Ellen Duyck is a Doctor of Nursing Practice and a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She and her family lived in North Carolina, but moved to Alaska as missionaries with MARC (Missionary Aviation Repair Center). Ellen will be working at Kenai Peninsula Orthopaedics as Coordinator of the Healthy Bones Program, the only program on the peninsula that includes osteoporosis management and secondary fracture prevention.
Ellen’s medical experience includes vascular, renal/dialysis, women & children, emergency and family practice. She was awarded her Doctoral degree in 2015 after extensive research and development of an educational tool to helps to discuss, diagnose, and treat ADHD in children. She has 2 children of her own, ages 7 and 11. She and her husband have been married for 24 years.
Ellen enjoys volunteering her medical services to help others. While living in North Carolina, she served regularly at the free medical clinic in her community. Every summer for the past 6 years, she has travelled to the Tanalian Bible Camp in Port Alsworth, AK to serve as medical provider, as well as provide sports physicals to the community children. In 2010, She travelled to Haiti twice with World Medical Mission (Samaritan’s Purse) to help during the cholera outbreak following a major earthquake. Missions is a family affair, as her husband left his job back home to serve with MARC as an aircraft mechanic.
“It is an honor to work at Kenai Peninsula Orthopaedics. I have been given the opportunity to teach our community about the importance of having strong, healthy bones, and provide the treatment necessary to reduce the incidence of fractures.” ~Ellen