Meet Dr. Lemmons
Dr. Sharon Lemmons knew she wanted to be a doctor since she was a child growing up on Adak in the Aleutian Islands. She saw medicine as a way to use her love of science to help others, a value absolutely consistent with who she has always been.
Dr. Lemmons graduated from Oregon Health Sciences University Medical School in 1998. She was thrilled to return home to Alaska for her residency at Alaska Family Practice which she completed in 2001 and she has been Board Certified in Family Medicine, in Alaska, since 2001.
In 2013, she decided she wanted to open her own office. She wanted a place where she could offer genuinely excellent patient care to families in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. She wanted patients to feel their doctor had time for them and their needs and she finds getting to know her patients and their families, and helping to improve their lives, the most rewarding aspect of medicine.
When she is not working Dr. Lemmons enjoys spending time with her spouse, Bill, and their four children. She is active in her church and community, including her role as Cub Scout Den Leader. She also enjoys fishing, camping, cooking, reading, and playing with her dog, Penny.
Meet Dr. Johnston
Dr. Laura Johnston started her path to medical school as a young girl, watching her dad practice his slide presentations about the anatomy and physiology of the human heart. This was the beginning of her fascination with the intricate workings of the human body that led to her decision to pursue medicine as a career.
Raised by Midwestern parents that were transplanted to a suburb of Philadelphia, Dr. Johnston went back to her Midwestern roots to graduate from University of Michigan Medical School in 1996. She loved her clinical rotations in every specialty and soon realized her future was in family medicine.
She continued her westward march and training for Alaskan winters with her residency at Mayo Clinic Family Medicine in Rochester, MN.
Soon after achieving Board Certification in Family Medicine in 1999, Dr. Johnston relocated to Alaska. And began practicing at an Urgent Care clinic in Anchorage. Patients soon were asking her to go beyond urgent care and wanted her as their primary care physician. Later, when Dr. Lemmons started working at the same clinic the two became friends and enjoyed working together.
Dr. Johnston is a perfect fit for Lemon Tree Family Medicine and joined in November 2017.
When not seeing patients, Dr. Johnston enjoys spending time with her son, dog and cat and training for and participating in triathlons and running races.
Meet RDN Wilcox
Kim grew up in Tucson, Arizona where she endured the hot summer in outdoor swimming pools! After graduating from high school Kim moved to Provo, Utah where she completed a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics and a master’s in Exercise Science at Brigham Young University.
During college Kim took an 18 month break to be a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaching health and wellness in the Philippines and sharing the message of Jesus Christ.
In 1995 Kim moved to Anchorage with her husband and children. She has kept very busy raising and home schooling all 8 of her children and amazingly finds time to lecture and teach nutrition.
Kim joined the Lemon Tree Family Medicine team to help people improve their quality of life through adjusting their microbiome, personal environment, and how their epigenetics are expressed. This approach, Integrative and Functional Nutrition, is a growing branch of Functional Medicine that addresses chronic illness i.e. autoimmune diseases, fatigue, weight gain, and many others.
Kim’s favorite past time is reading! She loves music and has always used exercise to stay healthy, de-stress her life, and stay fit. She is an active volunteer in her church and serves as a board member for the Alaska Down Syndrome Network.
Kim has a passion for good clean living and eating and loves helping people find solutions to their health challenges!