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Family Medicine Specialist

Interior Women's Health -  - Board Certified OB-GYNS, Midwives & Advanced Nurse Practitioners

Interior Women's Health

Board Certified OB-GYNS, Midwives & Advanced Nurse Practitioners located in Fairbanks, AK

Interior Women's Health conveniently located in Fairbanks, Alaska, specializes in providing compassionate and comprehensive medical treatment for all sexes and ages, not just women. Seeing a need for better health care in the area, the experienced team at Interior Women's Health, including Debra Booysen, NP-C, and Amy Lasher, MSN, ANP, offers family medicine to meet the medical needs of your entire family. To schedule your family medicine appointment, call the office or use the online scheduling tool.

Family Medicine Q&A

What is family medicine?

Family medicine is a specialized area of medicine that provides comprehensive care for patients of all ages, from birth to age 65 and older. Family medicine practitioners undergo years of training so they can diagnose, treat, and manage all health conditions that affect children, teens, and adults of both sexes. They also serve as primary care providers and focus on preventive measures to help you and everyone in your family stay healthy and well. 

Interior Women's Health is an OB/GYN practice that specializes in women’s health. However, they also provide family medicine services to offer health care to all ages and sexes in the community. 

What can I expect during a family medicine visit?

You can expect comprehensive and compassionate care when you come in to see the team at Interior Women's Health for a family medicine visit. Unlike other primary care providers, the team focuses on you and your health needs, not your disease or symptoms. They take a collaborative approach to managing your health, which encourages you to take a more active role in your overall health and wellness.

The specifics of your visit may depend on your age, sex, medical history, and health needs. During your visit, the team asks detailed questions to better understand your health concerns and symptoms, as well as your medical and family history. Then, they perform a physical exam. For women, the physical exam may also include a pelvic and breast exam. 

The team may also request diagnostic tests to screen for common health conditions or confirm or rule out a suspected diagnosis. Testing may include urinalysis, blood work, or diagnostic imaging. 

After your exam, the team develops a personalized treatment plan based on your health needs. 

Can family medicine help manage my chronic disease?

Yes, the family medicine service at Interior Women's Health can help you manage your chronic disease. Family medicine practitioners undergo extensive training so they can diagnose and treat chronic diseases that affect children and adults.

In addition to helping women with chronic gynecological conditions such as endometriosis, the team may also help manage:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Allergies

If needed, the experienced team at Interior Women's Health may refer you to specialists in the area. 

For comprehensive and compassionate care for you and your family, call Interior Women's Health or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.