Alaska Women's Health provider group

About Us

Find an Obstetrician and Gynecologist in Anchorage

 

Alaska Women’s Health has been providing compassionate, inclusive care to the women of Alaska since 1985. We are available when women need us most.

Our team is dedicated to the most up-to-date developments in the field of obstetrics and gynecology. We provided trusted healthcare in Anchorage and rural Alaska.

Obstetrics

Gynecology

Urogynecology

Family Planning

Meet Our Providers

Amanda Beery, MD

Amanda Beery grew up in Anchorage, living above her family’s furniture store in Mountain View. She was the first in her family to attend college, attending both the University of Hawaii at Manoa and the University of Washington, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in molecular and cell biology. Before she started medical school, she worked in fine dining and in maternal-child health epidemiology for the State of Alaska.

Amanda earned her medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine. During her medical school training, she worked closely with the physicians at Alaska Women’s Health, who inspired her to become an OBGYN. After completing her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, she was delighted to join her mentors in practice at Alaska Women’s Health.

Her special interests include obstetrics, minimally invasive surgery, sexual health and family planning. She serves as the Anchorage Clinical Clerkship Director for OBGYN for the University of Washington School of Medicine, where she teaches medical students.

She enjoys indoor cycling, yoga, fitness training, running and skiing.

What Patients Say

“The first time I went to AWH I was 12 weeks postpartum (from a home delivery) and I went in to have an IUD inserted. I was incredibly nervous about the procedure; even though everything was healing amazingly I was so anxious thinking about inserting something into my battle-worn cervix. Dr. Beery was patient and understanding… The insertion was nearly painless, but I was more impressed by the staff’s understanding of my nervousness… I have since had several other appointments and I have felt just as respected and empowered and informed with every procedure and appointment. I can’t recommend Dr. Beery enough.” 

“Dr. Beery is amazing and extremely nice! I’m never disappointed. I always leave feeling good about my appointment.”

“I have loved my experience at AWH and with Dr. Beery. Every doctor, medical staff, and receptionist has been friendly and helpful. I always look forward to my visits. Very easy to work with everyone and everyone seems incredibly happy there. Thank you for all that you do!”

“Dr. Beery was delightful. She made me feel comfortable when I was expecting to be very uncomfortable. She listened and helped me express my concerns. Thank you!”

Dr. Beery is gifted with her care. She takes time to listen to concerns. She listens with compassion. She provides holistic care. I am grateful to have her as a provider!”

 

Ann Broz, MD

Ann Broz, MD

Ann grew up in Chicago, IL in a large family.  She attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign earning her undergraduate degree in Biology and went on to work in research for a few years.  During that time, she also worked as an emergency medical technician and began volunteering on medical relief teams in Guatemala.  Her early humanitarian experiences developed her fascination with obstetrics and gynecology and the Spanish language.  

She was so passionate about this work that she decided to attend medical school in Mexico at the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara.  After earning her medical degree and achieving her goal to become fluent in Spanish, she completed her Ob/Gyn residency at Richmond University Medical Center in Staten Island, New York.  After living away from home to pursue her career for so many years, Ann returned to the Midwest and began practicing Obstetrics and Gynecology in Indiana.

In 2007, Ann took her first trip to Alaska to visit her brother who was teaching out on the tundra.  Since that trip, she has never been able to shake her love for Alaska.  After practicing for five years in Indiana, she could no longer ignore the call of Alaska and joined Alaska Women’s Health in December of 2021.  She enjoys working with women through all stages of their lives and looks forward to forming a long-term health partnership with her patients.

When not working, Ann enjoys hiking, bicycling, cooking and spending time with her partner and two pups.  They all enjoy traveling and she still looks forward to her volunteer work in Guatemala each year.

What Patients Say

“Dr. Broz was amazing. Very attentive and took her time with me.”

“I was very pleased with everything. It was warm and welcoming. The staff did a wonderful job at making me feel comfortable and Dr. Broz addressed all my concerns. Very friendly and professional. 10 out of 10, would recommend.”

 

Tania Hall, MD

Tania Hall was born in Anchorage and raised in Eagle River, Alaska. She says working hard to take the best care of her patients can mean different things for different people on different days. Tania loves helping patients achieve their health goals, whatever they may be – for example, helping a woman find the right contraception for her body or performing surgery to help women who experience symptoms like pain or bleeding. Delivering babies, she says, is an absolute joy.

