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Functional Medicine doctor holds free online zoom event

Dr. Rob Downey, MD, certified practitioner by the Institute for Functional Medicine is bringing a new kind of healthcare to Alaska with the opening Seaworthy Functional Medicine, a department of South Peninsula Hospital.
This is a re-launch of the existing South Peninsula Hospital Functional Medicine Clinic, with a focus on new ways to connect to wellness locally, statewide and nationwide.…

Free COVID-19 Testing offered on the Homer Spit UPDATED INFORMATION

South Peninsula Hospital is offering free COVID-19 testing at the Boat House Pavilion on the Homer Spit daily (except Wednesdays) through Saturday, June 13, from 9am-5pm. There is no charge to the individual for testing. This testing is offered only to individuals who fit one of the following criteria:

working in critical infrastructure or the fishing industry,
have had recent travel out of state,
have been exposed to someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19,
they have new onset of any symptom related to COVID-19,
have a provider referral.…

Dr. Landess Named Chief of Staff; New board members and officers elected

Christopher Landess, MD, board certified in family medicine and Medical Director of the hospital’s emergency department is the newly elected Chief of Medical Staff, replacing Dr. Giulia Tortora, MD.

South Peninsula Hospital, Inc. Board of Directors welcomes one new director and two returning directors. Long time resident Beth Wythe was appointed in December. Beth served 12 years on the Homer City Council, with four as mayor.  She holds a master’s degree in Public Administration and has worked in the Human Resources field for over 30-years.  She currently is the Human Resources and Administrative Services Manager at Homer Electric Association. Beth fills a seat vacated by Lane Chesley, who served on the board for four years, the last three as Treasurer and chair of the Finance Committee.

South Peninsula Hospital welcomes New General Surgeon

South Peninsula Hospital is pleased to welcome Dr. Jeffrey Larsen, Board Certified General Surgeon, to its Active Medical Staff.

Dr. Larsen attended medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson, Mississippi and completed his general surgical residency at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa and James H. Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City, Tennessee. Since starting his practice in 2001, he has worked at Buchanan General Hospital in Grundy, Virginia and at Stone Crest Medical Center in Smyrna, Tennessee, where he also served as the Trauma Director.

South Peninsula Hospital welcomes Carol Klamser

South Peninsula Hospital welcomes Carol Klamser, DNP, as a new family practice provider at South Peninsula Hospital. She will begin  her practice in the hospital’s specialty clinic at the same building, 4201 Bartlett Street, on Friday, Nov. 15. Appointments with Carol can be made at 235-0310.

Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA) Alternative Pain Therapy

Although there are many causes of back pain, one of the more common is facet arthritis. The facet joint provides stability to the vertebral column of the back and the facets in the lower back often develop debilitating back pain. One might experience pain with rising from a sitting position or from riding in a car.…

Wildfire Smoke and your Health

Here are a few tips for your health as the southern peninsula gets more smoke from the Swan Lake fire:
The biggest health threat from smoke is from fine particles. These microscopic particles can get into your eyes and respiratory system, where they can cause health problems such as burning eyes, runny nose, and illnesses such as bronchitis.…

Sports Physicals Day at Homer Medical Center

Homer Medical Center is offering free sports physicals at a one-day clinic on Saturday, July 20, 2019 for high school students who need a physical for participation in school sanctioned activities.  Appointments are not required, and exams are offered from 10am-4pm at the Homer Medical Center clinic on Bartlett Street.  Exams are offered free of charge by providers from Homer Medical Center.

Parents are asked to complete the History Form and if applicable the Special Needs Supplemental form and bring this entire document with them to the clinic.
Pre-participation exam form (PDF)

South Peninsula Hospital welcomes Dharti Patel, Certified Orthopedics Physician Assistant

South Peninsula Hospital Orthopedics and the office of Brent Adcox, MD, welcome Dharti Patel, Physician Assistant, to their care team. Patel moved to Homer this month from New York City, where she was a hand & wrist orthopedic PA at New York Hand and Wrist Center of Lennox Hill Hospital. Prior to that she worked for five years at Mount Sinai Hospital as an orthopedic PA.  She is a graduate of St. Johns University in New York.