Health & Wellness
SEARHC - Klukwan Community Clinic
SEARHC operates a physician-staffed clinic in Klukwan. SEARHC operates primary care facilites staff by physician assistants and/or Community Health Practitioners.
After hours EMERGENCIES 767-5631 or 766-2121
Klukwan Clinic 767-5699 or 766-6335
Haines clinic 766-6300
Clinic hours are subject to change if changed dates and times will be posted. Thank you.
February 2018, Please welcome our new Physician Assistant, Alisa Vickrey, PA-C : Alisa Vickrey was born in a small, rural farming town in western Illinois and experienced rural medicine first hand growing up. She also participated in two surgical missions to Honduras that inspired her to pursue her interests of medicine. After graduating high school, she enrolled in surgical technology school, and eventually decided to pursue a graduate degree in medicine. She first obtained a Bachelors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Cornell College, IA in 2010, with a focus in neuropharmacology, movement disorders and neuroplasticity. After graduating, Alisa went to Pittsburgh to participate in a two year fellowship at UPMC for Patient and Family Centered Care (PFCC). Her work focused on researching and developing a methodology that focused on improving patient experience in healthcare with Dr. Anthony DiGioia, who she had met through her time volunteering in Guatemala (and later Panama) with Operation Walk, an Orthopedic volunteer organization that specializes in joint replacement surgery’s in third world countries. After her experience at UPMC, she decided to pursue a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies at Chatham University, where she had a rotation in Dutch Harbor, Unalaska during her training, and fell in love with Alaska and rural medicine. She graduated in 2015 from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA with her MPAS, became certified as a PA, and returned to Alaska with a passion for under-served and rural medicine. She worked for over 2 years with Alaska Family Medicine Residency as Faculty focusing on community medicine, geriatrics and palliative medicine, as well as homeless outreach. During her time in Anchorage, she volunteered for two years as the Caring Clinic Volunteer Coordinator with Brother Francis Shelter and Catholic Social Services in Anchorage, AK, and won two awards for her work: one from the CDC for helping control a Group A Strep outbreak that was largely effecting the homeless population, and another for teaching in service learning from WWAMI Regional Medical Education Program. Alisa is also a certified RYT-200 yoga instructor, and enjoys finding time for meditation, yoga, music, biking, fishing, hiking, camping, kayaking and generally exploring all things outdoors with her Siberian Husky, Maxwell.
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