Rita Pitka Blumenstein, Tribal Doctor

Photo of Rita Pitka Blumenstein at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention

In 1999, the State of Alaska recognized Grandmother Rita as its first state-certified traditional healer. Today she is a Tribal Doctor at the Southcentral Foundation/Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage where she receives and treats patients referred by ANMC physicians. Rita's traditional healing gifts include touch and talking circle therapy to better the physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being of her patients.

Rita is also an accomplished and honored source of traditional healing programs. She has presented in over 150 countries around the world.

Rita would like to share a simple philosophy: Do your best to learn who you are. It will help your life, and hopefully others.

Southcentral Foundation http://www.southcentralfoundation.com/

Alaska Native Medical Center, http://www.anmc.org/

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