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.
FIRLANDE VOLCY, ND
Dr. Firlande Volcy graduated from University of Florida with Bachelors in Microbiology and Chemistry. She pursued a career as a chemist for a couple of years prior to starting her medical journey. She attended Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and graduated with her naturopathic medical degree in 2007.
She pursued additional training in Classical Homeopathy from the American College of Homeopathy in Phoenix, AZ. She has studied under the direct supervision of various doctors and clinicians in her field of interest. She loves to remain abreast of the latest research in medicine and has begun her own research on the medicinal properties of diverse herbs grown in the Caribbean.
Dr. Volcy specializes in psychospiritual medicine focusing on the connection between the mind and spirit, women’s health issues, and weight loss. She is a published author, a mother, and a teacher. She allows her passion for medicine, her love for nature, and her compassion for others to bring about positive health transformation in her patients.
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..
SHAWNA VICTORINO, DC
Dr. Shawna Victorino, DC is a nationally board certified Chiropractor who graduated from Life West Chiropractic School in Hayward, Calif. in 2001. She and her husband, also a chiropractor, have raised their six children here in Fairbanks since 2002. As a mom, Dr. Victorino knows the importance of working with the whole family, including the kids! She believes the foundation for a vibrant life is your health and getting to the true cause of discomfort. With an expansive knowledge in pediatric, prenatal and postnatal care, she enjoys helping patients of all ages take control of their own health to live better now.
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, CCH, OMD
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.
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.
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!
CEAN WHITMARSH, LMT, MMP
"I'm not a healer and I'm not a doctor, I'm just a mechanic" - Lauren Berry
The body is a machine, with overlapping mechanical systems much like a car or a house, and should be maintained as such. Kinesiology is "the study of the mechanics of body movements" and is at the core of Orthopedic Medical Massage. It is the goal of Orthopedic Medical Massage to alleviate or remediate musculoskeletal issues, not just help you feel good for a couple of days. This happens by systematically normalizing imbalances through soft tissue manipulation, creating necessary space in the joints and structures and mitigating adhesions and compensation patterns. Basically, the goal is to get you back to where you were before the trauma.
BRANDEE BEERS, LMT
Brandee Beers attended Tri-State Business Institute 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.
TONYA BROWN, COLON HYDROTHERAPIST
Tonya Brown, CT has learned and practiced holistic health therapies most of her life. They are cultural and traditional family practices she was excited to be certified as a colon hydro-therapist and holistic health consultant 15 years ago. Brown personally understands the limitless benefits of internal detoxification and how critical it is to overall health.