Story last updated at 1/18/2017 - 1:36 pm
Ketchikan — Nathan Christensen, M.D., has joined PeaceHealth Medical Group in Ketchikan as a visiting ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist. He is an experienced otolaryngologist who works fulltime for PeaceHealth at a clinic in Eugene, Oregon, and will visit Ketchikan regularly to provide specialized care for patients with issues such as hearing loss, chronic sinusitis and tumors.
Christensen attended medical school at Oregon Health & Science University and then went on to the University of Rochester where he completed his internship in general surgery and his residency in otolaryngology. Christensen first joined PeaceHealth in 2013 after serving for four years in the United States Air Force.
Christensen will provide patients in southern Southeast Alaska with a full spectrum of ear, nose and throat procedures including minimally invasive treatments of sinus disease as well as throat and neck cancer, right in Ketchikan. His training also prepares him to help with facial traumas and deformities, speech problems involving the larynx, salivary gland conditions, surgical treatment of snoring and pediatric ENT conditions. Christensen has a special interest in caring for people with thyroid and parathyroid disorders.
Christensen begins seeing patients in Ketchikan on Jan. 23.