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.
-Chronic Disease Management
-Cardiolite Stress Test
-Chronic Migraine management
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.
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related death but is the most preventable. Anyone over the age of 50 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.