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!

Services Offered



Diagnostic Ultrasound


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
  • Sprains/bumps/bruises
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Women’s Health – Hormone Replacement
  • Weight Loss
Care of Chronic Conditions
We accept most types of insurance and, of course, offer our four Better Health Promises to all patients who need them.

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
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Auto-Immune Conditions
  • Asthma management
  • Back pain
  • Bronchitis
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • COPD
  • Depression
  • Diabetes management
  • Dizziness, vertigo
  • Earaches and infections
  • Eczema
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Fever
  • Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD)
  • Gout
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Heart disease
  • Heartburn
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • High cholesterol (hyperlipidemia)
  • Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)
  • Influenza
  • Insomnia
  • Laryngitis
  • Malaise/fatigue
  • Minor aches, pains and sprains
  • Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pneumonia
  • Rashes
  • Rheumatologic Conditions
  • Sexually transmitted illness
  • Shingles
  • 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)
The Family Practice Healthcare Team
The primary care team at Better Health Alaska is led by Nurse Practitioner Sandy Carrell. Our dedicated team is drawn from the best of the best, all sharing a commitment to providing comprehensive, compassionate care for you, your family, and others across Alaska.

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, N.P.

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.

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Dr. Brent Wells

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.

We’re Here To Serve You!

Better Health Juneau

2201 Dunn Street, #2, Juneau, Alaska 99801

Phone: 907-796-3333
Open Hours: 9AM to 7PM


FREE One-Hour Massage Certificate

That’s right! Receive a certificate for a free one-hour massage with one of our highly-trained, professional, and licensed massage therapists for use after your first appointment. You can use it yourself, or give it to one of your family or friends for them to use!