JASON BROOKS, M.D.
Dr. Jason W. Brooks earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biology and pre-medicine from Oregon State University, with additional research, before attending Oregon Health Sciences University School of Medicine in Portland, Oregon. He next completed family medicine residency at University of Wyoming in Cheyenne. Pediatric inpatient care at Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, and high risk obstetrics in Austin, Texas, expanded his training. Following residency, he and his family moved to Sitka, Alaska, where he spent four years as a hospitalist and emergency physician for Southeast Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC). His practice in Sitka included clinical services and obstetrical care as well. In 2003 he moved to Palmer, and has been practicing medicine in the valley ever since.
Dr. Brooks initially worked at Valley Hospital, before hospital services changed to Mat-Su Regional Medical Center, where he maintains privileges. He is pleased to have become part of the community. As a pilot and Aviation Medical Examiner, he can provide second and third class FAA aviation medical exams. He also expanded Palmer Family Medicine to provide remote medical care in McCarthy, Alaska.
- Undergraduate Education: Oregon State University: 1987 - 1992
- Medical Education: Oregon Health Sciences University, School of Medicine: 1992 - 1996
- University of Wyoming Family Practice Residency Program at Cheyenne: 1996 - 1999
Family Medicine is a medical specialty that provides care to the whole family. In the event that you need the services of another specialist, your family doctor will coordinate that care. After medical school, a family doctor, as opposed to a general practitioner, completes a three year residency program where they receive advanced training in internal medicine, pediatrics, cardiology, geriatrics, minor surgery, psychiatry, gynecology and obstetrics. To become board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, they must pass a rigorous exam, and in order to maintain this board certification, minimum annual hours of continuing medical education must be maintained, and repeat board examinations must be passed every 7 years.