Recruiting and retaining doctors can be challenging in Alaska, but some doctors enjoy careers like Cullen and fill careers in the health care industry in Fairbanks, Anchorage and other parts of the state.
As independent doctors and employees, doctors are often found in Alaska practicing a wide range of medicine. Many doctors are based in Anchorage, but specialists are rare in communities across the state, including Ketchikan, Wasilla, the Kenai Peninsula and Fairbanks. Anchorage is also home to a number of medical schools, including the University of Alaska Anchorage School of Medicine and Anchorage Medical School.
Back at the main clinic in Fairbanks, Tsigoni and his colleagues also take phone calls from trained health workers and residents who have a deep relationship with their neighbors. The helpers can insert IV's, perform ECGs and take photos to share with doctors in a cloud-based electronic medical record system. You can also bring your own food and water, as there is nothing to buy in the small village. Each village clinic has life-saving emergency medication, including diazepam, to prevent seizures, but doctors pack a few extra days in case they get weathered or stranded by a storm.
All Alaskans need to do now is make sure they wash their hands properly to cover their coughs and sneezes, exercise social detachment, and stay home when they are sick.
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Communities in Alaska often offer new doctors, Cullen says, but in remote areas that can be high. A consultation with a Fairbanks ED specialist is the best way to get an offer on the treatment costs. Meet your doctor on site and find out which treatment options are best for your specific case.
Tsigonis "employer operates the Anaktuvuk Pass north of the Arctic Circle, which was once designated by the U.S. Post Office as one of the most important mail routes for mail delivery in Alaska.
At Minto's Manley Hot Springs, Tsigonis gives birth to babies, performs sports physics, conducts electrocardiograms (ECGs), educates families about end-of-life care, and conducts electrophysiology. Fairbanks has had an internist known as pulmonary medicine at the University of Alaska Anchorage Medical Center for more than 40 years, but Wainwright has been in flux for some time. Jean Tsigons' clinic has been an independent practice since her husband, Dr. John Wainswright, sold his practice in 2008 to the Greater Fairbank Community Hospital Foundation, which owns Fair Banks Memorial Hospital.
She gives birth to babies, has colonoscopies, is in charge of hospice work and, on the advice of counsellors in the House of Commons, deals with infertility cases. It treats a whole range of seasonal affective disorders, whether it's just a bump or a low-lying sun. And it cares for patients with chronic diseases and comorbidities, including diabetes, heart failure and dementia.
She is staying in a cabin owned by a woman whose husband is a prominent dog walker in Manley Hot Springs. Utqiagvik used to be called Barrow, and her patient, a police officer, travels 500 miles from Fairbanks for his annual examination. Compared to most of her colleagues, her trip is unusual: She travels from her home in the Yukon Territory, about 60 miles north of Anchorage, to the city of Fairbank.
She is one of four doctors in the city to take on the shift and is one of three physicians on the medical staff at Fairbanks Medical Center who serve as a primary care physician for the city's two hospitals, Isaac E. Dickson Memorial Hospital and the University of Alaska Fairbank Hospital.
As chairman of the Committee for Medical Wellness at the hospital, Tsigonis is trying to help the new doctors in the city settle in and create a positive environment for their health and well-being. Personally, she is happy to be a small town doctor who can live in community with her patients and watch them grow. I am passionate about helping my patients reach their full potential so that they can enjoy all the activities that this beautiful state has to offer.
Cullen said it was difficult to talk about the medical community's push for stricter measures that come from the human level. Lessner said the doctors who signed the letter were from the city that came to the doctor, and they were as much a part of their neighbors, friends and family as their patients and co-caregivers. Cullen said: 'It's difficult to talk about coming into town to be seen by a doctor and rest while you recover.