Orthopedic Care

Once a quarter Dr. Steven Tower offers an orthopedic clinic at the Talkeetna Office. Dr. Tower is an all-around orthopedic surgeon whose special interest lies in primary and revision hip, knee, and shoulder surgery. If you haven’t seen Dr. Tower previously, please contact us at (907) 733-2273 for a referral prior to scheduling an orthopedic appointment.

Doctor Steven TowerDr.  Tower received his medical degree from the University of Washington, in Seattle, and completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. He served 4 years in the U.S. Public Health Service as a General Medical Officer for Indian Health. He completed his residency training in Orthopedic Surgery at the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland.

Dr. Tower has practiced orthopedic surgery in Anchorage since 1992 and is an Affiliate Professor of Medicine at the University of Alaska. He enjoys an academic collaboration with Dartmouth Biomedical Engineering Center on research to understand the reasons why hip replacements fail. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a board member of Health Watch USA.

Dr. Tower is an avid outdoorsman and cyclist who has completed several ultra distance events such as the Iditarod Trail Invitational and Paris-Brest-Paris. He is regularly seen commuting by bicycle to work and between Anchorage hospitals.

“Too often, patients are pushed into surgery when other treatments that are less invasive make more sense. I work closely with my patients to decide the best options, giving careful consideration to individual preferences and current research.”

~Dr. Steven Tower

Dr. Tower believes that high quality orthopedic care is always in the best interest of the health and well being of the patient, and should be thoughtful, compassionate and scientifically based.