Dr. John Boston
Dr. Boston is an Internal Medicine physician whose goal is “to improve the health of his patients through decreased medications while stressing education, preventative care and quality of life.” On top of his own practice, he is also active with the medical staff at Mat-Su Regional Medical Center. At Mat-Su he is currently the Chair of the Board of Trustees, and was formerly the Chair of Primary Care and the former Chief of Staff. He has also been the Department Chair for the Medical/Surgical Unit and for the ICU. He is actively involved in the Air National Guard, where he is able to travel often and help people overseas. He has completed 12 humanitarian missions around the world, including Mongolia, Jordan, and the lower 48. The people he has had the opportunity to interact with on these missions, whether as a patient or fellow healthcare provider, have enriched his life beyond measure. He has been deployed 3 times to the Middle East, which was a great privilege to interact and care for our honored soldiers . He is active in his church and has 4 children, 2 of which are still at home. He enjoys many outdoor activities, including hiking, fishing, snowboarding, and snowmachining. Dr. Boston completed his undergraduate degree in Chemistry/Biochemistry with minors in Physics and Spanish. He graduated cum laude. He completed Medical school at Des Moines University in Iowa and an Internal Medicine Residency through Michigan State University at Garden City Hospital in 2004.
Patricia Payne, ANP
Patty Payne is a family nurse practitioner, who has a passion for promoting healthy lifestyles and addressing patient's health issues holistically. She also feels strongly about "connecting with people and treating each patient how I would like my family to be treated". With over eight years experience in the medical field, Patty's background has been in primary care and emergency medicine. She enjoys the opportunities and perspectives that each of these specialties have given her. Patty first came to Alaska in 2005 when her husband was active-duty Coast Guard, and then returned to Alaska since her husband has retired. She and her husband have three children, with two currently in college and one still at home. They are thrilled to be back in Alaska to enjoy their passions of enjoying the great Alaskan outdoors. They are active in their church and the local high school sports community. Patty graduated from the University of Alaska School of Nursing at their Homer location. She pursued her masters of science in nursing at Frontier Nursing University, Hyden, Kentucky.
Nathan George, DNP
Nathan George is a Nurse Practitioner, who enjoys working with patients to improve their quality of life. He believes in preventative medicine and getting to know his patients. He has come to enjoy medicine through years of experience in oncology, hematology, emergency medicine, and urgent care. He has been abroad with trips to Honduras and Mexico to provide medical and translation services in those regions. Nathan has recently moved to Alaska from Wyoming where he grew up dairy farming. He enjoys fishing, hunting, camping, snow machining, and enjoying the outdoors. He and his wife have three children, all of which are still at home. He and his family are happy to be in Alaska, as his wife grew up in Alaska. Nathan received his baccalaureate degree in Nursing, then he completed his Doctorate as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming.