Specialty: Family Medicine
Location: Angoon →
Certification: American Nurses Credentialing Center
Ms. Lachmann earned her master of science in nursing at University of Washington.
Specialty: Family Medicine
Certification: American Nurse Credentialing Center
Sara earned her Bachelor of Science (BSN) degree in Nursing and her Master of Science (MSN) degree in Nursing from the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Sara first began her work with SEARHC in 1996 when she was an Ambulatory Care and Triage Nurse in Ketchikan. She then took a role to be the Managed Care Coordinator for the Ketchikan Indian Corporation. Sara then rejoined the SEARHC team in 2005 and has been with the team ever since. She started in Juneau as a Pediatric Case Manager and then as the Director of Nursing before moving into her current role as a Family Nurse Practitioner in Angoon.
Regarding her time at SEARHC, Sara says, “Over the past 13 years, SEARHC has allowed me the opportunity to grow in my career. I have been afforded the honor and privilege of being able to provide medical care to the people of Angoon. It has been a invaluable and challenging learning experience that I enjoy on a daily basis.”
2014 USPHS – Isolated Hardship
2008 USPHS – Minnegerode Award for Nursing Excellence
2007 USPHS – Outstanding Unit Commendation
2006 USPHS – Crisis Response Service Award
2004 USPHS – Crisis Response Service Award
Sara’s professional interest is in caring for people of all ages, especially children and elders.
In her personal time, Sara enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. She’s also been training for distance races including half-marathons and triathlons.
Certification: American Board of Pediatrics.
Dr. Schwartz is a board certified pediatrician. She earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston and completed her residency in pediatrics at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. As an undergraduate, she graduated magna cum laude with honors from Williams College in Williamston, Massachusetts and received her Post Baccalaureate Premedical Certificate from Bryn Mawr College, in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. In 1988, right out of college she moved to Alaska and has been a resident for 20 of the past 27 years.
Dr. Schwartz also completed a one-year distance fellowship in neurodevelopmental disabilities and autism with the University of Alaska Anchorage lend program and had additional training in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) diagnosis. She completed the training on evaluation of child abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect through the Western Region CAC. She is certified as a PALS instructor.
Dr. Schwartz worked as a pediatrician in Seattle at the Department of Public Health as well as in private practice. She worked at SEARHC’s Ethel Lund Medical Center in Juneau for 6 years and participated in the community pediatric call rotation at Bartlett Regional Hospital during that time. Dr. Schwartz worked as the Program Manager for Alaska Emergency Medical Services for Children. The HRSA grant funded program within Alaska DHSS strives to improve the quality of EMS services for children in the state.
Currently she is a traveling physician at SEARHC, and regularly visits our clinics in communities that do not have everyday access to a pediatrician.
Dr. Schwartz is a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics.Special Interests:
Dr. Schwartz is interested in developmental pediatrics, adolescent health, infectious disease, and well-baby, child, and teen health care. Outside the office, she enjoys spending time with her two lovely daughters, Dessa and Tahlia. Reading, gardening and skiing are also personal interests.