Dr. Maude Vance
CLINICAL EXPERTISE :General women’s health
Minimally invasive surgery
MonaLisa Touch vaginal treatment
EDUCATION :B.S., Colby College
M.D., University of California Davis
Ph.D., University of California Davis
RESIDENCIES :Fletcher Allen Healthcare, Burlington, Vermont
BOARD CERTIFICATIONS :Obstetrics, Gynecology
LANGUAGES SPOKEN :English
AWARDS AND HONORS :Current chair, OB-GYN, Providence Medical Center Anchorage
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS :American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Alaska State Medical Association
North American Menopause Society
Maude Vance, M.D.
I have a full-spectrum obstetrics and gynecology practice, which means I care for all aspects of women’s health including adolescence through reproductive years, menopause and beyond. I have more than three decades of experience helping women get pregnant and delivering babies.
I also perform minimally invasive gynecological surgeries for women experiencing acute conditions outside their routine health, such as robotic-assisted, laparoscopic hysterectomies. These methods allow for smaller incision points, decreased scarring, and shorter healing time.
In addition, I have a special interest in perimenopause and menopausal care. It is a transition time often overlooked but is impactful in a woman’s life and health. One treatment I offer perimenopausal women is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, which has been proven to prevent bone loss and reduce the risk of fractures in older women, in addition to helping with their menopausal symptoms. I am certified by the North American Menopause Society.
Compassionate medical care can make an immense difference in someone’s healing process. I know because I was a patient myself. As a teenager, I suffered both acute and chronic health problems that kept me in the hospital for a long time, and I experienced both poor and exceptional care. That’s when I decided to be a doctor. I wanted to be a positive force in women’s lives by providing evidence-based, inclusive, and trauma-informed care.
Taking care of people has always seemed like the right way to live my life, both professionally and personally. I chose OB-GYN because it offers a unique opportunity to care for women and girls at all ages and through all the changes in their lives. Every woman has different needs and communication requirements at each life stage. So, working with patients to craft individualized care is very important to me.
As a doctor, I see women at their most vulnerable and when they are stronger than they ever expected. That’s the privilege of what I do, and I never forget what it was like to be in the hospital as a patient and how important it is for every woman to have a compassionate doctor who truly cares about her and her health.
“My role is not to just get information, but to guide decisions.”
WHY SHOULD A PATIENT CHOOSE DENALI OB-GYN?
Denali OB-GYN occupies a unique niche among medical clinics. We have enough variety of different providers who are all experts in different areas. So, any patient can find a doctor that fits their needs. We do a great job of taking care of our patients and prioritizing them. Having providers with varied expertise all in one facility makes it easy to take care of your healthcare without needing to make multiple visits to different medical offices around town.
My goal is to make every visit as comfortable as possible while discussing sensitive topics. I will always work to provide an accepting and confidential environment to talk about whatever health concerns patients have. I work hard to build a sense of trust with my patients to give them the confidence that we can be open and honest with each other.
I believe strongly in the idea that “It’s your body, your choice and your health.” I want my patients to be involved in their own health, which means building informative relationships with patients, and giving them a comprehensive understanding of their health. I approach my job as a partnership between my patients and me, with the goal of helping them make well-informed decisions about their care.