Jeff Hartzell is a certified physician assistant with over a decade of experience treating – and leading – his fellow members of the United States Air Force at home and abroad, including many with chronic back pain. He’s also a teacher, mentor and leader in physician assistant development and has served in Germany, Guam, Turkey, and domestically (including at Elmendorf AFB).
Mr. Hartzell holds a Doctor of Medical Science degree (DMSc) and two master’s degrees: Physician Assistant Studies and Health Sciences/International Health. He also has three undergraduate degrees in the diagnostic medicine field, which set the foundation for his practice today that emphasizes the importance of accurate diagnosis to effective treatment plans.
Having been all around the world, he chose to practice in Alaska because “there’s no place like it” and enjoys the interconnectedness of the community.
Today at OPA, Mr. Hartzell focuses on the care and treatment of back, neck and spine issues – and treating all patients the way he’d want himself and his family to be treated, with the most up-to-date, evidence-based medicine. Several patients also appreciate his ability to speak Spanish.
Mr. Hartzell’s hobbies include spending time with family, hunting, fishing, whitewater rafting, scuba diving, and traveling to intriguing destinations across the globe.