Christine Sagan, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Christine Sagan, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC


Christine Sagan, APRN, is a family nurse practitioner in private practice since 2007. It has been her dream to open her own clinic, and Vitae Integrative Medical Center is a reflection of her vision...

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Christine Sagan, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Christine Sagan, APRN, is a family nurse practitioner in private practice since 2007. It has been her dream to open her own clinic, and Vitae Integrative Medical Center is a reflection of her vision and values. She is thoroughly excited to offer a fresh place for healing.

Christine specializes in treating the entire family, with special expertise on women’s health, hormone treatment (for men and women), nutritional counseling, weight loss, thyroid disorders, endocrine imbalances, chronic disease management, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, IBS, SIBO, GI disorders, adrenal imbalance, fatigue, allergies and pediatrics.

Along with the management of long-term medical conditions, she performs annual preventative exams for adults, plus wellness and sports physicals for children. Christine is enthusiastic about her work and has a positive, hopeful outlook for each client. She especially emphasizes the holistic aspect of health care and enjoys partnering with her patients.

Education

Christine earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from the University of Alaska Anchorage, gaining induction to the Sigma Theta Tau honors society in 2007. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Institute of Functional Medicine and the Alaska Nurse Practitioners Association.

A strong believer in the value of constant growth, Christine regularly attends continuing education conferences in Alaska and the Lower 48, where she keeps up with the latest research in healthcare. She has also been a regular lecturer at the annual ANPA conference in Anchorage, where she has discussed topics including testosterone replacement for men and women and irritable bowel syndrome.

Leigh Keefer, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

Leigh Keefer, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC


Leigh Keefer joined the team at Vitae Integrative Medical Center in spring 2017. She has been a Nurse Practitioner since 2011 and has experience in acute and chronic conditions. She earned her Doctor...

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Leigh Keefer, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

Leigh Keefer joined the team at Vitae Integrative Medical Center in spring 2017. She has been a Nurse Practitioner since 2011 and has experience in acute and chronic conditions. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in 2016, with a special interest in rheumatology and autoimmune disease.

A Matanuska Valley native, Leigh grew up on an organic farm, experiencing a subsistence lifestyle with a deep appreciation for effective, cost-containing, drug-free interventions that optimize health and well-being. Her holistic, evidence-based philosophy incorporates both integrative and conventional medicine practices to reach each patient’s individualized health goals.

In addition to primary care and acute and chronic health conditions, she specializes in:

  • Preventative exams for men, women and children
  • Diagnosis and treatment of rheumatology and autoimmune disease
  • Management of prediabetes, diabetes, hypertension and cholesterol
  • Weight loss
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Stress management, depression, anxiety
  • Skin exams and biopsies
  • Monitoring stable respiratory, cardiac, and neurological diseases
Natalie Wiggins, ND

Natalie Wiggins, ND


Dr. Natalie Wiggins is a licensed Naturopathic Physician and graduate of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Wiggins is dedicated to her patients and supports them throughout their journey...

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Natalie Wiggins, ND

Dr. Natalie Wiggins is a licensed Naturopathic Physician and graduate of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Wiggins is dedicated to her patients and supports them throughout their journey of optimizing health, using modalities unique to Naturopathic Medicine. She is also well-versed and comfortable utilizing Western medicine, which allows her to safely manage natural medicines in combination with prescriptions. Dr. Wiggins began her career with a particular passion for pediatric medicine and, as her career has evolved, she has grown to embrace all aspects of family medicine. She is a skilled clinician with a comprehensive approach to patient care. Her areas of expertise include all aspects of pediatric medicine, endocrinology (hormones), allergies, digestive disorders, migraines, diabetes, hypertension, and health optimization. She also offers well-child and women’s annual exams. Her kindness, compassion and attention to detail make her a valued member of our team.

Staci L. Johnson, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Staci L. Johnson, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC


Staci is a highly accomplished and Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, recognized by the esteemed American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. With a strong commitment to excellence, she holds...

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Staci L. Johnson, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Staci is a highly accomplished and Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, recognized by the esteemed American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. With a strong commitment to excellence, she holds a license as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the state of Alaska. Staci completed her master’s degree in nursing at Allen College in Waterloo, IA in 2008, solidifying her expertise in the field.

