AboutDr. Alphonso Benton, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Chino Hills, CA. His specialties include Family Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Hospitalist and Geriatric Medicine. Dr. Benton is affiliated with St Jude Medical Center, San Antonio Community Hospital and Desert Regional Medical Center. He speaks English.
Dr. Alphonso Benton has the following 4 specialties
- Family Medicine
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
- Critical Care Medicine
Also sometimes referred to as intensivists, critical care specialists are physicians with specialized training in the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions. Some of these conditions affect vital organs like the heart and lungs, those that make breathing difficult or impossible, and those that affect entire organ systems, like the renal system.
Critical care specialists are typically found in a hospital's intensive care unit where they monitor patients with life-threatening conditions and make determinations as to the best course of treatment.
Hospitalists are physicians who specialize in the care of patients in the hospital. The majority of hospitalists are board-certified internists and have completed the same training as other internal medicine doctors including medical school, residency and board certification examination.
Hospitalist activities include patient care, teaching, research, and leadership related to hospital care. They have more expertise in caring for complicated hospitalized patients on a daily basis since, unlike other specialists or primary care doctors, they spend most of their day in the hospital.
They often coordinate the care of their patients and act as the central point of communication among the different doctors and nurses involved in the patient's care. They are also the main physician for family members to contact for updates on a loved one.
- Geriatric Medicine
A geriatric specialist is a physician who treats the elderly population and the conditions that most commonly affect them. These doctors have special training in the effects of aging on the body and mind of a patient.
Geriatric specialists treat common ailments faced by senior citizens, such as frailty, incontinence, memory problems, arthritis, senility, decreased functioning and more.
In addition, geriatric specialists keep abreast of the different medications that an elderly person is prescribed to treat their more complex health issues in order to decrease adverse side effects and avoid dangerous drug interactions.
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- Alzheimer's Disease
- Family Planning
- Weight Loss
- Weight Loss (non-surgical)
Dr. Benton is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
San Antonio Community Hospital
999 San Bernardino Rd
Upland, CA 91786
Desert Regional Medical Center
1150 N Indian Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
1798 N Garey Ave
Pomona, CA 91767
- Keck School Of Medicine Of The University Of Southern California
Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
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