Meet Our Dedicated Staff in Wasilla, AK
When you look for a women’s health specialist, you look for someone who takes the time to understand your individualized needs and is willing to listen. Our providers have earned advanced degrees that demonstrate a commitment to providing expert care. Our team possesses all of the qualities required of outstanding healthcare professionals: compassion, commitment, intelligence, a positive attitude, and a sense of humor!
Meet the Team!
Peggy A. Downing, MD, FACOG
Education & Honors:
Education has always been critically important to me. I knew very early in life that I wanted to be a doctor, so fulfilling that dream drove my academic career. I graduated at the top of my high school class, fourth in my collegiate graduating class, and 25th in my medical school class. Doing well in school and in my training laid the groundwork for pursuing perfection in helping my patients be as healthy and happy as they can be. Board Certified: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Fellow: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, 1984-87 Internship: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, 1983-84 MD: University of Texas Branch, Galveston, TX, 1983 BS: Chemistry, Magna Cum Laude, Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX, 1979 Advanced Coursework, Conferences, and Seminars: Medical Ethics and Professionalism, Neonatal Resuscitation, Clinical Quality Improvement, Maternal Fetal Medicine and Nursing, New Treatment for Type II Diabetes, Special Needs of Women Over 40, Conference on Women’s Health Care, Premature Labor, and Preeclampsia Management
By remaining active with several hospitals, I can help patients in other areas of the state who may be unable to travel to our practice. General medical staff 2006-present; Medical staff Peer Review 2006- present; Maternal Child Health, 2006-present; Surgical tissue Committee, 2006-present; Credentials Committee, 2006-present Valley Hospital, Palmer, AK, Active Staff since 1987-2006; Maternal Child Health, 1987-2006; Surgical tissue Committee, 1987-2006; Credentials Committee, 2004-2006 Providence Hospital, Anchorage, AK, Courtesy Staff since 1988 Alaska Regional Hospital, Anchorage, AK, Courtesy Staff since 1994
Alaska State Medical Association
In my leisure time, I enjoy reading, arts and crafts, taking care of my pets, and spending time with my son and daughter. I knew I wanted to be a doctor from the time I was 3 years old. Being an OB/GYN and providing total women’s wellness care is very rewarding. Each day, I can make a difference in a patient’s health and in turn help a young woman, a mother, or a grandmother improve the overall quality of her life. Through education, I can help you make the right decisions about your health care, and through surgery, I can solve the root of a problem. Helping you be the most informed patient means I can also help you be the most healthy.