About Us

9138 Arlon Street Anchorage-editWe offer family health care, founded on a comprehensive, functional, integrative philosophy. Our goal is to treat the source of problematic symptoms to the best of our ability, therefore restoring optimal health and function of the individual.

We take the time during every appointment, to listen to each patient’s unique history and develop a treatment plan tailored to the individual.

Our Philosophy

We offer family health care founded on a comprehensive, functional, integrative philosophy. Our goal is to treat the source of problematic symptoms to the best of our ability, therefore restoring optimal health and function of the individual. We take the time during every appointment, to listen to each patient’s unique history and develop a treatment plan tailored to the individual.

Our Staff

Chris Anne McDonald, APRN

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As a Family Nurse Practitioner in her own clinical practice, Alaska Functional Medicine Clinic, Chris Anne focuses on comprehensive patient care, striving to uncover the source of health problems that may be producing symptoms. She finds empowering patients to reach individual health goals highly rewarding. Various modalities utilized include but are not limited to education, nutrition both IV and oral, toxic metal evaluation and detoxification, hormone balance through bio-identical hormones, and lifestyle choices.

Chris Anne began her nursing career in Minneapolis, Minnesota at an alternative medical clinic. Two years later, she was instrumental in planning and operating an additional alternative medical clinic, where she was clinical director. There she collaborated with the medical director in planning personalized patient care, and implementing therapies focusing on allergies, fatigue, fibromyalgia, degenerative illnesses, nutrition and heavy metal detoxification.

Chris Anne earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Minnesota, in Minneapolis. She practiced as a registered nurse for eight years before returning to the University of Minnesota to pursue further education as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN). She is board certified in Family Practice Nursing.

Her professional affiliations include Alaska Nurse Practitioners Association and former member of the Minnesota Holistic Nurses Association and EPD Society.

Born in Alaska, Chris Anne returned in 2005 and has a thorough love for this great state. She enjoys many outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, hiking, camping and bicycling. She also enjoys cooking and developing new recipes for specialty diets, reading and music. She is married, has two grown children and is a grandmother.

Tawnya Yarger – Aesthetician

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Tawnya hails from eastern Montana, and joined our Alaska community in 2008 along with her husband and two boys. Tawnya is a highly skilled and well-rounded aesthetician with qualifications in all facial therapies but considers anti-aging and deep pore cleansing to be her specialties, all while creating a relaxing and nurturing environment for her clients.  She is committed to her career of helping clients achieve the best skincare results. Tawnya strives to continue her education by attending seminars and aesthetic conferences regularly. She encourages clients to take an interest in their skin, not only from an aesthetic focus, but also as a long term investment in their health and well being.

 

 

 

Testimonials

Our goal is to help our patients achieve optimum health, so they don’t need us! We have these wonderful patients to thank for our growth. Here is what they are saying about Alaska Functional Medicine Clinic:

Chris Anne is a Godsend. She made me feel like a person, not just another patient. Her health services and advice have made a tremendous difference in my health and in my life. –EH 2013

 

I am fortunate to have found Chris Anne; excellent professional, thorough and takes time to ensure she has listened to all of your concerns. –PS 2013

 

The personalized attention I get here is second to none. They care about you and your health! I am supported. I feel my overall health is getting better everyday. –PF