Meet the Providers

At All Seasons Family Health Care in Wasilla, AK, our highly qualified providers and professional support staff provide exceptional care for you and your family. From the time you make your appointment until you walk out the door, you will receive attentive service and individualized care from everyone at All Seasons Family Health Care.

To schedule an appointment, call our office at (907) 376-4644 or request an appointment online.

Ellen Lentz, ANP

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Ellen Lentz has been practicing family medicine in the Mat-Su Valley since 1998 and joined All Seasons Family Health Care in 2007. Ellen has a special interest in women’s health issues and dermatology. When she isn’t taking care of patients, Ellen enjoys outdoor activities like skiing, camping, fishing, and horseback riding. 

Education & Training:

  • Master of Science in Nursing: University of South Florida, Tampa, FL (1998)
  • Army Medic Reserves (1996-1998)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK (1994)

Certifications:

  • Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC)
  • Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)
  • Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN)

Affiliations:

  • Alaska Nurse Practitioner Association
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Fellow, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine

Sarah Nielsen, ANP

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Sarah Nielsen joined All Seasons Family Health Care as an advanced nurse practitioner in 2012 and has great enthusiasm to provide continued care for the families of the Matanuska-Susitna community. She is currently pursuing further training and certification as a functional medicine provider and in the fascial distortion model.

Sarah was born and raised in Palmer, Alaska and graduated magna cum laude with her bachelor of science in nursing in 2005 at the University of Alaska – Anchorage. She worked as a cardiovascular intensive care unit nurse in North Carolina at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. She was involved with peer reviewed unit improvement practices and assisted in policy writing for improved practice.

After moving to Denver, Colorado, Sarah worked at the University of Colorado Hospital as a charge nurse for the cardiovascular intensive care unit. Sarah continued to be involved in improving patient outcomes through enhanced unit safety practices. While in Colorado, she also worked as a travel nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital in the general intensive care units. .

Upon returning to Alaska in 2009, Sarah was employed by Alaska Regional Hospital in the intensive care unit while simultaneously completing her graduate degree as a family nurse practitioner through Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, Kentucky. While at Alaska Regional Hospital, she also completed her Fundamentals of Critical Care Support Provider certification. Sarah graduated with honors in 2010 and joined the Alaska Heart Institute, specializing in cardiovascular care management, including coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, and arrhythmia care. .

Sarah was also awarded the American Red Cross Medical Rescue Award in 2012 for assisting in life-saving measures for a teammate who suddenly collapsed during a soccer game at the Menard Center in Wasilla. She is proud to call the Valley her home and honored to serve as a medical provider in her hometown. In her free time, Sarah enjoys reading, playing soccer, hiking, skiing, and fishing with her husband, Seth.

Education & Training:

  • Master of Science in Nursing: Frontier Nursing University, Hyden, KY (2011)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK (2005)

Certifications:

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Institute of Functional Medicine

Affiliations:

  • Alaska Nurse Practitioner Association
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Institute of Functional Medicine
  • American College of Cardiology

Joyce Restad, DO

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Joyce Restad grew up in Palmer, Alaska and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Alaska – Fairbanks. She earned her medical degree at Western University of Health Sciences in California. After completing a family practice residency through Michigan State University, she practiced in Michigan, Mississippi, and Okinawa, Japan, before returning to Alaska in 2008.

Dr. Restad is a board-certified family practitioner who practices osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT). To learn more, watch this short video, "What is a D.O. doctor?" She also uses the Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) method to help relieve people's pain. Dr. Restad has served as president of the Alaska Osteopathic Medical Association. She has been at All Seasons Family Health Care since 2011.


Education & Training:
  • Medical Degree (DO): Western University of Health Care Sciences, Pomona, CA (1996)
  • Residency: Family Practice, Michigan State University / Bay Medical Center, Bay City, MI (1996-2000)
  • Bachelor of Science: University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK (1990)

Certifications:

  • National Board of Osteopathic MedExaminer (NBOME)
  • American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP)

Affiliations:

  • American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
  • American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP)
  • Alaska Osteopathic Medical Association (AOMA)