Winter Tips for Your Feet

January 26, 2015Tips

With ice, snow and subzero temperatures comes the risk for serious foot and ankle problems for anyone who spends time outdoors during the winter. When the wintry mix hits, we often see patients with ankle sprains, broken ankles and foot stress fractures caused by slips and falls. If you have suffered a foot or ankle … Read More

Cigna Health Insurance Provider

October 30, 2014News

Effective November 1, 2014 Alaska Foot & Ankle Specialists will be an in-network provider for Cigna Health Insurance PPO plans. Cigna provides health care and related benefits to individuals, employers, brokers and consultants.

AFAS Receives Mt Huntington Award

October 30, 2014News

Alaska Foot & Ankle Specialists received the Mt. Huntington Award from Anchorage Project Access. The Mt. Huntington Award was granted to AFAS providers for their commitment and generous service to medically uninsured patients. Anchorage Project Access is a physician-led community effort to provide health care to low income uninsured residents with the Municipality of Anchorage. … Read More

Enjoy Pregnancy without Foot Pain

October 7, 2014Tips

Women often experience foot pain during pregnancy because of increased weight, foot instability and swelling. Women who are pregnant and suffer from foot pain are generally more active, even running marathons, during their pregnancies. The following may help reduce foot pain during pregnancy. Painful, Swollen Feet Pregnant women often experience throbbing, swollen feet due to … Read More

2014 Kesugi Ridge Traverse

September 2, 2014News

Dr. Jared Kern physician at Alaska Foot & Ankle Specialists is competing in the 2014 Kesugi Ridge Traverse in Denali State Park. The 2014 Kesugi Ridge Traverse is a 30 mile ridge run with over 5,000 feet of elevation gain through the Alaskan tundra with amazing views of Denali and the Alaskan range. Race participants … Read More

Dr Heilala ACFAS Faculty Member

August 20, 2014News

Dr. Heilala was invited by ACFAS to be a faculty member at the annual Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy skills course at the Orthopedic Learning Center in Chicago, August 2-3, 2014.  His lecture was titled “Complications in Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy” . Dr. Heilala was a resident participant at the first ACFAS Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy … Read More

2014 Lost Lake Run

August 19, 2014News

Dr. Jared Kern will be competing in the 2014 Lost Lake Run on Saturday, August 23rd to benefit Cystic Fibrosis. The Lost Lake Run course is approximately 15.75 miles along a U.S. Forest Service trail in the Chugach National Forest. The race also includes a peak elevation of 2,100 feet. Dr. Jared Kern is an … Read More

2014 Resurrection Pass 50

August 12, 2014News

Alaska Foot & Ankle Specialists own Dr. Jared Kern completed the 2014 Resurrection Pass 50 race on August 9th. Participants in the 2014 Resurrection Pass 50 race start at the Cooper Landing trail head. Each runner completes a 6 mile out and back (12 miles total) along Devils Pass trail, then continues on the Resurrection … Read More