Mary Perez is a certified PA and athletic trainer

Sarah Bigelow-Hood, PA-C

Sarah Bigelow-Hood is a certified physician assistant with over a decade of experience. Her medical career started in 2002 as a certified medical assistant (right here at Primary Care Associates) and was inspired to get involved in direct patient care.

She went back to school and earned a bachelor’s of science in clinical health from the University of Alaska Anchorage and her physician assistant certification from the University of Washington.

As a PA-C, Ms. Bigelow-Hood practiced family medicine in Anchorage for over 10 years before taking on the challenge of remote work in family, occupational and emergency medicine. She worked for various clients in places like Prudhoe Bay, Naknek and Ascension Island in the South Atlantic Ocean.

Today, she’s back in Anchorage with PCA’s occupational medicine team.

Education

  • Bachelors of Science (BS), Clinical Health (2013)
    University of Alaska Anchorage
    Anchorage, AK
  • Physician Assistant Certification (2009)
    University of Washington
    Seattle, WA

Certification History

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Advanced cardiac life support (ACLS)
  • Advanced trauma life support (ATLS)

Fun Stuff

When she’s not testing, treating, caring and working hard for Alaskan workers and their employers, Ms. Bigelow-Hood enjoys gardening, as well as traveling to new countries, sailing and hiking with her husband.