Larry Lawson, MD

Larry Lawson moved to Alaska in 2005 to treat cancer patients, and established Midnight Sun Oncology, in 2007. He travels to Homer twice monthly to treat oncology patients at South Peninsula Hospital. Dr. Lawson earned his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine, completed a residency program in Internal Medicine at Cleveland Clinic in Florida, and a Medical Oncology fellowship at Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans. He received honors and completed research projects at the Cleveland Clinic and the Ochsner Clinic Foundation. When he is not working, Dr. Lawson likes to travel with his wife and photograph obscure cultures and exotic wildlife.

Jose Suarez, MD

Jose Carlos Suarez is a Board Certified Oncologist. He has worked at Midnight Sun Oncology since 2009. He was born in Cuba and immigrated to the United States in 1995. He completed his internship and residency at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in affiliation with Jersey City Medical Center. Subsequently he was a Fellow in Medical Oncology at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans. He completed his training in 2005 and then practiced in Miami for several years at a thriving practice before relocating to Alaska. He has a wife and 3 children, all of whom enjoy the outdoors and exploring our magnificent state.


Genista James

Lab Assistant / Medical Assistant

Genista James has recently joined the staff at MSO as a Lab Assistant / Medical Assistant. She has a wonderful husband and three beautiful daughters, all born and raised in Alaska. They love the outdoors and try to be outside as much as possible, especially biking all year round. She loves her job at Midnight Sun because of the people she works with and the people she helps take care of here.

Jessica Tuomi

RN Infusion Nurse

Jessica Tuomi was born and raised in Palmer, Alaska. She attended college in South Dakota on a soccer scholarship and graduated with her Nursing Degree in 2009. She earned her Oncology certification and has been working in oncology clinics and hospitals ever since. Jessica and her fiancé recently moved back to Alaska from Minnesota to settle down and be closer to her family.

Kelly Higgins

Infusion Technician

Kelly Higgins is an Infusion Technician who has been at Midnight Sun Oncology for 8 years. She has lived in Alaska since 1975. She is married and has 5 daughters and 1 son. She believes it is a privilege to help patients through such a difficult time of their lives in her work at Midnight Sun Oncology.

Melissa Morgan

Medical Assistant

Melissa Morgan has worked at Midnight Sun Oncology for over a year as a Medical Assistant. She has lived in Alaska most of her life and considers this beautiful state home. She and her amazing husband are raising 3 wonderful children in the Mat-Su Valley. During the winter she and her family take advantage of the outdoors to go snow boarding and snowmachining. She loves working at Midnight Sun Oncology with her outstanding co-workers. The highlight of her job is caring for and interacting with our wonderful patients.

Paula English

RN Infusion Nurse

Paula English is an Infusion Nurse that has worked at Midnight Sun for 8 years. She has been a Nurse for 30 years and a Nationally Certified Oncology Nurse for 15 years. Paula loves animals and has a number of unique pets.

Stacy Saechao

RN Infusion Nurse

Stacy Saechao has worked part time at Midnight Sun Oncology for a year. She also works at Mat-Su Regional Hospital. She has lived in Alaska for 22 years and has two children.

Administrative Staff

Karleen Bishop


Karleen Bishop has recently joined us from My Doktor’s Pharmacy where she worked for 10 years. She is the mother of 3 grown children, all married, and she has 6 grandchildren with whom she loves spending time.

Lindsey Meehan


Lindsey Meehan has lived in Alaska all her life and has two beautiful daughters. She has worked in the medical field since 2006. In her spare time she loves to go camping, 4-wheeling, and spending time with family and friends.


Phone (907) 746-7771
Fax (907) 746-7798

Monday – Thursday 8am – 5pm
Friday 8am – 4pm.
Closed for lunch Monday – Friday from noon to 1pm.

You may become a patient by making an appointment yourself or through a physician’s referral. We also welcome the opportunity to provide second opinions.

For an appointment, please call (907) 746-7771 Monday through Thursday between 8am and 5pm or Friday between 8am and 4pm. Please note that we are closed Mon. – Fri. Noon – 1pm for lunch.

Dr. Lawson sees patients every other Friday at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska. Patients who wish to schedule an appointment with him there should call our Palmer office at (907) 746-7771.

Most insurance carriers are accepted, including Medicaid, CAMA and Medicare. We work with your insurance company(s) to make sure your claims are filed accurately.