Kevin Isakson, MD

Dr. Isakson is a board-certified family medicine physician, with subspecialties in urgent care and preventative medicine. He moved here in 2010 to do his medical residency and never looked back. Today patients give him top ratings for his care and his ability to make people feel at ease through both compassionate care that’s never rushed and good humor.

Special Interests

  • Family Medicine

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree (BS), Exercise Science, Utah State University
  • Medical Degree (MD),  Eastern Virginia School of Medicine
  • Residency, Alaska Family Medicine

Fun Stuff

Dr. Isakson enjoys hiking, sea kayaking, downhill and cross-country skiing, trail running, and traveling.

Bruce Kiessling, MD

Dr. Bruce Kiessling founded Primary Care Associates – on St. Patrick’s Day – in 1985. For decades, he served as Owner/Medical Director and has now launched his 50th year of patient care.

He earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan in 1973 and after postgraduate training promptly came up to Alaska and established his practice here. Today thousands of Alaskans recognize his voice – as the host of the long running “Just a GP” radio call-in show – or have been personally touched by his care and commitment to the community.

Dr. Kiessling says that nothing else matches the intellectual and emotional satisfaction and enjoyment as the practice of medicine. For him, it’s a privilege.

Special Interests

  • Family Medicine

Education & Certification

  • Bachelor of Arts, English Literature with Minor in Zoology, University of Michigan
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Michigan (1973)
  • Residency, Presbyterian Medical Center, Denver, Colorado
  • Board Certification, American Academy of Family Medicine, Beginning 1977

Community Service & Awards

  • Host of “Just a GP” – his weekly medical call-in radio program (and podcast) for over 36 years on 650 KENI. The show is reported to have over 7,000 weekly listeners, including a lower 48 and international audience.
  • Award-winning Interview Show Guest – Dr. Kiessling is the permanent Wednesday guest on “The Mike Porcaro Show” on KENI-AM radio. The station won a Goldie Award for broadcast excellence for its segment with Dr. Kiessling.
  • Alaska Physician of Year for Community Service
  • Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Gold Pan Award
  • Anchorage School District Award for Community Service.

Fun Stuff

When Dr. Kiessling isn’t helping patients in the office or on the air, he’s likely out fishing, hunting, biking, boating, hiking and/or gardening with his family.

Leslie Langum, PA-C

Leslie Langum, PAC, holds a master’s degree in physician assistant studies and has been practicing in Alaska for many years. Every day she enjoys helping people of all ages deal with all sorts of urgent medical needs and, as a family medicine providers, welcomes patients in need of routine health care.  

Special Interests

  • Urgent Care
  • Family Medicine

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree (BS), Psychology, University of South Dakota
  • Masters of Science, Physician Assistant Studies MSPAS)

Fun Stuff

When not helping other folks live the Alaska life, she’s out doing the same, hiking, fishing, knitting, traveling, camping, walking her dogs, and chasing after her very athletic toddler.

Hale Loofbourrow, MD

When Dr. Hale Loofbourrow meets with his patients, he looks at the whole person and why they have come to see him. He listens carefully, asks questions, and takes the time to understand and address their concerns directly and thoroughly. When it comes to choosing a treatment plan or course of care, he encourages patients to take an active role in decision-making, which leads to more effective care.

Areas of Interest

  • Family Medicine
  • Fitness
  • Healthy eating & lifestyles
  • Diabetes

Education

  • BS in Biology at University of British Columbia
  • Medical Degree (MD) at the National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Family Medicine Residency, Alaska Family Medicine 
  • Graduate with Honors

Fun Stuff

Dr. Loofbourrow was born and raised in Juneau and moved back (to Anchorage) after medical school in 2014. He enjoys running, biking, skiing (cross country, downhill and backcountry), and hiking. He also speaks “a little” Spanish.

Eric Miknich, MD

Dr. Miknich has committed his medical career to taking care of his fellow Alaskans, both in the exam room and as their advocate in the health care delivery system. As PCA’s Medical Director, he was instrumental in PCA becoming 100% Alaskan physician owned, which in turn helps patients enjoy a more robust and locally directed family practice. 

Dr. Miknich is a lifelong Alaskan, and is dedicated to continuous improvement of communication, care and patient outcomes for both the practice and his individual patients. 

Areas of Interest

  • Family Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Preventative Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Men’s Health

Education

  • BA in English, Washington State University
  • Medical Degree (MD), University of Nevada School of Medicine (1995)
  • Family Medicine Residency, University of Nevada, Reno (1998)

Fun Stuff

Dr. Miknich is a graduate of Service High School and a big hockey fan. When he’s not helping Alaskans regain and maintain their health, he enjoys outdoor Alaskan activities, playing hockey, and watching his children grow and develop.

Portrait of Mary Perez, PAC, from Primary Care Associates

Mary Perez, PA-C, ATC

Mary Perez has been helping Alaskans get and stay healthy for over a decade. Many folks from Southcentral area high schools and athletic organizations will recognize Mary from her athletic training days. Perhaps she’s managed your concussion, put your shoulder back in place, or helped you rehabilitate from knee surgery.

Mary graduated Magna Cum Laude from Mars Hill University with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training and went on to earn two master’s degrees – Applied Nutrition with a concentration in Sports and Fitness Nutrition from Northeastern University and Clinical Health Studies from MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant Program. 

