Ronald E. Christensen, MD

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Ronald E. Christensen, MD
Family Physician

A long-time resident of Alaska, Dr. Christensen began his Family Medicine practice at the Fairbanks Clinic before joining Independence Park in 1985. In addition to his on-going Family practice, Dr. Christensen has a special interest in Sports Medicine and continues to treat Anchorage athletes of all ages.

Doctor at Independence Park medical Services in Anchorage, Alaska.

Ronald E. Christensen, MD

After completing his medical degree at the University of Tennessee, Dr. Christensen went on to serve an Internship at Riverside General Hospital, Riverside, California and a Residency in Family Practice at San Bernadino County Medical Center.

With a strong commitment to the Medical profession, Dr. Christensen has trained countless new physicians by serving as a clinical instructor in the Alaska Residency Program since 1996. Active in a number of professional organizations, he served on the national Board of Directors of the American Board of Family Practice and the American Academy of Family Physicians. He was elected President of the American Board of Family Practice and served in that leadership position during 2003-2004. Additionally, he has served as Chief of Staff at Providence Hospital in Anchorage.

At IPMS, Dr. Christensen continues to provide Alaskan families with personal, specialized care – including sports injuries and rehabilitation. He also performs immigration and industrial physicals as well as all classes of FAA physicals. He is currently on staff at both Providence and Alaska Regional Hospitals.

An outdoor enthusiast, Dr. Christensen enjoys fishing and hunting in the Alaskan bush. Married since 1969, his wife Linda works with him as his full-time nurse. Together, their love of travel and dedication to medicine has led them to participate in mission trips to far-flung points around the world. During their most recent trip to remote communities in Guatemala, they treated more than one hundred underserved villagers in just a few days.

As the father of two adult sons, and grandfather of five, Dr. Christensen brings a true family perspective to his practice. He maintains full-time office hours and accepts most new patients.

Affiliations:
  • American Board of Family Practice
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Medical Association
  • Alaska State Medical Society
  • American College of Sports Medicine

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"Dr. Christensen and the staff are stellar. They are truly a family practice that has always taken care of us and given the best care!"

"We always leave feeling confident that we've gotten the best care available for our family. I can't recommend these guys enough."