Dr Corey Johnson is a native of Utah. He graduated magna cum laude from Utah State University with a B.A. degree in chemistry. He then attended the Medical College of Wisconsin (formerly Marquette), graduating in 1988 and then did a Family Practice residency in Casper, Wyoming. Following his residency training he returned to his home town where he worked in Family Practice for seven years. He then became a full time Emergency Medicine physician until 2006 when he completed specialty training in Phlebology (vein disease) and opened his vein practice. Because Phlebology is a relatively new sub-specialty, there was no board certification available at that time. In 2008 when the American Board of Phlebology was established, Dr Johnson became one of only 248 physicians in the world to be granted diplomat status. He is an active member of the American College of Phlebology.
Dr. Johnson's free time is devoted to whatever his kids are doing, including snow skiing, riding snow machines, and playing tennis. He also reads history books and loves to build things from reclaimed lumber. He serves in his church and is a leader in the boy scouts.
Dr. Bell earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill. He then completed his residency in family medicine in 1991 at the University of Wyoming—Casper, where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Bell sought out his residency training program due to its heavy emphasis on surgical and minor surgical procedures. Dr. Bell completed his training and performed operative obstetrics, gynecologic procedures, and in-office procedures such as colposcopy and vasectomy.
In 1992, Dr. Bell carried his procedurally oriented training into his switch to full-time emergency medicine. In this field, he maintained a reliance on his surgical/procedural training in the treatment of his patients in the emergency department, some with life threatening conditions.
With the advancement of laser/injection medicine for the treatment of peripheral venous diseases, and undergoing the modern laser treatment for his own varicose vein problem, Dr. Bell was drawn to another avenue in procedural medicine, and in 2005 began offering the latest therapy for peripheral venous disease, in the emerging field of "Phlebology" (modern vein medicine).
In his leisure time, Dr. Bell enjoys traveling with his wife and 2 grown children, spending time with friends and family, bicycling, backpacking, flyfishing, and skiing.
Dr. Roupenian is a Board Certified Surgeon and Phlebologist who has practiced general and vascular surgery for over 25 years. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and he completed his residency at the Boston Medical Center, training at Universy and Boston City Hospitals with graduate training at the University of Graz in Austria.
In 2011 he underwent recertification with the American Board of Surgery. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Phlebology and is an Item Writer for the Board Examination.
As an active member of the American College of Phlebology, he serves as a Preceptor for their Physician Training Program as well as a member of the Board of Directors at the American College of Phlebology Foundation.
Dr. Roupenian is a member of the American Venous Forum, serving on the National Venous Screening Committee. He is also a member of the German Society of Phlebology, attending their annual meetings.
Raised in Big Lake, Alaska, Heather also lived in Washington state where she received her Medical Assistant certification in 1997. Heather moved back to Alaska in 2000 to raise her children. Prior to joining Alaska Vein Care, she worked in Internal Medicine, Family Practice, and Pediatrics offices. She had not had exposure to specialty medical care, but immediately was drawn to the field of Phlebology working in the Alaska Vein Care Wasilla practice location at its start-up in 2010. Heather's enthusiasm, friendly personality, and strong work ethic do not go unnoticed by patients and staff of Alaska Vein Care. She has become very proficient at multiple aspects of the practice including spider vein sclerotherapy, assisting on the varicose vein procedures, and patient communication. With the rapid growth of Alaska Vein Care, beginning in 2013, Heather is assuming additional responsibilities of overall Practice Manager, Marketing Coordinator, and Chief Medical Assistant to supervise and train other Medical Assistants.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband of 23 years and her 2 adult daughters. Her hobbies include photography, hiking, soccer, yoga, and golf.
Dr. Summer Beattie is a native of Southeast Alaska, growing up in Hoonah. She is both the medical assistant and local office manager at the Juneau location. She is excited to extend Juneau the inviting atmosphere and medical professionalism that is found at every Alaska Vein Care location. Summer received her Naturopathic Doctor degree in 2004, a graduate of the N.D. program at Bastyr University, in Seattle, WA. Having completed specialty training in the injection modalities of IV Nutrient Therapy and Neural Therapy, Summer is able to bring a unique skill set to the venous medical focus of Alaska Vein Care in performing sclerotherapy for the treatment of spider veins. In addition she holds degrees in Exercise Science and
Psychology from La Sierra University and Hope International University, respectively. Licensed in Washington for 6 years, her prior focus was on primary healthcare. She also served two terms on the board of directors for the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physician in Seattle and the Whatcom County Pregnancy Clinic in Bellingham.
Summer enjoys spending time with her husband and three year old daughter, mostly outdoors - biking, hiking, fishing, berry picking, gardening, and this year they will be kyaking. She is passionate about organic food and cooking from the harvest of her garden, and natural, environmentally friendly living.
Teresa's medical background is multifaceted, the reason she is such an asset for Alaska Vein Care. Starting as a Medical Assistant, over the years she has worked in the hospital and private physician offices as a medical assistant, radiology technician, receptionist, and on the business side in insurance verification and filing. When Alaska Vein Care started in 2010, Teresa was a natural selection, capitalizing on her years and expertise. She does not disappoint on the job, being a great first point of contact for our patients with reception duties, keeping the doctors' schedules straight, billing, and gaining insurance approvals when needed. Our patients who interact with her know it is true when Teresa boasts of being a “people person.”
Teresa equally values her family time with her husband of 33 years, their 6 children, and 8 grandchildren.
A native of Utah, Caryn is happily married to her husband of 8 years and has two kids, a 4 and 6 year old. A Medical Assistant since 2001, she has used those skills working in urgent care, assorted medical facilities, and with Dr. Johnson in his Utah vein practice since 2007. Caryn demonstrated a willingness and proficiency to learn new things, so tasks of patient reception, billing, insurance filing and verification, and ongoing communication with the physicians were added to her repertoire. She has excelled in those duties for Alaska Vein Care. Always cheerful and eager to work, patients report she is a wonderful first contact and tirelessly works on the patients' behalf to secure approvals for vein procedures when necessary. She works harmoniously with her co-worker Teresa Maughan to do the very best for our patients.
When not working, she enjoys camping, volleyball, swimming, crafts, and spending quality time with her family.