Meet Our Team

The providers at Glacier Pediatrics in Juneau, AK are the best around. With over 35 years of experience, we have a great reputation and our caring doctors are both friendly and knowledgeable. We work with children, but we love treating the entire family!

We want you to start feeling better as soon as you step into our office. Glacier Pediatrics works in a peaceful, clean, and inviting space so you and your children can feel comfortable right away. We use the latest technology to manage appointments and medical information. We’re also equipped with modern tools and up-to-date equipment to make sure that you’re receiving the best possible treatment available.

Our staff takes the time to carefully listen to your needs and then find the best solution for your child’s situation. Contact the trusted team you can talk to and trust at Glacier Pediatrics in Juneau.

Lauren Hopson, PNP

Lauren Hopson grew up in Juneau and was seen at Glacier Pediatrics as a child. She received her undergraduate and graduate nursing degrees from Columbia University. Lauren is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner and is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. She is happy to be back in our community and looking forward to meeting new kids and families.

Kim Gardner, FNP

Kim Gardner was born in Fayetteville, NC. She received her undergraduate and masters degrees from Medical University of South Carolina. She is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and has a special interest in pediatrics.

Amy Dressel, MD

Dr. Amy Dressel received her medical degree from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, in Denver, Colorado. She completed her pediatric residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Amy is an active member of our community, including involvement with the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, the FASD Clinic, the Vaccinate Juneau’s Kids Coalition, and the Child Advocacy Center, to name a few. In addition, she frequently travels to outlying Southeast communities, providing medical care to other Alaskan children. She enjoys traveling, family, dogs, books, and hanging out with as many kids as she can.
Mary Ellen Arvold, PNP

Mary Ellen Arvold is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin for undergraduate and postgraduate programs. She is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner and has been practicing in Juneau for more than 34 years. Mary Ellen is a Fellow of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Mary Ellen is an avid fan of the outdoors, enjoying hiking, cross-country skiing and kayaking, as well as gardening and woodwork. She is married to Dave Haas and they have one son Jake, who lives in Portland, Oregon.

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