Our Team of
in Anchorage, AK
FAMILY PRACTICE & MINOR EMERGENCIES
Ron E. Christensen, MD
A long-time resident of Alaska, Dr. Christensen began his Family Medicine practice at the Fairbanks Clinic before joining Independence Park in 1985
Ernest J. Meinhardt, MD
Specializing in Family and Aviation Medicine, Dr. Meinhardt has served Alaskan families and all classes of pilots for more than thirty years.
Kathryn Ryan, DO
Dr. Kathryn Ryan, our Newest Family Practice Doctor, grew up right here in Anchorage. Passionate about preventative health care and exercise as medicine, she believes in treating the whole person: mind, body, and spirit.
Michael L Hansen, PA–C
Mike has loved working at IPMS for over 25 years because he enjoys the atmosphere of a broad-based family practice with an on-site lab and x-ray.
Sarah Bigelow, PA–C
Sarah is a Certified Physician Assistant who specializes in Family Practice. She received her degree from the University of Washington and has been practicing since 2009. Her experience prior to joining IPMS includes work in primary care as well as at a back pain management facility.
OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY
Dr. Bradford W. Fenton MD, PhD
Ivy Weakland, PA–C
One of the newest members of the IPMS family, Ivy Weakland, is a certified Physician Assistant specializing in Women’s Health and Obstetrics.
Kristin Eastman, MD
Dr. Kristin Eastman is a board-certified dermatologist with expertise in medical and surgical skin care.
Roy E. Howard, PA–C
PHYSICAL & SPORTS THERAPY
Les Harpel, PT
Les has enjoyed working at IPMS for more than twenty years where he and his colleagues use their wide range of knowledge and experience to care for the entire family.
Catherine Coward, PT
A Physical Therapist, Cat has a love of Jazz and giving back to her community through music.
Cynthia Parks, DPT
Cynthia has been practicing Physical Therapy for ten years and loves to share her love for the field with every patient she sees.
Terri Ilalio, PTA
As a Physical Therapy Assistant Terri uses heat, ice, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation to help her patients.