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Dr. Bramante joined PIM in 1993 after completing his internal medicine training and chief residency at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. Dr. Bramante is a board certified internist and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He enjoys the broad practice of internal medicine, the care of patients with complex illness and has special interests in gastrointestinal endoscopy and echocardiography.

 

Outside of work he is dedicated to his family life including wife Katie and three daughters. He coaches youth soccer and formerly coached the boys varsity soccer team at Soldotna High School. He and Katie are accomplished mushers and continue to maintain an active sled dog team.

Dr. John Bramante Peninsula Internal Medicine
Training and Certification

Medical Degree

Albert Einstein College of Medicine                              1989

Residency                   

University of Washington                                                1992

Chief Residency

University of Washington, Providence Hospital           1993

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine                            2012

John Bramante, M.D.

Dr. Bramante joined PIM in 1993 after completing his internal medicine training and chief residency at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. Dr. Bramante is a board certified internist and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.  He enjoys the broad practice of internal medicine, the care of patients with complex illness and has special interests in gastrointestinal endoscopy and echocardiography.

 

Outside of work he is dedicated to his family life including wife Katie and three daughters. He coaches youth soccer and formerly coached the boys varsity soccer team at Soldotna High School. He and Katie are accomplished mushers and continue to maintain an active sled dog team.

William J. Kelley, M.D.

One of the founders of Peninsula Internal Medicine, P.C., Dr. Kelley came to the Kenai
Peninsula in 1991. He is a graduate of the Tufts University School of Medicine, and
completed his internship in internal medicine at San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Kelley completed his residency at University of California, San Francisco, followed by a year as chief resident at that institution. Dr. Kelley practiced in Redmond, Oregon and American Samoa before coming to Alaska.

 

Dr. Kelley enjoys the broad reaches of internal medicine and has particular
interests in cancer care and gastrointestinal endoscopy. He believes that there is
nowhere better to live than the state of Alaska, and considers it a privilege to
be able to practice medicine in a community that he loves. His hobbies include
hunting, fishing, flying his super cub, and introducing his grandchildren to the
wonders of the state.

One of the founders of Peninsula Internal Medicine, P.C., Dr. Kelley came to the Kenai
Peninsula in 1991. He is a graduate of the Tufts University School of Medicine, and
completed his internship in internal medicine at San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Kelley completed his residency at University of California, San Francisco, followed by a year as chief resident at that institution. Dr. Kelley practiced in Redmond, Oregon and American Samoa before coming to Alaska.

 

Dr. Kelley enjoys the broad reaches of internal medicine and has particular
interests in cancer care and gastrointestinal endoscopy. He believes that there is
nowhere better to live than the state of Alaska, and considers it a privilege to
be able to practice medicine in a community that he loves. His hobbies include
hunting, fishing, flying his super cub, and introducing his grandchildren to the
wonders of the state.

Dr. William Kelley Peninsula Internal Medicine
Training and Certification

Medical Degree

Tufts Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts                 1976

Internship

San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA        1976

Residency

University of California, San Francisco, CA                        1979

Chief Resident

University of California, San Francisco                               1980

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine                                 1979

Kristin Mitchell, M.D.

Dr. Mitchell fell in love with Alaska while earning her medical degree at the University of California San Francisco. She completed her residency in Primary Care Internal Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle. During training she spent time in Bangladesh, Bolivia and Zimbabwe. In addition to her practice at PIM since 1998, Dr. Mitchell has been very active in medical staff leadership at Central Peninsula Hospital. She is a former Chief of Staff, and the current Chair of Medicine, a role she has held since 2004.

 

She is board certified in internal medicine, and is a Fellow of American College of Physicians. In 2013, she earned additional board certification in Sleep Medicine. She enjoys the careful management of patients with complex medical problems and has a special interest in sleep disorders. She says, “I enjoy getting to know my patients and seeing them through some of the major health issues in their lives. I love the challenge of solving new medical mysteries every day, and of translating the arcane language of medicine into something patients can understand.”

 

When she is not practicing medicine, Dr. Mitchell enjoys rowing competitively, hiking, traveling, cooking, or volunteering in her two childrens’ schools. She is married to HEA board member, David Thomas.

