Dr. Peter Osterbauer, MD

Dr. Peter Osterbauer, MD

Neurology  |  
Male  |  
Age 48
(20)
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Dr. Peter Osterbauer, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Anchorage, AK. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 15 years. Read his story

4048 Laurel St Ste 202

Anchorage, AK 99508

Contact Information

(907) 677-1012

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Providence Health Plans
  • 2 More

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Brain Disorders
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more than 71% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
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more than 55% of peers
Restless Leg Syndrome
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more than 54% of peers

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Dr. Osterbauer's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Osterbauer "Dr. Peter Osterbauer has been a member of the Alaska medical community since 2006, when he was transferred by the U.S. Air Force to Elmendorf, AFB. He retired from the Air Force in 2011 and stayed in the area with his family. Dr. Osterbauer treats all aspects of neurologic disease, but has special interests in multiple sclerosis, headache medicine, sleep medicine, and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. He also has special training in brain chemistry, and his unique skill set allows him to "think outside the box" to which many neurologists are confined. Patients consistently rate Dr. Peter Osterbauer as "Superior," citing his bedside manner especially. He makes a focused effort to treat each patient as a unique person, rather than a "number in the queue," and it shows. Each of his patients is approached as a medical mystery until proven otherwise. He leaves no stone unturned, but is humble enough to admit when he feels that he is in over his head, and offers relevant referrals to other providers when necessary. Dr. Peter Osterbauer is also a human being. A husband, father, son, and friend. His best-selling book, Something Shifted: Navigating the Path from Shame to Grace, details just how human he is, and offers hope to others who are suffering. Dr. Osterbauer bravely sets forth his personal struggles and faults in the hope that it will help others to overcome theirs. Dr. Osterbauer has served as Chief of Neurology and Consultant to the Surgeon General for Neurology for the Pacific Air Force Command. He also spearheaded the development of the U.S. Air Force's first mild traumatic brain injury center. While active duty, he assisted in the development of his facility's sleep medicine and infusion therapy clinics. He is currently in private practice in Anchorage, Alaska. His goal is to treat each of his patients with integrity, dignity, and compassion, and to bring healing whenever possible."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Osterbauer "Please visit my new practice, which places patient care first. You will appreciate the difference!"
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Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Headache Management
  • Sleep Medicine
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Board Certifications

Dr. Osterbauer does not have any board certifications listed.

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Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

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Procedures

  • Botox® for Blepharospasm
  • Botox® for Cervical Dystonia
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Botox® for Severe Underarm Sweating when Antiperspirants Fail
  • Botox® for Upper Limb Spasticity
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alaska.

5 Sanctions
  • Substance Abuse (5/4/2017)
    Action Taken: Probation
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Alaska
  • Non-Disciplinary Action (5/12/2016)
    Action Taken: License Restricted
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Alaska
  • Noncompliance with a Board Order (5/5/2016)
    Action Taken: Suspension
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Alaska
  • Noncompliance with a Board Order (1/9/2014)
    Action Taken: License Reinstatement with Restrictions and/or Terms and Conditions
    Summary: Osterbauer, Peter John MD: License # 6271: JANUARY 9, 2014 – SUSPENSION LIFTED: The Alaska Medical Board has issued an Order lifting the Suspension dated July 18, 2013. The physician has entered a new Consent Agreement with Board placing the physician’s license on ten years of PROBATION with CONDITIONS. The physician's Alaska license is REPRIMANDED and he is ordered to pay a FINE in the amount of $10,000.00.
    State: Alaska
  • Noncompliance with a Board Order (7/18/2013)
    Action Taken: Suspension
    Summary: Osterbaurer, Peter John MD: License # 6271: NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The physician violated conditions of May 12, 2011 Non-Disciplinary Consent Agreement with probation and conditions. ACTION TAKEN: The Alaska State Medical Board placed the physician’s Alaska license on SUSPENSION.
    State: Alaska
0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Lee University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • University Of Tennessee
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Wilford Hall Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Wilford Hall Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Osterbauer has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Osterbauer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Osterbauer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Osterbauer to family and friends
3.3
based on 20 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Osterbauer's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Wasilla, AK |
Dr Osterbauer is my dr and my wife's. He's the best neurologist we've had (I've taken her to several over the last 3 decades for her epilepsy and he is the ONLY one to quickly identify she has PCOS which should've been diagnosed & treated decades ago as her condition is textbook. He also is the easiest to deal with, which is a real benefit for those with brain issues like ptsd. Highly recommend.
in Ketchikan, AK |
Dr osterbauer is my Neurologist through MDA and works at Alaska Neurology! I see him yearly and he is always compassionate sensitive to how I'm feeling and much more.
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Dr. Osterbauer accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Providence Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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