Primary Care/Medical Care
When it comes to healthcare, you certainly don’t want to skimp. But navigating the intricacies of the healthcare labyrinth is not a task for the faint of heart. You need someone who can assist you and help you make informed decisions that maximize the impact of your time, money, and treatments. Someone who listens. Someone who cares.
We know that medical care in the Juneau area is in short supply, and to address that we have added the Primary Care Health Team, here, at Better Health Alaska.
Our Primary Care Health Team is a team of skilled medical professionals dedicated to serving the families of our surrounding communities. We are committed to serving you by bringing the very best of all-around family-centered healthcare we can provide. Better Health offers lab tests at the clinic.
No one wants or expects an injury or illness. They have a tendency to come at the worst of possible times. Whether it’s a spike in your blood pressure, a severe migraine, sleep apnea, or skin problems… it can really throw a crimp in your lifestyle.
Fortunately, we are here to help. Better Health Alaska is a state-of-the-art clinic with a wide variety of treatments and therapies under one roof. We started as a Chiropractic and Physical Therapy Clinic in the late 1990’s. But since then, we’ve expanded and grown, so that now we include a Family-Centered Primary Care Unit that serves families, too!
We at Better Health Alaska are committed to serving our community through multiple avenues. Currently located at our Juneau office, the Primary Care division of Better Health Alaska offers treatments for a variety of chronic conditions as well as other medical illnesses.
Our highly-skilled team of Nurse Practitioners can diagnose and treat a large variety of illnesses, or, if necessary, refer patients to a specialist better suited for a particular disease. Some of the conditions we deal with on a regular basis include:
- Cough/Cold/Flu/Sore throat
- DPT Physicals
- Ear infections
- Men’s Health- Testosterone Replacement/ ED
- Minor injuries
- Postpartum depression
- Skin problems
- Sports injuries
- Urinary tract infections
- Women’s Health – Hormone Replacement
- Weight Loss
We also offer a number of diagnostic technologies in the same office in which you are treated. These include: X-Ray, EKG, MRI, Diagnostic Ultrasound, EMG, and Nerve Conduction. In many cases, you can be diagnosed and treated – all at the same location!
- Alcohol abuse
- Auto-Immune Conditions
- Asthma management
- Back pain
- Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
- Diabetes management
- Dizziness, vertigo
- Earaches and infections
- Erectile dysfunction
- Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD)
- Headaches and migraines
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- High cholesterol (hyperlipidemia)
- Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)
- Minor aches, pains and sprains
- Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea
- Rheumatologic Conditions
- Sexually transmitted illness
- Sinus infections
- Sleep Apnea
- Sore throat (pharyngitis)
- Substance abuse
- Tobacco abuse
- Upper respiratory infections
- Urinary tract infections
- Vitamin B12 deficiency
- Weight gain
- Weight loss
- Women’s health (pap smear, vaginal infection, birth control)
Every member of the primary care team has successfully completed extensive medical training in academia and brings to bear a large body of knowledge drawn from years of experience in the field. Lastly, of course, each member is constantly engaging in re-certification exercises and keeping abreast of the most recent changes in medical knowledge and other new developments.
Rest assured, when you come to Better Health Alaska, you will be in the very best of hands.
Sandy Carrell earned her bachelor’s in nursing from Jacksonville University, and her master’s as an Adult Acute and Continuing Care Nurse Practitioner from the University of Alabama. Over the past 30 years, she’s worked in dozens of healthcare settings. At Better Health Alaska, she uses minimally invasive, essentially painless techniques to treat pain and joint issues. She, her husband, and their German Shepherd, Gertie, like to fish, hunt, and hike.
Sandy Carrell Comes On Board.
Sandy Carrell, Nurse Practitioner & Brent Wells, Chiropractor
At Home in the Office
Welcome to the Team, Sandy!
Dr. Brent Wells, D.C. founded Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab with his wife Coni in Anchorage in 1998. He received his B.S. from the University of Nevada (where they met), and his doctorate from the Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon. When he isn’t with his family, building his ongoing professional education, or helping folks at the clinic, he’s either doing something community-centered or playing blues/rock guitar.
Doctor Brent Wells performing a Chiropractic adjustment on a lower back pain patient.
Testing the lumbar decompression belt to treat low back pain as part of the Alaska Back Pain Protocol.
Performing rehabilitative exercises on a patient’s neck with cervical disc bulges.
Performing shoulder rehabilitation for a rotator cuff tear.
Physical therapy exercises for low back pain.
Doctor Brent Wells reviewing x-rays with a patient with neck pain.
Fitting a patient with low back pain with a brace for his back pain and sciatica.
Performing a neurologic evaluation on a patient who has lower back pain and sciatica.
Better Health Juneau
2201 Dunn Street, #2, Juneau, Alaska 99801
Open Hours: 9AM to 7PM
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