Tania is a Fellow of the American College of OBGYN. She attended Chugiak High School and completed a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, graduating magna cum laude with leadership honors. She went to medical school at the University of Washington and completed her residency at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine, winning the medical student teaching award two years in a row as well as an ambulatory award. She joined the Alaska Women’s Health team in 2015 and has been adjunct clinical faculty and a mentor with the University of Washington School of Medicine’s WWAMI Regional Medical Education Program since 2018. She enjoys introducing medical students to the field of OBGYN.

Tania enjoys spending time with her family (including her husband and two sons) while “hobby homesteading” with their chickens, turkeys, ducks and bees. She also enjoys berry picking, hiking, skiing, fishing, hunting, camping and enjoying her husband’s homebrew.

What Patients Say

Dr. Hall is extremely intelligent and kind.  She always is very responsive to my questions and concerns.  Highly recommend!” 

“Treated with dignity, appropriate humor during a delicate exam, but mostly handled 100% more professionally than my last doctor. The whole process was completely different and professional!”

“I really like Dr. Tania Hall. She explains everything so that you can understand it. She is very easy to talk to and she listens to what you have to say. I feel very comfortable with her.”

“Dr. Hall is excellent. Easy to talk to and explains everything in length.”

“Thank you to Dr. Hall and her nurse!!!! You both are wonderful. I am so happy that I’ve found your office. You made the appointment a breeze even with my needle fear. 🙂”

Craig Hinkle, MD

Craig Hinkle moved to Alaska to join Alaska Women’s Health in 1999. He is a pillar of our practice, working across all aspects of obstetrics and gynecology, including prenatal care, labor and delivery services, women’s wellness and management of gynecologic problems. He is an accomplished minimally invasive surgeon and mentors other professionals in the field. Craig believes in honesty in medicine, and enjoys working with patients to help them achieve their best selves.

After earning his Bachelor of Science from Creighton University, he earned his Medical Doctorate from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He completed his OBGYN residency at University of Missouri Kansas City, before moving to Anchorage. Craig is a Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine, teaching obstetrics and gynecology to medical students since 2001. He is also an attending for the Providence Alaska Family Medicine Residency. He is passionate about teaching Alaska’s next generation of doctors.

Craig enjoys fitness, both for himself and others, becoming an indoor cycle instructor at Anchorage Yoga and Cycle in 2017. He also enjoys showing and judging at dog shows, and spending time with his personable French Bulldog, Satchmo.

What Patients Say

“If I could give 10 stars I definitely would! Dr. Hinkle gave me my life back! I had so many lady health problems and I was miserable. Every doctor gave me the, ‘Let’s give it more time,’ speech because of my young age. Dr. Hinkle and his staff went above and beyond my expectations . They listened to my concerns and took immediate action upon any test results that came back. Dr. Hinkle NEVER made me feel like I was ‘just another patient.’ He is EXTREMELY knowledgeable and truly cares about his patients.”  

“I went to labor and delivery at Alaska Regional when I was 34 weeks with full-blown contractions. We thought for sure the baby was coming… Dr. Hinkle is (nothing) short of amazing. I wasn’t even a normal patient of his, but he made me feel comfortable and calm… We were able to figure what was wrong and stop the labor, so my baby could stay in a little longer. I’m very pleased with the care I received from Dr Hinkle. He didn’t brush my worries aside, actually listened to me and made sure I was comfortable. I went home knowing what triggered my pre-term labor and and how to prevent it. Thank you Dr. Hinkle!!”

“Dr. Hinkle is such a wonderful provider. Caring and personable.”

“Dr. Hinkle and all of the providers I’ve seen at this office have been nothing short of amazing. All the staff, nurses and front desk are always helpful and kind.”

“I am so grateful I transferred to your clinic. I am blown away by your attention to detail, professionalism, and how kind everyone was.”

“Dr. Hinkle and team are Freaking GREAT!! Hands down Dr. Hinkle has the most amazing chair side manner EVER!! He was professional, kind, thorough and extremely pleasant! I’m excited to have him as my new OBGYN. His medical assistant was friendly, precise, and engaging. My overall experience with Alaska Women’s Health was OUTSTANDING!”

