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Anita C. Matherley, NP-C


Family Nurse Practitioner

Primary Location

Alma Cook Health Center in Hydaburg


American Association of Nurse Practitioners; and American Nurses Credentialing Center

Education and Experience

Anita Matherley graduated from Albany State University where she was awarded her Master of Nursing Science with a Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration. She received her certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner (NP-C) from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and her Pain Management Nursing certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Anita worked in Emergency Medicine for 15 years and Trauma Surgery for 11 years. She worked in Volunteer Service as a provider and served on the Board of Directors for Macon Volunteer Clinic– a primary care clinic that served individuals who worked but did not have insurance.

After arriving in POW, Anita said “SEARHC offers a wonderful opportunity to serve people who are interested in maintaining their own good health. They are willing to participate in activities to improve their health. The organization is obviously forward moving in pursuing the very best people, processes and equipment needed to assist the population here on Prince of Wales Island. I am very proud to be a part of SEARHC and this community. I greatly appreciate the warm welcome my husband and I have received.”

Personal Interests

Mental health, women’s health, trauma care and preventative medicine are a few of Anita’s professional interests.

Outside the clinic she loves to walk in the beautiful forests on POW. Anita and her husband love gardening, fishing, camping and gaining knowledge about the Alaska Native cultural groups. Anita said it has been a pleasure to be invited and participate in local celebrations.