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Peter Montesano, MD

peter candidDr. Montesano established residency in Alaska 30 years ago after finishing college, though he fell in love with the state during his college summer spent on commercial fishing boats around the state.  After several years in the environmental engineering field, he studied medicine in rural Canada.  Upon returning to Alaska, he first worked in many remote communities.  As a rural trained physician, he developed a wide range of skills caring for the young and elderly and acute to chronic care.  He has an interest in metabolic disorders and particularly disease prevention.

What his patients are saying: 

"Dr Montesano is wise. I appreciate his honesty and emphasis on preventative care."

"Dr Montesano gives a realistic look at what is sustainable and necessary as healthy habits and gave me a goal to shoot for."

"Dr Montesano is practical, caring, kind, and funny. I always feel better after having visited him."

"I am very grateful to be a patient of one of the best doctors I've ever met...and I am a retired doctor who has met thousands of doctors."

Primary Specialty:
Family Medicine

Other Specialties:
Preventive Medicine
Primary Care
Chronic Disease Management

Undergraduate Education:
BA, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO 1989

Medical Education:
Medical Doctor: 2003
Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's NL, Canada

Residency:
Residency: 2005
Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's NL, Canada

Board Certifications:
Board Certified Family Physician: 2005
Family Medicine

In Practice Since:
2005

Current Licensure:
State of Alaska

Past Licensure:
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Nunavut Territories, Canada

Affiliations:
College of Family Physicians of Canada
American Society for Circumpolar Health