All professionals at Polar Wind Medical Center maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

Kendrick D. Blais , D.O., F.A.A.F.P.

Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine

Dr. Blais established Polar Wind Medical Center in August of 1999.  Dr. Blais has practiced in the civilian community of Fairbanks since July 1985.  He and his family originally came to Fairbanks with the US Air Force.  Dr. Blais and his wife have four grown children, four grandsons and one granddaughter.  Dr. Blais serves on several committees at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital.  He enjoys science fiction, fishing and many other activities.

Dr. Blais is associated with Foundation Health Partners (FHP), whcih includes Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, Denali Center, and Tanana Valley Clinc.

Since June 2019 Dr. Blais has been the Medical Director for Occupational Health Services for FHP.

Effective August 7, 2020 Dr Blais was appointed as Medical Director for Hospice Services with Foundation Health Partners.


Nancy Schupp, ANP

Nancy is well known to many people in the Fairbanks area. She worked for many years with J. Michael Carroll, MD, a brilliant internal medicine physician and oncologist who passed away a few years ago.  

She has a wide variety of interests. She loves children and has raised her own as well as many foster and adoptive children.

We have enjoyed Nancy providing outstanding service to many patients at Polar Wind Medical Center over the past several years. 

Nancy has decided to step away from Polar Wind Medical Center effective December 31, 2020.  A letter will be going out soon to patients Nancy has provided care to on a regular basis.  Dr. Blais will gladly provide care to those who wish to stay with Polar Wind Medical Center.  We will also help patients transition to another practice if they desire to do so.








Michelle Aiken, ANP

Shelli has just joined Polar Wind Medical Center and is looking forward to providing comprehensive care to all ages of patients.  Shelli enjoys the full spectrum of Family Medicine.  She is very well versed in women's health concerns, adolescent health care, and complex internal medicine issues.  Shelli is also certified to do DOT (CDL) exams for commercial drivers.

Shelli is accepting new patients at Polar Wind Medical Center.  She also has appointments available now for established patients.

Please call 457-9355 during office hours to learn more.