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Peggy A. Downing, MD, FACOG
An education that shows a commitment to providing optimal women’s health care
Education and 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
Hospital affiliations: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. Mat-Su Regional Medical Center, Palmer, AK, Active Staff since 2006; 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
Member:Alaska State Medical Association
Leisure: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.
Ellen D. Faucett, DO, FACOOG
I’m proud of my educational background, especially because my learning continues today. By earning advanced certifications, I can be an even more valuable health resource, advisor and partner to my patients. The more I know, the better I can educate you about your care. Board-Certified: American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Fellow: American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists Laser, Colposcopy and Hysteroscopy Course: Sinai Hospital, Detroit, MI, 1987, 1989 Residency: Obstetrics and gynecology, Mount Clemens General Hospital, Mount Clemens, MI, 1983-87 Rotating Internship: Mount Clemens General Hospital, Mount Clemens, MI, 1980-81 DO: College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines, IA, 1980 BS: Zoology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 1976
Advanced Coursework and Certifications:Neonatal Resuscitation Certification, Basic Life Support, Sexual Assault Response Team – training course, Domestic Violence 10-state Train the Trainers – training course, yearly continuing education
Professional societies:Professional organizations are great centers of knowledge and camaraderie. The information I gain from being involved in these meetings, conferences and seminars gives me more ways to care for my patients.
Member:American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Alaska Osteopathic Association, Alaska State Medical Association, American Osteopathic Association
Dedicated to serving the communityThrough my service at area hospitals, I am also reaching the communities those hospitals serve. My daily job allows me to help the women who rely on me to be their health-care partner, but by being active on hospital committees, the work I do can positively affect a larger percentage of women and children. Mat-Su Regional Medical Center: Palmer, AK, active staff since 2006; General medical staff,2006-present; medical exec. Committee 2006-present; Credentials committee, 2006-present; Maternal Child Health, 2006-present; Surgical Tissue Committee, 2006-present; Board of Trustees, 2006-Present; Valley Hospital: Palmer, AK, active staff since 1991-2006; Credentials committee, 2001-2006; Maternal Child Health, 1991-2006; Surgical Tissue Committee, 1991-2006; Medical Staff Peer Review Committee, 2003-05; Board of Trustees, 2003-2006; Utilization Review Committee – Ethics Committee, 1997-99; Domestic Violence Task Force, 1999 I absolutely love to deliver babies. What more joy could one ask for than to build a career on bringing miracles into the world? I also enjoy the challenges and rewards of well-women care. When I see a patient overcome a condition and progress to full health or am able to help a couple to conceive, then guide them through prenatal care to deliver a baby – that’s as fulfilling to me as a human being as it is to me as a doctor.
Ellen U. Errigo, CNM, ANP, MS
Ellen Errigo is highly skilled and experienced in all aspects of nurse-midwifery, including high-risk pregnancies and well-woman gynecological care. She is also a neonatal resuscitation instructor and the mother of two children. Medicine has played a large role in her family; her father is a physician, and both grandfathers are physicians. Ellen dreamt of being a nurse since she was 16 years old. She began her nursing career by serving in the United States Air Force and was promoted to Major. Now, retired from the Air Force: she loves the family focus and teamwork at Generations Medical Center.
Education & Honors:BS: Nursing Cum Laude Villanova University, Villanova, PA, 1985 CNM: American College of Nurse-Midiwives, Washington, DC, 1993 MS: Georgetown University, Suma Cum Laude, Washington, DC, 1994
Military Medals:Air Force Commendation Medal in 1990, First Oak Leaf Cluster in 1992 Air Force Meritorious Medal in 1997 Second Oak Leaf Cluster in 2000.
Hospital Affiliation:Mat-Su Regional Medical Center, Palmer, AK, since 2006; MSRMC 2006- present, Maternal Child Health Committee 2006-present Valley Hospital; Palmer, AK, since 2000; MSRMC 2000-2006, Maternal Child Health Committee 2000-2006
Donna Scheideberg, CNM, APN, MPH, PHD
I love helping to bring a new baby into a family and being honored to share in this most wonderful intimate moment of life. But I also enjoy helping women to maintain a healthy lifestyle for the childbearing years and those fascinating years after childbearing where we embrace a new lifestyle for the second half of our lives. I believe strongly in the midwifery motto of “With Woman.” This means exploring choices and supporting your choice in a safe, competent, educated manner. I look forward to a partnership with you! I bring to the area 35+ years of midwifery experience, over 6200 births, and experiences from many states in the lower 48, Japan, and England.
Education and Honors:Diploma in Nursing: St. Joseph Hospital, Ottumwa, Iowa 1972 BA: Social Work, Methodist College, Fayetteville, NC 1976 BS: Nursing, University of the State of New York, Albany, NY 1984 CNM: University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, 1978 MPH: Maternal-Child Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 1982 MA: Business, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI, 1984 MSN: Nursing Education, Clarke College, Dubuque, IA, 2004 PhD: Family Ecology with Nursing Cognate, Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI 1995
Fellowships:Genetics Fellowship for Nurse Faculty, University of Cincinnati and Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio International Health Leadership, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
Hospital Affiliation:Mat-Su Regional Medical Center, Palmer, AK
Professional Membership:American College of Nurse-Midwives since 1978 Accreditation Council for Midwifery Education since 1994—Senior Site Visitor National League for Nursing Omicron Nu Sigma Theta Tau
Patricia Johnson, DO Family Medicine
Dr. Johnson specializes in family practice. She is devoted to comprehensive health care for people of all ages. The family practice specialty focuses on treating the whole person through all stages of life. She is happy to see all patients from babies to seniors. She is available to manage chronic diseases or conditions.
Education:Ohio University , Athens Ohio B.S. Zoology, June 1991, Suma Cum Laude Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens Ohio Doctor of Osteopathy May 1995
Residency:Doctors Hospital, Columbus Ohio, Family Medicine, June 1998
Professional Societies:American College of Family Physicians American Osteopathic Association
Clinical Interests:Women’s Health, mental health, preventive care, pediatric and adolescent care.
Personal Interests:Dr. Johnson is the proud mother of 2 children. She enjoys her 5 horses and in her spare time is often caring for them or out riding the Alaskan trails.
Malisa Moss, DO
Growing up in a small town in coastal Alabama, I knew at a young age that I wanted to provide healthcare to a thriving community. I completed clinical training during Medical School in rural hospitals, and completed my residency at a community hospital in the Detroit metro area. The goal of my practice is to provide the quality of care of a big-city practice with the personal touch of a small-town Doctor’s office. I am excited to begin my practice of medicine in the Mat-Su Valley, where farmers, Government employees, and local professionals are all part of the same vibrant community. I am particularly committed to providing family-friendly Women’s Health services to the Mat-Su Valley. As a new mother myself, I can relate to the unique challenges of new and expectant mothers today. I believe in cultivating a lifelong relationship with my patients that allows me to provide quality care to women of all walks of life through all stages of their lives. Through continued service to the Mat-Su Community and continued study of new advances in women’s health, I am excited to join your community as a new physician and friend.