At Alaska Neuro Associates, Dr. Russell Cherry and Dr. Heather Macomber are dedicated to providing expert, pertinent, and timely neuropsychological evaluations to children, adolescents, adults, and elders facing challenges with cognition, mood and behavior, and symptoms of varied medical conditions.
Our mission is to provide the highest quality and most comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations, with prompt reports and relevant, real-world recommendations. We strive to be the premier Alaskan center for neuropsychological evaluations and concussion-management services by providing a superior level of service to patients and referral sources in the Anchorage bowl and beyond.
Through our years of collaborative efforts, we developed a shared belief that the practice of neuropsychology should be about more than rote reporting of test scores without providing relevant context or practical recommendations. Our comprehensive approach to assessment is unique in that we consider the test data within the broader context of a person’s life and collect information from family members, caregivers, and/or other social service providers. We integrate our test findings with information from the patient interview, collateral/third-party interviews, behavioral observations, medical records, academic records, unique aspects of a person’s test performance, and each person’s particular life situation. We believe that a critical component of the evaluation process is meeting with patients to discuss their testing results, using understandable language, which gives them an opportunity to ask questions and clarify issues. This also provides us the opportunity to actively seek their input to enhance or refine our recommendations.
At Alaska Neuro Associates, we are committed to maximizing the usefulness of our evaluations to create a superior patient-care experience, with results that have real-world applicability. This approach is designed to help improve a person’s situation, while also answering the referral source’s questions and providing them the tools to maximize the effectiveness of treatment. Our goal is to create a comprehensive report that integrates disparate data points in a logical and coherent manner, such that any reader of our report can follow the line of reasoning and reach the same conclusions. In a nutshell, our final report provides a pathway to help each person achieve their optimal level of functioning.
We accept all types of insurance including Medicaid and Medicare.
Heather Macomber, PhD Russell Cherry, PsyD