Drawing from a wealth of experience, Staci’s background encompasses diverse nursing roles in critical care, cardiac catheterization lab, and labor and delivery before embarking on her journey as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner. She has a background in women’s health, ENT, acute care medicine and family/chronic disease management. Additionally, Staci has served as an esteemed instructor, imparting her knowledge to nurse practitioner students at the University of Alaska Anchorage, Ball State University, and Allen College.

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Staci finds solace and joy in spending quality time with her cherished family. As a proud mother of two boys and owner of two French bulldogs and a Siamese cat, she values the balance between her personal and professional life. Relocating from Northeast Iowa, Staci has called Alaska home for the past 15 years.

Staci’s philosophy revolves around collaborative patient partnerships, where she provides comprehensive education and unwavering support to empower individuals in achieving their healthcare goals. Embracing a holistic approach, she places emphasis on disease prevention through positive lifestyle changes and incorporates alternative therapies when appropriate. By recognizing the unique needs of each patient, Staci strives to optimize their overall well-being and foster a path to optimal health.

Brian Yelverton, L.Ac

Brian Yelverton, L.Ac


Brian Yelverton is a Nationally Certified licensed Acupuncturist who graduated Magna Cum Laude from the American Institute of Alternative Medicine. He further studied, on internship, at the International...

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Brian Yelverton, L.Ac

Brian Yelverton is a Nationally Certified licensed Acupuncturist who graduated Magna Cum Laude from the American Institute of Alternative Medicine. He further studied, on internship, at the International Hospital in Beijing, China, following Master Acupuncturists considered to be National Treasures. Brian is fascinated by the art and science of acupuncture and seeks to treat every person with care and attention, meeting them where they are at, while cheering them on to a happier, healthier life. He has vast experience treating all sorts of pain and sports injuries and has worked with several of Alaska’s Olympic champions. Brian has helped people with various auto-immune disorders: MS, Parkinson’s, crohn’s disease, to name a few. He has helped our Veterans and other trauma survivors with PTSD, anxiety and substance abuse. Whether it’s emotional or physical ailments, Brian has seen in his years of practice that acupuncture can help relieve pain and calm the spirit. His goal is simply to aid in restoring balance and vitality with those he treats. Brian’s open, caring, genuine heart seeks to help everyone he meets, while being honored to serve.

Heide Provencher, APRN, FNP-BC

Heide Provencher, APRN, FNP-BC


Heide Provencher, APRN, FNP-BC, is a dedicated family nurse practitioner with a passion for exceptional healthcare. With extensive patient care experience, Heide's commitment to community well-being...

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Heide Provencher, APRN, FNP-BC

Heide Provencher, APRN, FNP-BC, is a dedicated family nurse practitioner with a passion for exceptional healthcare. With extensive patient care experience, Heide’s commitment to community well-being leaves a lasting impact. She’s a certified FNP since 2012, holds nursing degrees from the University of Alaska Anchorage, and educates future FNPs. Heide’s versatile background includes orthopedics, pediatrics, forensics, and psychiatric mental health care. She’s pursuing board certification in this field and is trained in ketamine assisted psychotherapy. Her holistic, trauma-informed approach focuses on both physical and emotional health. Heide collaborates closely with patients, families, and teams to create tailored care plans. An advocate for health education, she empowers patients to make informed decisions, fostering positive lifestyle changes. Heide’s leadership, showcased at medical events, workshops, and in her nonprofit work, inspires exceptional care. Beyond her profession, she enjoys family time, hobbies, and community service through Denali Rescue Volunteers, a nonprofit she founded.

Megan Hathcoat, MSN, APRN, AGPCNP-BC

Megan Hathcoat, MSN, APRN, AGPCNP-BC

Megan is a compassionate and dedicated nurse practitioner with a strong commitment to providing high-quality patient-centered care. She brings 20+ years of clinical skills and healthcare expertise to contribute...

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Megan Hathcoat, MSN, APRN, AGPCNP-BC

Megan is a compassionate and dedicated nurse practitioner with a strong commitment to providing high-quality patient-centered care. She brings 20+ years of clinical skills and healthcare expertise to contribute to the well-being of individuals and communities. She is excited to collaborate with the dynamic healthcare team at Vitae, and stay abreast of the latest medical advancements, and promote preventive care initiatives. She is dedicated to fostering positive patient outcomes, enhancing the patient experience, and continuously advancing knowledge to deliver evidence-based and culturally competent care.

Megan has been a resident of Alaska for 21 years. She and her husband have raised three children and cherish time with their granddaughter. The couple are active in community outreach and have a passion for serving those in need. They are proud business owners and leaders in their church organization.