Providers

Dedicated professionals serving your well-being

Wade Erickson, MD

Wade Erickson, MD

Family Medicine, Wasilla

Dr. Erickson...

Dr. Erickson has lived in the valley since 2000 with his wife, Heather. They started Capstone Family Medicine LLC and Eye Clinic LLC in 2003. Since that time, they have traveled to Sri Lanka for tsunami relief and have become a huge part of the community. Each year thereafter they added a child to their family for a grand total of four active boys!

Dr. Erickson was born and raised in Minnesota where he attended the University of Minnesota-Duluth Medical School. He attended MacNeal Family Practice Residency in suburban Chicago with emphasis in Obstetrics and Sports Medicine. He has been the team physician for the Matsu Miners since arriving in the valley and has served as chief of the medical staff at Mat-Su Regional Medical Center where he continues to remain on active status.

When he and Heather are not chasing their children, they enjoy traveling abroad, skiing, big game hunting, fishing, and beer. Dr. Erickson enjoys treating the whole family and providing the widest range of services possible to his patients.

Heather Jones, MD

Heather Jones, MD

Family Medicine, Eagle River

Dr. Heather Jones...

Heather Jones is a physician in the Air National Guard and a permanent resident. She has always enjoyed hiking, cross-country skiing, camping, biking and walking or running. She also enjoys swimming and snorkeling. She is originally from California and still enjoys the sunshine so tries to escape to a sunny location at least once per year.

She completed her family medicine residency at the University of Nebraska/Offutt Air Force Base combined program in Omaha, Nebraska. Her family moved to Alaska with the United States Air Force and they have lived here for over 10 years. After deciding to leave Active Duty to allow more time to be with her family she settled in the Chugiak area where she is enjoying living. She has two teenage children who get their music abilities from their father.

Jessica Jachimiec, MD

Jessica Jachimiec, MD

Family Medicine, Wasilla

Dr. Jachimiec...

Dr. Jachimiec was born in Chicago and raised in Wisconsin.  She graduated from the CEBU Institute of Medicine and completed her residency in family medicine at the University of Wisconsin Fox Valley.  She moved to Alaska in 2006 and worked as a contract physician at Elmendorf Air Force Base prior to joining Capstone in January 2010.

While she prefers warmer climates, Dr. Jachimiec is learning to appreciate the Alaskan outdoors – fishing, hiking, camping and kayaking in Prince William Sound.  She enjoys spending time with her husband and young daughters, cooking, traveling and cross country skiing. Dr Jachimiec has been a provider at Capstone since January 2010.

Ray Kelley, MD

Ray Kelley, MD

Family Medicine, Wasilla

Dr. Kelley...

Dr. Kelley moved to Alaska in 1997 with the US Army after completing medical school at the University of South Dakota and an internship at Fort Bliss, Texas. In 2004, he completed a residency at the University of Wisconsin where he met his wife, Jessica. After a tour in Iraq, he returned to Alaska in 2005. He left the active army in 2010 and is a member of the Alaska Army National Guard.

He and Jessica live in Wasilla with their young daughters. Dr. Kelley enjoys working on their family cabin and restoring his ’55 Chevy. Dr Kelley has been a provider at Capstone since Jan 2011.

Sarah Hennemann, MD

Sarah Hennemann, MD

Family Medicine, Wasilla

Dr. Hennemann...

Dr. Hennemann originally hails from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin. She moved to North Pole, Alaska in 2007 with the United States Air Force, in which she served 10 years. When her military commitment was complete, she and her family decided to make Alaska their permanent home.

With six children of her own, Dr. Hennemann has a particular interest in maternal/child medicine. She is a strong proponent of family and loves that her specialty truly covers “cradle to grave”. Dr Hennemann has been a provider at Capstone since November 2010.

Matt Cook, DO

Matt Cook, DO

Family Medicine, Wasilla

Dr. Cook...

Dr. Cook is a recently graduated physician who is now living his dream of practicing in Alaska. He is from Idaho where he met his wife and started a family. Dr. Cook now has 4 children.

He attended medical school at Des Moines University and then completed 3 years of training at Idaho State University Family Medicine Residency. He has a strong interest in obstetrics and osteopathic medicine. He enjoys all types of outdoor activites including hunting and fishing.

Tracy Slager, DO, ATC

Tracy Slager, DO, ATC

Family Medicine, Wasilla

Dr. Slager...

Was born and raised in North Carolina where she attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for her undergraduate degree. Prior to starting medical school, she worked as an athletic trainer and completed the prestigious Athletic Training Fellowship at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colorado. She graduated from Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Virginia Campus in 2009 and completed her residency at Nellis AFB, NV in 2012.

