Rodney Anderson is the chiropractor here at Petersburg Medical Center and has been practicing for decades. The hospital has been lucky to have his services here for the past four years. Before his work at PMC, he had a local private practice for 23 years.

Rodney is not originally from Petersburg. He grew up in Davenport, Iowa which, coincidentally enough, is where chiropractic first started in the late 1800’s. Prior to being a chiropractor, Rodney and his brother did construction work and he also began practicing massage therapy right out of high school, which he still incorporates significantly into his chiropractic service today.

During the early years of college, Rodney met a friend who invited him up to Alaska to fish in Bristol Bay. He took that opportunity to travel around Alaska and felt a strong connection drawn to the area. Once he graduated with his Doctorate in Chiropractic, he practiced for a few years in Washington before making the move to Alaska and settling in Petersburg.

There are challenges to being a chiropractor, especially when trying to help people with chronic issues, but Rodney enjoys the challenge and especially likes working with the community and meeting new people. Rodney said he enjoys working at Petersburg Medical Center, as it has been nice to step away from the business side of having a private practice while focusing on the work and his patients more fully.  

Rodney met his wife Mindy in 1986 at a YMCA in Iowa. He was doing massage therapy while she was there as a dance teacher and lifeguard. They’ve been married for 30 years and have a daughter, Evelyn who is graduating soon. They also have a foster son, Kayden, as well as their two dogs, Pippin and Cedar. When he’s not seeing patients at PMC, Rodney loves to get outside working at home or going subsistence fishing and hunting, as well as doing woodworking.