Stephen L. Ericksen, DMD


Specialty: Dentistry

Locations: Klawock → Hydaburg →

Education & Experience:

Dr. Ericksen earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Louisville in Kentucky. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in public health from Utah State University in Logan, Utah. Before coming to SEARHC, Dr. Ericksen worked for the Northern Navajo Medical Center in Shiprock, N.M., and the Norton Sound Health Corporation in Nome.

Special Interests:

Dr. Ericksen is interested in hunting, fishing, computers, Mexican cuisine, remote control aircraft, and spending time with his family. He provides dental services at the Alicia Roberts Medical Center in Klawock and makes regular trips to the Hydaburg Health Center for clinics.


Dan C. Weaver, DPT, BSN


Specialty: Physical Therapy

Locations: Hydaburg → Klawock →

Education & Experience:

Dan holds a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Montana in Missoula, a Masters of Physical Therapy degree from the University of North Dakota, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Cincinnati. Before moving to Klawock in 2007 to start the physical therapy program at the SEARHC Alicia Roberts Medical Center, Dan spent 12 years working in the physical therapy department at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Dan holds the rank of Commander in the U.S. Public Health Services Commissioned Corps, and he is a certified pedorthist (a person who specializes in using footwear — including shoes, orthotics, and other footwear modifications — to solve problems in the feet or lower limbs).

Special Interests:

Dan has special skills in the prevention and treatment of foot complications among patients with diabetes. Dan enjoys kayaking, bicycling, jogging, biking, camping, fishing, hunting and the outdoors. In addition to seeing patients in Klawock, Dan also travels to the Alma Cook Medical Center in Hydaburg to provide physical therapy.


Michael A. Witsil, DMD


Specialty: Dentistry

Locations: Klawock → Hydaburg →

Education & Experience:

Michael completed his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Washington and Lee University. He graduated from New Jersey Dental School in 2001. 

Prior to arriving at SEARHC, Michael worked for a private practice in central Florida on the gulf coast. He also worked in the Dental Clinic for the Alicia Roberts Medical Center.

Michael enjoys “being a part of a company focused on improving the health and well being of it’s community members.”

Special Interests:

Michael’s professional interests are in prosthodontics, full mouth rehabilitation, dentures, implants, and crowns/bridges. 

In his spare time, Michael can likely be found fly fishing, hiking, restoring and riding motorcycles, and spending time with his wife and two labrador retrievers.