Anchorage Pediatric Group
3340 Providence Dr

Building A, Suite 500

Anchorage, AK 99508-4616

Tel: 907-562-2423
Fax: 907-563-1170

 

In Alaska, the Anchorage Pediatric Group offers medical services in pediatrics - Growing healthly Alaskans for over sixty years

Growing Healthy Alaskans for Over 60 Years 

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Janet Alexander, MD
Susan Beesley, MD
Jody Butto, MD
Jodi Elliott, DO
John Heimerl, MD
Willow Monterrosa, MD
Matt Serna, MD
Jennifer Austin, CPNP
Terri Bostwick, CPNP
Shannon Smith, PA
Charles Ryan, MD (Retiring Soon)
Ron Keller, MD (Retired)

Susan Beesley, M.D.

 
“Hola, Doctora.  Comí dos kilogramas de zanahorias la noche pasada.  Tengo un dolor de estómago, y mi cara esta anaranjada.  ¿Tengo ictericia?”
 
The aforementioned conversation may make no sense to most intelligent people, but Susan Beesley is superintelligent, and would continue this chit-chat without so much as a pause.  “I speak Spanish and enjoy working with Latino patients and their families,” she says.  Que bueno, Dr. Beesley.
 
Raised in Wisconsin and Kansas City, Dr. Beesley earned her Bachelor’s in Anthropology at Brown University in Providence (RI), and her M.D. at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver.  Her pediatric residency was completed at Oakland (CA) Children’s Hospital.  So what brought Dr. Beesley to Alaska?  “Love of mountains, sense of adventure…we were thinking of moving to Africa, but started a family and changed our focus.”
 
Helping children focus on healthy habits and preventing problems are Dr. Beesley’s primary interests.  Dr. Beesley chose to pursue a career in healthcare because “I have always wanted a job that allowed me to be of service and spend all day interacting with people.  The other job that I was drawn to as a kid was a detective, and I now realize that in medicine, I am sort of a detective, investigating the body.”
 
Dr. Beesley’s worst childhood illness?  “I had appendicitis when I was 16 and had to beg my parents for almost two days to take me to the hospital.  Finally, when I could no longer walk, they took me to the emergency room.  Within minutes, I was in the operating room.  My parents felt really bad after that.”
 
Jobs before healthcare?  Preschool daycamp counselor, luggage salesperson, archeologist’s field assistant, and set painter.
 
Her interests?  “Skiing, backpacking, mountain biking, watercolor painting, scuba diving, traveling, photography, Eastern philosophy.  I helped start the Arts in Medicine program at my medical school and I am very interested in the areas where medicine overlaps with the arts.”
 
Her favorite part of being a healthcare provider?  “Having the privileged position of sharing intimate moments with children and their families and witnessing the everyday miracle of growing, developing children.  Also, the intellectual challenge….sleuthing to arrive at the correct diagnosis.  And, of course, playing with children all day.”
 
Advice for patients and families?  Listen to your children

Dr. Susan Beesley:Chose to pursue a career in healthcare because she has always desired a 'job' that allowed her to be...

Posted by Anchorage Pediatric Group on Wednesday, July 30, 2014
  

Dr. Susan Beesley, M.D.

Welcome to APG   Meet the Group    Office Hours   After Hours Call
Road Directions
   Insurance   Immunizations   Service Costs   Breastfeeding   Newsletter

J. Alexander, MD   S. Beesley, MD   J. Butto, MD   J. Elliott, DO   J. Heimerl, MD   W. Monterrosa, MD   M. Serna, MD  
J. Austin, CPNP   T. Bostwick, CPNP   S. Smith, PA  
R. Keller, MD (Retired)
   C. Ryan, MD (Retiring Sept. 2016)  

Anchorage Pediatric Group 3340 Providence Dr., Building A, Suite 500, Anchorage, AK 99508-4616
Tel: 907-562-2423 
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