At Mat-Su Midwifery and Family Health, we strive to provide holistic care for your entire family. To meet this need we have three exceptional Advance Nurse Practitioners (ANP) on staff. Darcy Lucey, ANP, FNP, CNM, Aubrey Spangler, ANP, FNP, and Paula Dahlen, ANP, FNP are committed to meeting the needs of our clients with their complimentary skills.
Darcy Lucey, ANP, FNP, CNM, has extensive experience in pediatrics, beginning her career in the pediatric and neonatal intensive care units of various hospitals. While enjoying the time she spent with critical children, Darcy was drawn to the needs of not only the children she treated, but their families as well. She then expanded and became a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) to allow her to care for these families. She has brought her practice full circle, by becoming a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) and caring for pregnant women as well as their children and husbands. With Darcy’s diverse knowledge base and caring nature, she is able to embrace families and help them navigate the many different transitions a family may face in a lifetime.
Aubrey Spangler, ANP, FNP, began her career with complicated adults in the intensive care unit of Alaska Native Medical Center. There she learned the dynamic elements of the human body and how it can be healed. This experience motivated her to seek out alternative ways to assist the body back to optimal health. She became an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and gained extensive knowledge on nutrition and natural health. She now specializes in nutritional therapies for families and is able to help troubleshoot and treat difficult medical problems through food and nutrition. She sees children and adults alike, helping to facilitate realistic lifestyle changes for whole families in their shift towards optimal wellness.
Paula Dahlen, ANP, FNP, moved to Alaska 15 years ago to start her nursing career. She has had the opportunity to see a lot of Alaska by working in the Pediatric ICU in Anchorage, the Emergency Department in Bethel, as well as doing flight nursing and working in a pediatric cardiology office. She enjoys working with the kids of Alaska and considers it an honor to be a part of encouraging their growth and independent critical thinking. She practices from a functional medicine standpoint that allows her to seek to the root of disease and discover a variety of ways to reduce illness.