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Dr. Gina Escobar 

 

Dr. Escobar established Solstice Medicine and Wellness in 2016 in the hopes to provide better care for the Alaska adult population.  Since 2016 the practice has been growing and providing friendly and timely care for our patients.  At Solstice Medicine we are not only concerned about your physical and mental health but also providing resources and management to improve your lifestyle choices.

As an internist, Dr. Escobar specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases.  Many of these disease consist of hypertension, hyper- or hypoactive endocrine glands, diabetes type 1 and 2, and many other manageable conditions. 

Care Offered:
-Internal Medicine
-Primary Care
-Preventive Screenings
-Annual Physicals
-Women's Health
-Chronic Disease Management
-Colonoscopy
-EGD
-Cardiolite Stress Test
-Prostate Exam 
-Labs 
-Gastric care
-Chronic Migraine  management 
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Stephanie- Stephanie is the Office Manager and Billing Manager and has been apart of Dr. Escobar's team since 2021.  When she's not at the office, you can find her with her husband, 2 kids and their dogs. They love the outdoors and everything Alaska has to offer. She also loves spending time with her sewing machine and teaching her kids how to sew and do crafts.
She has lived in Fairbanks area now for 6 years. She was born and raised in Wisconsin and when she got married, her husband joined the Army. After he got out they decided to make the Fairbanks area home. She is looking forward to helping out patients in any way she can.

Madison- Madison has been a part of Dr. Escobar’s team since 2017 where she began as a receptionist. Wanting to help grow the practice, she became a medical scribe and medical assistant. Madison currently manages patient accounts and monitors business operations. Madison lives in Maryland, working as an oncology researcher while supporting Dr. Escobar part time. When not at work, she enjoys skiing, paddle boarding and watching The Office.

EGD
 Upper scope that views the esophagus and stomach to help diagnose and treat, ulcers and gastritis, tumors of the stomach or esophagus, difficulty swallowing, upper abdominal pain or indigestion, intestinal bleeding, esophagitis and heartburn, and Celiac disease.​
 
COLONOSCOPY
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related death but is the most preventable.  Anyone over the age of 45 should have a screening colonoscopy or at the age of 40 if they have a family history of colorectal cancer.  Other factors that increase the likelihood of developing cancer are obesity, a high fat and high meat based diet, tobacco use, excessive alcohol, and low levels of vitamin D.  Symptoms of colon cancer are rectal bleeding, change in stool color, change in bowel habits, abdomen pain, and iron deficiency anemia.

CARDIOLITE STRESS TEST
Used to screen for and diagnosed Coronary Artery Disease. It takes pictures of the heart and the blood vessels while a person is at rest and while exercising.