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New medical practice opens in Ketchikan


May 15, 2012

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - A new solo medical practice, Cherish Health Clinic, has been established in Ketchikan by Carol Alley, MD. Located at the offices of Creekside Family Health Clinic, Dr. Alley’s practice provides out-patient primary and acute care for adolescents and adult patients.  Dr. Alley recently retired from the US Public Health Service after twenty years of service.

“I love the art of medicine and the art of helping others,” says Dr. Alley.  “It is wonderful to finally have the flexibility of a private practice to do what I love.”

Dr. Alley emphasizes that the practice of medicine is only one part of improving patients’ health and that patient ownership of health maintenance is also key.  “Educating and motivating individuals regarding their health, in a safe and compassionate environment, is something I do well,” she says. “It is not until individuals become internally motivated to care about their health, to focus on the lifestyle changes that are within their control, that they take responsibility for their own well-being”, she notes. She points out that oftentimes it is the small, but significant, changes that a person makes in their lifestyle that improves their overall health.

Dr. Alley is not a new face in Ketchikan’s medical community.  Prior to establishing her own practice, Dr. Alley worked for the Ketchikan Indian Community Tribal Health Clinic, The US Coast Guard medical clinic, as well as in the Ketchikan General Hospital Emergency Department. She is Board Certified in Family Medicine.

Cherish Health Clinic, which began operation on May 7, 2012, is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m..  Alley's clinic is located at 320 Bawden Street, Suite 313 in the Mary France Building at the offices of Creekside Family Health Clinic. For appointments call (907) 220-9982.



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