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Elisabeth D. Sanchez, FNP-C


Family Medicine

Primary Location

Hoonah Health Center


American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

Education and Experience

Elisabeth’s Texas nursing education and training includes: an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) from Angelo State University; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from McMurry University; and a Master of Science in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN/FNP) from Abilene Christian University.

Elisabeth has worked in medicine as a nurse, then an FNP for over 30 years. Aside from Family Medicine, she has experience in Emergency Medicine, Endocrinology and Internal Medicine. Her first position as a NP was in Endocrinology and Internal Medicine in Texas. Elisabeth taught in the Masters Program for Hardin Simmons University at the same time. Later she operated her own Family Practice in the very small Texas community where she lived. In the past six years, Elisabeth practiced in rural, urban and city Emergency Rooms (ERs). Her last ER position was in Houston where she gained a wealth of knowledge, wisdom and appreciation for her coworkers as well as her patients.

When asked about her work here, Elisabeth said “SEARCH is one of the most compassionate organizations I have had the opportunity to work with. My life has changed tremendously since I came to work in Hoonah. I genuinely appreciate being part of one of the most advanced healthcare organizations in Alaska.”

Personal Interests

For over 30 years, Elisabeth served on numerous medical mission trips. Most in different regions of Mexico. In 2006 she was selected by Rotary Club to spend time in Northern Italy studying European Healthcare.

Elisabeth enjoys spending time with her patients and is interested in a Naturopathic approach to healthcare. She loves reading the Bible and makes God her pillar. Elisabeth also enjoys biking, weight lifting, running, hiking and anything outdoors.