AboutDr. Stanley Watkins III, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Anchorage, AK. He has 25 years of experience. His specialties include Vascular Surgery, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease. Dr. Watkins is affiliated with Providence Alaska Medical Center, Providence Extended Care Center and Providence Alaska Medical Center. He speaks English.
Dr. Stanley Watkins III has the following 5 specialties
- Vascular Surgery
Vascular surgeons treat and manage disorders in your veins, arteries and your lymphatic system to ensure blood circulation in your heart and in brain is the best it can be. They're well-versed on how your vascular system works with the rest of your body and they can treat conditions that may cause blockages or buildup.
They can perform many of the same diagnostic testing as interventional radiologists can, such as angiography and MRIs. In addition to diagnosis, they provide critical care and treatment for aneurysms, artery blockages and trauma injuries that involve your veins. They can also help patients manage diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol as well as treat artery disease. Treatment for more serious cases might include bypass surgery or surgery to remove plaque.
Cardiologists are doctors who specialize in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of conditions related to the heart and blood vessels.
A patient may be referred to a cardiologist if he experiences symptoms like chest pains, shortness of breath, dizziness, or high blood pressure. The physician will then evaluate your symptoms, take your health and family history and your weight. The cardiologist may order additional diagnostic tests, such as an echocardiogram, X-ray or blood tests. If necessary, the cardiologist may also call for a cardiac catheterization - a procedure in which a small tube is inserted into or near the heart that can take pictures of the heart's activity, or relieve blockage.
Once determining whether there is a heart condition, a cardiologist will treat a patient through cholesterol management, cardiac rehabilitation, and fitness. If surgical intervention is required, like open-heart surgery, a cardiologist will make that determination, but a cardiothoracic surgeon will perform the procedure.
- Interventional Cardiology
An interventional cardiologist has the same training as a cardiologist and they're well-versed in all types of heart disease and how to diagnose heart problems. The difference is that interventional cardiologists have additional expertise and training on specific interventional treatments for heart disease, such as angioplasties and stents. These methods use catheterization, which reduces recovery time as well as scarring after surgery.
- 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.
- Cardiovascular Disease
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- Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Diabetes Complications
- Heart Block
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
- High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)
- Unstable Angina
- Varicose Veins
- Vascular Malformations
Dr. Watkins is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Providence Extended Care Center
4900 Eagle St
Anchorage, AK 99503
Providence Alaska Medical Center
PO Box 196604
Anchorage, AK 99519
Mat Su Regional Medical Center
Alaska Regional Hospital
2801 Debarr Rd
Anchorage, AK 99508
Providence Seward Wesley Care Center
PO Box 365
Seward, AK 99664
2500 S Woodworth Loop
Palmer, AK 99645
25 Years Experience
University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1992
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