Community Resource Connect Events in in Homer and Anchor Point.

Community Resource Connect (CRC) is a free, one-day event on Tuesday, January 31st, intended for those who are homeless, at risk of being homeless, or for those in need of extra support for their daily living situation.

Now in its 5th year, and formerly called “Homeless Connect”, CRC offers a one-stop shop for individuals to gather resources, get connected with assistance, and collect necessary supplies. Emergency gear, backpacks, comfort packs, laundry and shower vouchers, food to go, sleeping bags and hygiene kits are but a few of the free supplies to be offered. Over 20 vendors will offer health screenings, information, enrollment to services and more.

Free transportation is offered to and from both locations. In Homer call (907) 399-8008; in Anchor Point call (907) 299-2188.

This one-day event happens on Tuesday January 31st from 11AM-3PM in two locations on the southern kenai peninsula: the SPARC at 600 Sterling Highway in Homer, and the Anchor Point Food Pantry next to the Anchor River Inn Store in Anchor Point. A point in time homeless count and data collection will happen at these events, as part of a nationwide point-in-time homeless count.

This event is sponsored by a group of local, non-profit agencies with help from concerned citizens, and happens in conjunction with the Kenai Peninsula Project Homeless Connect which offers similar events in Soldotna and Seward. More information can be found on the public facebook group Community Resource Connect.


Welcome, Dr. Mayfield!

We’re excited to welcome a new family practice physician to the Homer Medical provider team! Meet Emma Mayfield, DO, now seeing patients in the clinic.

Dr. Mayfield is actually returning to Homer Medical Center, as she joined us for one of her rotations during her family medicine residency. She comes to Homer from Anchorage, where she was most recently a provider at the Capstone Clinic.

Welcome (back), Dr. Mayfield!

Contact us at (907) 235-8586 about an appointment with Dr. Mayfield, or any of our providers.


Flu Vaccinations and Nasal Mist Spray.

There’s still time to get your flu shot!

This year’s flu vaccines are very effective – protect yourself, your loved ones and our community today.

Did you know we also offer FluMist nasal spray flu vaccine?

FluMist Quadrivalent is a nasal spray flu vaccine that starts working in the nose and continues to trigger your immune system to help build antibodies against influenza infection in 3 ways: in the nasal passage where flu typically enters the body, in the bloodstream to help circulate antibodies, and in cells to help build resistance to infection.
FluMist may be right for the whole family! FluMist can help protect appropriate children and adults 2-49 years of age – call Homer Medical at (907) 235-8586 for more information.

Happy Thanksgiving from Homer Medical Center!

To celebrate with our loved ones, the clinic will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Friday, November 25th.


Know Your Numbers: Understanding Your Lab Test Results

with South Peninsula Family Care Clinic Endocrinologist Michael Hennigan, MD.

Thank you to all who attended “Know Your Numbers: Understanding Your Lab Results”, a free community forum to help individuals interpret their lab results from the annual Rotary Health Fair.

Michael Hennigan, MD, Endocrinologist, Board Certified in Internal Medicine, provided the free presentation on Tuesday, November 15th from 6:00-7:30pm at Kenai Peninsula College discussing the purpose of each test and what the results mean, followed by a question and answer period.  Dr. Hennigan is a visiting specialist to the South Peninsula Hospital, offering endocrinology clinics at the South Peninsula Family Care Clinic on a monthly basis.

To view the video recording of this presentation, click here.

For a PDF of Dr. Hennigan’s slides, click here.


End of Life Decision making community forum with Dr. Giulia Tortora

South Peninsula Hospital is hosting “End of Life Decision Making”, a free community presentation on Wednesday, September 14th to discuss living wills, medical power of attorney and medical and legal components related to end of life.

Guest presenters will be Dr. Giulia Tortora, family practice physician at Homer Medical Center and Lindsay Wolter, local estate planning attorney.

The event will be from 6-8pm at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. Contact South Peninsula Hospital Community Health and Wellness office at wellness@sphosp.org or (907) 235-0285 for more information.

Click here for PDF flyer.

Watch the video recording below or at this link.

Handouts:

PDF Slides of Dr. Tortora’s presentation

Alaska POLST (Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) Form

Alaska Advance Health Care Directive

The Five Wishes Document

Estate Planning Handout


Welcome Joe Llenos, MD, to our provider team!

Joe Llenos, MD, board certified in family medicine, is now seeing patients at Homer Medical Center. Dr. Llenos grew up in the Philippines, went to medical school at West Visayas State University, and did his Residency at The Institute for Family Health, New York. He has a particular interest in geriatric care but is ready to help patients of all ages manage chronic illnesses like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, and more. His approach is to partner with his patients to set and reach goals to optimize their health through lifestyle changes with the support of medical assistance as needed.

Dr. Llenos and his wife, Cindy, moved to Homer earlier this month from Idaho, where he spent 13 years practicing family medicine.  Healthcare and helping others run in the  family, as Cindy is a nurse, and their son is in his third year of medical school in Ohio. When not caring for others, the family enjoys hiking, mountaineering, climbing, and all things in the great outdoors. Dr. Llenos especially enjoys landscape and night sky photography.  His images emphasize the importance of nature, the night sky, and how important it is to minimize light pollution, as it disrupts biological rhythms. His photography can be seen on Instagram at Ancient_Fog_Photgraphy.  His winning essay on the importance of dark skies is featured in saveastar.net, Astro2021 competition.

Dr. Llenos was impressed with the type of patient care he saw last year during a site visit to SPH and Homer Medical, saying it is a personal approach not offered in larger healthcare systems.

Homer Medical Center is adding new providers to ensure seamless care for our patients in preparation for the transition of Dr. Christy Martinez and Dr. Sarah Roberts to full time inpatient hospital care in October.

Appointments are now being scheduled with Dr. Llenos or any of our providers by calling (907) 235-8586. Information on all of our providers can be found under the Provider Tab above.  New patients are welcome.


Health happens here…

 

 

 

 

 

Preventive health care can help you stay healthier throughout your life. For many people, certain preventive health care is now free, with no copays or deductibles. Learn about the preventive care that you and your loved ones need and ask your healthcare provider what health care you need to stay healthy.

Read more here…


Do you need a FAA flight, CDL, or other work exam?

Homer Medical faaflightCenter provides work related exams for FAA flight physicals, Coast Guard physicals, Kenai Peninsula Borough workers and others.
Homer Medical Center’s certified Medical examiners are listed with the National Registry and are able to perform CDL physicals as required by the Department of Transportation.

Learn more about Occupational Services

 


Our mission is to provide personalized, respectful and evidence-based effective care to all our patients.

Homer Medical Center’s physicians and nurse practitioners have the education, training and experience in treating a wide range of medical conditions. We treat people throughout their lifespan. Services include pediatric, men’s and women’s health care, Medicare Annual Wellness Visits, illness and acute care, Chronic Disease Management, behavioral medicine, diagnostics and more.

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