Medical Clinics

Services & Programs

The Ninilchik Traditional Council provides health services in the “Ninilchik, Anchor Point, and Homer area” and is also a source of assistance and referrals to other medical facilities in Alaska. Health and well being are important tribal values and NTC encourages all people to improve or maintain their health of both body and mind. The principles of health and good medicine provide a strong foundation for personal achievements, community success, and cultural enrichment.

Use the tabs below to navigate between the programs and services our Health and Community department provides.

Medical Clinics

Behavioral Health

Youth Outreach

Elders Outreach

Patient Resources

Health & Wellness Club

About Our Community Medical Clinics

Our Mission Statement: Committed to providing comprehensive, culturally appropriate, quality healthcare to all people.

NTC Community Clinics are the Ninilchik Village Tribe’s Indian Health Service providers and any IHS-eligible person or family can be seen at our clinics, regardless of tribal affiliation. We also are open to non-IHS beneficiaries – all people are welcome at any of our clinics!

Clinic Services

NTC Community Clinics offer a wide variety of medical services as full family practices that welcome all patients. From annual wellness Visits to specialized care, our friendly and professional medical staff provide dedicated and quality healthcare for you and your entire family.

We know many patients on the Peninsula have historically traveled to Anchorage or out of state for different aspects of primary care services. Our friendly and professional medical staff offers a wide variety of services and are dedicated to providing quality healthcare close to home.

Some of our newer services include:

  • Management of chronic conditions
  • Hormone therapy and counseling services in a primary care setting
  • Integrated behavioral health
  • Trauma-informed care
Alternative Pain Management

Our providers offer a variety of alternative treatment options for those suffering from and injury or chronic pain. Options include:

  • Referrals to Physical Therapy
  • Osteopathic Manipulation
Physical Examinations

Whether you need pre-employment, Merchant Mariner, Medicare, or general wellness exams, NTC Community Clinics are able to accommodate your needs.

Drug screens and lab work are also available.

Laboratory Services

Daily phlebotomy services and simple in-house tests are available. Tests we are unable to offer onsite are shipped daily to the ANMC lab or LabCorp.

*All labs require both an appointment and an order from a provider. If you do not have a lab order, please call for an appointment with one of our providers.

Medication For Addiction Treatment

Ninilchik Community Clinic offers FDA- approved medication to assist with alcohol and opioid use disorder.

We also offer case management to connect you to peer support, job services, counseling, and other services needed.

Immunizations

We offer both seasonal and standard immunizations at all our clinics for adults and kids. Please call to confirm availability.

Women's Health

Several of our providers have specialized experience in women’s health across the life cycle.

  • Reproductive health
  • STI screenings
  • Prenatal and postpartum care, including treatment for postpartum depression
  • Menopausal treatment
  • Co-visits with kids
Pediatrics

Our providers are trained in Family Medicine, including pediatric care. We carry all childhood immunizations and provide sports physicals.

  • Urgent issues such as coughs and colds
  • Well child visits
  • Confidential care for adolescents
  • Asthma, allergies, and eczema
  • Sprained ankles and other minor injuries

Clinic Locations

Ninilchik Community Clinic

 15765 Kingsley Rd, Ninilchik, AK 99639
(907) 567-3970
Monday – Friday | 9am – 5pm

Dr. Sarah Spencer, DO: Monday, Thursday, Friday
Dr. Tamar Marcotte, DO: Monday – Friday
Dr. Robin Holmes, MD: Monday
Stacy Beck, FNP: Tuesday – Friday
Kristie Finkenbinder, FNP: Tuesday & Wednesday

  • Family Practice
  • Behavior Health
  • Medically Supported Weight Loss
  • MAT (Medication for Addiction Treatment)
  • Osteopathic Manipulation
  • Labs & Xrays
Anchor Point Community Clinic

 33880 Sterling Hwy, Anchor Point, AK 99556
(907) 206-2733
Monday – Thursday | 9am – 7pm

Dr. Margaret Westner, FNP

  • Family Practice
  • MAT (Medication for Addiction Treatment)
  • Walk-ins are welcome
  • Some labs and xrays – others can be done at our Ninilchik location
Homer Community Clinic

 

 

 

 

4047 Bartlett St, Homer, AK 99603
(907) 206-2730
Monday – Friday | 9am – 5pm

Dr. Robin Holmes, MD, Wednesday & Friday
Renae Blanton, FNP: Monday -Thursday
Kristie Finkenbinder, FNP: Monday & Thursday

  • Family Practice
  • Behavioral Health
  • Medically Supported Weight Loss
  • MAT (Medication for Addiction Treatment)

Community Clinic Medical Providers

Dr. Robin Holmes
Board Certified Family Medicine Physician
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Dr. Holmes is a board-certified family physician with special interest in women’s health and LGBTQ+ care. Originally from Chicago where she completed medical school, she completed residency training in Anchorage and worked in Fairbanks for several years prior to moving to the Peninsula. She has experience with a wide variety of clients in multiple settings and is especially excited about caring for entire families from babies to great-grandparents! She also has personal interests in food as medicine, supporting her colleagues who specialize in weight loss programs and functional medicine. Dr. Holmes has experience in prenatal and obstetrics as well as minor office procedures in addition to full-spectrum primary care.

