It’s with sadness that we say goodbye to Acute Family Medicine, which served Eagle River with excellent care over the past two decades, but we’re happy to see Dr. Lubov Coverdell and Suzanne Straub, ANP at the VA, Dr. Dan Coverdell at PCA, and Dr. Tom Elton at SouthCentral Foundation. We’re also very pleased to…

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Brain Injuries, PTSD

Neuroversion’s Dr. Luke Liu and our very own Dr. McAnally were recently honored to participate in the Hope Community Resources’ TBI Treatments and Behavioral Health Conferenceat the end of March.  Thismultidisciplinary conference was convened to help both providers and affected individuals learn about different assessment and treatment methods that may support people who have experienced…

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March News, Northern Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

Not much of a post this month – we’ve been too busy moving back in! We are so grateful for the opportunity to return to our office, and want to thank Carr Properties and FineLine General Contractors for the excellent work performed in restoring (and improving) our facilities after the big earthquake in November. We’re…

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oxycodone mat-su valley

This month we’re highlighting research published by Daniel Remillard (former NAPM medical assistant and current medical student at the University of Washington) and Dr. McAnally and published in the journal Current Pain and Headache Reports. The graph above shows survey data from nearly 90 patients with a formal diagnosis of opioid use disorder; 40% were…

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Pain Medicine, Dr. Heath McAnally

Primary care and surgery both frequently refer patients to Northern Anesthesia & Pain Medicine for chronic pain management and in particular for help weaning off of chronic opioid therapy. Our reputation in the community is one of holistic/integrative, preventive-focused, biopsychosocial care, with data to back up our methodology (see linked post.)   What we do…

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NAPM is delighted and proud to introduce Even Evanson, PA-C! As NAPM slowly but steadily grows, Even will be a central part of our clinical team and most of our patients will have the opportunity to receive highest-quality care from this dedicated, outstanding practitioner.   Even is a lifelong Alaskan, born in the Prince William…

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  Dr. McAnally has been honored to serve as one of two national contributors, along with Dr. Ajay Wasan, American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) Vice-President for Scientific Affairs to the new AAPM-MedPage Today pain management column.  MedPage Today is one of the largest physician-centered accredited medical news service sites and leading source of continuing…

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This semester UAA will be offering a special upper-level college course on the opioid epidemic, based on Dr. McAnally’s textbook (see here). Embedded within the course is an 8-part postgraduate-level track offering AMA Category I CME hours as well as CEU credits for other professions. Dr. McAnally along with friends and colleagues Dr. Jay Butler,…

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