AboutDr. Alexander Von Hafften Jr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Anchorage, AK. He has 29 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Von Hafften is affiliated with Providence Extended Care Center, Alaska Native Med Ctr, Anchorage, Ak and Providence Alaska Medical Center. He speaks English.
Dr. Alexander Von Hafften Jr has the following 2 specialties
A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.
A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.
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- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Bipolar Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder / Manic Depressive Disorder
- Clinical Depression
- Depressive Disorder
- Manic Depressive Disorder
- Mental Illness
- Mood Disorders
- Personality Disorder
- Sleep Disorders
Dr. Von Hafften is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Providence Extended Care Center
4900 Eagle St
Anchorage, AK 99503
- Alaska Native Med Ctr, Anchorage, Ak
Providence Alaska Medical Center
PO Box 196604
Anchorage, AK 99519
29 Years Experience
George Washington University School Of Medicine And Health Sciences
Graduated in 1987
University Of Washington Medical Center