Staff News

Bethel Family Clinic is pleased to announce Mary Laraux has joined our team. She is the Human Resources Generalist. Mary comes to us with extensive experience in Human Resources. Mary is born and raised in the Delta region. Mary has 1 daughter and 2 sons. She enjoys a subsistence lifestyle with her partner, Gerald. Mary is an avid outdoorswoman enjoying snow mobiles, boating, fishing, hunting and harvesting. Welcome Aboard Mary!




Bethel Family Clinic will be saying farewell to longtime employee Roy Alexie, Jr. Roy is moving to Anchorage with his family and will be pursuing other opportunities. Roy joined Bethel Family Clinic in 2013. We wish him godspeed and all our best for his employment opportunities in Anchorage. He will be very missed.

Mental Health Awareness Focus in October

The National Alliance on Mental Illness is dedicated to assisting in support and awareness. Millions of Americans live with a mental health condition. It affects everyone directly or indirectly. Stress, work-life balance, depression, and substance addiction can affect us at one point in our lives.

While often misunderstood, mental illness is treatable. Many of those diagnosed achieve strength and recovery through participating in individual or group treatments, medication therapy, or a combination of these. There are many different treatment options available. There is no treatment that works for everyone – individuals can chose the treatment, or combination of treatments, that works best.


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know both men and women can be get breast cancer? In October the focus on breast cancer awareness includes all members of the population. For men and women, the diagnosis and testing is virtually the same: Physical Examination; Diagnostic Mammograms; Breast MRI and Ultrasound tests; and Biopsies.

An average of 1 in 833 males has a risk of developing breast cancer during their lifetime. For females the risk is 1 in 8.

The National Breast Cancer Foundation notes breast cancer is the most diagnosed cancer among women.  For men, an estimated 2470 across the U.S. will be diagnosed this year as compared to 252,710 women.

There are over 3.3 million breast cancer survivors alive in the U.S. today.  Early diagnosis and treatment and public awareness have been key factors in the successful treatment of breast cancer in the U.S. and worldwide.

Letter from the Executive Director

Change. It seems there is always change happening around us. At Bethel Family Clinic, we are also transforming and modifying how Bethel Family Clinic provides services to the community and region.

The new facility is now up and running. It is a beautiful new building that provides more patient care facilities, including the addition of a procedure room. As a non-profit, the focus is on the needs of the patient and how we can holistically promote better health care.

We will be publishing articles monthly on the website and Face Book. In October, the focus will be information about Breast Cancer awareness for men and women and Mental Health awareness.

You may have noticed by driving by, the original building is getting a facelift. Fresh paint on the walls, a little elbow grease and moving the reception and administrative areas for easier accessibility to the patients. This work is still going on and we have to thank Kuqo Construction and Mike Larsen for assisting us in this effort.

Change – as noted in the beginning of the article. Some small, some not so small. All geared towards the patients and clients of the practitioners for Bethel Family Clinic. We are proud to be members of the Bethel and regional communities. Stop by and say hello.