Her focus in residency was Women’s Health and Obstetrics. She was lucky enough to be stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf- Richardson from 2012 – 2015 which is where she and her husband fell in love with Alaska. She continued to do obstetrics and full spectrum Family Medicine until her separation from the Air Force.

Dr. Slager has been active in the Alaska Academy of Family Physicians as an ALSO instructor and with the education committee. Dr. Slager and her husband have two small children, and enjoy hiking, playing in the snow, ice fishing, photography and all that Alaska’s wide outdoors have to offer. She loves practicing full spectrum, cradle to grave Family Medicine in such a beautiful area.

Blake Galler, DO

Blake Galler, DO

Dermatologist, Wasilla

Dr. Galler...

After finishing medical school at UNTHSC, Dr. Galler started his intern year at San Antonio Military Medical Center in 2012. He considered the experience to be incredible as well as an honor in serving fellow soldiers and airmen. After completing his residency in Dermatology, he was stationed him at Dwight D Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, Ga. This is where he spent the remainder of his service obligation eventually becoming Chief of Dermatology Clinic. Throughout his military career he was given many opportunities to gain experience from caring for soldiers wounded by IEDs, treating patients in a state-of-the-art burn unit, using medical and cosmetic laser therapy for burns and scars as well as general medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. He  treats all medical dermatology diseases to include acne, rosacea, contact dermatitis, skin discoloration, cellulitis, rashes, HSV, herpes, warts, ulcers, skin lesions, malignant neoplasms of the skin, nail issues, hair loss, skin aging, cold sores, sun damage or actinic keratoses, epidermal cysts, eczema, psoriasis, seborrheic keratosis or benign skin tumors, dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis or cradle cap, folliculitis, hives or urticaria, atopic dermatitis, tinea or tinea versicolor, fungal infections, cosmetic procedure follow-up, surgical procedure follow-up, inflammatory skin diseases, parasitic infections, such as scabies or head lice.

Heather Zeznock, DO

Heather Zeznock, DO

Board Certified General Surgeon

Dr. Zeznock...

Dr. Heather Zeznock, Board Certified General Surgeon, was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. As a life-long Alaskan who always New Providers wanted to return to practice medicine in the Land of the Midnight Sun, Heather is familiar with the grit and toughness that Alaskans possess; it’s one of the reasons she loves treating patients in her home state.

Earning her Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, Dr. Zeznock attended medical school at the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima, Washington. She completed her five years of general surgery residency at St. James Health in Chicago, Illinois, where she honed her skills in minimally invasive and robotic surgical techniques. She enthusiastically returned to Alaska after and has been practicing in the Mat-Su Valley since 2020.

Dr. Zeznock treats what is referred to as “the bread and butter of general surgery;” appendix, gallbladder, hernias, colon cancer, and breast cancer. She enjoys performing a wide variety of surgical cases, aspiring to provide the most advanced and compassionate care to the members of the community.

“The Alaska attitude helps. People from Alaska are just more open, upfront and genuine, and patients really appreciate that; when you can just tell them the facts and tell them what you would recommend for your loved ones,” she said. Focused on growing breast surgery services at Capstone, such as surgical procedures needed after cancer diagnoses, Dr. Zeznock’s dedication to expanding this focus area is one of the many reasons we are excited to welcome her.

Martin Glaves, DO

Martin Glaves, DO

Family Medicine, Eagle River

Dr. Glaves...

Dr. Martin Glaves is an Osteopathic physician practicing Family Medicine with obstetrics and Osteopathic Manipulation. After completing his Bachelor’s degree at UAA, he attended medical school at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences and completed his residency at Alaska Family Medicine Residency in Anchorage.

Prior to medical school, Dr. Glaves was a volunteer EMT and a commercial set-net fisherman. Dr. Glaves is in the first generation of his family to receive a college education and is the 3rd of 4 children. As a youth, Dr. Glaves was an active member of the Boy Scouts of America, where he earned its highest rank of Eagle Scout and spent plenty of time exploring the trails and lakes of the Kenai Peninsula.

As is prerequisite to living in Alaska, Dr. Glaves loves the outdoors. He enjoys hiking and backpacking with family and friends, hunting, being a terrible fly fisherman, and anything that has to do with water, except for sinking. In his free time, Dr. Glaves enjoys time with his family in the outdoors, woodworking, learning new skills, and studying ancient technologies.

Bryan Dahms, MD

Bryan Dahms, MD

Family Medicine, Palmer

Dr. Bryan Dahms...

Dr. Dahms was born and raised in Alaska. Inspired by his mother, Laurie, a longtime family physician in Mat-Su, he decided to pursue the same field of practice. Dr. Dahms earned his medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine. With his intent on returning to practice in Alaska, Dr. Dahms attended residency at North Colorado Family Medicine for training in obstetrics, rural health, and full-spectrum family care.

