Iva “Mikki” Milgrim, PA-C



General Orthopedics




Working Alongside

Deryk Anderson, DO


University of Nebraska Medical Center



Ms. Milgrim graduated with a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Her qualifications include 7 years of experience as a Physician Assistant also touting several certifications such as Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Provider.

Experienced with working under pressure, Ms. Milgrim has also had training in Tactical Combat Medical Care where she learned hemorrhage control, airway management, torso trauma, and overall maintenance of trauma victims while waiting for delayed evacuation. She has been a Battalion Physician Assistant and Primary Care Manager for upwards of 800 Soldiers in garrison and over 1500 soldiers and coalition forces while deployed with the 4/25 Airborne Division, Brigade Special Troops Battalion.

With deep knowledge of current medical standards, diagnosis, imaging, pharmacology and treatment options, she is in a unique position to render exceptional care.

Ms. Milgrim has performed procedural interventions such as trigger point injections, peripheral nerve blocks and intraarticular joint injections. She has also provided first-assist duties in the OR and assisting with spinal procedures such as laminectomies, foraminotomies, discectomies and fusions.

Before working in the surgical arena, she was trained for the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners to complete Department of Transportation physical evaluations for Commercial Driver Licenses nationwide. Prior to becoming a Physician Assistant, she was a drill sergeant (a primary training instructor responsible for turning civilians into soldiers) for the United States Army School of Music, mentor of over 300 solider musicians, and a professional saxophone player with performances in places like Germany, Italy, and France.

A mother of two, wife, and US Army veteran, Ms. Milgrim specializes in leadership roles and one-on-one interactions with patients. In her extensive experience, she has evaluated post-operative patients, performed routine follow up visits, recommended therapeutic intervention as needed, and conducted all comprehensive histories and physicals for her clients.

In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, cooking, gardening, and caring for her two Pembroke Welsh Corgis and Husky mix. She takes pride in providing positive, inspired, and clinically appropriate medical services.

Special Interests
  • General Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine
Additional Education
  • Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (2009)
    University of Nebraska Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 
  • Bachelor of Science (2008)
    University of Nebraska Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (2004)
    Saint Leo College, Norfolk, Virginia 
  • Associate of Science in Psychology (2001)
    Harford Community College, Bel Air, Maryland

Dr. Anderson is exceptional in his bedside care, in office care and his surgical skills are beyond extraordinary. He has been very friendly, informative, patient and skillful. My ONLY complaint is when calling in to his office for pain meds. Each time they make me feel like an abuser. I have kept a journal of when I take my meds, what time, my pain level and have always kept well below what has been prescribed. Anytime it comes up to call, I feel stressed and have anxiety. I understand the opioid crisis but holy moly, if I’m still taking them in three months, we’ll talk. Two weeks post op questioning my use was difficult. I was on the phone over an hour trying to convince them I could not go two days without pain meds. I realize they have protocol but come on. Like I said I wasn’t even taking the suggested doseage on the bottle. Bottom line, I totally think Dr. Anderson changed my life for the better. I will refer him to everyone I know needing a orthopedic surgeon. He really is THE BEST.



The OPA team includes Alaska’s leading specialists and offers some of the latest, most advanced treatment procedures available today.

OPA treats a wide variety of conditions and offers comprehensive treatment options — including many non-surgical solutions, minimally invasive arthroscopies (repairs) and total joint replacement.

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