Our Physicians


Sharon Fisher
MD
Dr. Fisher was born in Toronto, Canada. She received her undergraduate degree in Health Studies from the University of Waterloo and her medical degree from Mcmaster University. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at Royal Alexandria Hospital in Edmonton Alberta, Canada. She is board certified in Family Medicine and in Clinical Densitometry.
Dorothy Hernandez
MD
Dr. Hernandez was born in Queens, NY. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Oberlin College in Ohio and her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at Ventura County Family Practice. She is board certified in Family Medicine.
Lindy Jones
MD
Dr. Jones was born in Helena, MT. He received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Seattle University and his medical degree from the University of Washington. He completed his residency in Family Practice at the University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals. He also completed a fellowship in Advanced Obstetrical Care. He is board certified in Family Medicine. He has special interests in Infertility and Emergency Medicine. He enjoys sailing and nordic skiing. He is married and has two children.
Danny Kim
MD
Dr. Kim was born in Chicago, IL. He received his undergraduate degree in Religion/Pre-med from Pacific Union College and his medical degree from Northwestern University. He completed a residency in Family Medicine at Tacoma Family Medicine and is board certified in Family Medicine. He previously worked as a faculty physician in the Air Force at Scott AFT, IL. In 2009 he was awarded Faculty of the Year in Family Medicine. His special interests include obstetrics, pediatrics, endoscopy and minor surgery. He is married and has two children.
Anya Maier
MD
Dr. Maier was born in Juneau, AK. She received both her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Washington. She completed her residency in Family Practice at St. Peter Family Practice in Olympia, WA and is board certified in Family Medicine. She lives in Gustavus, AK with her husband and daughter and commutes to work at Valley Medical Care.
Joe Roth
MD
Dr. Roth received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Whitman College and his medical degree from the University of Washington. He completed his residency in Family Practice at Spokane Family Medicine--Colville rural training track. He is board certified in Family Medicine.
Don Schneider
MD
Dr. Schneider received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Pacific Union College and his medical degree from Loma Linda University. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at Ventura, CA and is board certified in Family Medicine. He is married.
Robert Urata
MD
Dr. Urata was born in Wrangell, AK. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Northwestern University and his medical degree from the University of Washington. He is board certified in Family Medicine with added qualification in Geriatrics and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He previously held positions at the Neighborhood Health Centers (Holly Park Medical Clinic) in Seattle from 1980-84 and with SEARHC Medical Clinic in Juneau from 1984-86.
Priscilla Valentine
MD
Dr. Valentine was born in the Philippines where her parents were Episcopal missionaries. She lived there until age 10. She received her medical degree from the University of Washington. She completed a residency in Family Medicine at Rochester NY,followed by a fellowship in OB/GYN for Family Physicians. She is board certified in Family Medicine. Her special medical interests include healthy pregnancy/childbirth, healthy lifestyle promotion and screening for medical disease and early treatment. She is married and has three daughters.
Richard Welling
MD
Dr. Welling was born in Anchorage, AK. He received his undergraduate degree in French and Chemistry from Brigham Young University and his medical degree from the University of Washington. He completed a residency in Family Practice with OB at the University of Utah. He is board certified in Family Medicine. He is married and has four children.
Taylor Dunn
MD

Nurse Practitioners


Justine Emerson
FNP
Justine was born in Erie, PA. She received her undergraduate degree in biology from Hope College and a MS in Nursing from Pace University/New York Medical College. She is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She has previously worked in public health, college health, and Alaska Native health care. She lived in Nepal for 4 ½ years where she provided health care and health teaching. She is a retired Colonel in the Alaska Army National Guard. Justine is married and has 3 grown children, two of whom are pursuing careers in health care.
D. Kim Gardner
FNP
Kim was born in Fayetteville, NC. She received her undergraduate and masters degrees from Medical University of South Carolina. She is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She has a special interest in pediatrics.
Rachel Gladhart
CNM
Rachel was born in Wichita, KS. She received her undergraduate degree in History from Grinnell College. She received her BS and Masters in Nursing from Columbia University. She is a Certified Nurse Midwife. Her special interests are antenatal health, women’s health and IUD and Nexplanon services.
Matthew Jones
FNP
Matt was born in Haines, AK. He received his undergraduate degree in psychology/nursing from Whitworth College and his advanced practice nursing training at Oregon Health Sciences University. He is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. He previously worked at OHSU. He has two adopted children.
Tina Pleasants
FNP
Tina was born in Juneau, Alaska. She received her undergraduate degree in nursing from Washington State University and completed her nurse practitioner program at Arizona State University. She is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She has also received specialized training in wound, ostomy and continence care. She has previously worked as an RN at an Indian Health Service Hospital in Arizona and at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau where she was a wound care specialist. She is married and has 3 children.
Rebecca Young
FNP
Rebecca was born in Philipsburg, PA. She received her nursing degree from Harrisburg Community College and her nurse practitioner training at UAA in Anchorage. She also has attended Flight Surgeon School. She is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She also holds certification as a CCRN. Rebecca has also worked with Airlift Northwest as a flight nurse, in the ER at Bartlett Regional Hospital as an ER nurse practitioner and is a member of the Alaska National Guard.

Other Staff


Lea Ike
Administrator
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