Meet our members

The Alaska Association of Naturopathic Doctors (AKAND) is a non-profit professional association for Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) in the State of Alaska. NDs have been licensed in the state of Alaska since 1986. We are supported and funded through annual dues paid by our members, contributions from our corporate partners, fundraising activities, and revenue from our educational events.

Shauna Birdsall, ND, FABNO

Dr. Shauna Birdsall is a naturopathic doctor specializing in women’s health and integrative oncology. She is passionate about partnering with her patients to help them understand the root cause of their symptoms and health conditions, navigate their healthcare options, and improve their quality of life. She helps to bridge the gap for patients between conventional and natural forms of medicine. She works closely with other healthcare providers, as many patients are best served by a team of providers, each with their area of expertise. Her approach to care places a high value on educating patients and partnering with them to find lifestyle and nutrition strategies, as well as scientifically backed natural therapies, that will work best for them.

Dr. Birdsall graduated from National University of Natural Medicine in 2000 in Portland, Oregon, and completed her residency at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Naturopathic Medicine and Oncology in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Birdsall was among the first in the nation to be board certified in Naturopathic Oncology in 2007. She loves spending time outdoors with her husband and Bernese Mountain dog, horseback riding, traveling, and cooking.

Avante Medical Center
915 W. Northern Lights Blvd.
Anchorage, AK 99503

P: (907) 770-6700 Fax: (907) 770-6707

Timothy C. Birdsall, ND, FABNO

Dr. Tim Birdsall is an experienced Naturopathic Doctor who has had the privilege of working in a wide variety of clinical settings, including primary naturopathic care and hospital-based oncology. While seeing patients of all ages with a broad range of health concerns, Dr. Tim has a particular interest in helping people with chronic disease.

After receiving his undergraduate premed training at Grace College, Dr. Tim earned the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (N.D.) degree from Bastyr University in Seattle in 1985, and went on to complete his residency at Bastyr, and subsequently served on the teaching faculty there for 5 years. He is licensed as a Naturopathic Doctor in Alaska, Washington, Arizona and California, and is board-certified in Naturopathic Oncology by the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology.

Avante Medical Center
915 W. Northern Lights Blvd.
Anchorage, AK 99503

P: (907) 770-6700 Fax: (907) 770-6707

Marion Clement ND | naturopathic doctor | anchorage alaska

Marion Clement, ND

Dr. Marion Clement is a naturopathic doctor in general family medicine who enjoys caring for patients of all ages. She treats patients will all health complaints, both acute and chronic, and especially likes working with children, women’s health, and preventative medicine so that small problems stay small.

Dr. Clement enjoys seeing patients for digestive complaints, balancing hormones, boosting fertility, and all types of rashes. Dr. Clement provides wellness exams for children and adults, cervical cancer screening for women, and same-day appointments for acute illness. She truly enjoys trying to put the puzzle pieces together to make sense of chronic conditions. 

Natural Health Center
3330Eagle St.
Anchorage, AK 99503

P: (907) 561-2330 F: (907) 561-1282

P: (888) 326-6906

Megan Danz, ND

Dr. Megan Danz

Renew Wellness Center
209 West Cedar Avenue
Palmer, AK 99645-4001

P: (888) 326-6906

Dr. Liane Erickson ND

Liane Erickson, ND

Dr. Liane Erickson, a naturopath since 2001, has a global healthcare background in places like Ecuador, Nepal, Peru, Mexico, and Europe. Her focus areas include reproductive and women’s health, alongside pediatric care. With over 20 years of interdisciplinary work, she emphasizes collaborative healthcare, especially in fertility, where she’s operated clinics across Canada and the US. A devoted mother of four, she balances volunteering with adventurous outings and hobbies like reading, knitting, and exploring coastal trails while sharing her culinary delights.

Thrive Integrative Medicine
3835 Spenard Rd.
Anchorage, AK 99517

P: (907) 274.9355 F: (907) 274.9345

Gary Ferguson, ND

Gary Ferguson (Aleut/Unangax) is a Qagan Tayagungin tribal member and licensed Naturopathic Doctor. He serves as Director of Outreach & Engagement, Institute for Research and Education to Advance Community Health (IREACH) at Washington State University. Dr. Ferguson has spent twenty years working across Alaska to address the social, economic, cultural and environmental factors that contribute to the health and well-being of Alaskans. Dr. Ferguson is the co-producer of the Store Outside Your Door – Alaska Native cultural food traditions around how to hunt, fish, gather and grow. His past positions include providing clinical services to his home region at Eastern Aleutian Tribes and serving as a Director at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and CEO of the Rural Alaska Community Action Program.

Orna Izakson, ND, RH (AHG)

Dr. Orna Izakson is a naturopathic doctor and registered herbalist offering telemedicine for Alaskans. Dr. Izakson specializes in natural mental health, women’s health and chronic disease. Her approach investigates root causes of disease while educating patients on concrete steps they can take to improve their health. 