Carol Mitchell-Springer, MD

Carol Mitchell-Springer was born in Tokyo, Japan.  Her father was in the military, and Carol’s family travelled throughout her youth.  She attended junior high and high school in Anchorage, and was a member of the first graduating class at Service High School.  Carol earned her Bachelor of Science with the highest honors from Oregon State University.  She then earned her medical degree, graduating magna cum laude and completed her obstetrics and gynecology residency at Oregon Health Sciences University.  Carol was honored to receive the Gold Headed Cane Award for compassionate care and was voted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.  After residency, Carol remained in Portland, where she was a founding member of the first woman-owned private OBGYN clinic in Portland.  Recognizing her passion for reconstructive vaginal surgery and helping women with urinary issues and prolapse, Carol completed additional training in urogynecology at Oregon Health Sciences.

In 1993, Carol moved back to Anchorage and joined Alaska Women’s Health.  Carol is board certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and is one of our 2 urogynecologists.  Carol has been a leader in our clinic and our community.  She provides compassionate, meaningful care to her patients and unparalleled mentorship to her younger partners.  Carol’s philosophy of care is simple: she believes in caring for her patients with the same dedication she would want for her own family member.

Family is very important to Carol, and in her free time, she enjoys travel and spending time with her husband, her son and her extended family.  She and her husband spend time together in their home in Arizona as well as in Anchorage.  She loves hiking and engaging in outdoor activities.

What Patients Say

“I have high praise for AWH! As a post-menopausal woman, this is a practice of women who are experienced, compassionate, trustworthy and knowledgeable. My issues have been resolved through surgery with Dr. Mitchell-Springer. Both procedures for a hysterectomy and mid-urethral sling went smoothly and I recovered easily.” 

“I love Dr. Mitchell-Springer. She always takes the time to listen to her patients and really connect with them. She’s kind and helpful, no matter what the problem is. I would recommend her to anyone. She’s been my ob/gyn for decades.” 

“Dr. Mitchell-Springer shows real interest and concern. She attentively listens to my concerns and understands where I am coming from. I really appreciate her as my doctor and wouldn’t trust anyone else with this specialized care. She is the best! Thank you, Dr. Mitchell-Springer!”

“Dr. Mitchell-Springer is down to earth and approachable. She truly listens and is intuitive with her questions. Her knowledge is shared freely and in a conversational manner. As a result, I am very relaxed and comfortable during the exam. I would recommend her without hesitation.”

Sylvia Moses, MD

Sylvia Moses was born and raised in a small town in Northern California. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Integrated Biology and Earth and Planetary Science from the University of California Berkeley, where she graduated with highest university honors. She spent two years as a middle school science teacher in schools in San Francisco while earning her Masters of Arts in Education.

Sylvia went on to Case Western University School of Medicine, where she earned her Medical Doctorate and graduated as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society at the Case Western University School of Medicine in Ohio. She also worked on several global health initiatives including projects in Nepal, Peru, and Guyana. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. She received several awards, including the Medical Student Teaching Award, the Excellence in Resident Research Award, the Gold Humanism Award, and the Chief Resident Teaching Award.

She joined Alaska Women’s Health in 2018. Her clinical interests include high- and low-risk obstetrics, reproductive health, contraception, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, routine women’s healthcare, and patient education.

Sylvia enjoys traveling (especially in her home-built teardrop trailer), hiking, spinning, yoga, cooking and eating, and spending time with her partner, friends, and family.

What Patients Say

“Dr. Moses is the best! I will use her for all my pregnancies, post-partum, and OBGYN needs. She made me feel valued and took my concerns seriously.” 

“AK Women’s Health is great! I have nothing but glowing things to say about Dr. Moses. The appointment was thorough and I really felt like she cared when she was listening. She is so kind and compassionate about women’s health issues. She explained everything in a manner in which could be understood and took the time to allow for questions. She is EXACTLY what a doctor should be like.” 

“I was so pleased with everything – I don’t even know how, but you had notes from my hysterectomy that was 20 years ago in Oregon! Dr. Moses was wonderful and very knowledgeable about my history; I was very happy to not have to explain everything to her. She was warm, very empathetic and put me at ease instantly. Overall, it was a very, very wonderful experience!!”

“Dr. Moses was incredibly kind, compassionate and knowledgeable about both my condition and what I am going through at this time. She took a long time with me and in order to understand my full history she answered all of my questions. Her nurse was also wonderful. I will highly recommend Dr. Moses and her team to anyone looking for an excellent gynecologist.”

