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Quick Facts

  • Accepted Insurance

  • BCBS Blue Card
  • Cigna
  • Premera
  • Aetna

Specialties

4 specialties

  • Psychiatry

    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.

  • Neurology

    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.

  • Adolescent Medicine

    Adolescent specialists are doctors who have advanced training in the health issues that adolescents face. These physicians deal with issues like the onset of puberty, reproductive health, eating disorders, irregular periods, mood changes, drugs and pressures from home and school. For girls entering adulthood, adolescent specialists can act as both pediatrician and gynecologist, so they only have to see one doctor for all their needs.

  • Pediatrics

    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.

Ratings & Comments

45 ratings with 22 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Providence Behavioral Medicine when asked is excellent. Providence Behavioral Medicine has been reviewed by 45 patients. The rating is 4.0 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Providence Behavioral Medicine as provided by patient reviews is 9 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Providence Behavioral Medicine is affiliated with the following hospitals

  • Alaska Veterans Affairs Medical Center Anchorage, AK 99508
  • Providence Seward Medical Center Seward, AK 99664
  • Providence Alaska Medical Center Anchorage, AK 99508
  • Providence Alaska Medical Center Anchorage, AK 99519
  • Providence Extended Care Center Anchorage, AK 99503
  • Providence Seward Wesley Care Center Seward, AK 99664
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • University Of Washington School Of Medicine
  • George Washington University School Of Medicine And Health Sciences
  • University Of Colorado School Of Medicine
  • Northeastern Ohio University College Of Medicine And Pharmacy
  • Howard University College Of Medicine
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Providence Behavioral Medicine is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Anchorage, AK.

  • Orthopedic Phys. Anchorage

    Group Practice

    Anchorage, AK

  • AK Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

    Group Practice

    Anchorage, AK

  • International Travelers Clinic

    Group Practice

    Anchorage, AK

Information About Group Practices

What is a Group Practice?

According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment. Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine

Why Group Practice?

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.

Benefits of Group Practice

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.