beyond
Specialist in PANDAS
Welcome to Pediatric PANDAS Solutions
If your child is suffering from PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Strep) or the more recently defined disorder PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome), you have come to the right place. My name is Dr. Gretchen Prater, and after 27 busy and fullfilling years working as a general pediatrician, I recently made the decision to leave general practice in order to focus on PANS/PANDAS. Why would I do this? Why leave the happiest of all specialties to focus on a single disorder? Most children are basically healthy. Sure, they may get sick or injured from time to time, but their afflictions tend to be short-lived and they usually bounce back quickly (as opposed to us older folks). But some kids are not so lucky, and what starts out as a seemingly innocent illness turns into something much more serious. Children struck by PANS/PANDAS fall into this unlucky category. The symptoms can be devastating, both to the child and to his family, and without early diagnosis and treatment those symptoms can worsen in severity and sometimes become chronic-recurrent in nature. Complicating the matter has been a lack of awareness and acceptance of this condition within the general medical community, resulting in too few providers who are willing and able to take on the challenge of treating PANS/PANDAS. That lack of providers is especially acute in the DFW area, and the reason why I developed this practice. My goal is to help fill in the void of care that exists for children afflicted by PANS/PANDAS, both in the DFW area and across the state of Texas as a whole.
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