Our highly qualified providers are devoted to delivering the best health care possible, honoring SEARHC’s mission and values. Our medical staff offers a wide range of specialties to handle just about all your health care needs.
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American Board of Family Medicine
Dr. Buley was born and raised in Minnesota and earned a medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School and received Family Medicine training in Duluth, Minn. After spending a year in the Howard Hughes Scholars program at the National Institute of Health and three years at the Maniilaq Health Center in Kotzebue, Alaska, she took the advice of her then boyfriend (who is from Juneau and she later married) and did a family medicine rotation at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in Sitka. There she found her calling. A transfer to Juneau brought Dr. Buley to ELMC where she has remained and is now the clinic’s Medical Director.
Dr. Buley enjoys spending time with her three children, Noatak (named after Alaska’s Noatak River), Shea and Georgia as well as her husband, Jerry; the family’s Chief Operating Officer (stay at home dad).
American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics, EMT-Basic & EMT-Intermediate Certifications
Kimberly was born and raised in the Silicon Valley of California. Choosing to leave home after high school was the beginning of travels including college at Montana State University – Bozeman where she met her husband Trenton (from Juneau). They moved to Las Cruces, New Mexico after Trenton’s graduation where Kimberly earned a BA in Foreign Languages and BS in Biology from New Mexico State University – Las Cruces. She earned her medical degree at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA. Her first child was born the last day of medical school.
Following a year of traditional osteopathic rotating internship Kimberly entered the 4 year Internal Med/Pediatrics Residency Program at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. Her second child, was born during the 4th year of her residency. Kimberly graduated residency and was Board Certified in both Internal Medicine (ABIM) and Pediatrics (ABP) 2010.
Prior to her coming to SEARHC, Kimberly worked as a rural primary care physician in Seaside, Oregon. She came to Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital as a means of returning to hospital medicine and to SouthEast Alaska where her husband was raised, and family still lives.
Kimberly enjoys kayaking, swimming, crafting with her two daughters, and the practices of yoga and mindful meditation; She and her husband are science fiction and fantasy fans.
American Board of Dental Examiners (ADEX)
Dr. Alex DeYoung attended Clarion University in Pennsylvania where he received his B.S. in Molecular Biology. At Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia he obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS). Dr. DeYoung received his Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Lutheran Medical Center. Before coming to work at SEARHC, he provided volunteer service for several Mission of Mercy Dental Service Projects, Give Kids a Smile, and Caritas in Richmond, VA.
Alex shared this comment about his work at SEARHC. "I have been interested in working in the Haines clinic since I moved to Alaska and heard about the long-need call for a full time dentist. I got into this profession to provide quality care where it is most needed and to help as many people as possible. Being able to do it in such a beautiful place, with so much to offer is a blessing I don't take for granted."
Professionally, Dr. DeYoung enjoys complex and challenging dentistry, continuing education and village travel. After hours he appreciates outdoor activities including fishing, hunting, hiking, camping and mountain biking.
American Academy of Audiology
Dr. Dunn earned her Audiology Doctorate from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, and she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in psychology and speech, language and hearing sciences. She comes to SEARHC from Colorado, where she worked in a six-physician otolaryngology (ear, nose, throat) practice that included four audiologists.
Dr. Dunn holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) credential from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and she is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (F-AAA).
Dr. Dunn enjoys all aspects of audiology. She also loves to ski and hike, and she loves trying new foods.
American Board of Family Medicine
Dr. Edwards earned her undergraduate degree from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo., and she earned her Medical Doctorate from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. She completed her residency through the Alaska Family Medicine Residency program in Anchorage, a program that included field work in Bethel, Kodiak and Unalaska.
Dr. Edwards was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor fraternity as an undergraduate student.
Dr. Edwards' interests include the full spectrum of Family Medicine services, including women's health, obstetrics, adolescents and disease prevention. She also enjoys spending time with her hsuband and two young sons, swimming, running and hiking. In addition to working at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in Sitka, Dr. Edwards will provide services to the community of Kake.
Dr. Ericksen earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Lousville 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.
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.
National Commission of Physician Assistants
Kelly earned a Master of Physician Assistant degree from Oregon Health and Science University in Portland.
Kelly practices Family Medicine acute care. She has a special interest in providing preventive medicine and in treating teenage patients.
Diplomate status with the American Board of Optometry and Fellow with the American Academy of Optometry.
Dr. Farr earned a Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia. She also holds certification in infant vision and aviation vision. She is a Captain in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. Before moving to Juneau, Dr. Farr worked at the Norton Sound Health Corp. in Nome from 2001-07, at the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp. in Bethel from 1997-2001, and she completed a Navajo Nation residency in Winslow, Ariz., from 1996-97.
Dr. Farr has won various U.S. Public Health Service awards, including an achievement medal, unit commendations, hazardous duty and isolated hardship awards.
Dr. Farr has an interest in ocular disease, such as common inflammations known as "iritis." She also enjoys shooting billiards/pool and volunteering in the community.
Dr. Fogel earned her Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Spanish at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota and following that, earned Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. She completed a two-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency through Lutheran Medical Center spending the first year in Maui, Hawaii and the second year in Sitka, Alaska.
Sandy volunteered a great deal as she studied to become a dentist. She was a student mentor, volunteered at the Union Gospel Mission as well as with American Dental Association’s Give Kids A Smile program.
Sandy enjoys traveling, hiking, gardening, and spending time with friends.
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Steven completed his undergraduate and physician assistant education at the University of Florida School of Medicine in Gainesville, Fla. Before joining SEARHC, he spent 17 years working in internal medicine, geriatric care and acute care in a hospital setting at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Sebring, Fla. He also was a medic in the U.S. Air Force.
Steven received the Gold Seal award from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants for being in its top 10 percent of applicants.
Steven has special medical interests in acute, intensive care unit and cardiac care, and internal medicine. He also enjoys spending time with his family, baseball, hiking, hunting and fishing.