John Lopez, MD
Dr. John Lopez is a board certified Neurosurgeon in Fairbanks, AK and has over 20 years of experience in neurosurgery. He has an undergraduate degree from Brown University and medical degree from Rutgers University, The New Jersey medical school. He did his residency in neurosurgery at University of Colorado and Spine fellowship at UC Davis Medical. He is affiliated with Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and The Surgery Center of Fairbanks. Dr. Lopez is very active in the Fairbanks community and enjoys coaching youth hockey. Dr. Lopez is dedicated to helping the Fairbanks community and providing the gold standard of health care to his patients.
Dr. Alena Anderson, MD is a board certified Emergency Medicine Specialist in Fairbanks, AK and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from The Brody School Of Medicine At East Carolina University medical school in 1992. Dr. Anderson joined Spine Care Specialists in 2013, her background in emergency medicine gives her a broad range of expertise which helps neurosurgery patients have the best possible care.
Spine Care Specialists of Alaska is owned and operated by local surgeons; we have families and live and work right here in Fairbanks. Surgeries are performed at The Surgery Center of Fairbanks or at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, depending on the procedure and technology. While Fairbanks is a small town we do get the pleasure of utilizing some of the most advanced techniques and equipment in the industry, such as BRAINLAB and minimally invasive laser surgery techniques.
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Airo is ideal for cranial, spine and trauma procedures, designed to function inside existing O.R. Suites. High CT image quality increases surgeon confidence and supports advanced minimally invasive surgery.
Dr. Jensen and Dr. Lopez were key in bringing this equipment and these advanced techniques to Fairbanks. When you choose Spine Care Specialists of Alaska rest assured that your care is being provided by local physicians in local facilities with cutting edge equipment.
Alena Anderson, MD
Michael Priebe, PA-C
Michael Prebe PA-C is a Certified Physician assistant with over 10 years experience. Mike has trained one-on-one for one year with an army pain specialist in performing trigger point injections for pain relief. He has performed over 3000 treatments with a very high success rate at relieving non-surgical back pain. Mike had extensive experience as a surgical assistant while serving in the U.S.Army. Since retiring from the military Mike joined our practice to continue to serve his community.