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Matthew Benson, MD, joins Pediatric Subspecialty Clinic at The Children’s Hospital at Providence
Local physician specializes in care for children with hormone disorders, has researched Vitamin D deficiency in children
– Matthew Benson, MD, who specializes in the treatment of pediatric hormone disorders, has joined the Providence Pediatric Subspecialty Clinic. Pediatric hormone disorders affect growth and development during all stages of childhood and adolescence. Dr. Benson is skilled in treating thyroid gland problems, growth disorders, early or delayed puberty, diabetes, obesity, low blood sugar and disorders associated with Vitamin D deficiency. Dr. Benson is one of only two pediatric endocrinologists located in Alaska.
“We are extremely pleased to have Dr. Benson join Providence,” said Michael Acarregui, MD, executive director of The Children’s Hospital at Providence. “As an expert in pediatric endocrine issues, his full-time availability to health care providers, daily patient clinics and outreach activities will benefit children and families throughout Alaska.”
Dr. Benson earned his medical degree at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Medical School for International Health in Beer Sheva, Israel, and completed his residency training and pediatric fellowship at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Jacksonville, Fla. Dr. Benson has participated in numerous research projects including research to identify children at risk for Vitamin D deficiency, an issue of particular importance to Alaskans.
“Thankfully when there are hormonal imbalances in a child, it is rare that we cannot treat the problem and make a difference in the child’s life,” said Dr. Benson. “These treatments are guided by well-done research and dedicated, quality care.”
About The Children’s Hospital at Providence
Located within Providence Alaska Medical Center, The Children’s Hospital at Providence functions as a hospital within a hospital. The Children’s Hospital is known for its outstanding NICU, PICU, and Maternity Center. The 100-bed inpatient facility offers family-centered care in every area of pediatric medicine and onsite clinics including neurological development, urology, endocrinology, orthopedics, genetics, cystic fibrosis, a subspecialty clinic and a center for special needs.
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