"Experience the Future of Medicine"

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We offer Alaskans a world class medical center that is focused on providing outstanding care to our clients living with acute and chronic health challenges.

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We focus on the value of our clients’ experience. We have found that ample time spent with our exceptional medical providers’ results in thorough and comprehensive medical care.

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Our goal is to educate, empower, and enrich our client's health through a caring, professional, and unique medical experience.

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Avante's team of medical providers approach your care with world-class medical therapies while providing the time needed to accomplish the results you are looking for.

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Avante offers a beautiful and healing environment with world-class medical providers, excellent staff, and extensive integrative and conventional medical services for the whole family.

Providers

Wendy Willmon, DC

Dr Wendy WillmonDr. Wendy Willmon has provided excellence in chiropractic medicine for over twenty years .  She provides diversified chiropractic manipulation with a multitude of therapies including massage, myofascial release and trigger point therapy, therapeutic stretching, lumbar and cervical traction, flexion-distraction, ultrasound and electric muscle stimulation and many other supplementary modalities.  In addition to the spine and extremities, she has a desire to optimize the overall health of her patients.  She will spend the time necessary to evaluate various health concerns including such things as chronic inflammation, autoimmune disorders and hormonal imbalances and offers ways to supplement the body's own natural drive for homeostasis. She also enjoys working with expectant mothers throughout their pregnancy and offers the Webster method and other techniques to ensure the most comfortable experience possible.

Issues such as inflammation, insomnia, hormonal imbalances, and autoimmune disorders can have a huge impact on the body’s ability to heal and control pain.  As a provider at Avante I work to identify contributing factors that may be negatively affecting the musculoskeletal system and prevent positive treatment progression.  My goal is to encompass all aspects of your health, working with additional Avante providers when necessary, to implement a truly comprehensive and effective treatment plan. 

Dr. Willmon graduated from Central Washington University with a Bachelor’s degree in Pre-medicine and Biology and a minor in Chemistry and Psychology.  She continued her education at University of Western States where she received honors with a Doctorate of Chiropractic.  While acquiring her doctoral degree she spent additional hours learning massage and soft tissue techniques to further expand her skill set.  That motivation to learn has continued into her working career with a desire to develop new skills and advance her knowledge with a variety of complimentary education.

She appreciates communicating and cooperating with other health care professionals as part of an integrative team approach.   She strives to provide thorough, high-quality care, tailored to each patient’s needs while providing the tools her patients require to maintain optimal health and well being.  She understands that each person is unique and entitled to individualized consideration and that quality care usually involves the understanding and correlating of many factors into a comprehensive plan of well-being.

 Her spare time is spent with her family including her husband, an Anchorage fire fighter, two children and a couple of rambunctious dogs exploring Alaska and enjoying the occasional trips out of state. You’ll also find her at the gym where her interest in anatomy and kinesiology are combined with a love of weightlifting.

Tami Lubitsh-White, Licensed Psychologist

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Dr. Tami Lubitsh-White is a licensed psychologist focusing on sychodynamic, EMDR, Sensorimotor, ACT, and specialty in integration in Primary care dealing with chronic health conditions.

She was born and raised in Israel. Before becoming a clinician, she worked for many years as a journalist and a theater director. Her curiosity about the human experience led her to change careers and study psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. She worked several years in the field of treating substance disorders and addressing the underlying causes that led people to get addicted. Later she continued her education and completed her doctorate degree at Alaska Pacific University. She specialized in treating trauma and she constantly develops innovative methods to deal with mental health challenges like depression, anxiety, sleep difficulties, and PTSD.

Her approach to well-being is inspired by mind, body, and heart medicine. She believes that in order to be physically healthy, we need to take care of our mental health and vice versa. This approach led her to explore the integration of behavioral health in primary care.

She founded and managed an integrated behavioral health program at Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center in Alaska. Then she worked in Providence. Today she works as a consultant in the field of primary care and teaches at Alaska Pacific University. She is committed to improving the lives of her patients through a consistent focus on individualized care and connection. Her hope is to be part of the vibrant care team at Avante, working to create a space where people can heal and thrive.

Jason J. Harmon, ND FABNO - Cancer Care Services

Jason J. Harmon, ND FABNO

Cancer Care Services

One of the nation’s top naturopathic oncology specialists is right here in Alaska!

Jason J. Harmon, ND

Before you consider leaving the state for “comprehensive cancer care”, first consider an appointment with Dr. Harmon. Dr. Harmon provides Alaskans living with cancer a world-class opinion locally with 19 years of working as an expert in integrative oncology

Jason J. Harmon, ND FABNO (Fellow of American Board of Naturopathic Oncology) is a naturopathic doctor who graduated from Bastyr University as a naturopathic primary care physician. He has been board certified in naturopathic oncology for more than 12 years. He is a fourth generation Alaskan who returned to Alaska to practice after graduating in 1999. He has practiced naturopathic internal medicine with a specialty in integrative cancer care. He works side by side with your conventional cancer team to provide a thorough, well-rounded approach to the body while undergoing treatment. Also, in the last eight years, Dr. Harmon has worked in human clinical trials dealing with infectious disease to bring new life saving medicines to market. He co-founded the national Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncANP), the first board certification entity established in the naturopathic profession. He also co-founded Avante Medical Center, LLC. in 2002. Dr. Harmon works with oncology groups in the Anchorage area and outside Alaska. He will work closely with you and your cancer team to provide strategic and synergistic care.

