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Pediatricians Anchorage AK

Pediatricians are experts in the medical care of infants, children and adolescents. See below to find local pediatricians in Anchorage that give access to eating disorder treatments, infectious disease control, children's growth tracking, immunizations, and common childhood ailment treatment, as well as advice and content on child development.

Richard Danl Mandsager, MD
(907) 465-3092
PO Box 2402493601c Street
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1977

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Clark Lyn MD
(907) 222-4880
2600 Denali Street Suite 302
Anchorage, AK
 
Alaska Fetal Imaging
(907) 770-6464
4050 Lake Otis Parkway Suite 100
Anchorage, AK
 
Kiehl Phyllis S Faap
(907) 562-2120
3340 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK
 
Dr.Laura Jones
(907) 562-2120
3340 Providence Dr # 452
Anchorage, AK
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1992
Speciality
Pediatrician
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.MONIQUE KARAGANIS
(907) 729-4117
411 West Northern Lights Boulevard
Anchorage, AK
Gender
F
Speciality
Pediatrician
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Stevenson Jaime Pa-C
(907) 276-2803
1200 Airport Heights Drive Suite 101
Anchorage, AK
 
Shana R Weber, DO
4315 Diplomacy Dr
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 2001

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James Dudley Briggs, MD
(907) 561-4459
3300 Providence Dr Ste 212
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1980

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Dr. David Guy Alexander
(907) 562-2423
3340 Providence Dr Ste 466
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Common Infant Ailments

Common Infant Ailments

Most of the ailments your infant may experience are relatively minor, and just a normal part of growing up. In rare cases, it can be the sign of something more serious, but usually, it can be treated easily at home or by your pediatrician. Here are some common infant ailments that many new babies are susceptible to.

Constipation is a common concern for parents, but it's usually nothing to worry about. Babies often cry when they're constipated, so press on your baby's tummy to see if it's causing discomfort. A stool softener can provide relief to a constipated baby. As long as your baby is still having bowel movements the longer a baby goes without one, the larger the stool should be fairly regularly it's probably just gas or abdominal upset.

Colic is one of the most common infant ailments, and causes both parents and child distress. Colicky babies cry frequently, and are fussy for long periods of time. Colic usually starts at about six weeks, and can continue until the baby is around four months old. A colicky baby experiences discomfort that causes the body to become tense, a distended abdomen, and a look of extreme pain. Physicians still aren't sure what exactly causes colic, although it's been linked to allergies, too much milk, or even too small a hole in a bottle nipple. Unfortunately, there's no cure for colic. Parents just have to get through the few months of colic with their baby and cuddling or walking the baby might help.

Another infant ailment that affects a number of babies is jaundice. Jaundice is easily recognizable as the baby's skin and even eyes turn yellow. Although this can be alarming for new parents, jaundice is a very minor condition that will disappear after a few days of breastfeeding. Jaundice is caused by a yellow pigment called bilirubin, which the baby's liver can't filter out. Breastfeeding is the best treatment for jaundice, although in rare cases it may need to be treated with a specia...

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