SEARHC to host Tenakee Springs clinics on Sept. 5-6

August 12 2012

SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) Family Nurse Practitioner Michele Susie, MSN, FNP, will travel to Tenakee Springs to provide special clinics on Sept. 5-6 at the Genevieve Soboleff Clinic.

Michele, who normally is based at the SEARHC Klukwan Health Center and SEARHC Haines Health Center, will take appointments for physical exams, well-child exams, well-woman exams, and chronic health issues. Fasting lab blood-draws are scheduled for Thursday morning (no food or drinks besides water should be consumed in the 12 hours prior to the lab).

Michele earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, and a Master of Science in Nursing from Spalding University in Louisville, Ky. She is board certified as a family nurse practitioner (FNP) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Certification and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program. Michele has been inducted into the Iota Gamma Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

Besides her time working in Klukwan and Haines for SEARHC, Michele also has worked as a nurse practitioner and community health aide/practitioner (CHAP) program supervisor at the SEARHC Kake Health Center. In addition, she has worked in primary health care and emergency services in Big Timber, Mont.; with a mobile health clinic in Lexington, Ky.; and in emergency departments in Southeastern Kentucky and Southwestern Montana. In Alaska, Michele spent 2 1/2 years working in the Alutiiq villages of Port Graham and Nanwalek on the Kenai Peninsula before coming to SEARHC.

To schedule one of the appointments in Tenakee Springs, please call the SEARHC Haines Health Center at 766-6300 and leave your name and number with the scheduler.