Greg Wilkinson, PA-C, M.Ed, is an exceptional physician assistant at Wasilla Spine & Pain Clinic. Before joining the team, Greg was Director of Clinical Medicine at Algone Interventional Pain Medicine in Wasilla, Alaska.
Greg’s medical training began in 1993 as a military medic assigned to special operations, which advanced his training to paramedic and nursing. He was commissioned as a hospital administrator, where he excelled. The Army then sent him to physician assistant school, from which he graduated in 1995. He spent the next five years as a military PA working in orthopedics, family practice, surgery, and emergency medicine. After military service, he spent two years in an orthopedic, neurosurgical, and podiatric practice, where he quickly became the leader of the mid-level team.
In 2002, Greg moved into interventional pain medicine after seeing the suffering and needs of patients. His specialties are in medical management, practice management, dealing with multiple complex diagnoses affecting his patients, and ensuring they receive the optimal treatment. He also focuses on several specialized procedures for pain relief and activity improvement.
He was born in Fullerton, California, and raised in Lake Arrowhead, a small alpine town in the San Bernardino Mountains. Greg has degrees from the Air Force, The College of the State of New York, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, the University of Texas HSC in San Antonio, and graduate school from the University of Maryland, College Park in Counseling and Therapy.
Greg’s philosophy is to listen to patients as they usually have the answers to where the underlying problems lay and assist the patient’s body along its natural healing path. Greg feels strongly that his responsibility is to select the proper mechanism to help reduce a patient’s pain and allow the body to heal naturally. He is passionate about helping others regain hope and improve life quality.
When not at the clinic, Greg appreciates the best of what Alaska has to offer including hiking, fishing, camping, and traveling. He enjoys spending time with his wife and five grown children. He also enjoys riding motorcycles – he’s ridden across the US coast-to-coast and from Mexico to the Arctic Ocean –.