IPMS is pleased to share the news that our very own Sarah Bigelow has been named this year’s “PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT OF THE YEAR” by the Alaska Academy of Physician Assistants.

This prestigious award recognizes one Alaskan Physician Assistant whose services as a PA exemplify outstanding achievement. The AKAPA Board of Directors bestows the award based on a variety of criteria including professional accomplishments, involvement in community service, and local, state or national activities that further the PA profession.

Sarah has worked for IPMS since 2014 focusing primarily on her busy Family Medicine Practice. Additionally she provides travel-medicine services for patients requiring preventive vaccines and medications, and performs DOT physicals.

While effectively managing health care for a diverse range of patients, Sarah finds time to serve as the State representative to the national House of Delegates, thereby helping ensure the high values which inform her own practice, continue to advance her profession. She has served in this capacity for eight years.

Sarah has served as President of AKAPA and continued her Board service as Past President. She works regularly with the AKAPA Journal Club by coordinating informative presentations on a variety of medical topics and current treatments.

Committed to advancing the education of Alaska’s PAs, Sarah serves as Chair of the AKAPA Continuing Education Conference, and works as a preceptor for PA students undertaking a family-medicine rotation. She can frequently be found introducing her latest student to the rest of the IPMS staff.
Congratulations to Sarah for providing outstanding compassion and care to her patients; and demonstrating the highest standards of her profession! We are proud of Sarah’s accomplishments and happy she is a member of the IPMS family.

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