Alpenglow Pain & Wellness

Board Certified Interventional Pain Management Physician & Board Certified Anesthesiologist located in Anchorage, AK

About Practice

Dr. Nichelle C. Renk is a thorough and compassionate pain physician who is board-certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Renk serves men and women in and around Anchorage, Alaska, and tailors care to each individual by making the appropriate diagnosis and implementing a multifaceted treatment plan.

Dr. Renk received her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia before performing her anesthesiology residency at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC. She completed her interventional pain medicine fellowship at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, California.  Stanford Pain Medicine department has twice received the honor of being named a Center of Excellence by the American Pain Society for interdisciplinary care.

For the four years prior to joining a private practice, Dr. Renk was a Major and director of the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Pain Management Clinic in the United States Air Force, where she won several awards and consistently achieved a patient satisfaction rate of 99% or greater. She continues to greatly value the experience of providing care for troops, retirees, dependents, and US Veterans Administration beneficiaries.

Dr. Renk was voted Top Doctor in 2017 by Find A Top Doc. She specializes in procedures for the cervical spine, thoracic spine, lumbar spine, sacroiliac joints, and other nerves and joints of the body.  Dr. Renk is one of only a few pain management physicians in Alaska to perform state of the art, cooled radiofrequency treatment.

As a regenerative medicine specialist, Dr. Renk also performs epidural platelet-rich plasma therapy to heal diseased discs and spinal nerves.  She also manages chronic migraine headaches and performs the very effective Botox™ treatment for migraines.

Dr. Renk is the only provider for Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) in the state of Alaska.  She is passionate about diagnosing and educating patients on especially the hypermobile type of EDS (hEDS) as she has the syndrome and chronic pain herself.

By merging effective treatments modalities, such as physical therapy, pain psychology, nutrition and lifestyle modifications, complementary alternative medicine such as acupuncture, medical procedures, and the limited use of medications, Dr. Renk achieves long-lasting results.

Outside her office, Dr. Renk enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and traveling.

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Alpenglow Pain & Wellness

Dr. Nichelle C. Renk is a thorough and compassionate pain physician who is board-certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Renk serves men and women in and around Anchorage, Alaska, and tailors care to each individual by making the appropriate diagnosis and implementing a multifaceted treatment plan.

Dr. Renk received her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia before performing her anesthesiology residency at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC. She completed her interventional pain medicine fellowship at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, California.  Stanford Pain Medicine department has twice received the honor of being named a Center of Excellence by the American Pain Society for interdisciplinary care.

For the four years prior to joining a private practice, Dr. Renk was a Major and director of the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Pain Management Clinic in the United States Air Force, where she won several awards and consistently achieved a patient satisfaction rate of 99% or greater. She continues to greatly value the experience of providing care for troops, retirees, dependents, and US Veterans Administration beneficiaries.

Dr. Renk was voted Top Doctor in 2017 by Find A Top Doc. She specializes in procedures for the cervical spine, thoracic spine, lumbar spine, sacroiliac joints, and other nerves and joints of the body.  Dr. Renk is one of only a few pain management physicians in Alaska to perform state of the art, cooled radiofrequency treatment.

As a regenerative medicine specialist, Dr. Renk also performs epidural platelet-rich plasma therapy to heal diseased discs and spinal nerves.  She also manages chronic migraine headaches and performs the very effective Botox™ treatment for migraines.

Dr. Renk is the only provider for Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) in the state of Alaska.  She is passionate about diagnosing and educating patients on especially the hypermobile type of EDS (hEDS) as she has the syndrome and chronic pain herself.

By merging effective treatments modalities, such as physical therapy, pain psychology, nutrition and lifestyle modifications, complementary alternative medicine such as acupuncture, medical procedures, and the limited use of medications, Dr. Renk achieves long-lasting results.

Outside her office, Dr. Renk enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and traveling.


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    "Dr. Renk is an AMAZING doctor. She is kind, compassionate, professional yet personable. I am so thankful I found her and I would highly recommend her."

    Jennie M.
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    "Dr. Renk is an excellent diagnostician. She is up to date, did a very thorough physical exam and recommended a path forward."

    Ann A.
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    "I can honestly say that if it was not for Dr. Renk, I would not have the quality of life as I do today. The level of care and compassion is exemplary."

    Dawn M.
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    "I have been blessed with meeting Dr. Renk. She really goes out of her way to take care of you. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking help with pain."

    Becky N.
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    "Without Dr. Renk I would be lost. She has been wonderful and has helped me so much. I am so glad that I found her."

    Jeanne P.
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    "Dr. Renk has changed my life. The care that she provides has allowed me to do things I hadn't been able to for years because of pain."

    David H.
Location
Alpenglow Pain & Wellness
2000 Abbott Road, Unit A2
Anchorage, AK 99507
Phone: 907-313-2975
Fax: (907) 677-7245
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907-313-2975