Katie Van Atta is a physician assistant, certified nurse-midwife and Alaska WWAMI preceptor based in Wasilla. She enjoys working ‘cradle to grave’ as a health care provider throughout Alaska and loves training students in all aspects of medicine and midwifery.
Rural Alaska is one of the most challenging and exciting areas in the U.S. to provide health care. Our state is enormous and largely inaccessible by road. Many people live hundreds of miles from the nearest hospital and their ability to travel can be limited by cost, weather, availability of aircraft, and other logistical issues. […]