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Health aide earns physician assistant certificate

Longtime community health aide and practitioner Anna Frisby recently earned her physician assistant credential and soon will return to Alma Cook Medical Center in Hydaburg to work as a mid-level provider.

The medical center is run by the the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium.

Frisby has been with SEARHC since 1995, when she started as a community health aide. She

Anna Frisby

later was promoted to community health practitioner, and in 2009 she received the “Shining Star” Health Aide of the Year Award from the directors of the Alaska Community Health Aide Program.

Two years ago, Frisby entered a physician assistant studies program. She graduated this summer. To complete her license requirements, Frisby will work under the direct supervision of Dr. Ellen Kemper at the Alicia Roberts Medical Center in Klawock for four weeks before she can start working independently in Hydaburg.

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