Dr. Whitney Wood (she/her) grew up living seasonally between Seattle and Southeast Alaska. She spent the summers fishing commercially, trolling with her family as a child and gillnetting in high school and college. She is grateful to call both places home.
In medical school, Dr. Wood became passionate about weight neutral medicine, disability justice, and community organizing. She also expanded her understandings of anti-racism, integrated mental health, and healthcare worker wellbeing. She continues to foster this learning, practice, and growth in Anchorage.
Dr. Wood chose family medicine to hold space for people who have been marginalized by medicine and healthcare. She is committed to providing the contextually-informed care desired by each person, and to being a partner and advocate in their health decisions. She values her relationships with patients and their families immensely, and is honored to earn their trust.
Outside of work, Whitney can be found slowly reading a pile of new and favorite books, sending handwritten letters, learning American Sign Language, visiting with community and loved ones, and playing ultimate frisbee. Having access to a road system in Alaska is a new experience for her and she’s enjoying getting to know this part of the state.