Cancer care navigation services:

Have you or a loved one been recently diagnosed with cancer and are seeking guidance or a new direction in your cancer care?  Are you looking for guidance in determining top cancer therapies inside Alaska, the US, and overseas?  Have you seen out of state integrative cancer centers advertising holistic treatment options and you would like an unbiased opinion on their validity?  Dr. Jason Harmon can help you navigate your options and help you put together a world class medical team in Alaska or abroad if needed. 

Schedule a treatment guidance appointment with Dr. Harmon to discuss your cancer treatment options and the best therapies available today globally, both conventional and integrative.  Dr. Harmon’s 19 years of working in Alaska, across the US, and around the globe in integrative oncology allows for a unique and impactful contribution when deciding on what therapies are best suited for your specific cancer.  These appointments are for 60 minutes.  It is crucial to provide all appropriate medical documents (office visit notes, pathology notes, scan results, etc.) at least three days prior to the visit so Dr. Harmon can be prepared and maximize the quality of your visit. 

Cancer care medical services:

Starting cancer treatment and would like an integrative cancer specialist on your team? 

Do you need help with cancer treatment side effect prevention, optimization of conventional treatments, assurance that natural/integrative therapies will not interfere with your other medical treatments, help rebuilding the body during and after treatment, etc?

Schedule a medical appointment with Dr. Harmon to look at your entire body and optimize your outcomes and health during and after treatment for cancer.  Our goal is to help you thrive during treatment and rebuild to a better you afterward.  In cases where long term or lifelong treatment is required, Dr. Harmon works to help you support your body and optimize your health so as best to fight your cancer, improve quality of life, and feel better.  Dr. Harmon provides a complete assessment of your cancer diagnosis, treatment options, treatment side effect reduction, addresses entire body’s health, and provides guidance to optimize: 

  • Conventional and integrative cancer therapy assessment and recommendations
  • Cancer treatment navigation options for treatments available in Alaska, the US, and abroad.
  • Cancer therapy side effects reduction. 
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Genetic assessment to individualize the best therapies for you during and after treatment.

Additional services for patients living with or rebuilding after cancer:

  • Physical medicine.  Body pain?  ART/Myofascial therapist and acupuncturist are available for your care.  Surgery, radiation, and other cancer treatments can lead to structural changes that can cause pain and discomfort.  Get moving and out of pain now! 
  • Mental health services.  If needed, meet with a psychiatric nurse practitioner expert in medication intervention for you or those impacted by a cancer diagnosis.
  • Diet and nutrition consults.  Meet with a dietician expert in creating meal plans to create optimal health for those diagnosed with cancer.  Whole foods, great proteins and fats, and fiber rich carbs will be infused into your diet plan.
  • Genetic guidance for foods and health.  Target gene specific nutrients, vitamins, medications and foods with our specialist with over 30 years in the field of medicine.
  • Primary care services that incorporate the whole body.  Avante has some of Alaska’s most experienced practitioners.

Jason J. Harmon, ND FABNO - NON-Cancer Care

Jason J. Harmon, ND FABNO

NON-Cancer Medical Conditions

Jason J. Harmon, ND

Are you or a loved one dealing with a chronic complex medical condition? Dr. Harmon’s 20 years of integrative medical care and research provides patients living with complex medical conditions a new perspective with the goal of treating the cause(s) and getting results. From auto-immune to degenerative neurological illnesses, Dr. Harmon combines two decades of experience and compassionate care to help you put the pieces of difficult medical puzzles together, bringing in experts from around the state and country when needed.

If you are interested in seeing Dr. Harmon, please submit a detailed summary of your illness(s) (1 page or less) with accompanying pertinent lab results and objective findings and Dr. Harmon will review. If he feels he can make a positive impact on your care, an appointment will be set up. If he feels there is a better provider for your specific condition, he will advise you to start with them, so you save time and money.

Conditions Routinely Seen:

Autoimmune Conditions

  • Crohn’s disease
  • Colitis
  • Hashimoto’s thryoiditis
  • RA

Allergies

  • Environmental
  • Foods
  • Airborne
  • Unknown

Chronic infections

Metabolic syndromes

  • Diabetes
  • Weight gain
  • Wasting syndromes

Carolyn M. Van de Rostyne, ANP

carolynI am an Advanced Nurse Practitioner with 35 years of experience providing acute primary care, hospital care, and general care. My focus is optimal well being and healthy aging through hormone health and lifestyle awareness. Maintaining healthy hormone levels throughout the lifespan is critical to aging well in terms of heart, brain, bone disease prevention and contributes to an overall sense of well being. Other areas of interest include the emerging realm of peptide therapies, amino acids formulated to mimic or enhance cellular processes that restore and optimize function, and in nutrigenomics, the study of relationships between what we eat and how our genetic profile interacts with input on a molecular level.

I have been in love with Alaska since moving here from Northern Canada, in 1990. I never tire of the beauty that surrounds us, and the endless opportunities Alaska offers us. I have a goal to climb every inch of the Turnagain Arm, and end each hike at the Turnagain Arm Pit BBQ – a family venture my spouse Jack and I started as a hobby 9 years ago.

I am happy to have found a new home with Avante Medical Center, which has provided a healthy team-oriented work environment that is supportive to both its providers and patients alike.

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