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 arned 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.”

“I am very fond of Dr. Mitchell Springer and the staff are friendly and helpful.”

“Really terrific Dr and staff!”

“Dr. Mitchell-Springer is wonderful… as is all of your staff. I feel so well cared for at Alaska Women’s Health. Thank you for everything!”

“Great clinic. Dr. Mitchell-Springer is absolutely outstanding. I feel lucky to have been going to her for many years. She is truly a great person and physician.”

“I have been a patient for many years, and so appreciate Dr. Mitchell-Springer, and all the staff. I am happy for her, but will be sad when she retires next year.”

“All the staff at AWH are friendly, knowledgeable, efficient and helpful. My nurse was through with my medical information questions. As a new patient this was important to me. Dr. Mitchell-Springer put me at ease as we discussed my condition, completed an examination, discussed options of treatment and a timeline. She answered my self-care questions.”