In residency, Dr. Dahms was recognized by the Society of Teachers in Family Medicine for his excellence in teaching and held a position as Academic Chief Resident. He continues to incorporate medical advances through collaboration with specialists, reading journals, and attending conferences, including the use of point-of-care ultrasonography and dermoscopy.

Outside of the office, Dr. Dahms enjoys biking, hiking, and skiing with his wife and two young children. He also loves music, cooking, playing the piano, and spending time with his family’s golden retriever.

Danielle Weiss, MD

Danielle Weiss, MD

Endocrinologist, Wasilla - Telemed

Dr. Weiss...

Dr. Weiss was born and raised in California.  She graduated from NYU School of medicine and completed her internal medicine residency at Scripps Mercy in San Diego and her endocrinology fellowship at Stanford University.  Within the broad field of endocrinology, Dr. Weiss is particularly interested in disorders of the thyroid, pituitary, adrenals, lipids, and osteoporosis as well as the hormonal transition through mid-life for both men and women.  Other areas of expertise include the management of obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and nutritional counseling.  Dr. Weiss’ philosophy on patient care is exemplified by Francis Peabody’s statement, “The secret of the care of the patient is in caring for the patient”.  She truly believes that this is the best and only way to practice medicine. 

Jacob Shook, DO

Jacob Shook, DO

Family Medicine, Palmer

Shook...

Dr. Jacob Shook, a devoted Physician currently serving in the Army National Guard, seamlessly intertwines his commitment to both military service and healthcare. With his medical education completed at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Family Medicine residency training accomplished at Fort Hood, Texas, Dr. Shook embarked on a purposeful mission: to deliver comprehensive healthcare to the Alaskan community. This journey was initiated during his time as a Paratrooper in the 11th Airborne Division stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER), where his roots in Alaska took hold.

Beyond his medical expertise, Jacob is an ardent advocate for outdoor pursuits. From backcountry skiing and mountain biking to invigorating hikes and the unique realm of Arctic Medicine, he finds inspiration in the great outdoors. Originally hailing from Pennsylvania, Jacob’s love for camping, hunting, and fishing remains unwavering.

Sharing his life’s journey is his wife, Heather, and their cherished son. Together, they call Palmer their home, embracing the stunning Alaskan landscape and the tight-knit community it offers.

Dr. Shook’s commitment to service, both in the military and in healthcare, is a testament to his passion for enriching lives. Whether on the frontlines of medical care or exploring the rugged wilderness, he continues to make a positive impact.

Lydia May, APRN

Lydia May, APRN

Family Medicine, Wasilla

Lydia...

Lydia is a dual-certified Nurse Practitioner, caring for the whole family across thelifespan. She has lived in Alaska since 2006 and has six amazing kids. They enjoyfishing and all the amazing outdoor adventures Alaska has to offer.

Lydia grew up in Texas and attended undergraduate school at Loma LindaUniversity School of Nursing in California, graduating in 2001 as a Registered Nurse.She worked for 12 years as an RN in various hospital nursing positions.Lydia returned to school and graduated from Frontier Nursing University in 2015with her MSN, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner degree and in 2018 with herpost-masters Family Nurse Practitioner degree, carrying board certification in bothspecialties.

Lydia has worked with several clinics in the valley since graduating in 2015,including her own clinic Restoration Wellness from 2016 to 2021. She beganworking at Capstone in October 2022 and is excited to continue serving ourcommunity with the same integrative approach she has always offered. Her passionfor healing is rooted in her own journey. She believes knowledge is the mostpowerful tool we can give our patients. She will partner with our patients to renewhope for healing and restore the body’s balance and resources. She specializes inmetabolic syndrome, hormone therapies, hypothyroid, methylation, and integrativetherapies including genetic testing for root cause analysis.

Matthew Loudon, PA-C

Matthew Loudon, PA-C

Diabetes, Wasilla

Matthew...

Jennifer McLaughlin, PA-C

Jennifer McLaughlin, PA-C

Family Medicine, Palmer

Jenny...

Jenny was born in California and moved to Alaska as a child. She’s enjoyed living the Alaskan lifestyle and remains involved in many community associations including Special Olympics, Lions Club, VFW, and Elks Lodge. During the summer months, Jenny is hiking throughout Alaska and competes in various Scottish Highland Games. You will often find her alongside her faithful companion, Zoey, who is in training to be a full-fledged therapy dog. Jenny received her undergrad in biological sciences from UAA before attending PA school at the University of Washington where she graduated from the MEDEX program. Because of her family medical history, Jenny is very passionate about preventative health care and will ensure her patients are keeping up on their preventative screenings.