Sherifat Ope-Adenuga, MD

Sherifat Ope-Adenuga was born in Nigeria, moving to the United States to earn a degree in nursing from Texas Women’s University. After graduating, she worked as a general medical and surgical nurse at the Methodist Hospital Medical Center in Houston. She attended medical school in Dominica, at Ross University School of Medicine, completing two years of clinical rotations in the U.S., based in Maryland, Michigan and Georgia.

Sherifat completed her residency at Richmond University Medical Centre in New York and moved to Alaska in 2016, joining the team at Alaska Women’s Health. She became a board-certified doctor in 2019.

She loves to travel and enjoys time at the gym, reading and cooking for her family and friends.

What Patients Say

“Two years ago, I had the most amazing doctors deliver my second son. Dr. Ope and Dr. Hinkle took the best care of me. My scheduled c-section was the most peaceful and amazing experience. I can not thank this office enough for the compassion and care – from the front desk to check out.” 

“I have spent a lot of time with doctors and in medical clinics over the years. Alaska Women’s Health and Dr. Ope are among the finest health professionals I have ever worked with. I am thankful for their care, education, and professionalism.” 

“I loved the entire team I had contact with. Dr. Ope was AMAZING, thoughtful, and educational. She even drew me diagrams that I could understand.”

“Dr. Ope is fantastic!! I love her so much. She’s gentle, kind, and knowledgeable.”

“Dr. Ope really went into detail when explaining what was going on and what could be other factors affecting me. I really enjoyed our visit, thank you!!!”

“I love Dr. Ope. She is so sweet and professional and caring. The staff is wonderful. The facility is clean. I would highly recommend Alaska Women’s Health.”

Alia Parker, ANP, FNP-C

Alia Parker is a fifth generation Alaskan who was born and raised in Anchorage. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Western Washington University where she designed her own degree in public health. During her time as an undergraduate student, she was awarded a competitive grant to spend an academic year studying women’s health issues and advocacy in Guatemala and Peru.

After she graduated, she went on to work at a family planning clinic and eventually confirmed her calling as a women’s health care provider. She went on to receive her Masters of Science from Seattle University in 2015, graduating as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is fluent in Spanish.

Ali enjoys distance running, Nordic skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and trail running.

What Patients Say

“Ali Parker is amazing and I can’t say enough about how happy I am with her.” 

“Truly compassionate care provided by Alia.”

“Very professional staff, environment calming and clean. Alia was very professional and caring providing me with excellent care and testing for wellness.”

“I’ve never had a provider actually remember me and care enough about me to ask questions.” 

Brittany Strickland, DO

Brittany Strickland was born and raised in Chugiak, Alaska. After high school, she played soccer for Valparaiso University in Indiana and went on to earn her medical doctorate in West Virginia. However, after completing her residency in Muskegon, Michigan, she decided it was time to return home.

Brittany has travelled to 38 countries, bungee jumping in New Zealand and diving with great white sharks in South Africa. Outside work, she enjoys four-wheeling, snow- machining, camping, hiking, hunting and fishing. She is married with two young sons and she gave birth to a daughter in June 2019.

What Patients Say

“I am so grateful for Dr. Strickland’s excellent service. She is amazing!” 

“Dr. Strickland was outstanding. So down to earth, delightful and knowledgeable. She provided excellent guidance and education in a way that both my husband and I could understand. This was my first visit at the clinic and I have nothing but positive feedback to give. Thank you.” 

“After a few poor experiences elsewhere, I was so relieved and thankful for the quality care received at Alaska Women’s Health from the moment my phone call was answered to checkout. Every aspect of care left me feeling like I was seen as a real person and not just another patient to get in and out the door. Thank you, Dr. Strickland and staff.”

“Dr. Strickland is an excellent doctor, but more importantly she is an amazing human being.”

Andrea Wang, MD

Andrea was born in California and raised in the Washington, D.C. area. After her undergraduate years at MIT, she completed medical school in St. Louis. Fulfilling a lifetime devotion to women’s health, she completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at the University of Maryland. After her Fellowship training in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, she joined the faculty at Columbia University.

Andrea moved to Alaska in 2007, initially joining the staff at the Alaska Native Medical Center. She spent eight years at the Alaska Urological Institute before joining us at Alaska Women’s Health in 2016.

She is a member of the American Urogynecological Society and is board-certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. She is passionate about listening to her patients, providing knowledge about their conditions, and helping them develop an individualized plan for care. Her ultimate goal is to enhance her patients’ quality of life.

