Interior Women's Health

- Doctors & Staff

Interior Women's Health was conceived by Dr. Karl Baurick in 2003 as a full service women’s care clinic, procedure center and ultimately a birthing center. The goal is to provide excellent, state of the art care in a compassionate environment; also offering a procedure center with anesthesia and up to date tools and equipment. The care givers at IWH regularly attend continuing medical education, consult with experts as needed and approach each patient as unique individuals. Our extended services,in the same location 1626 30th Ave Suite 200 (2nd Floor), include a birthing center for low risk pregnancy, Interior Birthing Center.

Karl B. Baurick, MD, FACOG

Dr. Baurick
attended the University of Alaska and received his Bachelors of Science in 1985 and his Masters of Science in 1987. He went on to Medical School in Seattle and graduated in 1992. In 1999 he became a Fellow of the American College of OB/GYN (ACOG). Finally he spent the next 4 years in Albuquerque, New Mexico in an OB/Gyn residency. He returned to Fairbanks in 1996 and worked at Tanana Valley Clinic until October of 2003. Then he established Interior Women's Health, LLC. He is a member of American Urogynecology Society (AUGS) and the American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists (AAGL).

Dr. Baurick is married and has three children. He and his family plan on staying in Fairbanks indefinitely and plans to practice OB/Gyn until he's too old to walk unaided. He has a particular interest in gynecologic and female urologic problems and always enjoys delivering babies.

Doris Heilman, MD, FACOG

Dr. Heilman grew up in York, Pennsylvania. She received her MD from the University of Virginia and finished her internship in Tuscon, Arizona. She has been board certified in OB/GYN since 1976 and has practiced in Fairbanks since 1975. She is also a member of the Samaritan Counseling Center.

Tanya Ignacio, CNM

Tanya is a nurse-midwife who provides both obstetric and women’s health care. She was raised in Hawaii and then moved to Oregon where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance-Theater from Reed College. Before becoming a midwife, Tanya was a teacher, arts journalist, and managing editor of a weekly newspaper. She received her Masters of Science in Nurse-Midwifery from Oregon Health and Science University.

Amy Lasher, MSN, ANP

Amy is a Family Nurse Practitioner that has been practicing women’s health in Fairbanks since 2000. Amy grew up in North Pole. She has a Bachelor's degree in Nursing from the University of North Alabama and a Masters degree in Nursing Administration with a Post Masters Certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Kristina Amundson, DNP, CNM

Kristina is a Certified Nurse Midwife who provides both obstetric and women's health care. She was born in Traverse City, Michigan and moved to Fairbanks in 2009. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing and a Master's degree in Nurse Midwifery from Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, Kentucky. She is a member of the American College of Nurse Midwifery who brings 10+ years of experience in labor and birth to our practice.


Debra is a Family Nurse Practitioner (NP-C). She has been providing inpatient obstetric and women’s healthcare to interior Alaskans for 22 years. Debra graduated from the University of Natal, South Africa with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Nursing/Midwifery and Psychology; and from the University of Alaska Anchorage with a Master’s degree in Science.Philosophy of care: It is her goal to partner with patients to educate, empower, and enrich our client's health through a caring, professional, and unique medical experience. Her approach to each individual's medical needs is focused on providing outstanding care to clients living with acute and chronic health challenges. She has found that ample time spent results in thorough and comprehensive medical care for her patients.