Caring for Interior Alaska from the Inside Out
Mark Wade, M.D. | Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Mark Wade's first taste of Alaska was in 1987, when he worked as a fishing guide for a resort lodge in the Bristol Bay area. Originally from Texas, he received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University. He graduated medical school from the University of Texas-Galveston. While in medical school, he was Class President his sophomore, junior, and senior years. He was awarded the prestigious Dean of Medicine Centennial Award for Leadership, and was active in several community volunteer programs while in medical school.
He completed an internship in Ft. Worth, Texas at John Peter Smith Hospital. He then returned to Galveston to finish his orthopedic surgery residency. Many physicians opt to further their training by completing extended programs called fellowships. Dr. Wade has completed two fellowships: surgical-infectious diseases and shoulder/elbow surgery.
As a former competitive athlete, his desire to specialize his practice towards athletes is based on his lifelong involvement in sports. He has presented research papers at several national meetings, and written articles for both medical and contemporary publications. He routinely volunteers for athletic events, donates time and resources to support local school and sports programs. He currently organizes the annual Alaska Wilderness Medical course, which organizes many physicians to volunteer their time to teach about treating the sick in a wilderness setting.
A member of many medical professional societies, Dr. Wade works hard to stay up to date with the latest treatments in orthopedic surgery.
He has been married to his wife, Cindy, since 1987 and they have three children.
Neal Everson, D.O. | Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Everson attended medical school at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima, Washington. He completed his Orthopedic Surgery residency at McLaren Macomb Hospital in northeast Detroit which is part of the Michigan State University Statewide Campus. During that time Dr. Everson also studied pediatric surgery and orthopedic trauma at the Detroit Medical Center.
After residency, Dr. Everson went on to pursue a prestigious fellowship in Sports Medicine at San Diego Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy. During fellowship he worked in San Diego County and at Scripps La Jolla Hospital which is the #11 ranked orthopedic hospital in the country (US News and World Report 2019). There he worked with various sports teams and with the former team physicians of the San Diego Chargers and Padres. He worked as a team physician at San Diego State University and with the San Diego Gulls of the American Hockey League and various community colleges and high schools in San Diego County.
He has an interest in Sports Medicine including ACL reconstruction, knee and shoulder arthroscopy, anterior hip total joint surgery and MRI and CT guided knee and shoulder replacements, minimally invasive surgical techniques, cartilage restoration, and platelet and stem cell injections for various injuries and ailments. He also enjoys treating patients of all ages from the young to the elderly. He firmly believes that surgery be reserved for those that fail other nonoperative care and enjoys seeing patients heal with and without surgery. He performs total joint replacements, surgery for orthopedic trauma, hand surgery and arthroscopic procedures of the shoulder, hip and knee. He operates at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and The Surgery Center of Fairbanks.
Dr. Everson and his wife are originally from the Fairbanks area, having grown up here in the interior. He went to North Pole High School (wife went to West Valley) and was later stationed at Fort Wainwright during his military service. He is excited to once again call Fairbanks his home. He is a proud father of five children and enjoys the outdoors, fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, snowboarding, basketball, scouting, church activities and the many talents of his children.
United States Military Academy at West Point Medical School
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences Residency Training
Michigan State University Statewide Campus System- McLaren Macomb, Mt Clemens
Michigan- ACGME accredited
Fellowship Training - San Diego Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine- ACGME accredited
Board Certifications- Board Eligible- American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgeons
Joint Replacement Surgery- Anterior total hip replacement, CT/MRI guided shoulder and knee replacement, Shoulder and Knee Sports Arthroscopy
David Hunstman, D.P.M. |
Dr. Huntsman was born and raised in a rural farming community in southeast Idaho, (his high school
mascot was actually a potatoe). After obtaining his bachelor’s degree from BYU-Idaho, he attended
podiatry school in Chicago for 4 years. He completed his 3 year surgical residency program at Oakwood
Healthcare system in the greater Detroit area. He is board certified by the America Board of Podiatric
Medicine and appreciates the opportunity to be of service to the community of Fairbanks. He loves
spending time with his family hiking, fishing, or hunting. He and his kids also train in Brazilian jiu jitsu
together. Dr. Huntsman, as well as his wife and kids love Alaska and are excited to be here.
Ryan Morrill, PA-C | Certified Physician's Assistant
Ryan attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center PA school through the Interservice Physician Assistant Program at Fort Sam Houston, TX as an active duty soldier. Upon completion of PA school, Ryan served six years as a battalion PA at Fort Wainwright, AK, where he supported missions in Japan and South Korea and completed one combat tour in Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
Prior to PA school, Ryan served in 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) completing two deployments to Afghanistan and supporting missions in South America.
Ryan attended Brigham Young University where he was awarded a B.A. degree, majoring in Russian.
Ryan was born and raised in Utah where he spent his time climbing, biking, and backpacking. Ryan continues to enjoy these same pastimes with his wife and four children.
Eric Halama, PA-C | Certified Physician's Assistant
Eric was born in Detroit, MI and raised in the Metro Detroit area. He is an avid ice hockey fan as
he played for 18 years starting when he was 3 years old. He completed his undergraduate
studies at Michigan State University majoring in Kinesiology and German. During his time at
Michigan State, he spent a significant time volunteering with the Michigan State University
Adaptive Sports and Recreation Club where he adapted sports to athletes and other fellow
students with disabilities. He also spent 1 year studying abroad in Freiburg im Breisgau,
Germany for an academic year.
After his undergraduate studies, he worked as a rehabilitation tech for 3 years at a physical
therapy clinic. After gaining years of clinical experience working as a rehabilitation tech, he
decided to attended Wayne State University earning his Master of Science degree in Physician
Assistant Studies. Eric enjoys spending his time outside of the clinic hiking, travelling, and
playing ice hockey.
Michigan State University
Wayne State University
Certified Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery (PAOS)