"Experience the Future of Medicine"

Bethany Buchanan, DNP, ANP

 

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Clinical Expertise:

Dr. Buchanan has been providing integrative primary care to Alaskans for 20 years. She began her nurse practitioner career in 1997 working at Alaska Alternative Medicine Center. In 2002, she and Dr. Jason Harmon co-founded Avante Medical Center. In addition to a full family practice, she is also an adjunct professor at UAA for the Family Nurse Practitioner program.

She has a solid background in both conventional medicine as well as integrative medicine, making it easy for her to practice both fields to provide optimal and holistic care for her patients.

Philosophy of Care:

"I believe that healing comes from really listening to people's story about their health. Many people have complicated health histories, and taking the time to listen and holistically bring all the pieces together really helps healing begin. I specialize in chronic health challenges and especially enjoy women's health at mid-life."

Education:

Dr. Buchanan graduated from the University of Colorado with her BSN in Nursing in 1991. Six years later, she received her MSN (Masters in Nursing Science) from UAA and became certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from Chatham University in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania in 2010. Dr. Buchanan continues her education by attending conferences on topics in primary care, women's health, and integrative medicine.

Extracurricular Activities & Personal Interests:

Among her many accomplishments, Dr. Buchanan is past president of the Alaska Nurse Practitioner Association (ANPA). In 2003, she was named the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner (AANP) Nurse Practitioner of the Year. She enjoys educating her Anchorage peers in integrative medicine topics and has given over 50 presentations, some of which have been received nationally. Personal interests include camping, exercising, reading, cooking and spending time with her family.

Patient Testimonials

  • "I love going to Avante...they take pride in patient care and are always willing to accommodate... simply the best.."CSL
  • "I have been a patient at Avante for 5 yrs now, and I have only positive things to say about the quality of the care that I receive from the entire facility. From the smiles at the front desk to the efficient lab techs and all of the staff in between. My health has turned around thanks to the care from Kiki Green and Grant Gibbs. Competent, caring and constantly striving for the newest information available to share with me. They embody the best in what I want in Holistic and Modern Medical care - JH 
  • "I came to Avante about 8 months ago when I was looking for a doctor after moving to Alaska, my husband and I saw Dr. Jana.  We were pleased with the office and esp. the care we received from Dr. Jana. It feels good to leave a doctors office not loaded down with lists of new medicines but  positive thoughts of lifestyle changes that will produce better health. I started seeing Tina at the first of November and two days after the first acupuncture treatment I was in the least amount of pain in over 25 years.  Believe me I have tried many different medical treatments some with more success than others.  I am so encouraged to look forward to more mobility and greater health! I feel younger and more energetic. Thank you Avante.  I also love the patient portal and have found that the staff always responds to my online questions." - PM
  • "Finally a doctor is listening to me! I am so very very happy with Avante Medical and so thankful to be getting answers and in the right direction for great health! THANK YOU!" - VW
  • "I have been a patient of Avante's for several years now, and I have only wonderful things to say about their business. The place is beautiful and welcoming, the staff are all very helpful and kind, and the providers, all 3 I have seen, currently Kikki Green and Grant Gibbs, have been intelligent, intuitive and efficient. They care about you and your health. The lab is clean and full service and the nutritional supplements are extensive and high quality. The use of the Patient Portal is outstanding!  Give yourself extra time is my only recommendation as they sometimes get backed up on scheduling." - JH 
I came to Avante about 8 months ago when I was looking for a doctor after moving to Alaska, my husband and I saw Dr. Jana.  We were pleased with the office and esp. the care we received from Dr. Jana. It feels good to leave a doctors office not loaded down with lists of new medicines but  positive thoughts of lifestyle changes that will produce better health.
I started seeing Tina at the first of November and two days after the first acupuncture treatment I was in the least amount of pain in over 25 years.  Believe me I have tried many different medical treatments some with more success than others.  I am so encouraged to look forward to more mobility and greater health! I feel younger and more energetic. Thank you Avante.  I also love the patient portal and have found that the staff always responds to my online questions.