Meet our team of dedicated providers
Alaska Premier Health is proud to have the best staff in the business. Our medical staff has decades of experience in medical weight management and are here to help you achieve your goals!
Dr. James Whynot
Dr. Whynot is Board Certified in Internal Medicine with interests in Bariatrics and Medical Informatics. He holds degrees from Boston College, Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nuclear Medicine, and the University of Massachusetts Medical Schools, and completed his residency at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston. He is a member of the Obesity Management Association.
Dr. Casey Mapes
Dr. Mapes is a 2015 University of Washington Medical School Graduate. She is completing her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado hospital in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Mapes was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska and is an avid sports and outdoors enthusiast.
Allen started with Alaska Premier Health in July 1998. He is originally from Birmingham, AL. Allen graduated from the Army Physician Assistant Program with honors and earned a Bachelor’s from the University of Oklahoma with honors. Allen then completed a Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Nebraska. He is a retired Army Captain with over 20 years of active duty service.
Kevin started with Alaska Premier Health in 2011. Originally from Wisconsin, Kevin entered the United States Air Force in 1984. He graduated in 2000 from the University of Nebraska and completed a Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies in Family Medicine in 2001. He was selected a company grade Physician Assistant of the Year in 2008. He retired at the rank of Major with 27 years of service.
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Sally started with Alaska Premier Health in January 1995. She was born in Anchorage and graduated from UAA with a Bachelor’s and a Master’s in Nursing. She has been a CPR / First Aid Instructor for 31 years. She is active in the Alaska Nurse Practitioner Association and serves as Site Coordinator for the annual continuing education conference. She has a special interest in food allergy nutrition. Sally also holds a certification of “Obesity with Dietetics”.
Ray started with Alaska Premier Health in 2017. Originally from Michigan, Ray entered the United States Air Force in 1993. He graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies in Family Medicine in 2005. He is a retired Air Force Major with over 21 years of service. Also, he is certified to do DOT physicals and is, of course, can do all kinds of primary care.