News & Events

April is Stress Awareness Month

Let's face it...we ALL have stress.  Life is full of it, both the good and bad kinds.  It may seem like there's nothing you can do about it either - those bills keep coming in, your job and family seem crazy busy and there's just no time for YOU.  But you have more control than you might think.  Managing your stress is all about taking charge of your emotions, thoughts, schedule, and how you … Read More

Healthy Pantry Staples Checklist

peanut butter sandwich

  It's easy to put together a quick, well-balanced meal when your pantry is stocked with a few healthy staples.         ♥  Extra virgin olive oil Aromatic olive oil is high in healthy monounsaturated fat and antioxidants.  Extra virgin olive oil maintains many nutrients and has a stronger flavor because is processed without high heat, bleach or … Read More

March Is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths affecting both men and women combined in the United States.  It is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States.  Every year, about 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from it each year. In the early stages of colorectal cancer, … Read More

“Like” Us to Win!!!

March gift bag

“Like” Alaska Family Wellness Center on Facebook during the month of March for a chance to win a gift bag of nutritional supplements, a diffuser and essential oils valued at over $350.00.  You’ll also see our weekly posts on health issues, new services, notices to patients & fun health facts. The gift bag includes: Essential oil diffuser 15 ml lime essential oil 15 ml lemon essential … Read More

Could You Have Leaky Gut Syndrome?

NOTE:  All blog postings on the AFWC website are intended for purely educational purposes and not as personalized medical advice.  We advise you to speak with a healthcare professional before making any health or lifestyle decisions.   We know, we know… this just sounds messy!  Let’s break it down for you in simple terms…   What is Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS) anyway? Leaky Gut … Read More

Change in Billing for Blue Cross Patients

As of March 17, 2014, Blue Cross plans will no longer pay for lab tests billed through a doctor's office.  Labs must be billed by the facility processing the sample.  For our Blue Cross patients, you will still be able to have your labs drawn at our clinic but LabCorp will be billing your insurance and you will receive a separate statement from LabCorp for payment. Please use the contact form … Read More

Notice for Prospective Affordable Care Act Patients…

The team at Alaska Family Wellness looks forward to working with a wave of new patients now receiving health benefits under the Affordable Care Act. Please take a moment to review the full array of services our clinic offers to individuals and families. If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, simply complete the contact form and a member of our staff will follow-up with … Read More

Updated Fee Schedule

On March 1, 2014, Alaska Family Wellness Center is implementing a new fee schedule. For patients, this means your co-pay or co-insurance may increase slightly. We have not increased our prices since 2008 and were reluctant to do so, but I think we can all agree that cost-of-living and business expenses have certainly increased greatly in the past six years. Our mission continues to be … Read More

A New Year Brings…

...a new insurance deductible for most of us.  I know, I know...talking about health insurance these days can be especially stressful.  We want to share some gentle reminders about insurance requirements and getting the most benefits out of the coverage you have. Jan 1, 2014 means a new deductible for most patients.  This means our office will be collecting in full at time of service for both … Read More

Season’s Greetings!

Everyone at Alaska Family Wellness Center is busy and excited about the holidays.  We wish each of you a joyous holiday season as you celebrate Christmas, Hanukah or Kwanzaa.  We encourage you to enjoy time with family and friends - building memories to last a lifetime! … Read More