Traditional Alaska Native healers receive international award
This Friday in Washington D.C., Southcentral Foundation – Traditional Healing Clinic, an Anchorage based clinic and its director Dr. Ted Mala (pictured far right) will receive international recognition for their work in bridging cultures and healing patients.
Len Anderson, KSKA – Anchorage
To learn more about the Traditional Healing Clinic on the Alaska Native Medical Center campus, we’ve included additional interview audio from our conversation with Doctor Ted Mala and Tribal Doctor E. Lisa Dolchok. Len Anderson spoke to them on September 19, 2007 at the Traditional Healing Clinic located at Southcentral Foundation’s Primary Care facility in Anchorage, Alaska.
Patient with tribal Dr. Rita Blumenstein
- PART 1: Doctor Ted Mala describes the award, the clinic’s work and Tribal Doctor E. Lisa Dolchok recounts her healing background (MP3 audio, 8:55)
- PART 2: Doctor Ted Mala tells how patients are referred to the Traditional Healing Clinic and Tribal Doctor Lisa Dolchok talks about her traditional counseling methods (MP3 audio, 7:48)
- PART 3: Doctor Ted Mala and Lisa Dochok talk about misconceptions concerning traditional healing; the personal responsibility of the patient; tribal doctors, not shamans; and the clinic’s process of hiring a tribal doctor (MP3 audio, 14:41)