Scott Schafer, PA-C

Scott Schafer, PA-C

Urgent Care, Wasilla

Scott...

Scott was born in Sandwich, Illinois. He entered the United States Air Force in 1994, recently retiring with twenty years of service. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the Inter-Service Physician Assistant Program from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He completed a Master’s in PA Studies Family Medicine/Urgent Care in 2001.

In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, all sports, hunting, fishing, camping and hiking, ATV riding, and enjoying all Alaska has to offer. Scott has been a provider at Capstone since 2013.

Tracie Rieker, PA-C

Tracie Rieker, PA-C

Family Medicine, Eagle River

Tracie...

Tracie’s short bio: Tracie Rieker PA-C graduated from Saint Francis University in 1983 with a bs in physician assistant studies. She severed as a captain in the United States Air Force and was stationed at the United States Air Force Academy. She has extensive emergency medicine, orthopedic, and family practice background.   

Nicholas Bahl, MD

Nicholas Bahl, MD

Board Certified General Surgeon

Nicholas...

Welcome, Dr. Nicholas Bahl! Dr. Bahl, a Board Certified General Surgeon originally from Minot, ND, brings with him a strong dedication to serving the medical needs of patients who come to him for care. No stranger to cold temperatures and a down-home way of life, Dr. Bahl joins us with a passion for making positive impacts with individuals and in the community.

Dr. Bahl completed his undergraduate studies at the University of North Dakota before attending St. George’s University School of Medicine. He completed his medical internship at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Odessa, TX, going on to pursue a rigorous surgery residency at HCA Healthcare/USF Morsani College of Medicine GME: Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Tampa, FL.

In addition to his medical practice, Dr. Bahl is a dedicated Captain in the Alaska Army National Guard. Prior to his assignment in Alaska, he served in the Florida National Guard, deploying to Albania as part of Defender Europe 2021, where he provided crucial medical support to his fellow service men and women.

Dr. Bahl has been practicing his surgical skills in the Mat-Su Valley and brings to Capstone a strong resolve to serve his community. He is deeply dedicated to providing Valley residents with a wide spectrum of surgical care, including laparoscopic, open, and robotic surgical techniques, all performed with a compassionate and personalized approach. In addition to his professional commitments, Dr. Bahl and his wife Sydnie, along with their three beloved rescue dogs, have made Wasilla their home. They are avid recreators, enjoying activities like downhill and cross-country skiing, mushing and other outdoor adventures that allow them to enjoy the scenic backcountry of the Last Frontier. Dr. Bahl’s warm demeanor and appreciation of Alaska and the people who live here make him a trusted and welcome addition to the Capstone family.

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WASILLA

Family Medicine
3122 E Meridian Park Loop
Wasilla, AK 99654
907-357-9590
Fax: 833-464-5213

Wasilla Clinic Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Employee Health and
Occupational Medicine
3765 East Blue Lupine Drive
Wasilla, AK 99654
907-864-4643
Fax: 833-464-5208

PALMER

Family Medicine
12039 E Maplesprings Way, Suite A,
Palmer, AK 99645

907-745-9088
Fax: 833-464-5212

Palmer Clinic Hours:
Monday - Friday,
8:30 am – 5:00 pm

 

EAGLE RIVER

Family Medicine
17025 Snowmobile Ln
Eagle River, AK 99577
Phone: 907-694-9553
Fax: 833-464-5211

Eagle River Clinic Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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WASILLA

Family Medicine
3122 E Meridian Park Loop
Wasilla, AK 99654
907-357-9590
Fax: 833-464-5213

Wasilla Clinic Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

WASILLA

Employee Health and
Occupational Medicine
3765 East Blue Lupine Drive
Wasilla, AK 99654
907-864-4643
Fax: 833-464-5208

PALMER

Family Medicine
12039 E Maplesprings Way, Ste A,
Palmer, AK 99645

907-745-9088
Fax: 833-464-5212

Palmer Clinic Hours:
Monday - Friday,
8:30 am – 5:00 pm

EAGLE RIVER

Family Medicine
17025 Snowmobile Ln
Eagle River, AK 99577
Phone: 907-694-9553
Fax: 833-464-5211

Eagle River Clinic Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wasilla Specialty Clinics

Diabetes, Endocrinology, Dermatology, General Surgery
3066 E Meridian Park Loop,
Wasilla, AK 99654-7255

Phone: 907-357-2332
Endocrinology Fax: 833-464-5204
Dermatology Fax: 833-464-5203

Specialty Clinic Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 5:30 pm

URGENT CARE

3765 East Blue Lupine Drive
Wasilla, AK 99654
Phone: 907-357-9560
Fax: 833-464-5215

Monday - Friday
8 am - 8 pm

Saturday & Sunday
10 am - 6 pm