Bellingham Women's Health
"Caring for the Whole Woman throughout her Whole Lifetime"
Certified Nurse-Midwife, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
Kathleen is a Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) and Advanced Registered Nurse-Practitioner (ARNP) who has been providing women's health care since 1988.
Education and training: Certified Nurse-Midwives are Registered Nurses with advanced training and a masters degree in Nurse-Midwifery and accreditation in midwifery from the American College of Nurse-Midwives. In addition to providing maternity care, CNMs also specialize in gynecological care, including birth control, vaginal infections and menstrual problems.
Kathleen earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio State University, a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Creighton University. After several years as a Mother-Baby home visit RN and lactation consultant, she went on graduate school at Yale University to become a Nurse-Midwife, completing her Masters of Science in Nursing in 1996.
She is board certified by the American College of Nurse-Midwives.
Services include: Pelvic exams * Teen health * Birth Control * Fertility Awareness * STD checks * GYN care * Annuals
My Philosophy of Care: I believe in providing the most up-to-date and thorough clinical care and information for my patients. I listen attentively and compassionately to each woman's health story. Next, I help her to better understand her condition and her choices. Then we devise a plan that best fits with her own unique values, realities and health care goals. Women's health issues can be complex, but the solutions don't need to be.