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OPA Brings Another Rheumatologist to Alaska

We are pleased to announce the addition of Summer Engler, MD to the OPA Rheumatology team.

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Affordable Orthopedic Care Expands for Teachers

Effective June 12, 2017, the Public Education Health Trust (PEHT) entered into a preferred provider agreement with Orthopedic Physicians Alaska, through our parent company OrthoAlaska, LLC, for discounted services.

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Dr. Powell Honored For His Work with U.S. Alpine Ski Team

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association recently honored Eli Powell, MD for his exceptional service to the Men's U.S. Alpine Ski Team. Dr. Powell served as official team physician for the 2017 World Cup race in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia where he treated a seriously injured athlete from the US Ski Team.

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OPA Named Among the Nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole. OPA was a national winner in the medium size (100-301 employees) category for 2016.

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OPA Becomes BCBS Preferred Providers

We are pleased to announce that as a division of OrthoAlaska LLC, OPA is now a Blue Cross Blue Shield In-Network, Preferred Provider.  

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MAKO Robot Total Joint Replacement: OPA surgeons among the first to operate

OPA surgeons Tucker Drury, MD and Deryk Anderson, DO are among the first in Alaska to perform partial and total joint replacements using the new, highly precise system from Mako…

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Dr. Chang Introduces Valley Clinic Hours

Board certified, fellowship trained foot and ankle specialist Eugene Chang, MD now holds clinic hours at our Wasilla office every other Monday... 

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Congratulations to Lynne Young, ATC

The National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) recently awarded its 2016 "Outstanding Athletic Training Service Award” to OPA’s Lynne Young, ATC, MEd., ITAT. Ms.Young has been a strong advocate for the athletic training profession in both her community and in the state. She has established... 

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Physiatrist Sean Taylor, MD Joins OPA

Dr. Taylor has brings of wealth of physiatry (physical medicine and rehabilitation) and pain management expertise to our practice, helping patients find non-surgical pain relief whenever possible. His special interests include... 

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Wasilla Office Announces Walk-in Hours

Now folks who get injured in the Valley region can walk-in to our Wasilla clinic — Monday - Friday, noon to 6p — and be seen by one of our board-certified orthopedic surgeons in the Valley.

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OPA Wins Chamber’s Gold Pan Award for Community Service

The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce awarded its coveted 2014 Gold Pan Award to Orthopedic Physicians Anchorage for “Distinguished Community Service by a Large Business or Organization.” 

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Owen Ala, MD joins OPA’s hand, wrist and upper extremity team

Dr. Ala is fellowship trained in hand, upper extremity and microvascular surgery and joins one of Alaska’s leading hand specialists, Marc Kornmesser, M.D., at OPA… 

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Alaska Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Teams with Orthopedic Physicians Anchorage

OPA is pleased to announce that two of Alaska’s leading orthopedic sports medicine surgeons have merged their Orthopedic Surgery practice with OPA.   

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OPA Offers “ASI” Hip Replacements

Led by Tim Kavanaugh, M.D., OPA’s hip replacement team now offers the increasingly popular Anterior Supine Intermuscular (ASI) hip replacement technique.   

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OPA Earns ASD “Star” Award

The Anchorage School District recently honored OPA’s Lynne Young, ATC and her team of certified athletic trainers, for their efforts to help keep young athletes healthy and safe...

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OPA introduces new spine procedure to Alaska.

OPA’s spine surgery team introduces the “iOflex®” procedure — a minimally invasive alternative to traditional decompression surgery. 

In May of 2012, OPA spine surgeon Mark E. Flanum, MD was to first to perform the surgery in Alaska. Using newly developed flexible instruments that enabled him to keep healthy bones and tissues in tact, Dr. Flanum made just two small incisions and removed overgrown bone and tissue pressing on the spinal nerve of his 85-year old patient and relieved her spinal stenosis symptoms.  Dr. Flanum and fellow OPA spine surgeon James M. Eule, M.D., have now performed several similar surgeries, all at Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage. 

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We are pleased to announce the addition of Summer Engler, MD to the OPA Rheumatology team
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