Dr. Van Ravenswaay is a life-long Alaskan, prior independent commercial fisherman who went into medical school with the idea to serve Alaskans in need. While in medical school the Mountain View community sparked his interest. While graduating from highly respected training programs for primary care (University of Washington) and family medicine (Ventura Family Medicine Residency), he kept his interest in serving Mountain View. He returned to Alaska in July of 2018 to form a dedicated team to provide high quality medical care to Mountain View.
Dr. Van Ravenswaay spent his childhood in rural Alaska and went to UAA for undergraduate education. He is board-certified in Family Medicine and went to medical school (University of Washington School of Medicine) and residency (Ventura Family Medicine Residency) to train for broad-spectrum family medical care. After residency, he worked at a busy urgent care in California, serving families of agricultural workers. In 2018, Dr. Van Ravenswaay moved his family back to Alaska to start Mountain View Urgent Care – offering a mix of urgent care and primary care. Dr. Van Ravenswaay is married and has two children. He enjoys hiking and playing musical instruments.
Dr. Mendoza is board-certified in Family Medicine and has a wealth of medical and administrative experience and a big heart for service. He previously served as Chief Medical Officer for Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center for 3.5 years. He has also previously served at a combination urgent care / primary care clinic for agricultural workers in Washington state. He maintains a diverse clinical practice and can perform DOT physicals, treat Hepatitis C and substance use disorders, and perform Immigration Medical Exams. He is married with two children and enjoys hunting, fishing, and getting out into the Alaskan outdoors. Dr. Mendoza also is fluent in Spanish.
Dr. Gregory Higgins is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a veteran, board-certified physician in the field of Emergency Medicine. He has extensive medical experience, including serving in leadership for outpatient clinics, hospitals, and emergency departments. He currently serves as Medical Director for Alaska Job Corps. He also volunteers for Alaska Workers Association – providing free healthcare to those without health insurance. Dr. Higgins is married and often travels to Africa to volunteer with his wife who is a registered nurse. He is an accomplished mountaineer and has been awarded the coveted Hoeman Award by the Mountaineering Club of Alaska.
Shigone is the granddaughter of Lena and John Albert from Fort Yukon, Alaska, and the daughter of Jeannie Wooderson and Michael Albert. She grew up in the Alaskan bush village of Aniak where she was a member of the Aniak Dragonslayers’ rural emergency response program. She continued her journey in medicine as a paramedic at Fulton County EMS and Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. She then spent several years as a paramedic serving overseas as military support in Kuwait and Iraq where she facilitated the on base mass casualty response and training. She returned to her homestate of Alaska and attended the University of Alaska Anchorage pre-PA program and served as a student facilitator for the Alaska Native Oratory Society. She graduated from the University of Washington MEDEX Physician Assistant program where she also served as the class Diversity Officer.
Jessica runs the front office with style and professionalism. Our patients give her 5 star reviews for excellent customer service. Jessica also speaks Spanish.
Felicia is born and raised Alaskan with 12 years of experience working in healthcare. With her knowledge, confidence, and expert skills, she achieves the best care possible for patients and the community.
Connie is a certified Medical Assistant with 23 years of medical experience. With her wealth of knowledge and experience in primary care and urgent care, you can be confident you are receiving the best care.
Stephanie has 10 years of experience in healthcare. Born and raised in Bethel, Stephanie moved to Anchorage 2017.
Business manager with over 10 years experience in business and Medical Billing management.
Faith works at the front desk and enjoys giving back to the community and helping others in need. Raised in Anchorage, AK she loves to go camping, hiking, and fishing.
Dr. Van Ravenswaay is very thorough, gentle and compassionate and treats me with respect.Former Patient , Anchorage
I appreciate the quick visit!! Thank you for listening to my concerns and taking them into consideration. Awesome urgent care!Anonymous , Anchorage
All I can say is he is amazing doctor and has great bedside manner. Sometimes that bedside manner is all that is needed!A.V. , Anchorage
Very good experience considering the situation.A.P. , Anchorage
Dr. Ravenswaay is nothing but impeccable, wonderful, and makes you feel welcome. His staff and I feel the same. I have already recommended many of my friends to your wonderful clinic.C.P. , Anchorage
I had a great visit here at Mountain View Urgent Care. Dr. Van Ravenswaay and his staff were all very respectful in helping me with my needs, and the nurse also let me stay a few minutes after they closed while I waited for an Uber so I wouldn't have to be outside in the cold. They were very respectful and I would recommend them to anyone.Walk-in Patient , Anchorage