About Our Providers
Dr. Joanna Gibbons, DO earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Applied Cognition and Neuroscience from the University of Texas at Dallas. She studied medicine at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and spent an additional year completing an undergraduate fellowship in Osteopathic Manipulatory Treatment and Neurovascular Medicine. Following graduation, she and her family moved to California to complete her Family Medicine residency. Dr. Gibbons joined Central Peninsula Family Practice in March of 2021.
Christine Babcock, ANP (Advanced Nurse Practitioner) earned her Master in Adult Health in 1986 at the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon and her Post-Master Certificate in Pediatrics in 2002 at St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. Prior to moving to the Kenai Peninsula in 2003 and joining Central Peninsula Family Practice, she lived in the Bristol Bay Region of Western Alaska. She initially moved to Bristol Bay in 1989, where she worked for the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation. While with BBAHC, she initially worked in Togiak and later at their hospital in Dillingham. In 1997, she was the proud recipient of the State of Alaska Award for Excellence in Healthcare from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner’s. Christine enjoys traveling the world and learning about new cultures and countries. (photo coming)
Dr. Wallentine, MD is excited to be joining the community and medical team at Central Peninsula Family Practice. He is originally from Idaho, where he received his Bachelor of Science in exercise science and physiology from Boise State University. He went on to complete medical school through the University of Washington’s regional WWAMI collaborative as one of Idaho’s five Targeted Rural and Underserved Track (TRUST) scholars. He has personally placed a special focus on community medicine during his education.
After completing medical school, he moved to Muncie, Indiana and completed his training in Family Medicine at Indiana University’s Ball Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Residency. Dr. Wallentine developed skills both in outpatient and inpatient medicine across all age groups, and gained a passion for inpatient medicine and pediatrics. Dr. Wallentine is an avid outdoorsman, is married and has three children who enjoy camping and fishing, biking, and building new experiences with each other. They are all thrilled to be building a life on the Peninsula!