AboutDr. Benjamin Westley, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Anchorage, AK, with another office in Anchorage, AK. He has 9 years of experience. His specialties include Infectious Disease, Pediatrics and Internal Medicine. Dr. Westley is affiliated with Providence Alaska Medical Center and Providence Extended Care Center. He speaks English.
Dr. Benjamin Westley has the following 3 specialties
- Infectious Disease
An infectious disease specialist has specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of contagious diseases.
Infectious diseases, also known as contagious or transmissible diseases, are those that stem from pathogen from a host organism. These infections may spread to other carriers through physical touch, airborne inhalation, bodily fluids or contaminated foods.
Infectious disease specialists identify whether the disease is caused by bacteria, a virus, a fungus or a parasite often through blood tests and then determine what course of treatment, if any, is necessary.
A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
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Patients' Choice Award
On-Time Doctor Award
Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- AIDS/HIV (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)
- HIV Infections
- Hepatitis C
- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV/AIDS)
Dr. Westley is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Providence Alaska Medical Center
PO Box 196604
Anchorage, AK 99519
Providence Extended Care Center
4900 Eagle St
Anchorage, AK 99503
9 Years Experience
University Of Washington School Of Medicine
Graduated in 2005
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