Dr. Barbara Riley grew up in Dillingham. Now she works at the Kanakanak Hospital as a family practice physician.
Dr. Barbara Riley was born at the Kanakanak Hospital in the 1950s. She returned to work there as a family practice doctor 30 years later. She became the first person from Dillingham to become a family practice physician and the first Alaskan Native to be appointed to medical staff at Kanakanak. She spoke with KDLG’s Avery Lill about how her journey to become a doctor and about the changes she has seen at the hospital through the years.
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