Providers

All SEARHC health care providers are licensed to practice in Alaska by either the State Medical Board, the Board of Dental Examiners, the Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification, or the Alaska Board of Nursing. Besides this state licensing, many of our providers have additional board certification that is listed in their individual profiles.

Jerry Z. Ainsworth, MD

 Sitka 

Jerry Z. Ainsworth, MD

Specialty 

Ear, Nose and Throat

Certification 

American Board of Otolaryngology

Education 

Dr. Ainsworth earned a medical degree at Baylor Medical School in Houston, Texas and completed a fellowship in otology at Baylor Medical School.

Special Interests: 

Dr. Ainsworth has a special interest in ear, nose and throat treatment.

Noble E. Anderson, MD

 Juneau 

Medical Chief of Staff, ELMC
Noble E. Anderson, MD

Specialty 

Family Medicine

Certification 

American Board of Family Medicine

Education 

Dr. Anderson earned his medical degree from the Temple University School of Medicine (Philadelphia). He completed a residency in family medicine at the University of Virginia Medical Center (Charlottesville, Va.). He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in premedicine from The Penn State University (State College, Pa.). Before moving to Juneau, Dr. Anderson worked at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in Sitka and as the Medical Director in Haines. He also has worked as a locum tenens physician (traveling physician) with stops in Sitka, Bethel, Kotzebue and Ketchikan in Alaska, in addition to other assignments in Washington State and California.

Special Interests: 

Dr. Anderson’s special interests include general family medicine, obstetrics and evidence-based medicine. He also enjoys hiking, fishing, photography and mountain climbing. Dr. Anderson is the medical director for the SEARHC Haines Health Center.

John A. Baciocco, MD

 Sitka 

John A. Baciocco, MD

Specialty 

Family Medicine

Certification 

American Board of Family Medicine

Education 

Dr. Baciocco earned a medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and completed a residency in general family practice at San Joaquin, Calif. 

Special Interests: 

Dr. Baciocco offers a full range of family practice and obstetrics. He has a special interest in helping patients manage their diabetes.

Karl Bausler, Physician Assistant

 Juneau 

Karl Bausler, Physician Assistant

Specialty 

Family Medicine

Certification 

American Nurses Credentialing Center

Education 

Karl was trained as a family nurse practitioner and physician assistant at Stanford University and completed a residency in emergency medicine at Los Angeles County trauma center.

Special Interests: 

Karl enjoys working with teens.

Jeannette S. Berry, Nurse Anesthetist

 Sitka 

Jeannette S. Berry, Nurse Anesthetist

Specialty 

Anesthesia

Certification 

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Education 

Jeannette earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Seattle University and a Master of Science degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She earned her Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist credential from the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps Anesthesia Program. She spent 15 years working in intensive care units and critical care units with the U.S. Navy before coming to SEARHC.

Awards & Honors 

Jeannette has won several military medals.

Special Interests: 

Jeannette has medical special interests in respiratory physiology and pharmacology. She enjoys spending time with her family (including a young granddaughter), dog training, quilting and fiber arts, music, gardening and animal husbandry.

William Beutel, MD

 Sitka 

William Beutel, MD

Specialty 

General Surgery

Certification 

American Board of Surgery

Education 

Dr. Beutel earned his Medical Doctorate and Master of Public Health degrees from the University of Illinois in Chicago. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill., and a Master of Science degree in biology from Occidental College in Los Angeles. Dr. Beutel spent three years as a staff surgeon at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Surgery in Iowa City, Iowa, then moved to the Charlotte, N.C., region where he had a private surgical practice for 23 years.

Awards & Honors 

While in college, Dr. Beutel was selected for the James Scholar Program of Independent Study at the University of Illinois. He also participated in the Medical Assistance Programs-Reader's Digest International Medical Fellowship Program in India.

Special Interests: 

Dr. Beutel has special medical interests in gall bladder disease, nutrition and wound healing. He also enjoys hiking, fishing and reading.

