COLLABORATIVELY FOUNDED BY IT'S PROVIDERS
Our goal is to provide the best, most compassionate, up to date, woman centered care in the Mat-Su Valley and surrounding areas.
To provide exceptional women-centered gynecologic and reproductive health care for all women across their life span. We hope to empower women to make educated and safe choices for their future by providing informed consent within the framework of shared-decision making. We strive to provide a warm, welcoming environment that incorporates evidence-based practices with the elite skills of our staff in order to optimize both patient satisfaction and safety.
Dr. Cook has been practicing in Alaska since 2015 and continues to enjoy expanding her Midwestern roots by jumping into the local community through both her work as a board certified OB/GYN as well as through a variety of newfound outdoor adventures.
After obtaining her bachelors degree from The Ohio State University, she attended medical school and completed a fellowship in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at DesMoines University in Iowa, then moved on to residency training in Toledo, Ohio.
Dr. Cook moved to Alaska on a dare and although she misses Chicago’s deep dish pizza very much, has no plans to leave! In addition to her medical practice, she is proud to serve the community as a board member of Alaska Family Services.
Dr. Schubert came to Alaska with the Air Force in 2002. He has spent time in the United States Army as well as the United States Air Force. He grew up in Louisiana and attended Louisiana Tech University for undergraduate school. He received his Doctor of Medicine from the LSU School of Medicine in 1998 and completed residency there also. After 17 years in the military, between 2005 and 2011, he was the Director of Pelvic Surgery for the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. He is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Dr. Schubert returned to Alaska in 2011 and plans to continue to serve this community for years to come. He recently moved his home from Eagle River to the Valley to be closer to his practice and patients.
He enjoys creating a doctor-patient relationship built on trust and involving the woman completely in her care.
On his rare days off, he can usually be found fly fishing for Alaska trout, working on old cars or woodworking.
RN, MSN, CNM
Meg Ferguson is a born and raised Alaskan who has spent her career caring for the women of the Mat Su Valley. She completed her undergraduate nursing degree at University of Alaska Anchorage in 2011 and practiced at Mat Su Regional Medical Center in the Family Birthing Center as a labor and delivery nurse. She then completed her Masters Degree in Nurse Midwifery at Frontier Nursing University in 2016. She and Dr. Cook then practiced together at Mat Su Women's Health Specialists prior to deciding to branch off and start Alpenglow Women's Health with Dr. Schubert.
Meg loves being a midwife and has committed her life to this calling. She is invested in the continuity of midwifery care and the cultivating relationships with her patients. When she is not catching babies, she can be found somewhere outdoors with her husband and friends. She has two daughters, one will attend the University of Alaska Southeast in the fall as a freshman and the other will be a junior at Palmer High.
APRN, CNM, MS
Ellen came to Alaska in 1997, as a Certified Nurse Midwife, with the Air Force. When she
retired, she moved to the Mat-Su Valley and worked at Generations Medical Center. Ellen joins
the Alpenglow Women’s Health family to continue her connection with our community. She has
committed her life to the health and well-being of women always encouraging them to be
active participants in their care. She loves her ongoing relationships with the women she works
with and their families.
Ellen is originally from Maryland. Medicine runs in her family: her father and both grandfathers
were physicians. She decided to become a nurse when she was 16 years old. Ellen received a
Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Villanova University in Pennsylvania. She was commissioned
into the Air Force right after nursing school and worked as a labor and delivery nurse for 7 years
before attending midwifery school. Ellen obtained a Master’s Degree of Science from
Georgetown University in Washington, DC. She is a board Certified Nurse Midwife who has
been catching babies and deeply involved in Women’s Health Care (GYN) for almost 30 years.
Ellen is married and has two grown sons who live here in Alaska. When Ellen has some free
time or is waiting for a baby to be born, you can find her with yarn and a crochet hook or
knitting needles. She also likes to participate in fabric therapy by quilting. Best of all the
mountains call her soul to peace.
Katie Van Atta
Katie comes to Alpenglow with diverse experience in health care. She grew up in a small town in Iowa and originally planned to practice family medicine as a physician assistant in rural area. However, during her first clinical rotation in PA school, she witnessed the birth of a baby and decided she wanted to catch babies too! She graduated from PA school in Chicago, then completed an OBGYN PA fellowship at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in California and worked there for several years.
After tiring of city life, she decided to pursue an adventure in rural medicine, and accepted a job as the only licensed health care provider on Adak Island (having never been to Alaska). Thankfully that experiment went well, and she now calls Alaska home. After almost three years on Adak, she decided to branch out, and worked in locum tenens jobs around the state, as well as in the emergency department at Alaska Native Medical Center.
Katie has always enjoyed women’s health care but became interested in midwifery after several nieces and nephews were born at home on the farm. She graduated from the Midwifery Institute at Thomas Jefferson University in 2018 and worked at MatSu Midwifery where she gained experience in natural birth. She moved to Generations in 2020 and then to Alpenglow in 2022 where she enjoys the opportunity to care for women with both low and high risk pregnancies and to offer natural birth as well as medical interventions as needed. At Alpenglow, she works as a midwife, providing OBGYN and primary care for women. She still enjoys providing medical care as a PA in remote areas and Alpenglow allows her time off intermittently to continue this. When she is not working, she loves going on adventures with her dogs and participating in all the outdoor activities Alaska offers.