Doctors

Larry Lawson, MD

Larry Lawson moved to Alaska in 2005 to treat cancer patients, and established Midnight Sun Oncology, in 2007. He travels to Homer twice monthly to treat oncology patients at South Peninsula Hospital. Dr. Lawson earned his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine, completed a residency program in Internal Medicine at Cleveland Clinic in Florida, and a Medical Oncology fellowship at Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans. He received honors and completed research projects at the Cleveland Clinic and the Ochsner Clinic Foundation. When he is not working, Dr. Lawson likes to travel with his wife and photograph obscure cultures and exotic wildlife.

Jose Suarez, MD

Jose Carlos Suarez is a Board Certified Oncologist. He has worked at Midnight Sun Oncology since 2009. He was born in Cuba and immigrated to the United States in 1995. He completed his internship and residency at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in affiliation with Jersey City Medical Center. Subsequently he was a Fellow in Medical Oncology at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans. He completed his training in 2005 and then practiced in Miami for several years at a thriving practice before relocating to Alaska. He has a wife and 3 children, all of whom enjoy the outdoors and exploring our magnificent state.

Staff

Genista James

Lab Assistant / Phlebotomist

Genista James has recently joined the staff at MSO as a Lab Assistant / Medical Assistant. She has a wonderful husband and three beautiful daughters, all born and raised in Alaska. They love the outdoors and try to be outside as much as possible, especially biking all year round. She loves her job at Midnight Sun because of the people she works with and the people she helps take care of here.

Jessica Tuomi

RN Infusion Nurse

Jessica was born and raised here in Palmer. After graduating from high school, she moved to South Dakota on a soccer scholarship and attended nursing school. She has worked with oncology patients since 2009 and obtained the national certifications. She enjoys activities with her daughter and spending time with family and friends.

Melissa Morgan

Certified Medical Assistant

Melissa has worked at Midnight Sun Oncology for over 3 years.  She and her husband are raising 3 wonderful kids in the Mat-Su Valley.  She loves working at Midnight Sun Oncology with her outstanding co-workers.  The highlight of her job is getting to care for & interact with our patients and their families.

Paula English

RN Infusion Nurse

Paula English is an Infusion Nurse that has worked at Midnight Sun for 8 years. She has been a Nurse for 30 years and a Nationally Certified Oncology Nurse for 15 years. Paula loves animals and has a number of unique pets.

Angel Sampson

Infusion Technician

Teri Tynan

RN Infusion Nurse

Teri was raised in Anchorage, Alaska and moved to the Valley in 2003. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree in nursing from UAA in 2009, Teri worked as an inpatient bedside nurse until 2012 when she joined the team at Midnight Sun Oncology. She has been a nationally certified oncology nurse since 2015 and finds her work with oncology patients very fulfilling. Teri has two rambunctious boys that keep her busy between sports, school and general mayhem. They enjoy getting outside, camping, bonfires, and spending time with life long friends.

Administrative Staff

Lindsey Meehan

Office Lead

Lindsey has lived in Alaska all her life and has two beautiful yet feisty daughters with her husband Wade.  She has worked in the medical field since 2006 and started at Midnight Sun Oncology in 2015.  In her spare time, she loves to go camping, 4-wheeling, fishing and spending time with her family and friends.  She enjoys working at Midnight Sun Oncology and loves the rewarding feeling of being apart of our patients care and support. 

Katie Krivonosov

Receptionist

Corinne Zehnder

Scribe

Location

Contact

Phone (907) 746-7771

Fax (907) 746-7798

Hours

Monday – Thursday 8am – 5pm

Friday 8am – 4pm

Closed for lunch Monday – Friday from noon to 1pm.

You may become a patient by making an appointment yourself or through a physician’s referral. We also welcome the opportunity to provide second opinions. For an appointment, please call (907) 746-7771 Monday through Thursday between 8am and 5pm or Friday between 8am and 4pm. Please note that we are closed Mon. – Fri. Noon – 1pm for lunch. Dr. Lawson sees patients every other Friday at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska. Patients who wish to schedule an appointment with him there should call our Palmer office at (907) 746-7771. Most insurance carriers are accepted, including Medicaid, CAMA and Medicare. We work with your insurance company(s) to make sure your claims are filed accurately.