Meet Our Team

SVT Health & Wellness believes in building relationships with our patient/partners. That’s why we’ve assembled one of the finest medical teams in all of Alaska for comprehensive primary care, complete general dentistry and naturopathic wellness.

Whether you’re seeking a dentist or massage in Homer AK, a back-to-school physical in Anchor Point or acupuncture in Seldovia—we’ve got the right providers for you.

  • Dr. Carey Gear
    Dr. Carey GearMedical Director
    Dr. Gear is a Family Physician committed to an integrated approach to health care, with more than 28 years of experience. He received his medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine. He provides services at all three SVT Health & Wellness health centers, plus...
  • Dr. Kirt Touchstone
    Dr. Kirt TouchstoneDental Director
    Dr. Touchstone received his degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery from LSU Dental School in Louisiana in 1985. Since that time, he has served patients in both Louisiana and Alaska. After leaving Haines in 1999 to take care of family, he and his wife longed...
  • Renae Blanton
    Renae BlantonFamily Nurse Practitioner
    Renae has been in healthcare for more than 25 years, beginning with her time serving active duty and as a reservist in the US Navy Nurse Corps. She pursued her ability to practice medicine as a nurse practitioner, graduating with her Master’s degree cum laude...
  • Christine Brubaker
    Christine BrubakerFamily Nurse Practitioner
    A Family Nurse Practitioner with a degree in community health from Brown University and a Masters in Nursing from Yale, Christine has found a home at SVT Health and Wellness. She has been in the medical field since 2005 and enjoys practicing medicine that focuses...
  • Patricia Delate
    Patricia DelateFamily Nurse Practitioner
    A love for adventure mixed with a love of serving people drew Patty to become a family nurse practitioner to share her knowledge of health and wellness to people in remote areas of the world. Patty has worked in rural areas throughout Alaska for more...
  • Christine Pratt
    Christine PrattPhysician Assistant
    Christine first came to Alaska in 2013 from Hawaii. This has been a great experience for her and she has come to love Alaska. Her focus is on primary care and family medicine but she has worked in specialty areas, such as cardiology, gynecology, and...
  • Amy Rattenbury
    Amy RattenburyAcupuncturist
    Amy holds a master’s degree in Chinese Medicine and is nationally certified by the NCCAOM. Her passion for holistic medicine began after receiving successful treatments to improve her own health and well-being. Many conditions can be effectively treated using Chinese medicine including digestive, respiratory, and...
  • Sarah LaQue
    Sarah LaQueMassage Therapist
    Sarah’s training extends far beyond several modes of massage, to include homeopathy, kinesiology, plus certification in structural energetic therapy (SET), and functional nutrition (FNLP). She is also a certified Pilates and yoga instructor. The cranial/sacral system, brain, nervous system, and facia are Sarah’s passion as...
  • Ane Mane
    Ane ManeAcupuncturist
    Ane is a Naturopathic Doctor and Licensed Acupuncturist and has been in practice for more than 15 years. She graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, OR with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine. Ane...
  • Colleen Ackerman
    Colleen AckermanChemical Dependency Counselor
    Colleen has a Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Addictions Studies and is a National Certified Addiction Counselor II and an Alaska Chemical Dependency Clinical Supervisor. She has over 25 years of experience in chemical dependency and behavioral health treatment working with diverse...
  • Osnat “Osi” Kaspi
    Osnat “Osi” KaspiCounselor
    A Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Dance/Movement Therapist, Osi provides services addressing the behavioral and mental health components of wellness through many mediums, including Trauma Informed and Brief Solution based counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and Stress management, Compassion Focused Therapy, Grief counseling, Crisis...
  • Patty Dolese
    Patty DoleseWellness Coach
    With a Master’s Degree in Psychology/Counseling and 20 years’ experience as a life coach and certified teacher, Patty has the perfect background to be a Health & Wellness Coach. She has a passion for helping people discover greater health and wellness in their lives, supporting...
  • Elizabeth Roedl
    Elizabeth RoedlDental Hygienist
    Elizabeth Roedl is a lifelong Alaskan who received her degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Alaska Anchorage. She entered the profession of dentistry as a dental assistant in 2007, and graduated from UAA in 2016 and has been working as a registered dental...
  • Melissa Peterson
    Melissa PetersonDental Hygienist
    A Dental Hygienist for more than 30 years, Melissa has always had an interest in studying and learning about the human body in regard to health, nutrition, and fitness. She graduated from North Dakota State College of Science with a Dental Hygiene degree, and received...