Mat-Su Valley's choice
for premium pediatric care
with a small town feel.
A fun environment
that ignites the imagination.
Featuring art by muralist, Sharon Smith.
Call our friendly receptionist
to schedule your well-child appointment today.

Where kids come first.

Serving the Mat-Su Valley region since 2008, Ptarmigan Pediatrics is an exceptional, state-of-the-art clinic, where kids come first. Our staff is courteous, friendly, and experienced in caring for children of all ages and with a variety of medical conditions. Our providers and staff at Ptarmigan Pediatrics are committed to offering that hometown, small-clinic, personalized service that our patients find so appealing. If you are looking for a pediatrician, our friendly staff will gladly answer any questions you may have. Call 907-357-4kid (4543). Ptarmigan Pediatrics is always just a phone call away, 24/7, through our after-hour answering service.

OPEN Monday — Friday
Appointments available:  8:15 am – 5:15 pm
Call us (phones open): 7:30 am – 6:00 pm  |  Lunch:  12 pm – 1 pm
Closed Sat & Sun & some federal holidays

Why Choose Ptarmigan Pediatrics?


Ptarmigan Pediatrics boasts a robust staff of Pediatricians, Nurse Practitioners and a Child Psychologist. Of the six pediatricians and three nurse practitioners, four are retired from the United States Air Force where they served the military pediatric community for over 85 combined years.


Sick appointments available TODAY, along with after hours answering service with an on-call pediatrician. Our office is open Monday – Friday 8 AM to 6 PM with our last appointment most days at 5:15 PM. 


We Accept Tricare and Denali Kid Care / Medicaid. Preferred provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA, and AETNA. Member of the multi-plan network. Other insurances courtesy-billed for you. Self-pay discount available.

…and an engaging, entertaining clinic where children and parents can feel comfortable.

Our services

Our clinic provides routine, acute, and well-child exams, school & sports physicals, immunizations, and immunotherapy injections (for both adults and children in coordination with the Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Center of Alaska). We also have in-house laboratory tests for lead, strep, flu, mono, rsv, and simple urinalysis. More extensive lab tests can be drawn here and sent outside for analysis.

We can provide in-patient and delivery / nursery services at Mat-Su Regional Medical Center in Palmer if you specify one of our doctors as your child’s personal pediatrician. Are you expecting? We will gladly arrange a complimentary prenatal visit in our clinic so you can meet with one of our doctors and get a clinic tour prior to delivery.  Call our office to set that up.

Ptarmigan Pediatrics uses state-of-the-art electronic medical records for keeping our patients’ files. Any prescriptions you may need are electronically submitted directly to the pharmacy of your choice.


Subspecialty clinics

We are currently providing space in our adjoining Subspecialty Clinic Suite for pediatric specialists. This allows specialists to see their Valley patients locally instead of requiring an out of town trip for care.  Call their offices for more information.

Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Center of Alaska — Dr. Melinda Rathkopf — Wednesdays

Seattle Children’s Pediatric Cardiology of Alaska  —
Dr. Dona Brekke — Thursdays


Meet The Providers

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