Dr. Jeff Parker
Dr. Parker joined us officially in January 2015
Jeff Parker, MD, a second-generation orthopedic surgeon, was born and raised in California and was fortunate to be able to work as an orthopedic cast technician and scrub assistant during summer breaks in college. His undergraduate degree is from UC Berkeley, his medical degree is from University of Southern California and his formal orthopedic training was in Seattle at the University of Washington.
From 1985 to 2000 he worked in a solo practice in South Dakota. After his children were grown he and his wife, Dixie, moved to Alaska on a 5 year plan seeking new adventure. Today, they remain happily here 15 years later. Most of these 15 years were spent working at the Alaska Native Medical Center (ANMC) which enabled him to explore many parts of Bush Alaska.
In all, Dr. Parker has over 30 years of orthopedic surgical experience. He has literally performed over 10,000 orthopedic procedures including total hip, knee and shoulder and arthroscopic procedures in all joints, pediatric and adult. He was board-certified in 1986 and he’s taken yearly continuing education classes to demonstrate his commitment to being the best possible up-to-date orthopedic surgeon.
In addition to orthopedic surgery, Dr. Parker loves to build and create or restore objects of beauty and function. His projects are wide ranging from gun and knife blacksmithing to old car restoration and the building of planes, boats and cabins. Dr. Parker and his wife also enjoy time spent with their five children and grandchildren.
Dr. Parker is pleased to be able to rejoin his former partner from ANMC, Dr. Mark Caylor, and is very excited to be a part of Rhyneer Caylor Clinic’s vision of a comfortable orthopedic office known for personal attention and a friendly, caring staff.