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

Aesthetics

Family Planning

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).

– Emily Ellingson

AWH feels like home!  I have been cared for by many of the doctors and each and every one of them is highly competent and caring!

– Jamie Hill

I had such a great experience with Alaska Women’s Health throughout my whole pregnancy and have definitely referred their practice to others!

– Tami Ryan

Meet Our Providers

Amanda Beery, M.D.

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.

Tania Hall, M.D.

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.

Craig Hinkle, M.D.

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.

Sylvia Moses, M.D.

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.

Carol Mitchell-Springer, M.D.

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. 

Sherifat Ope, M.D.

Sherifat Ope 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.

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.

Brittany Strickland, D.O.

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.

She specializes in pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery.

Andrea Wang, M.D

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 work, she enjoys yoga, gardening and spending time with her white German shepherd, Io. She hopes to one day be a proficient Nordic skiier. When not at work in Anchorage, she enjoys spending time with her husband Jack at their off-grid home in Talkeetna.

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.)

– Emily Ellingson

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.)

– Emily Ellingson