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Thomas J. Elton, M.D.

Dr. Thomas Elton was born and raised in Minnesota.  He attended the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota where he was engaged in campus life as a residence hall advisor, received his Air Force commission through a ROTC academic scholarship, and graduated Summa cum laude with a degree in biology in 1986. He completed his medical degree at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota graduating in 1990.  After medical school, he completed a three-year residency in Family Practice at David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California.  He has been Board Certified, and maintained his certification, by the American Board of Family Practice since 1993. 

Dr. Elton served the Air Force as a Family Physician stationed at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska from 1993 through 2001.  He was selected as Chief of Family Medicine from 1999 through 2001 and separated from the Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel selectee. He has lived in Eagle River for over 14 years and been in civilian group practice in Anchorage since 2001 and maintains current hospital privileges at Providence Alaska Medical Center and Alaska Regional Hospitals. He was selected as a member of the Medical Executive Committee representing the Department of Family Medicine in 2007.

Certifications and Licenses:

  • Doctor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic
  • Diplomat, American Board of Family Practice
  • State of Alaska Physician License 2000 - Present
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Medical Physician and Surgeon License 1993-2000 (currently inactive status)

Professional Organizations:

  • The American Academy of Family Practice
Medical Care Philosophy:

Provide comprehensive and competent evidence based medical care across lines of age and culture.  Strive, with each individual patient, to integrate the aspects of physical, emotional, and spiritual health to guide them towards better health and wellness.

Interests and Hobbies:

  • My family (a wonderful wife and two daughters)
  • Fishing (working on a drag free drift and tight lines)
  • Kayaking (I have built two)
  • Biking and hiking (the bike commute to work will now be a lot shorter)
  • Barbershop singing (Midnight Son's Chorus)
  • Clean jokes and bad puns (Laughter is good medicine!)

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