Beyond the Symptoms

Treatment Beyond the Symptoms

Mat-Su Midwifery & Family Health providers aim to help your family achieve holistically improved health. We serve families throughout Wasilla, AK and surrounding communities. The nurse practitioners and midwives offer many of the same services as doctors, primary care physicians, and pediatricians. Our primary goal is to offer you an approach specific to your unique health history and conditions.

We look forward to providing individualized healthcare for you and your loved ones.

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Our Family Health Services Include:

Women's Health in Wasilla, AK | Mat-Su Midwifery & Family Health

Women’s Health

We understand women’s unique healthcare needs. Whether you need an annual exam, family planning, hormone balancing, or additional care, Mat-Su Midwifery & Family Health provides individualized care for all patients.

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Men’s Health

From adolescence to adulthood, we provide men’s health care services to patients throughout Wasilla, AK, and surrounding communities. Our team looks forward to providing individualized care, from annual exams to men’s healthcare education.

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Pediatric Care

Our pediatric care services help your children grow into strong and healthy adults. Mat-Su Midwifery & Family Health provides sick visits, well-baby exams, school and sports physicals, and individualized vaccination counseling.



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Functional Medicine

Mat-Su Midwifery & Family Health is proud to utilize functional medicine in providing care for families throughout Wasilla, AK, and surrounding areas. This approach aims to uncover and treat a health concern at the root rather than just alleviate symptoms. This means that patients receive customized approaches to treatment based on their unique health history, physical exam results, and lab work. Treatment methods can include any or all of the following:


  • Nutritional Therapy (food plans)
  • Stress & Lifestyle Management Techniques
  • Botanicals and/or Nutrients
  • Medication only when absolutely necessary

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Functional Medicine, and how is it different from conventional or mainstream medicine?

Functional Medicine asks how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing each person’s root cause of disease. In conventional medicine, there’s a doctor for every part of your body: cardiologists for the heart, gastroenterologists for the digestive system, neurologists for the brain and nervous system, podiatrists for your feet, and ophthalmologists for your eyes. But in functional medicine, we see the body as an interconnected whole within a larger environment. We recognize that all other parts must also be considered to treat one part of the body.

Functional medicine is neither conventional nor alternative medicine. It’s a combination of the best elements of both, representing the future of medicine. Deep and lasting healing is only possible when the root causes of illness are addressed. By understanding the core systems of the body, how they are related, and how their function can be restored, many chronic diseases can be prevented and even reversed.

What type of training is required to become a functional medicine practitioner?

Sabrina Yoder received her training through the Functional Medicine University. FMU is an accredited program that consists of 10 separate modules and a 2 part final exam. This took 3 years to complete.

What made you want to practice functional medicine?

“As a child and into adulthood, I was a healthy, active young woman with minimal symptoms and no health concerns. My First pregnancy went smoothly with only the typical complaints. I had an emergency cesarean at age 26 with my second and all of that changed. Recovery from the actual c-section was long and painful, but in the proceeding months and years I realized the symptoms I was experiencing were not just post-partum or post c-section related. I experienced such extreme fatigue and body pains that even just making my bed felt insurmountable. My legs burned and ached just pushing a stroller up the driveway. My abdomen protruded to the point that people thought I was pregnant again.

As a nurse-practitioner with an investigational drive, I started searching for answers rather than prescription medications to bandaid/cover up my symptoms. I found functional medicine and started diving into learning about SIBO, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fungal Overgrowth and Chronic Lyme. I saw a functional medicine provider myself who did a series of detailed tests followed by a very specific personalized treatment plan. This helped immensely with my health! 

With this experience I fell like my eyes were opened to a whole new world of finding answers for the new mothers I was seeing in my nurse-midwife practice with chronic symptoms. I enrolled in the FMU course to help these women get more than the simple non-individualized responses that I had been giving. 

My health journey is not over, and I am more fully aware now that a truly healthy life involves ongoing adjustments and support for the vitality of EACH area of our body, mind and soul. I endeavor to help each women I see to become the BEST friend, wife, mother and woman that she can be without limitations of chronic unexplained symptoms as I did!”
— Sabrina Yoder

What kind of person will benefit from functional medicine?

The best clients for functional medicine include those who don’t want to rely on unnecessary drugs and medical intervention for the rest of their lives and are interested in discovering the underlying cause of their problems rather than just suppressing symptoms.

They are motivated to play an active role in their healing process and are willing to make the necessary dietary and lifestyle changes to support health and well-being.

What can patients expect when they come to see you?

Like all detectives, we use various tools in my investigations, including detailed questionnaires, a thorough medical history and examination, and comprehensive laboratory tests (blood, urine, stool, and saliva testing). We then use nutritional therapy, herbal medicine, supplements, stress management, detoxification, lifestyle changes, and in some cases and only when necessary, prescription medications to eliminate triggers and restore proper function and balance.

What do you love most about what you do?

We love the relationships we develop with my patients and learning about their stories. We love witnessing the sense of empowerment as they slowly start to take their health. We think of it as the ultimate in personalized, one-on-one, therapeutic relationships. We’re happy and deeply grateful that we have found our place in medicine.

Meet Our Providers!



Protecting the Heart, Blood Sugar/ Insulin Connection


  • Prediabetes/diabetes
  • Low HDL
  • Hypertriglyceridemia
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Overweight
  • Fatty liver disease
  • PCOS
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Peripheral vascular disease

Healthy Weight for Life



  • Overweight/Obesity
  • Prediabetes/Type 2
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • CHD/stroke
  • Liver/Gallbladder disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • GYN problems
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Botanicals and nutrients
  • Cancer

Restoring the Balance – Stress, Hormones, & Health


  • Depression/Anxiety/Mood
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Hormone imbalance/infertility
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Blood sugar/ Insulin disturbances
  • Chronic pain
  • Palpitations/Arrhythmias
  • Overweight

Essentials of Immune Health

  • Allergies/Asthma
  • Eczema
  • Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Frequent Infections
  • IV Infusions

Restoring the Balance – Stress, Hormones, & Health


  • Suspected food allergies
  • IBS/IBD/Crohns
  • Increased intestinal permeability
  • Constipation/diarrhea
  • Chronic pain, sleep disorder
  • Autoimmunity
  • Chronic inflammation
  • Fatigue/Headaches
  • Eczema/Psoriasis/Hives

Pediatric Development


  • Well baby/child visits
  • School/sports physicals
  • Immunizations
  • Growth tracking
  • Attachment
  • Safe Sleep
  • Nutrition
  • Mindfulness
  • Family dynamics
  • Anxiety

No Pain, Total Gain


  • Chronic pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sciatica or leg pain
  • Low back pain
  • Neck/shoulder pain
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Sports/Accident-related injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Autoimmune arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis

Call us at 907-373-3420.