Dr. Stephen West
received his medical degree from the University of Toronto, Canada in 1988. He then went on to do specialty training in Pediatrics at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. He remained there for four years, and in his final year was made Associate Chief Resident of Pediatrics. He received his Specialist Certificate in Pediatrics from The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in June 1992. Dr. West also went on to further subspecialty training in Neonatology at The Hospital for Sick Children, as well as Mount Sinai Hospital and Women's College Hospital. This training involved treating the most premature babies (born as early as 24 weeks), as well as newborns with surgical conditions, congenital heart disease and other critically ill infants. Dr. West was raised in Bermuda from the age of twelve, attending both Warwick Academy and The Bermuda College. He is married to a wonderful Bermudian, and has two awesome children, Sarah and Christopher (now both adults!). Dr. West has been back in Bermuda since August 1993, and enjoys running Wee Care Pediatrics immensely. He looks forward to caring for your child.
Dr. Paola D'Aleman
was born and raised in Columbia, South America. She began her medical training at the Collegio Mayor Nuetsra Senora del Rosario in Bogata. She completed her studies at McGill University in Montreal, and received her medical degree in 1998. After qualifying as a physician, Dr. D'Aleman worked for one year as a General Practitioner in the under-developed areas of the Amazon jungle. She then returned to Canada where she started her family. In 2003, she returned to her studies, and trained at Cornell University, New York in General Pediatrics. During this time she completed additional electives in Pediatric Cardiology, Nephrology, and Hematology-Oncology. She became a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics in September 2007. From New York, she returned to Montreal to complete two extra years of training with emphasis in Neonatal Care at McGill University and The University of Montreal. Once Dr.D'Aleman completed her studies she went to work with underprivileged families in areas of Northern Quebec. Dr. D'Aleman is married and has two children who both attend Warwick Academy.
Dr. Ryan Bates
received his medical degree from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada in 1998. He then went on to do specialty training in pediatrics at The Winnipeg Children's Hospital in Manitoba. He remained there for four years and was honoured in 2001 with the Outstanding Resident of the Year Award. He was made Chief Resident of Pediatrics in his final year of training. He received his certification from the American Board of Pediatrics in 2002, as well as his Specialist Certificate in Pediatrics from The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2002. After completing his training, Dr. Bates became a Staff Physician in the Emergency Department of Winnipeg Children's Hospital. While there, he learned what "life in the ER was truly like", caring for critically ill children, pediatric trauma patients and other ER cases. During his training, Dr. Bates was able to share his pediatric knowledge with underprivileged families by doing electives in Zambia and Honduras. He enjoyed and learned from these experiences immensely. Dr. Bates has also worked as Department Chair of Pediatrics at the Commonwealth Health Center in Saipan in the South Pacific. Dr. Bates is married and his wife is also a physician, having trained as a family practitioner at the University of Winnipeg.
was born and raised in Bermuda. And graduated from Dalhousie University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. She then went on to specialize in Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing from George Brown College, during this time she worked at Toronto Sick Kids. After completing her studies, Nurse Heather returned to Bermuda to work at the King Edward Memorial Hospital in the Special Care Baby Unit. She worked there for 18 years before joining Wee Care Pediatrics in 2009. Nurse Heather brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Wee Care in dealing with premature and newborn infants. Nurse Heather is married and has two young children, Fergus and Saoirse.
Nurse Heather is available daily to answer any questions or concerns you may have either in person or over the phone.
Thank you for considering Wee Care Pediatrics. Please allow us to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves, and our practice. Wee Care Pediatrics has been in existence for over 21 years, and was established by Dr. Stephen West when he returned after completing his medical training in Toronto, Canada.
First and foremost, we will provide your child with the best pediatric care possible, and will attempt to do this in a very pleasant, friendly and professional manner! We consider it a great honour to care for your child and recognize the trust that you have placed in us. We will do everything possible to earn and maintain that trust.
We are able to provide services in English, Spanish and French.
Hear what families are saying about Wee Care!
"Wee Care has gone above and beyond the call of duty for my family on numerous occasions, beginning with when my son was born soon after the practice first opened, and continuing today with my daughter who has required specialized care through the years. From dealing with a routine physical to serious situations which require overseas medical referral - I know I can count on Wee Care. The staff are both friendly and professional; always available and responsive. I could not have chosen a better pediatric practice."
- Andrew & Erin's Mom
"My girls love going to WeeCare! Whether its for a well check or because they are unwell, they get so excited when we tell them we are going to visit the office. The doctors and support staff are so warm and inviting, it always feels like we are visiting family. Thanks for everything that you do, not just for our girls, but to all of the special little boys and girls that you know and care for so well."
- Alexa & Lara's Parents
"Our children have been cared for by Wee Care for nearly ten years! The doctors and staff are always kind, extremely knowledgeable, and dedicated to their patients. Rest assured that your little ones will be given the best care possible at Wee Care!"
- Alexander, Addysen, & Hailey's Mom
"The doctors at Wee Care have been looking after our sons since birth. Our oldest is now 13. They all have a friendly and caring approach with our children, which makes them feel at ease. Things are well explained in a way that we can understand. We are happy to be a part of the Wee Care Family"
- Cole & Shane's Parents
"Our family could not have been happier with the care provided by Dr. West and the entire WeeCare staff. It was clear from the beginning that the doctors at Wee Care really cared about our girls and about the well being of our family. We have always gotten a warm welcome at routine visits and they never fail to go the extra mile for a special circumstance. It's really saying something special when children are excited to see Nurse Heather---when she's the one giving the shots! We have trusted Dr. West with our children's health and are proud to be a WeeCare Family."
- Annie & Katherine's Mom