At the Alaska Center for Natural Medicine, we have a rich palette of medical providers whom have a plethora of specialties and backgrounds.
SCOTT LUPER, ND
Dr. Luper graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine with honors in research in 1994. He taught at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Arizona, serving as Chair of Diagnostics and Chief Medical Officer.
Luper helps people with chronic illness such as diabetes, hepatitis, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, arthritis, heart disease & thyroid disease.
JADE ROBINS, ND
Dr. Jade Robins, ND is committed to helping her patients reach optimal health through individualized medicine. She believes that true healing cannot be reached by a one-size fits all approach. Everyone’s path to disease is unique, so why should their treatment be any different?
Dr. Robins completed her medical training at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Tempe, Arizona and she holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Arizona University. She is currently a member of the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association, Naturopathic Academy of Environmental Medicine and Seeking Health Education Institute.
MICHAEL SCIORTINO, DC
Following his passion for adventure and helping others through chiropractic, Dr. Sciortino finally made his way to Alaska in 2013 after many years in the Midwest. He graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic with a Doctorate in Chiropractic in 2002, specializing in athletic injuries, head aches and chronic low back pain. Dr. Sciortino worked in the restaurant and construction industry for years, but discovered working as a chiropractor with patients of all shapes and sizes was his true calling. Dr. Sciortino believes a patient's health problems are as diverse as they are. This provides him with the opportunity to exercise his problem solving skills, which challenges him to be a better doctor each day..
ELLIE GROVE, LAC, MSOM
Ellie is a nationally board certified and licensed acupuncturist in Alaska and Colorado. Attracted to the healing arts from a young age, she has had the fortune of working among talented massage therapists, energy workers, acupuncturists, herbalists, and doctors. She is grounded by the rhythms of nature, loves connecting with others, and sees the significance of balancing mind, body, spirit. Remaining creative and curious about the healing process, Ellie is committed to encouraging positive change in the lives of her patients.
DIANE LITTLE EAGLE, LAC, OMD, CCH
Diane Little Eagle has spent most of her life in Alaska adhering to the ways of her people - following the seasons and cycles of the land and water. As a traditional singer and dancer, Diane has dedicated her life work to the youth and elders. In addition, she loves to work with the medicines of the earth.
She began her study of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) more than forty-five years ago. Upon attending school in Colorado she met a man, an old master, that understood her whole life just by examining her face... so began the journey. This voyage has taken her to many of places, but the greatest joy has come from the life stories of the numerous people she has had the privileged of treating.
Little Eagle's intention for all of her patients is to live a healthy, happy life and always remind them that we have the opportunity to create heaven on Earth at any moment.
CAROLINE ATKINSON, MA, LPC
Caroline is a counselor with degrees from the University of San Diego and Phillips Graduate Institute. She specializes in marriage, family and child therapy, dealing with a wide variety of issues such as grief, adoption, post-traumatic stress disorders, anxiety, depression, women’s issues and children with ADHD. A lifelong Alaskan married to her high school sweetheart, she has two children, loves traveling, scuba diving, horseback riding and kayaking.
BRUCE HILL, PHD, LMFT, CEAP
Bruce Hill, PhD, LMFT, CEAP, has spent the past 25 years in the mental health field as a counseling clinician. He is currently contracted with Alaska Center for Natural Medicine to provide individual, and family therapy to individuals with a variety of presenting problems. Academically, he has completed his BA at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. His upper degree work of MS and PhD were completed at a Theological Seminary majoring in Clinical Pastoral Counseling. Dr. Hill is licensed as an Independent Baptist Minister. He is also professionally licensed with the State Boards of Alaska and Tennessee as a Marriage and Family Therapist.
BRANDEE BEERS, LMT
Brandee Beers attended Tri-State Business Institue in Erie, Pennsylvania, where she earned her Associates Degree in Therapeutic Massage. Since third grade, Brandee had dreamed of traveling the world, and more importantly, seeing Alaska. Arriving here in 2012, she has found many enjoyments through nature as well as running and skijoring with her husky. As a massage therapist Brandee focuses on deep tissue, myofascial release, and trigger point techniques to help relieve pain and muscle restriction.
REGINA LETONEK, LMT
Regina graduated from Clarion University of Pennslyvania with a B.S. in Media Arts, but after discovering her passion for Massage Therapy, she enrolled in the diploma program at the Body Therapy Institute in North Carolina. After passing her national licensing exam, she was excited to come back to Alaska to start her practice. In the spring of 2016, she became a Licensed Massage Therapist in Alaska and started working with her clients. Regina works with classic Swedish massage and Myofascial Massage techniques. She really enjoys introducing and educating clients about Myofascial techniques and showing how beneficial this modality can be. When she is not helping her clients, Regina is usually spending time with family, headed to the gym, or reading a good book!
ALYCE WELCH, LMT
Aly Welch attended Kali Institute for Somatic Therapiesin Ventura, California where she earned her massage degree. She Blends Swedish, Shiatsu, Craniosacral Therapy and Neuro Structural Bodywork to bring maximum relief, which results in a calm and tranquil experience. When she is not working, Aly is hiking with her dog, spending time with her husband and friends, cooking, or drinking a glass of wine and enjoying a book.