Alaska: Our friends to the North

Patients often come to PNWF for care from outside of the Seattle Metropolitan area, including many from Alaska.

Working with the patient's hometown care provider, or nearby women's health center, the PNWF team will collaborate with physicians, nurse practitioners, and other clinicians to maximize the quality of care while minimizing travel to Seattle.



MEET ALASKA'S JOY ZIMMERMAN-GOLDEN, ANP-BC
Joy Zimmerman-Golden is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner who is trained in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. She provides patients with fertility workups, low-tech treatments such as intrauterine insemination (IUI) and the initial stages of in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment. Zimmerman-Golden was the President of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society in 2013-2104, the first nurse practitioner to hold that title in the Society‚Äôs 64 years. Zimmerman-Golden has a long working relationship with PNWF and is regarded by patients across Alaska. Contact her in Anchorage at 907- 264-2333.



During the IVF cycle much of the  monitoring can be done in Alaska. After the patient's initial phone consultation with their PNWF provider, PNWF stays in close contact with the Alaskan team, working together to offer each patient the best care possible.

For more information about being a long-distance patient in Alaska at PNWF, please speak to Yvette at PNWF at 206-515-0000.

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She weighed 8lbs 7oz and is the most beautiful being I have ever laid eyes on. We were instantly in love, and I'd do it a thousand times again for her. It was painful, heartbreaking, and scary but the moment I laid eyes on my baby girl, it all melted away. I still will look at her, and can't believe she's mine. That it actually worked. She's my everything, and we're so lucky, and finally a family.

Amanda
Pacific NW Fertility Patient

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