Providers

Our highly qualified providers are devoted to delivering the best health care possible, honoring SEARHC’s mission and values. Our medical staff offers a wide range of specialties to handle just about all your health care needs.

Please use the search boxes below to learn more about our providers.

Loren E. Laybourn, MD

 Sitka 

Loren E. Laybourn, MD

Specialty 

Radiology

Certification 

American Board of Radiology

Education 

Dr. Loren Laybourn received his Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington; Medical Doctor from the University of Washington in Seattle; and completed his Radiology Residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. He also received a Fellowship in Body Imaging from the University of Washington.

Special Interests: 

Dr. Laybourn's professional interest is medical imaging. His personal interests are fishing, 3D printing, family and reading.

Edward E. Linsell, DDS, MSW

 Juneau 

Edward E. Linsell, DDS, MSW

Specialty 

Dentistry

Certification 

Dentistry

Education 

Dr. Linsell earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Michigan. After 25 years as a dentist in Michigan, he returned to the University of Michigan to earn a Master of Social Work degree. He became the director of the behavioral health program at the Hoonah Clinic from 1999-2004 (when the clinic was operated by the Hoonah Indian Association), and in 2004 he moved to Juneau to work for Shanti, Tongass Community Counseling and Rainforest Recovery. In 2004, Dr. Linsell also began providing dental services on a part-time basis for the homeless patients who receive services from the SEARHC Front Street Clinic.

Pornson P. Linton, Nurse Practitioner

 Haines 

Pornson P. Linton, Nurse Practitioner

Specialty 

Family Medicine

Certification 

American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Certification

Education 

Pornson earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Colorado. She also holds Masters Degree in Nursing and a certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Texas-Pan American University in Edinburg, Texas. Prior to moving to Haines, Pornson spent three years as the clinic director at the SEARHC Kake Medical Center in Kake. She also worked as a nurse at two clinics in Texas.

Special Interests: 

Pornson is interested in Family Medicine and preventive care. She also enjoys mushrooms and berry picking.

Kari Lundgren, Physician Assistant

 Sitka 

Kari Lundgren, Physician Assistant

Specialty 

Primary Care

Certification 

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Education 

Kari earned a degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Special Interests: 

Kari is clinic administrator for the Mt. Edgecumbe High School Student Health Center. She enjoys serving as a "floating clinician" for SEARHC's community-based clinics and the Ethel Lund Medical Center in Juneau.

Annelle G. Maygren, OD

 Klawock 

Annelle G. Maygren, OD

Specialty 

Optometry

Certification 

Optometry

Education 

Dr. Maygren holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in chemistry from Black Hills State University in Spearfish, S.D. She earned her Doctor of Optometry degree (OD) from the Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Ore. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Alaska Optometric Association and the American Optometric Society. Dr. Maygren came to SEARHC in July 2012 from Fairbanks, where she spent a year working at Golden North Optics. Before that, she spent eight years working as an optometrist with her father’s optometry practice, Shasta Vision Group, in Mount Shasta, Calif. Dr. Maygren heads SEARHC’s eye clinic on Prince of Wales Island.

Special Interests: 

Dr. Maygren’s medical interests include general optometry and working with kids. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, hiking and reading.

David O. McCandless, MD, MD

 Haines 

Medical Director, Haines
David O. McCandless, MD, MD

Specialty 

Family Medicine

Certification 

American Board of Family Medicine

Education 

Dr. McCandless earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. He earned a Master of Science degree from Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pa. He earned his Medical Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City, and he completed a residency in family medicine at The Washington Hospital in Washington, Pa. Dr. McCandless spent 20 years as a family practitioner with the Alaska Island Community Services (AICS) Tideline Clinic in Wrangell, where he served as medical director from 2004-07. Before joining SEARHC fulltime in January 2012, Dr. McCandless worked part-time for AICS and also did locums work around the region, including with the SEARHC Alicia Roberts Medical Center in Klawock and Haines Health Center. He also served medical director with Southeast Region Emergency Medical Services (SEREMS).

Special Interests: 

Emergency medicine is a special interest for Dr. McCandless. He also enjoys spending time with his family, including visiting his three grown children, river-tripping and hiking.

Adam C. McMahan, MD

 Haines 

Adam C. McMahan, MD

Specialty 

Family Medicine

Certification 

Family Medicine

Education 

Dr. McMahan completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks where he received his B.A. in Social Medicine. He went to medical school and received his M.D. at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Adam's residency was completed at Alaska Family Medicine Residency in Anchorage.

During medical school and residency, Adam was fortunate to receive urban and rural family medicine training at sites ranging from Providence Alaska Medical Center to Bethel and Anaktuvuk Pass.

Dr. McMahan said he and his family are looking forward to joining and serving the communities of Haines/Klukwan.

Special Interests: 

Adam's special medical interests are rural emergency and preventative medicine, pediatrics, and palliative care. Outside the clinic, he enjoys spending time with family and dogs, subsistence activities, gardening, trail running, cycling, and bluegrass music.  

Jennifer S. McNichol, MD

 Sitka 

Jennifer S. McNichol, MD

Specialty 

Pediatrics

Certification 

American Board of Pediatrics

Education 

Dr. McNichol earned her medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, Vt., and she completed an internship and residency at the University of California, Davis Medical Center, in Davis, Calif. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree at Brown University in Providence, R.I. Before returning to SEARHC Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital as a part-time pediatrician, Dr. McNichol worked as a part-time pediatrician at Sitka's Moore Clinic and as a full-time staff physician for SEARHC.  

Special Interests: 

Dr. McNichol has a special interest in all aspects of pediatrics.

Lúcia H. Nascimento, DDS

 Haines 

Lúcia H. Nascimento, DDS

Specialty 

Dentistry

Certification 

Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing.

Education 

Dr. Nascimento earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the SEARHC Ethel Lund Medical Center through Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in zoology from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla., and an Associate of Science degree from City College of San Francisco in California.

Awards & Honors 

Dr. Nascimento won the 2006 High Achievement in the Undergraduate Curriculum in Dental Care for Persons with Disabilities Award from the Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disability.

Special Interests: 

Dr. Nascimento has medical interests in prosthodontics and periodontics. She also enjoys wood carving.

Reeve S. Newton, DDS

 Juneau 

Specialty 

Dentistry

Education 

Dr. Newton earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California-Berkeley, and he earned his Doctorate of Dental Science from the University of California-San Francisco. Before arriving in Juneau to work for SEARHC in 2006, Dr. Newton was in private practice in California for 23 years, then he worked for three years in American Samoa, four years in Germany and four more years in California.

 

Special Interests: 

Dr. Newton enjoys the great outdoors. When asked about working for SEARHC, Dr. Newton said he is "impressed by the organization's efforts to provide the best possible care for our patients."

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