|Dr. Bob Urata after 34 years at Valley Medical Care has retired and is now enjoying some well deserved rest and relaxation. We will miss his medical skills and knowledge, his sense of humor and the abounding energy he put into every endeavor. As patients of Dr. Urata, you will be well taken care of as you transition to other providers at our clinic. Dr. Urata has made recommendations for each of your care to providers here at VMC.|
Meet our new physicians at Valley Medical Care
Kacy Herron is originally from Montana where she grew up on a ranch with her three younger siblings. She graduated with her medical degree from the University of Washington. Kacy then completed her residency with Family Medicine Residency of Idaho in Boise, ID. Finally, she returned to Seattle to complete an Advanced OB Fellowship at Swedish First Hill with focus on high risk obstetric management and operative obstetrics. Kacy’s professional interests include maternal child health, family planning, minor procedures, and addiction medicine. She is looking forward to getting to know the community of Juneau as part of the Valley Medical Care team. In her spare time, she enjoys running, hiking, attempting downhill skiing and supervising dinner, while her partner Luke cooks.
Luke Mather grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska spending much of his leisure time in the outdoors. He attended undergraduate at the University of Washington and continued his medical training through the University of Washington Alaska-WWAMI program. Luke completed his residency in Family Medicine at the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho in Boise, ID. Professional interests include reproductive health, minor procedures and Hepatology. He is looking forward to exploring the southeast coasts of Alaska.
Acute Care Same Day Appointments
VMC saves appointments each day for our patients who need to see a physician or nurse practitioner for an acute care issue. If your provider is not in the office, we will schedule you with another practitioner. Saturday morning appointments are available for acute issues.
Please remember to call and make an appointment for your bloodwork. This gives the lab time to confirm that you have lab orders and to make sure we are providing you the best service. The Lab is also open in the evenings, if not fasting, and on Saturday mornings for your convenience.
Valley Medical Care continues to have an answering service that is available after hours for emergency questions.
If you need to be admitted to the hospital, a VMC physician will follow you throughout your stay.