Outside of work, she loves yoga, spending time outdoors, and entertaining her white German Shepherd, Io.

What Patients Say

“To date, I’ve never had a single healthcare professional treat me with as much respect, integrity, honesty, genuity, and otherwise just taking my concerns seriously.”  

“Dr. Wang is an excellent physician and has an amazing bedside manner. I always feel comfortable with her and know she cares.” 

“Dr. Wang is wonderful. Very good at explaining and making me feel comfortable before surgery and after.”

“I rarely, if ever give excellent ratings as it leaves little room for improvement. From my first contact for an appointment to the exam, everyone I came in contact with was very professional and excelled at their respective responsibilities. I never felt rushed, and Dr. Wang described in detail my concerns.”

“My visit was “perfect” from initial phone conversation to completion of visit and follow up contact! I was comfortable and impressed with Dr. Wang’s assistants and especially with the doctor on entry level, i.e. manner, knowledge, understanding explanations, answering my questions, recommendations, etc. I felt I was treated with dignity and respect by people who really care about me.”

Lisa Weston, CNM

Lisa Weston, CNM

Originally from Oklahoma, Lisa Weston landed in Alaska in 1984 during her career in the USAF. Falling head-over-heels in love with the scenery, wildlife, and people, Lisa has called Alaska “home” for over thirty years.

While working as a technician in college, Lisa became an accidental hand to hold during a woman’s surprise, rapid delivery.

“That moment of power, raw energy, and a little bit of magic left me awestruck”, and launched a passion for women’s health, especially in the transitions of pregnancy, birth, and family building.

Lisa completed her BS in Nursing from the University of Alaska Anchorage, and her MS in Midwifery with Philadelphia University (now Jefferson University). A Certified Nurse Midwife since 2003, Lisa has worked with Southcentral Foundation/The Alaska Native Medical Center, in the private sector obstetric community, and most recently as a hospitalist midwife.

She was recognized by the OB Hospitalist Group for her work promoting MAT access to patients through group CNM training and prescribing waivers. Lisa also received a “Community Educator”  award from the Alaska Family Medicine Residency Program for working with Family Practice resident physicians in Labor and Delivery.

Lisa has held additional certifications in Addictions Nursing and Forensic Nursing. In 2020, she completed requirements to become board certified, and is a Diplomate of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. She incorporates principles of diet, activity, and stress management as part of every encounter.

“A decade or so ago, I had the privilege of providing volunteer care in several villages in rural Peru. I learned then how much can be accomplished for really positive health changes, through making connections and practical education”.

In her free time, Lisa loves to travel, noting, Italy, Iceland, and Scotland her favorites so far. She enjoys biking year round, hiking, glamping, and hanging out with her partner Tom, and their four dogs. She endorses a whole food plant based diet, and loved to try out new recipes on unsuspecting friends and colleagues.

What Patients Say

“Thank you to Miss Lisa and staff, you were incredibly friendly, knowledgeable, and make me feel comfortable.”

“Amazing new provider! She is one of the best I have ever seen – will absolutely be back to see Lisa!”

“If I could give 10 stars I definitely would! Dr. Hinkle gave me my life back! I had so many lady health problems and I was miserable. Every doctor gave me the, ‘Let’s give it more time,’ speech because of my young age. Dr. Hinkle and his staff went above and beyond my expectations. They listened to my concerns and took immediate action upon any test results that came back. Dr. Hinkle NEVER made me feel like I was ‘just another patient.’ He is EXTREMELY knowledgeable and truly cares about his patients.”

 

“Awesome bedside manner! I feel all my needs and concerns are well cared for by Dr. Moses. She takes her time with me. I appreciate that. My appointments have been first thing in the morning, so I haven’t ever had to wait to be seen. Nurses there are great too! Really positive experience. (My husband is a physician, I’m pretty picky and I keep my expectations high).”

 

“Dr. Broz was very personable, warm, and friendly. I was nervous about my first prenatal appointment because I haven’t been going to this practice for very long and had only met a few of the providers. She was wonderful and took her time to make me feel at ease. All of my care felt thorough. The office staff and ultrasound tech were all very helpful and organized.”

 

“Dr. Alia Parker is always so polite and always answers my questions and concerns thoroughly. Everything goes smoothly with her she’s good at what she does and cares for her patients.”

“Dr. Hall has the ability to be caring, interested, knowledgeable, and efficient all at the same time. I really appreciate having her as my doctor.”