Dr. Mary Beth Scott-Calor, DO, is an Osteopathic Physician at Alpenglow Pain & Wellness in Anchorage, Alaska. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Calor provides high-quality holistic care to the residents of Anchorage and surrounding areas.
Dr. Calor grew up in Elkins, West Virginia, where she graduated summa cum late from Davis and Elkins College (D&E). Next, she attended medical school at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) in Lewisburg.
She then completed a general year of rotating Internship at Carson City Hospital (Sparrow Carson Hospital) in Carson City, Michigan. After her internship, Dr. Calor attended the West Virginia University (WVU) Anesthesiology program and became an Anesthesiologist.
In her last year of residency, Dr. Calor elected to be trained in and practice Chronic Pain Management as a specialty. After completing the residency program, she attended a psychiatry residency for six months to further educate her in understanding the psychology of chronic pain.
She worked as an anesthesiologist and practiced pain management at Williamson Memorial Hospital (WOWK) in West Virginia and again when she moved to Kentucky. After giving birth to her daughter, she decided to work as a "locum tenens" anesthesiologist and pain specialist at multiple hospitals for several years.
In April 2011, Dr. Calor moved to Anchorage, Alaska, where she met “Captain Cook,” now Dr. Nichelle Renk. The two started the Interventional Pain Management Clinic at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson (JBER).
After JBER, Dr. Calor practiced for several years at two other Anchorage clinics, first at Algone Pain Clinic (where Dr. Renk was also practicing) and then recently at AA Spine and Pain Clinic.
At Alpenglow Pain & Wellness, Dr. Calor treats all types of chronic pain and is particularly passionate about treating headache, thoracic, lumbar, and pelvic pain. She understands the biomechanics and the importance of sacroiliac instability, lumbar spine, thoracic spine, and scoliosis.
Dr. Calor also treats patients with autoimmune disorders and cancer. She has a deep understanding of how these diagnoses affect these patients.
Dr. Calor enjoys cooking, traveling, watching classic movies, walking and beach combing, and spending time with her family and dogs when she is not providing patient care.