Dr. Holmes is fluent in Spanish, both conversational and medical, and welcomes Spanish-speaking patients of all ages.

In her spare time she enjoys walking her dogs on the beach, riding her bike around town, and cooking vegetables from her garden.

Dr. Sarah Spencer
Doctor of Osteopathy (DO)
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Dr. Spencer is board-certified physician in both family and addiction medicine. She runs the Medication assisted treatment (MAT) program for patients with opioid and alcohol use disorders. This program utilizes medication along with social support to help patients reduce the harmful use of alcohol and drugs. Telemedicine services are available to help patients in remote areas access needed care.
 
Dr. Spencer volunteers with the Southern Kenai Peninsula Opioid Task Force, the Homer Exchange syringe access program, and provides naloxone (Narcan) overdose training through the State of Alaska’s Project HOPE. In addition, she works as a treatment consultant and physician trainer with the State of Alaska to improve access to opioid addiction treatment across the state.
 
She lives in Anchor Point with her family and enjoys gardening, berry picking, cooking, and baking in her spare time.

Dr. Tamar Marcotte
Doctor of Osteopathy (DO)
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Tamar G. Marcotte, D.O. is a diligent and compassionate board-certified osteopathic physician, specializing in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. She has a special interest in musculoskeletal and sports medicine, women’s health, pediatrics, and management of chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, chronic headaches, thyroid disease, and asthma.

Skilled in Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (OMT), Dr. Tamar Marcotte provides patients with a unique hands-on approach to treating a wide range of physical ailments from chronic conditions such as neck and back pain, carpal tunnel, TMJ and migraines to more acute conditions such as sinus infections and painful menstrual cramping. Dr. Tamar Marcotte also enjoys helping patients achieve a healthy lifestyle and stop harmful habits such as smoking.

After her undergraduate studies in Nutrition Science at Indiana University, she received her D.O. medical degree and pre-doctoral fellowship in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine from Midwestern University’s Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Tamar Marcotte completed her medical training at MacNeal Hospital’s Family Medicine Residency in the west Chicago suburbs.

Considered a loyal patient advocate and adept at managing highly complex patients, Dr. Tamar Marcotte believes it to be an honor to learn about her patients’ diverse backgrounds so she can help customize their treatment plans to achieve their personal health goals. In her free time, Tamar enjoys gardening, fishing, and exploring Alaska with her friends and family.

Kristie Finkenbinder
FNP
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Kristie is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She had 9 years of primary home health care nursing experience and developed extensive experience with the geriatric population. She worked part time in an integrative clinic giving her both knowledge and appreciation in this spectrum of care. Kristie was an experienced wound care nurse and recently obtained board-certification as a Wound Treatment Associate. She also holds a MAT Waiver and can treat opioid use disorder. Kristie began working with NTC June 2019. Born and raised in Homer, Kristie is very excited to be a part of the community.
Kristie’s goal with patients is to help prevent disease and optimize health outcomes by delivering holistic medical care and is always striving to address patient values and goals as well as psychosocial, physical, and spiritual health.
Kristie is a wife and mother of 2 children. An outdoor enthusiast who loves nature, Kristie loves all types of skiing, mountain biking, backpacking, hiking, berry picking, yardwork, and anything outdoors. She also loves down time with family and friends.

Margaret Westner
FNP
Renae Blanton
FNP
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Renae became a nurse in 1991 and since 1999, a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a fellowship/specialty in Integrative Medicine. She moved to Homer, Alaska in 2001 where she has raised her daughter.

Integrative Medicine is the blending of traditional “Western” medicine, naturopathic, and functional medicine that focuses on a holistic approach, allowing patients and their families to direct their care in a way that is meaningful to them. Integrative Medicine respects and incorporates alternative medicine into a plan of care that helps people reach their health goals.

She cares for those with chronic illness such as diabetes, hypertension, auto-immune disorders, hormone balancing/replacement for men and women, supportive cancer care, detoxification and chelation, ozone therapies, nutritional support and anti-aging medicine. She is passionate about prevention of disease and illness while helping people live a long and healthy life.
When not with patients, she practices what she teaches about balancing life with joy, laughter, quality time with loved ones, and time for meditation and reflection. She loves camping, hiking, fishing, biking, paddle boarding, and a little bit of gardening.

Renae will be a wellness educator in addition to program service development for the Clinic.

