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William J. Helmick, PA-C



Back | Neck | Spine



Working Alongside

Derrick Foge, MD


Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
School of Physician Assistant Studies, Pacific University



Mr. Helmick earned his master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR and his bachelor’s degree in science from Portland State University, Portland, OR. He started his career in orthopedic care in the United States Navy and then worked in private orthopedic practices in Sitka, AK and Portland, OR.

His clinical skills include management of acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries and the evaluation of spinal injuries. Mr. Helmick is an operating room first assistant with extensive experience of knee, hip, and shoulder arthroscopy and arthroplasty.

Special Interests
  • General Orthopedics
  • Surgery First Assist
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Arthroscopy
Additional Education
  • Bachelor of Science
    Portland State University
  • Orthopedic Technician Training 
    United States Navy


The wait was short, the X-ray tech did a great job, and Bill provided a detailed exam and assessment. Overall, I was very impressed with the OPA organization!



The OPA team includes Alaska’s leading specialists and offers some of the latest, most advanced treatment procedures available today.

OPA treats a wide variety of conditions and offers comprehensive treatment options — including many non-surgical solutions, minimally invasive arthroscopies (repairs) and total joint replacement.

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