Meet Dr. Polito

Dr. Nataliya Polito is our Director and Physician at the AKBH Primary Care Center at the  Folker Street location.  She is thrilled to come on board with this amazing and growing organization focused on providing the best collaborative health care to those who need it most.  She works directly with the behavioral health and social service provider teams at AKBH to provide the most up to date, evidence-based primary care services to AKBH clients who otherwise do not have access to a primary care physician.  Like other AKBH services, Dr. Polito’s focus is to provide patient – centered comprehensive care and preventative medicine services.

Why Primary Care?

Alaska Behavioral Health is pleased to be adding primary care services for our clients. Current clients who don’t have a primary care provider will now be able to access basic health care through our clinic in Anchorage. People living with mental illness have an increased risk of developing chronic physical health conditions, are more likely to smoke, and generally have poorer health outcomes than the general population.  With integrated primary care, clients will have the opportunity to work toward a healthier life with behavioral and physical health supports and expertise.

About our Provider

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Dr. Nataliya Polito

Dr. Polito recently graduated from the University of Incarnate Word Family Medicine Residency in San Antonio, Texas with a focus in care for the underserved inner-city population.  Her medical school and first years of internship and training were in Tulsa, at the Oklahoma State University Center of Medicine with a focus in psychiatry and rural medicine.  She is an active member in American Osteopathic Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Medical Association.  In 2020,  she made a military move to Anchorage with her husband, Andrew, two small children, and two large dogs.  In her free time, Dr. Polito loves to work with her hands, craft, cook, and do yoga.