Alta Natural Medicine
Telemedicine for all Alaskans

P: 907-202-9917

Emily Kane, ND, L.Ac.

Dr. Emily Kane is a naturopathic doctor and licensed acupuncturist practicing in Juneau, Alaska. Dr. Kane specializes in women’s health, gastrointestinal issues, holistic endocrinology and drug-free geriatrics.

Natural Healthcare
418 Harris St, 329

Juneau, AK 99801

P: 907-586-3655 F: 907-586-4326

Abby Laing, ND

Born and raised in Homer, Alaska, Dr. Laing grew up commercial fishing and driving boats around South Central Alaska. She is the founder of Thrive Integrative Medicine and a primary care naturopathic doctor with specialized focus in gastrointestinal issues, women’s health, and pediatrics. Dr. Laing focuses on intersystem dependency, prevention, and lifestyle optimization for both acute and chronic conditions. Working with infants on up, she enjoys getting to know the whole family, setting the stage for healthier living.

Thrive Integrative Medicine
3835 Spenard Rd.
Anchorage, AK 99517

P: (907) 274.9355 F: (907) 274.9345

Birgit Lenger, ND

Dr. Birgit Lenger is a naturopathic doctor in general family practice and welcomes patients of all backgrounds. As a naturopath, she enjoys caring for people in all stages of life, from infancy and adolescence through advanced age. She helps patients and families overcome obstacles to health, thrive and achieve lasting wellness.

Natural Health Center LLC
3330 Eagle St.
Anchorage, AK 99503
P: (907) 561-2330 F: (907) 561-1282

Scott Luper, ND

Dr. Luper graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (currently National University 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. Dr. Luper helps people with complicated illness such as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, cancer, and auto immune diseases. He has received special training in treating digestive disorders and thyroid disease, both of which frequently impact chronic illnesses.

White Spruce Medical
100 Cushman St. Suite 309 (Key Bank building downtown)
Fairbanks, AK 99701

P: (907) 452-3600 F: (907) 452-3695

Cameron O’Connell, ND, FABNE

Dr. Cameron O’Connell is a Naturopathic primary care doctor with interests in longevity, endocrinology and sexual health. Dr. O’Connell hails from Alaska and spent much of her childhood improving her microbiome by playing in the forest and foraging for snacks among the edible flora. She is certified in water-fasting through the International Association of Hygienic Physicians. She currently serves as the Assistant Medical Director at Engine2 Immersion Experiences. 

One of Dr. O’Connell’s objectives is to meet the patient where they are at and to help them further their own health goals. She believes that the patient is an active partner in determining future wellness and it is Dr. O’Connell’s job to help them cultivate and create both patient- driven preventive medicine and client-motivated treatment for chronic conditions.

Thrive Integrative Medicine
3835 Spenard Rd.
Anchorage, AK 99517

P: (907) 274.9355 Fax: (907) 274.9345

Suzette Spencer, ND

Suzette Spencer is a lifelong Fairbanksian who attended UAF and earned her doctorate from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She sees individual patients through Fairbanks Family Wellness and works within an addiction treatment program at Turning Point Counseling Services. She happily accepts patients of all ages for integrative care. Her practice focuses include women’s health, fertility support for men and women, digestive health, and brain health. Dr. Spencer’s approach involves a thorough assessment of personal and family history, physical, mental, and emotional health for each patient. Workup includes both conventional and functional medicine labwork to truly determine the cause of your symptoms. Treatment modalities include nutrition, supplements, herbal medicine, hormone management, and Mayan abdominal massage.

Fairbanks Family Wellness
3550 Airport Way, Suite 4
Fairbanks, AK 99709

P: (907) 479-2331 Text: (907) 328-9799

Natalie Wiggins, ND

Dr. Natalie Wiggins is a licensed naturopathic doctor and graduate of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (now Sonoran University of Health Sciences.) Dr. Wiggins is dedicated to her patients and supports them throughout their journey of optimizing health, using modalities unique to Naturopathic Medicine. She is also well-versed and comfortable utilizing Western medicine, which allows her to safely manage natural medicines in combination with prescriptions.

Dr. Wiggins began her career with a particular passion for pediatric medicine and, as her career has evolved, she has grown to embrace all aspects of family medicine. She is a skilled clinician with a comprehensive approach to patient care. Her areas of expertise include all aspects of pediatric medicine, endocrinology (hormones), allergies, digestive disorders, migraines, diabetes, hypertension, and health optimization. She also offers well-child and women’s annual exams.

Vitae Integrative Medicine Center
2925 Debarr Rd., Ste. 150, Bld. D
Anchorage, AK 99508

P:(907) 929-2222 or text 1-866-841-1865

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