Today as a physician assistant, she offers urgent care, family medicine, and nutrition education to all family members and individuals in the community. She believes compassionate, holistic, patient-centered care is important in achieving positive health outcomes. She knows the value of living an active lifestyle and works hard to help patients of all ages and abilities do exactly that.

Special Interests

  • Family Medicine
  • Urgent Care
  • Sports Medicine
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Injury Prevention
  • Nutrition

Education:

  • Master’s Degree (MS), Clinical Health Services, MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant Program, University of Washington
  • Master ‘s Degree (MS), Applied Nutrition, Sports and Fitness Nutrition, Northeastern University
  • Bachelor Degree (BS), Magna Cum Laude, Athletic Training, Mars Hill University

Professional Memberships

  • Alaska Academy of Physician Assistants
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Alaska Athletic Trainers Association, Vice President

Honors & Awards

  • Alaska State Activities Association Hall of Fame – Orthopedic Physicians Alaska Athletic Training Outreach Program
  • Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Gold Pan Award (2014) for Distinguished Community Service – Orthopedic Physicians Alaska Athletic Training Outreach Program
  • Anchorage School District Gold Star Award for Outstanding Partnerships (2013 & 2018) – Orthopedic Physicians Alaska Athletic Training Outreach Program

Fun Stuff

In her free time, Mary enjoys spending time with her husband and twin daughters. They can often be found in a local gym at a sporting event or out fishing and glamping.

Parin Seakit, DO

The spirit of osteopathic medicine is at the center of Dr. Seakit’s philosophy of care. He believes good health can only be achieved by focusing on the body as a whole. The body is a unity of mind, body and spirit and he tries to focus on all of these aspects when treating his patients.

Areas of Interest

  • Family Medicine
  • Urgent Care

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree (BS), Physiological Science., University of California Los Angeles
  • Medical Degree (DO), A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, MO
  • Residency, Alaska Family Medicine Residency

Fun Stuff

Once upon a time, he was a breakdancer. Nowadays, Dr. Seakit enjoys pursuing new adventures and various hobbies, especially with his wife and kids, including outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, fishing, and traditional archery. He also speaks Thai.

Jane Simono, MD

Dr. Simono enjoys interacting with patients and developing trusted relationships over time. Her practice focuses on getting to the root of problems instead of simply treating current conditions. She gives her patients the tools and support they need to recover from, reverse and prevent a wide variety of diseases and conditions through lifestyle changes.

Areas of Interest

  • Family Medicine
  • Plant-based Diets
  • Wilderness Medicine

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree (BS) in Biochemistry, University of Vermont
  • Medical Degree (MD), University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Family Medicine Residency, Duluth Family Practice

Fun Stuff

Dr. Simono has lived in Alaska since 1974 and graduated from Bartlett High. Her “hiking claim to fame” is climbing Denali in 2002 with her husband, unguided, and raising two active boys. Today in her spare time she enjoys hiking with her Samoyed, running, cross-country skiing, and cooking.

Eric Suoja, PA-C

Eric Suoja is a certified physician’s assistant who has worked 20 years in urgent care, seeing patients primarily for acute ailments and injuries. To this day he still looks forward to going to work and helping patients with their medical problems.

Patient education is very important to him – this was ingrained in him during his initial training as a physical therapist – and he endeavors to help patients fully understand their medical condition and treatment options. He encourages questions and is always available after the visit by phone to help clarify things.

Areas of Interest

  • Urgent Care
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Patient Education

Education

Bachelor’s Degree (BS) in Physical Therapy with Honors, University of Montana (1993 to 1995)
Bachelor’s Degree (BS) in Clinical Health Services, University of Washington (2000-2002)
Physician Assistant Training & Certification (PA-C), 3.7 GPA, University of Washington MEDEX Northwest (2000 to 2002)

Fun Stuff

Mr. Suoja  grew up in Homer and attended Homer High School. He worked on set nets sites in Prince William Sound and Bristol Bay during the summers to pay for college and practiced physical therapy in the Mat-Su Valley before going to PA school. Today he loves to snow bike, mountain bike, boat, fish, and hunt in Prince William Sound.

Karrie Young, ANP

Karrie Young is a board-certified family nurse practitioner. She loves empowering patients to improve their health and achieve positive outcomes. Using her experience, skill, and knowledge – as both a practitioner and mother of three – she works together with patients to improve their quality of life, the ultimate goal.

Ms. Young was born and raised in Alaska and is a proud graduate of Ravenwood Elementary, Gruening Middle School, and Chugiak High. She left Alaska for eight years to pursue her education then moved back home to serve her hometown community. She’s been with PCA in Eagle River for more than a decade and looks forward to serving her neighbors for many years to come.

Special Interests

  • Family Medicine
  • Women’s Health
  • Pediatrics, including Special Needs
  • Urgent Care

Education & Memberships

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Suma Cum Laude, University of Iowa
  • Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN), Suma Cum Laude, University of Iowa
  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing 

Fun Stuff

Ms. Young loves everything outside – hiking, skiing, snow machining, spending time at remote cabins, and traveling with her husband, three kids, family and friends. Above all, she loves being involved in her children’s activities and events, including volunteering at school, sports events and performances.