Residents of Anchorage have several healthcare facilities available to them, including Providence — the region’s most established healthcare system. Children’s Hospital at Providence Alaska Medical Center is Anchorage’s only dedicated children’s hospital. The Anchorage VA Medical Center is Alaska’s primary veteran’s care facility in the area and has six community-based outpatient clinics throughout the region’s neighboring cities.
U.S. News marks Providence Alaska Medical Center as high performing in one adult specialty and 6 conditions & procedures, including:
Alaska Native Medical Center is a 173-bed hospital and level-2 trauma center. U.S. News rates Alaska Native Medical Center as high performing in three procedures and conditions, including:
Finding an obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN) will help you manage your women’s healthcare needs. An OB-GYN is trained to deliver babies and specializes in treating and managing disorders involving a woman's reproductive organs.
OB-GYNs are licensed to perform routine women's reproductive checks such as: Pap tests (aka Pap smears), sexually transmitted infection (STI) checks, pelvic exams, ultrasounds; procedures such as IUD insertions; and surgeries such as a hysterectomy or removal of ovarian cysts.
How often should I see an OB-GYN?
It's recommended that women see an OB-GYN once a year for routine checkups. If you're pregnant or have an underlying health condition, you may need to see an OB-GYN more frequently.
What procedures do OB-GYNs perform?
OB-GYNs can perform or order the following procedures and surgeries:
What conditions do OB-GYNs treat?
OB-GYNs treat the following conditions:
An OB-GYN can also provide prenatal care and help you manage your health during pregnancy.
What should I ask an OB-GYN?
Top questions to ask an OB-GYN during your appointment that you may not have thought of:
OB-GYNs are trained to discuss sensitive subjects, so you shouldn't hesitate to ask questions about your sexual health.