Mel Bingham, Physician Assistant

 Klawock 

Mel Bingham, Physician Assistant

Specialty 

Family Medicine

Certification 

National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants

Education 

Mel holds a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree from Rocky Mountain College (Billings, Mont.).

Special Interests: 

Mel practices Family Medicine and has a particular interest in rural health services.

Tom Bornstein, DDS

 Juneau 

Tom Bornstein, DDS

Specialty 

Dentistry

Education 

Dr. Bornstein earned a dental degree from the University of Maryland and completed a residency in advanced general practice at the Alaska Native Medical Center. Dr. Bornstein is the director of dental services for SEARHC.

Awards & Honors 

SEARHC's Gumboot Award.

Janna L. Brewster, Nurse Practitioner

 Juneau 

Janna L. Brewster, Nurse Practitioner

Specialty 

Family Medicine

Certification 

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Education 

Janna earned an Associate of Science degree in nursing from Central Oregon Community College in Bend, Ore., and a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich. She earned a Master of Science in Nursing degree (family nurse practitioner tract) from the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vt. Janna has in Oregon, Minnesota, West Virginia, Alaska, Missouri and Vermont. She started out as a registered nurse working in intensive care, but has worked in every area of the hospital, from large hospitals to small rural clinics. She worked in Ketchikan from 1989-92 with Ketchikan General Hospital and what used to be the SEARHC-run Alaska Native Health Clinic (now the Ketchikan Indian Community Tribal Health Clinic). She then moved to Juneau where she worked at St. Ann's Nursing Home, Juneau Hospice and Home Care and with Dr. Tom McCabe. She left Alaska for 10 years and returned in 2006 after earning her family nurse practitioner credential. She ran Alaska In-Home Medical Service (AIMS) when she first returned to Juneau, and did fill-in shifts at the SEARHC Front Street Clinic in September 2010, finally moving to permanent staff at Front Street in the fall of 2011.

Special Interests: 

Janna has special medical interests of working with patients with chronic disease, such as diabetes, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis and respiratory diseases. She also enjoys spending time with her family (which tops her list of interests). She loves the outdoors and living in such a beautiful place as Alaska, and she enjoys watching wildlife both on land and at sea. She also enjoys catching salmon and halibut.

Elliot J. Bruhl, MD

 Sitka 

Medical Director, Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital
Elliot J. Bruhl, MD

Specialty 

Family Medicine

Certification 

American Board of Family Medicine

Education 

Dr. Bruhl earned his medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, and completed his residency at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from Carleton College in Northfield, Minn., and a Master of Science degree in hydrology from the University of Idaho School of Mines in Moscow, Idaho. Dr. Bruhl was at SEARHC Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital from 1998-2006, then spent 2007-08 as a physician and medical director at Sitka Community Hospital's Mountainside Family Healthcare. He returned to SEARHC Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in April 2009. Before returning to school to become a physician, Dr. Bruhl lived in Alaska and was a wildlands firefighter at the Chugach National Forest Seward Ranger District and a commercial fisheries worker/deckhand in Homer.

Awards & Honors 

Dr. Bruhl was elected to the Sigma Xi science honor society while at Carleton College and the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society while at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He also won the 1997 F. William Barrows Resident of the Year Award from the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians.

Special Interests: 

Dr. Bruhl's medical interests are dermatology, orthopedics, men's health and sports medicine. During his personal time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, skiing and gardening. Dr. Bruhl also enjoys providing medical care for Sitka sports teams, including the Sitka Youth Football League junior, senior and Sitka High School football teams, the Sitka High School soccer team and at the state Class 1A-2A-3A state wrestling championships (held December 2007 at Mt. Edgecumbe High School). Dr. Bruhl serves as Chief of Services Critical Care and Emergency Medicine at S’áxt’ Hít Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital. He also administers the University of Washington medical residency program at the hospital.

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