May 12th, 2023 is recognized nationally as provider appreciation day. We are so grateful to our team of providers for the care they provide to our communities. Take a few minutes to learn about our team and hear what patients have said in our Patient Satisfaction Survey.
"My provider always explains things so I can understand them. These providers are excellent."
Paul Forman, MD, Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Forman's philosophy toward health care is to identify the best pathway to health for each individual based on each individual's values, beliefs, and needs. He believes that, as a physician, it is his job to help patients promote health, prevent disease, educate patients about their conditions, and help them select the best treatment options for their individual needs. He provides office-based procedures including trigger point injections, joint injections, skin lesion surgeries, IUD and Nexplanon insertions, and toenail removals when needed. He enjoys all ages from pediatrics to geriatrics and has experience with palliative care as well. Dr. Forman is affiliated with the American Academy of Family Physicians, Alaska Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Board of Family Medicine.
After completing his residency, Dr. Forman moved to Alaska and started his career at the Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center. After several years with ANHC and The Alaska Family Medicine Residency faculty, he moved to Seward for about 9 years before moving to the valley. He was one of the founding physicians for Solstice Family Care in Wasilla which has now transitioned to Sunshine Community Health Center. He is very happy to return to community health as this supports his passion for providing high-quality care to people in need. Dr. Forman lives with his fiancé and pack of great dogs. He has mushed for over 20 years and now finds himself with an aging dog team that still enjoys a good run through the woods, although shorter and slower than they used to run. In the summer He enjoys paddling, hiking, and pretending to fish. On dark winter nights, he is often found with a guitar doing some songwriting or otherwise ruining good music.
"Dr.Forman is always so informative and makes me feel like he knows me and my needs. He never makes me feel rushed. I feel like my concerns matter."
Curtis Harvie, DNP, ANP Family Nurse & Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Curtis Harvie holds dual board certifications from the American Nurses Credentialing Centers as a family nurse practitioner and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. He was born and raised in rural Vermont.
His love for the outdoors brought him to Alaska in 2008. He resides in Willow, AK, and has been with Sunshine Community Health Center since 2017.
He enjoys fishing, hunting, camping, backpacking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and woodworking. He has worked in critical care, medevac, primary care pediatrics, family practice, and urgent care.
He is fellowship trained in Integrative Medicine, which utilizes alternative and lifestyle medicine in conjunction with conventional medicine. Curtis provides primary care/family medicine and psychiatric specialty care for all ages. He is currently accepting new patients for psychiatric care.
"Curtis is so approachable and a great listener. He is a wonderful person and provider. He is always very friendly and makes sure I fully understand what he is saying."
Keith Kehoe, PA
Keith completed his B.S. in Biology at Illinois Benedictine College in 1983 and received his Physician Assistant certification from the University of Washington/MEDEX in 1995.
He has worked in remote and urban settings as well as in England and Scotland providing urgent care and family practice. His work at Sunshine Community Health Center spans 20 years cumulatively. Keith enjoys beekeeping and woodworking in his spare time.
"Keith Kehoe gave me excellent care: took the time to ask about other physical, emotional, and environmental factors pertaining to my symptoms and made me feel like he was invested in helping me better my health."
Jenelle Johnson, MLS, ASCP, PA-C
Jenelle completed her Medical Assisting certification with the Career Academy in 2009 and continued her studies with a B.A. in Medical Laboratory Science in 2013 from the University of Alaska. She finished her M.S. of Clinical Health Services, Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Washington in 2019.
Jenelle completed Physician Assistant student rotations in family practice, OB/GYN, dermatology, emergency medicine, autopsy, pediatric surgery, pediatric behavioral health, and pediatric inpatient medicine. She has board certifications as a Medical Laboratory Scientist - America Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Physician Assistant - National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Jenelle's special interests include women's health, OB/GYN, pediatrics, behavioral health, and substance abuse recovery.
"Jenelle bends over backward to get you what you need in a timely manner. She is very attentive to my needs. She really listened and then she explained."
Shaina Ahles, PA
Shaina completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at Southern Adventist University in Chattanooga, TN from 2013-2017. She then attended Dayton, OH to complete her Master of Physician Assistant degree at Kettering College from 2017-2019.
Shaina recently moved to Alaska with her husband. She has been a Physician's Assistant (PA) for over a year and previously worked at an urgent care/ family practice office near Chattanooga, TN. Shaina's husband is a pilot and a mechanic. They both love the outdoors, with our favorite hobbies being mountain biking, skiing, and flying. Shaina's favorite hobby is getting outside and being active which includes mountain biking, skiing, hiking, fishing, and backpacking. She also loves to read and quilt in her spare time.
"Shaina made me feel comfortable and answered all of my questions. She was very professional and caring."
Ruth Rosentreter, MSN, FNP-C
Ruth received her BS in Nursing in 2007 at Bethel College in Indiana and her MS/FNP in 2018 at Indiana State University.
Ruth's experience includes three years as a nurse practitioner working in family medicine in Fairbanks, twelve years as a nurse predominantly in ER, and also as a float nurse in inpatient hospital units like ICU, med-surgery, and step-down units in hospitals in northern Indiana. Ruth's interests include anything outdoors: hiking, fishing, camping, and snow-shoeing with good intentions of learning cross-country skiing. She also enjoys reading, knitting, and playing with her dogs.
"Ruth listened to my concerns and gave me control of my health outcomes. She gave me options and alternatives while addressing the issue."
Anne Yoshino, MD
Dr. Anne typically works seasonally at Sunshine Clinic in the summer and at Banner University Medical Center in Tucson in the winter.
Dr. Anne Yoshino graduated from the University of Arizona with a BA in Biology/Chemistry, Summa Cum Laude, and received her degree in Internal Medicine from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. She retired from private practice in Tucson, AZ in 2008. She is a member of the Pima County Medical Society, Tucson Society of Women Physicians, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Anne grew up in Tuscon, Arizona, and speaks both English and Spanish. She looks forward to coming up to Alaska every summer and working in this beautiful state.
"I enjoy working in Talkeetna and Willow as well as Tucson, to get to know and interact with community members and tourists. I find this very rewarding to be able to work together with people and their health-related issues." - Dr. Anne Yoshino, MD
"I was very impressed with her knowledge and professionalism."
Sunshine Community Health Center