Alaska's high health care costs drive patients out of state

...three times as expensive - the average cost in Alaska for a surgeon to insert an intracoronary stent was $4,866.68, compared...Merrill saved more than $15,000 by flying to a plastic surgeon in Seattle, she said.Merrill lives in Anchorage now and...
Man gets 25 years for near-fatal stabbing

...beach. Williams has been in custody since his arrest.According to grand jury testimony from Dr. Pamela Gruchacz, a general surgeon at Bartlett Regional Hospital, the victim had narrowly escaped serious injury. One of the stab wounds punctured her liver...
Gynecologic cancer: "Be aware down there"

...Town Nickelodeon Theater, a film about six gynecologic cancer surgeons forming the band N.E.D. to bring hope and awareness about...cancer.One of the doctors in N.E.D. was Weinberg's surgeon, Dr. Hope, who asked Weinberg to speak at the Juneau showing...
A mother's dilemma

...Medical Breakthroughs, Dr. Dror Paley, a surgeon who specializes in treating rare limb...accommodate a growing foot."Most orthopedic surgeons can reliably do an amputation," said...problem is most pediatric orthopedic surgeons might see one or two of these types of...
Amid Trump bombast, Carson rises

...more like a whisper.He is, in some ways, the anti-Trump - a gentle candidate who lets his record as a renowned brain surgeon speak for itself. The bragging about his resume and place in the polls, on the rare occasions it comes, is delivered with...
Nation and World
Across the nation, a serious shortage of psychiatrists

...annual wage of $182,700 for psychiatrists, slightly below the mean for general practitioners and 28 percent below that for surgeons.Some psychiatrists are switching to a cash-only practice out of frustration with what they view as inadequate reimbursement...
Nation and World
Anchorage hospital wins trauma care upgrade

...status following a recent review by The American College of Surgeons.The Alaska Native Medical Center was the only level 2 trauma...Alaska before this week.The designation means a hospital has surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, doctors and operating room staff...
Assembly OK's PERS opt-out for Bartlett's chiefs, surgeons

...attract the best leaders and general surgeons it can for the facility, now that officer and all of its general surgeons to be exempt from PERS (Public for the executives and one for the surgeons. Both passed, but the motion for the...
Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital adds surgeon to staff

...Regional Health Consortium as a general surgeon.McPherson will begin work on Dec. 1...release."SEARHC is very lucky to have a surgeon with Dr. McPherson's skills and Seattle. She previously worked as a surgeon at Claremore Indian Hospital in Claremore...
Rockin' out for a reason

...Joanie Maier Hope and her bandmates, all gynecologic oncology surgeons from across the country, that's exactly the case. Hope...these guys?" and discover that they are all women's cancer surgeons and that they have a mission. "It's not music you'd have...


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