Lydia is a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, caring for women of all ages from puberty to menopause. She attended undergraduate school at Loma Linda University School of Nursing in California graduating in 2001. She soon moved to Nashville and then to Alaska, practicing as a mental health nurse and later a labor and delivery nurse. After 12 years of hospital nursing, Lydia returned to school and graduated in 2015 with her MSN, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner from Frontier Nursing University in Hyden Kentucky. She completed her Clinical practicum with Ellen Palmer, CNM at Generations Medical Clinic, Dr. Ty Vincent, MD at Mat-Su Integrative Medicine, and Ms. Amy Elder, WHNP at Mat-Su Integrative Wellness.
Lydia’s passion for wholeness and healing comes from a very personal place. Lydia had to fight for answers in her own health journey and vowed to return to school so that she could be the provider it took her so long to find. Thanks to Dr. John Oliver and Dr. Ty Vincent, Lydia was able to take the journey to healing. She specializes in Metabolic Syndrome, Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome, Hypothyroidism, and Low Dose Immunotherapy.
Lydia and her family have lived in Alaska for 11 years. She and her husband have 6 children. There is never a dull moment at the Petersen house. They love adventuring in the great outdoors and traveling.
Amy has worked in Alaska as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner since 1999. She practices from a functional medicine point of view, correcting and restoring from a biological basis, as well as integrating allopathic and complimentary therapies to provide corrective and preventative care for women of all ages.
Amy has always had a propensity for “natural” therapies and has been propelled to her current practice through inquisitiveness and dis-satisfaction for standard of care therapies that fail to correct underlying issues. She is well versed in bio-identical hormone therapy throughout a woman’s lifespan. Areas of specialty include autoimmune diseases, CFS, Fibromyalgia, allergies, ADD, hormone deficiencies and imbalances, thyroid and auto-immune disorders, metabolic syndrome, GI disorders, and has developed a non-surgical treatment for abnormal pap smears that usually require LEEP or Cone, and wellness exams.
Amy is passionate about preventing breast cancer rather than screening for what was not prevented in the fist place. She offers strategies for prevention through diet and supplementation, and hormone balancing. Amy is a proponent of thermography as adjunct to imaging breast screening. Thermography is the use of infra-red imaging to evaluate heat and vascular changes over time. This will be offered through Restoration Wellness.
Amy received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 1982 from the University of Northern Colorado, her national certificate as a Women’s Health NP in 1996 from Planned Parenthood, and her Master in Nursing in Women’s Health in 2018, from University of South Alabama.