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Hi I'm Lynn

I'm a family doctor . I'm a husband. A father of 7 kids. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Lynn. I am a 61 year old family doctor in a rural town in Alaska, the father of 7 children, and happily married (I hope my wife is as happy about it as I am). I am a previous commercial fisherman, aluminum boat builder, general contractor, and oilfield welder. In the 1970’s my brothers and I could build a 21 foot aluminum boat in 2 ½ days, and a 32 foot gillnet boat in 1 ½ months. We fished in Cook Inlet and I later fished in Bristol Bay. In my late 20's I attended BYU in Provo, Utah, and then University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. I did an ER residency and since residency have been a family doctor in my home town. In the last 15 years I have been focusing on prevention and use of natural medicine to avoid and treat disease. I treat many autistic and ADD children as well as people with autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, and rheumatoid arthritis. I am Board Certified in Emergency medicine

Why I am a Mormon

Our father taught each of us how to weld, commercial fish, and solve hydraulic and electronic problems on the boats. My mother makes everyone feel good about themselves. Everyone wants to adopt her as their foster grandmother. More important to me, I never had to worry about whether my mother and father would leave us or each other. They had a “temple” marriage, and they were fully committed to each other and to living the commandments given to us through the ancient and modern prophets. While we were growing up they frequently expressed their testimony of Jesus Christ and his atonement. We all knew that we would all be resurrected after we died, and that every blessing from God comes from obedience to His laws. My father never came home drunk, and we were never exposed to second-hand smoke. Pornography and gambling were off-limits in our home. We never commercial fished on Sunday no matter what day the peak of the salmon season came that year. Paying tithing was a given, and we saw blessings in our lives and others lives as these commandments were adhered to. Scripture study in our home included a study of the Bible and the Book of Mormon and other modern scriptures. The stories in these scriptures were accepted as literally having occurred, and the lessons learned as eternal truths. There really was a Noah, and an Abraham, and Malachi. There really was a Savior who came to earth some 2000 years ago. There really was a Nephi, and an Alma and other prophets on the American continent who also testified of Christ. My parents believed this, and so do I. I have found out for myself that all these things are true and are blessings from a loving Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

At our clinic we see people most mornings in what we call our "Neighbor to Neighbor Clinic", between 8:40 and 9:00 am. We do not charge for these visits, but ask them to do 3 1/2 hours of community service at a non-profit organization of their choice. This has become my favorite part of the day, serving the underserved. I have been involved in Boy Scouts as a scoutmaster and scout committee member. I was recently awarded our local District's "Award of Merit" for work I had been doing as an adult leader. After spending many summers living on a fishing boat, I have no real desire to live in "substandard conditions" out in the woods, but I see this as important in the growth and development of the boys.