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Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2002

Blanton goes to work at Frontier Natural Health

Renae Blanton, a family nurse practitioner, has joined Dr. Patrick Huffman at Frontier Natural Health to practice integrative medicine. Blanton leaves her position at Planned Parenthood where she provided women's health services.

Blanton said integrative medicine combines what people traditionally expect when seeking health care with alternative and more holistic care such as nutrition support, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, chelation therapy and Seemorg Matrix Counseling, which is described as "transpersonal energy psychotherapy."

"Working with Dr. Huffman will allow me to continue providing women's health care while also providing care to entire families," Blanton said. "Clients will have the opportunity to choose and direct their own health and plan of care. Most people are pleasantly surprised to learn that there are many ways to treat their illness and appreciate being able to make a choice."

Blanton received her master's of science degree in nursing specializing in primary care in 1999 at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and holds national certification and state licensure.

Blanton will provide services on Thursdays and Fridays at Frontier Natural Health. She also plans on providing educational workshops at the clinic and at Peninsula Health and Nutrition in Kenai. She works with Kachemak Bay Medical Clinic in Homer on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Appointments can be made by contacting Frontier Natural Health, located at 35338 Kenai Spur Highway, Suite 12, Soldotna, at 260-7725.

Northern Technology Group hosts open house

Lambe, Tuter & Wagner Certified Public Accountants announces the grand opening of its newly expanded technology division, The Northern Technology Group.

The open house will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at 189 S. Binkley St. in Soldotna. The event is open to business owners and managers. It will feature demonstrations, refreshments and door prizes, including computer training and test vouchers, computer peripherals and T-shirts.

The Northern Technology Group is staffed by Microsoft Certified system engineers and A+ certified hardware technicians. It provides computer network design for business, installation and repairs, as well as training, certification testing and sales of custom Dell computers, said Cinde Wagner, division manager.

The company offers training "for business people who don't have time to take five-week courses to learn how to use computer technologies to increase the bottom line," Wagner said.

Expanded facilities include an eight-station computer lab featuring large, on-screen projection; high-speed Internet access is now available for private group training and rentals, she said.

For more information, call 262-1455 or visit www.northtechgroup.com.

Bailn joins Soldotna Medical Clinic

Dr. Gonzalo Araoz Fraser of the Soldotna Medical Clinic announces the addition of Dr. Gladys Bailn to the clinic on Kobuk Street in Soldotna.

Originally from Mana, Ecuador, Bailn moved to New York City at the age of 12. She is a board-certified family practitioner, who formerly practiced at the Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center.

Prior to coming to Alaska, Bailn served at the Mescalero Indian Health Services Hospital in New Mexico and the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium in Juneau.

She completed her fellowship in rural medicine with an emphasis on high-risk obstetrics care at the University of Washington. She recently married Dr. Pedro Perez, who also practices in the area.

In honor of National Women's Health Care Month, Bailn will offer free breast exams during October. For an appointment, call the Soldotna Medical Clinic at 262-5115.

Wilcox named to CPGH Inc. board

Susan Wilcox of Kenai has been named to the CPGH Inc. board of directors, expanding the hospital operating board's membership from nine to 10 members.

Wilcox was selected from eight qualified candidates who applied for the position, according to Diana Zirul, president of CPGH Inc.

Wilcox is a 23-year Alaska resident and a graduate of Kenai High School and the Alaska Vocational Technical Center in Seward.

She currently works as assistant to the health, environmental and safety manager at Unocal in Kenai. She also has worked for Arco Alaska, the Kenai Fire Department and Peak Oilfield Services. She has served on several nonprofit boards, including the North Pacific Volcano Learning Center.

"I wanted to join the hospital board because I want to make a difference in my community," Wilcox said. "My focus is on technology and the important role it plays in health care. I want to work to see that technological upgrades occur and quality care is delivered."

Wilcox is married to Eric Wilcox, a captain and paramedic for the Kenai Fire Department. They have four children and one grandchild.



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