Our Team

Your Experienced Children's Doctor in Anchorage, AK

Dr. Briggs started his pediatric practice in Anchorage in 1985. He grew up in Anchorage, graduated from East High School, and earned a degree in chemical engineering at Michigan State University. He then attended medical school in Alaska and Seattle through the University of Washington and the WAMI program. He completed his pediatric internship and residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin. He worked at the Tanana Valley Clinic in Fairbanks for one and a half years before returning to his home town to start his own practice.

Which type of practice is best for your family?


There are basically two types of pediatric practice in Anchorage. Most pediatricians here work in large group practices, with several pediatricians working together in one office. This arrangement has certain advantages, such as extended office hours. Dr. Briggs, on the other hand, is a "solo" pediatrician, meaning he is the only medical provider at his clinic.

Many families prefer to have one doctor for their children—someone they can reach seven days a week, 24 hours a day in case of an emergency. For these families, a solo pediatrician may be the preferred option. Dr. Briggs generally can be reached 24 hours a day for emergencies. If he is out of town--usually about 3 weeks each year--another pediatrician will take his calls.

Informed and up-to-date medical advice


At Dr. Briggs' office we know that medical care is always changing, with rapid increases in medical knowlege and innovations in treatment. We believe firmly in scientific, evidence-based medicine. We stay up-to-date with medical innovations, discoveries and treatments and engage in constant learning. At the same time, there is definitely an "art" of medicine that develops from years of experience and encounters with thousands of patients. Our goal is to combine the most up-to-date practices in pediatric medical care with more than 30 years of clinical experience.

Our team


James D. Briggs, your children's doctor in Anchorage, AK

James D. Briggs, MD

Board certified pediatrician

Svetlana Briggs, RN registered nurse

Svetlana Briggs,RN

registered nurse

Holly Waldron, office manager

Children's play area in our professional office lobby in Anchorage, Alaska
Dr. Briggs' office in Anchorage, Alaska
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