Our People

Our Providers

Kristen Lee, MD

Dr. Kristen Lee grew up in Eagle River, Alaska.  She attended the University of Washington School of Medicine, then completed Family Medicine Residency in Spartanburg, South Carolina.  As a medical student, she spent 6 months in Soldotna as a WRITE student with Dr. Katy Sheridan and Dr. Kristin Mitchell.  She practiced in Wasilla for 2 years prior to moving back to the Kenai Peninsula.  In her free time, she enjoys knitting, sewing, hiking, and spending time with her family.

Dave Abel, DO

Dr. Dave Abel was born and raised in Pennsylvania, but he progressively migrated west; first to Idaho, and then to Alaska. The Air Force originally brought him to Alaska as part of a four-year enlistment. He met his wife here in Alaska and has made Alaska his home. Dr. Abel obtained his undergraduate degree at UAA and attended medical school at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Washington. He returned to Anchorage for residency, and now calls Soldotna home. He and his wife have four boys who keep them busy. He loves biking, hiking, skiing, and camping, as well as quiet evenings reading with his family.

Rebecca Schultz, PA-C

Becky Schultz grew up in Olympia, Washington, and studied kinesiology at Washington State University. After graduating, she spent time working with surgical and long-term care patients in a rehabilitation center before moving to Rock Springs, Wyoming where she worked in the operating room at Memorial Hospital. She received her master’s degree to become a physician assistant from Pacific University in Oregon. She is thrilled to call Kenai home and enjoys cooking, fishing, and hiking with her family.

As a PA, Becky is a nationally certified and state licensed medical professional, and she enjoys working as part of a patient-centered medical team.  Her passion is caring for all people throughout the lifespan to achieve their health and wellness goals.

Our Staff

Kate Jefferson

Accounts Manager

Louisa Chavez

Medical Assistant

Melissa Roumell

Personnel Manager

Kaylee Hillis

Medical Assistant

Our Student

Ryan Fang

Hello Soldotna!
My name is Ryan Fang and I am a third year medical student at the University of Washington. I was born and raised about 25 miles south of Seattle in the town of Federal Way, Washington. I attended the University of Washington for my undergraduate education, completing my Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry with a minor in music in 2015. I chose to pursue my medical education because my I want to represent, advocate and serve people of marginalized communities. My favorite color is orange and outside of my medical training my hobbies are playing piano, weight lifting and video games. I am a nationally-competitive speed skater, a violinist with the Seattle Festival Orchestra and I speak 4 languages. I am excited to spend time getting to know your community ~ Thank you for welcoming me!

About The WRITE Program

The WRITE program is designed to give selected third-year medical students an appropriate mix of ambulatory and hospital experience during a 22/24-week clinical education experience at a rural primary care teaching site. Throughout the program, the WRITE student has the opportunity to develop a practice style while learning how to treat a broad range of medical, surgical and psychological problems. Learning experiences emphasize the rural physician’s responsibilities of diagnosing, treating, and managing the majority of health problems on a longitudinal basis, while calling upon all the health care resources available in the community.

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