Dr. Mitchell fell in love with Alaska while earning her medical degree at the University of California San Francisco. She completed her residency in Primary Care Internal Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle. During training she spent time in Bangladesh, Bolivia and Zimbabwe. In addition to her practice at PIM since 1998, Dr. Mitchell has been very active in medical staff leadership at Central Peninsula Hospital. She is a former Chief of Staff, and the current Chair of Medicine, a role she has held since 2004.

 

She is board certified in internal medicine, and is a Fellow of American College of Physicians. In 2013, she earned additional board certification in Sleep Medicine. She enjoys the careful management of patients with complex medical problems and has a special interest in sleep disorders. She says, “I enjoy getting to know my patients and seeing them through some of the major health issues in their lives. I love the challenge of solving new medical mysteries every day, and of translating the arcane language of medicine into something patients can understand.”

When she is not practicing medicine, Dr. Mitchell enjoys rowing competitively, hiking, traveling, cooking, or volunteering in her two childrens’ schools. She is married to HEA board member, David Thomas.

Dr. Kristin Mitchell Peninsula Internal Medicine
Training and Certification

Medical Degree

University of California, San Francisco                                                       1994

Residency                  

University of Washington                                                                              1998

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine                                                         1998, 2008
American Academy of Sleep Medicine                                                      2013

Gail Pokorney earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and in June 2013 completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. As a primary care resident, she treated a panel of patients at the University’s general medicine clinic for three years. Her clinical interests include women’s health and public health.

 

Outside of the office, Dr. Pokorney enjoys hiking, traveling, playing the violin, and reading literature (like Dr. Bramante, she was a college English major), and she plans to pursue these interests in Alaska, as well as to explore some new ones. Having grown up in the Northeast, she is eager to reconnect with the snow after missing out on several winters while in San Francisco. She first heard about Peninsula Internal Medicine, P.C. as a medical student and never forgot it, hoping that one day she would be able to join the practice.

Training and Certification

Medical Degree

Harvard Medical School                                                                                           2010

Internship and Residency

University of California, San Francisco Primary Care/General Internal Medicine Residency Program                                                                                  2013

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine                                                                    2013

Gail Pokorney, M.D.

Gail Pokorney is a board-certified general internist. While in residency, she did a rotation with the Indian Health Service in Gallup, New Mexico, which sparked her interest in rural medicine. She first heard about Peninsula Internal Medicine as a medical student and jumped when Dr. Bramante’s sabbatical offered her the opportunity to join the team. She enjoys managing complex medical problems and forging meaningful relationships with her patients. Specific professional interests include women’s health, anticoagulation, diabetes management, hepatitis C treatment, and clinical teaching. She works closely with the University of Washington medical students and is an active member of the Society of General Internal Medicine and the American College of Physicians.

 

Outside of the office, Dr. Pokorney enjoys hiking, camping, traveling, playing the violin in the Redoubt Chamber Orchestra, and reading literature with her book club (like Dr. Bramante, she was a college English major). She and her husband Rob, whose IT company serves the practice, have developed a strong connection to Alaska, choosing Girdwood as the location for their wedding in the summer of 2015.

Linda J. Werner, M.D.

Dr. Linda Werner came to PIM from Marinet, Wisconsin, where she practiced for 22 years as a board certified internist. She earned her medical degree at the University of Kansas Medical School, and completed a residency in internal medicine at the Marshfield Clinic in Marshfield, Wisconsin. She is a board certified internist and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

 

Dr. Werner moved to Soldotna in September 2012 and has enjoyed a great experience in the area. For Dr. Werner, getting to know the folks in Alaska has been a pleasure, and she is struck by how friendly and helpful everyone is. In addition to adjusting to the challenges of practicing medicine in Alaska, she married her best friend Randy.  Together they own a small, three bedroom home in Soldotna.  They enjoy walking all around the area and multiple hiking trails.  Both Dr. Werner and her husband are interested in travel in the future years. While in Alaska, though, she is hoping to learn the “Kenai flick” and catch a “red.”