Stacy Beck
FNP
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Stacy Beck has been in the medical field for 22 years -18 as a nurse and five as a nurse practitioner. After being Outside for 10 years, she moved back to Alaska and has taken on a nurse role once again. Stacy graduated as a nurse from Seattle Pacific University and as a family nurse practitioner from Gonzaga University. She also received certificates from Emory University as a certified wound ostomy nurse (CWON) and a certified foot care nurse (CFCN).

As a nurse, Stacy practiced in many areas including hospital, outpatient clinics (IV therapy, wound care and foot care), and home health. As a nurse practitioner, she worked in an internal medicine clinic along with seeing patients in their homes. Stacy really enjoys taking care of patients and helping them to live the highest quality lives that they can through care and education.

Stacy grew up in New Jersey and has lived in Oregon and Washington. She has a husband and one son. In her free time, Stacy enjoys time with her family, reading, researching genealogy, travelling, and hiking. She also has three cats who she loves spending time with.

New Patients

Please arrive with plenty of time to fill out all registration paperwork before your scheduled appointment.

What to bring to your first appointment:

  • Current Insurance Card(s)
  • Medicare Card
  • Current Medicaid Sticker
  • Tribal ID Card or CIB (if an IHS Beneficiary)
  • Medication List

Current Patients

Please arrive no later than 5 minutes prior to your appointment. If you are unable to make an appointment, please notify us at least 24 hours before your scheduled appointment. If you are more than 15 minutes late to an appointment without giving us advance notice, you will be considered a no-show and your appointment will be cancelled.

 

Walk-Ins

Walk-Ins are welcome, but please note: unless your condition is deemed an emergency, our scheduled appointments take precedence. Calling and scheduling appointments in advance is the best way to ensure you are seen in a timely manner.

Finance & Billing

The NTC Community Clinics are the Ninilchik Tribe’s Indian Health Service providers and any IHS eligible person or family can be seen at any clinic, regardless of tribal affiliation or blood quantum.

Our clinics also provide basic, emergency, and primary care to the public. We accept over 60 kinds of insurance including: Medicare, Medicaid, VA, and Tricare, as well as numerous private insurances. The NTC Community Clinics are preferred providers for patients enrolled with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska. 

Uninsured and underinsured patients receive a 10% discount for clinic visits paid in full at the time of service.

For any questions regarding patient statements from NTC Community Clinics, please contact our Patient Account Specialist using the contact information posted at the bottom of this page.

Kim Steik

Clinic Receptionist / Patient Accounts Specialist

(907) 567-3370 x3101

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Medically Supported Weight Loss Program

Kristie Finkenbinder, FNP is now offering a primary care-based medical weight loss program, billable to most insurances.

Founded upon evidence-based medicine and focused on utilizing real food, this program offers practical solutions for both weight loss and continued maintenance. You will experience personalized help to achieve your health goals, guided by a professional, holistic approach.

Kristie Finkenbinder

FNP

(907) 567-3970 x3109

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Medication for Addiction Treatment (MAT) Program

Ninilchik Community Clinic offers FDA- approved medication to treat addiction, as well as harm reduction services and general medical care for people who use drugs. We offer urgent telemedicine intakes as well as rapid medication starts. We offer individualized treatment plans to match each person’s goals to stop or reduce their drugs use and to reduce the harms that substance use is causing in their lives. We specialize in helping patients who are using multiple substances and we don’t discharge patients who are struggling with ongoing drug use.

Our MAT Services:

  • Medications for opioid use disorder: Buprenorphine (Suboxone and Sublocade) and naltrexone (Vivitrol) as well as supportive medications to treat withdrawal symptoms
  • Medications for alcohol use disorder: Naltrexone (Vivitrol), disulfiram (Antabuse) and acamprosate (Campral). We also offer off-label medications for patients who have failed other treatments, as well as outpatient alcohol withdrawal management
  • Treatment of stimulant use disorder: medications that help reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms, as well as contingency management
  • Benzodiazepine (Xanax/Klonapin/Bromazolam) withdrawal management: Monitored benzodiazepine tapers as well as evidence-based treatment of anxiety, PTSD, and insomnia
  • Harm Reduction Services: Naloxone kits, fentanyl and xylazine test strips, and injection supplies
  • Hepatitis C treatment: Simple Hep C treatment for people who are using drugs
  • PREP: Pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention
  • General Health care: Birth control, STD testing, treatment of chronic pain, depression, anxiety, and insomnia
  • Integrated Mental Health care: Individual and group therapy, telemedicine, ASAP and ASAM assessments, and connection to 12-step meetings and other recovery programs
  • Case management to connect patients to peer support, job services, counseling, and to help navigate the medical and legal systems to help patients stay in recovery and improve their quality of life

Please click on this link to fill out our Recovery Services form.

Behavioral Health Department

Annette Hubbard

MAT Case Manager & Behavioral Health Aide

 Ninilchik:  (907) 567-3370 x3133
Homer: (907) 567-3370 x3807

 

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