Dr. Linda Werner came to PIM from Marinet, Wisconsin, where she practiced for 22 years as a board certified internist. She earned her medical degree at the University of Kansas Medical School, and completed a residency in internal medicine at the Marshfield Clinic in Marshfield, Wisconsin. She is a board certified internist and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

 

Dr. Werner moved to Soldotna in September 2012 and has enjoyed a great experience in the area. For Dr. Werner, getting to know the folks in Alaska has been a pleasure, and she is struck by how friendly and helpful everyone is. In addition to adjusting to the challenges of practicing medicine in Alaska, she married her best friend Randy. Together they own a small, three bedroom home in Soldotna. They enjoy walking all around the area and multiple hiking trails. Both Dr. Werner and her husband are interested in travel in the future years. While in Alaska, though, she is hoping to learn the “Kenai flick” and catch a “red.”

Dr. Linda J. Werner Peninsula Internal Medicine
Training and Certification

Medical Degree

University of Kansas Medical School                               1987

Residency

Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, WI                                      1990

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine                              1991, 2001, 2011

Anna “Anya” Boutwell earned her Master of Science in Nursing degree and completed her education as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner at the University of Alaska Anchorage. She is certified as a Family NP by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Along with primary care clinical services, her practice focuses on health promotion, disease prevention and health education. She is always ready to present patients with helpful information, ideas to stay motivated, and sincere encouragement to achieve wellness goals.

 

Anya’s special interest is in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Originally from Russia, she has resided in Alaska since 1997 and started her educational path at Kenai Peninsula College. She and her husband Heath are proud parents of two busy boys who love sports and the outdoors. When time permits, she enjoys creative expression in cooking, knitting, photography and mixed media art. “Just for fun,” she participates in mini triathlons and mountain bike races.

NP Anna Boutwell Peninsula Internal Medicine
Training and Certification

Master of Science in Nursing

University of Alaska                                                           2008

Family Nurse Practitioner Certification

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners                   2008

Anna Boutwell, NP

Anna “Anya” Boutwell earned her Master of Science in Nursing degree and completed her education as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner at the University of Alaska Anchorage. She is certified as a Family NP by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Along with primary care clinical services, her practice focuses on health promotion, disease prevention and health education. She is always ready to present patients with helpful information, ideas to stay motivated, and sincere encouragement to  achieve wellness goals.

 

Anya’s special interest is in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Originally from Russia, she has resided in Alaska since 1997 and started her educational path at Kenai Peninsula College. She and her husband Heath are proud parents of two busy boys who love sports and the outdoors. When time permits, she enjoys creative expression in cooking, knitting, photography and mixed media art. “Just for fun,” she participates in mini triathlons and mountain bike races.

Cindy Nickels, NP

Cindy has been in the nursing profession for 32 years. Her initial nursing experience included med/surg, critical care, emergency medicine, and flight nursing.  She completed her Nurse Practitioner (NP) training at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA in 1998. Since becoming a certified NP, she has worked in Montana and Wyoming in the field of internal medicine. She moved to Alaska in 2010 to work in villages in the Aleutian Islands.

 

As expected of a woman born and raised on Montana ranch, Cindy enjoys the outdoors, especially hiking, biking, fishing, and traveling. Together with her husband and their two dogs, Cindy continues to enjoy Alaska and all it has to offer.

Cindy has been in the nursing profession for 32 years. Her initial nursing experience included med/surg, critical care, emergency medicine, and flight nursing. She completed her Nurse Practitioner (NP) training at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA in 1998. Since becoming a certified NP, she has worked in Montana and Wyoming in the field of internal medicine. She moved to Alaska in 2010 to work in villages in the Aleutian Islands.

 

As expected of a woman born and raised on Montana ranch, Cindy enjoys the outdoors, especially hiking, biking, fishing, and traveling. Together with her husband and their two dogs, Cindy continues to enjoy Alaska and all it has to offer.

Training and Certification

Associates Degree in Nursing

Northern Montana College                                                1981

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

University of Phoenix                                                          1993

Master of Science in Nursing

Gonzaga University                                                             2008

Family Nurse Practitioner Certification

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners                    2008

Residents, interns, and providers: are you interested in opportunities at PIM? Enquire at pim@alaska.net