About Us

If you would like to join the team at Mt. Shuksan Family Medicine and Dermatology, please submit your resume to our clinic email or in person attn: Lara Wilson office manager. 

 

Kirstin Curtis ARNP

Board Certified in  Family Practice and Dermatology

Kirstin Curtis ARNP graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing with Magna Cum Laude honors in 2002. Kirstin is nationally board certified by the ANCC in family practice, and is also certified as a dermatology nurse practitioner since 2013.

Kirstin has extensive work experience in internal medicine and family practice. She prides herself on thorough and comprehensive management of patients health, and truly believes in preventive medicine with the goal of minimizing medications when possible. “I love caring for the whole family.” Kirstin has also worked full-time in a busy dermatology practice in Vancouver, WA, where she focused on the treatment of many skin disorders. She won a new dermatoscope at her recent dermatology convention (2013) in a competition with 300+ other providers for identifying lesions correctly. Dermoscopy allows a trained provider to see lesions with more clarity, in order to determine if they are abnormal or benign.

She evaluates and manages rashes, acne, psoriasis, mole/nevus and full skin evaluations, skin biopsies and skin excisions, and treatment of some cosmetic lesions. Acne of all ages is very easy to treat; she also does Accutane when indicated. “The wait to see a dermatologist can be up to 6-8 weeks. I enjoy helping patients with their dermatology concerns, and referring on if needed.”

In her spare time, Kirstin adores her three children and husband, Dr. Bob Curtis. They are certified level 3 ski instructors at Mt. Baker, and love hiking, camping, fly fishing, and anything involving being outside.

Kirstin has been an active member of:

~ Dermatology Nurses Association since 2009
~ American Academy of Nurse Practitioners since 2008
~ Mt. Baker Nurse Practitioner Association since 2009

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday Closed

Phone

Phone (360) 647-1900
Fax (360) 647-1542

Address

2101 Cornwall Ave
Suite 101
Bellingham, WA 98225

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Monika Reynolds ARNP

Board Certified in Family Practice

Monika Reynolds ARNP joins Mt. Shuksan Family Medicine in October of 2020 and is open and scheduling new patients.

Monika Reynolds, ARNP, has been a board-certified family nurse practitioner since 2018. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with the highest honors as class valedictorian from Azusa Pacific University in California. She also holds a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Pacific Lutheran University, where she also graduated Summa Cum Laude, and worked as a student researcher.

Monika has clinical experience with families of all ages, seeing patients from newborns to older age. She places a special emphasis on health education and wellness, with experience as a professor, researcher, and published author. “Each of us is made of our physical, emotional, and spiritual health. As your healthcare partner, I walk with you — help you navigate challenges and pursue your best health and wellness.” She welcomes questions and loves to teach. Most recently, she worked locally for PeaceHealth Fairhaven Family Medicine as their Same Day provider. She is greatly looking forward to establishing strong partnerships with her patients and working with them to pursue long-term health goals.

In her free time, Monika loves trail running, drinking coffee with her husband, and playing with their young twin boys. The family enjoys hiking, camping, and all things great outdoors.

Andrea Phillips, CNM, ARNP

Board Certified in Nurse Midwifery and Women’s Healthcare

Andrea Phillips CNM, ARNP joins Mt. Shuksan Family Medicine in June 2021 and is open and scheduling new patients.

Andrea Phillips specializes in midwifery and women’s care and graduated from Frontier Nursing University in 2019. She is board certified by the American College of Nurse Midwives. She previously practiced at the women’s clinic in Mt. Vernon and is excited to offer care to patients in Bellingham. She also holds a Bachelors of Science in Nursing and worked as a nurse in acute care, psych, women’s services and labor and delivery prior to becoming a midwife.

At Mt. Shuksan Family Medicine Andrea will provide GYN services and primary health care to women of all ages. CNMs focus on gynecologic, preconception and family planning services. Andrea will also provide women’s primary care for acute and chronic conditions, annual exams, and has a passion assisting patients with gender affirming hormone therapy.

“I believe in providing non biased reproductive health care and primary care, and I enjoy empowering and educating my patients and partnering with them as they navigate life. Sex and body positivity and a knowledge of power dynamics and trauma informed practices shape how I interact with patients and offer care.”

Andrea moved to Bellingham with her partner and pup from Nashville, TN. They enjoy hiking, camping, kayaking and enjoying the Mount Baker wilderness. “We feel like we’ve definitely found our community in the PNW!”

Andrea has been an active member of:
-American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM)
-Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
-American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
-Midwives Association of Washington State (MAWS)
-Mount Baker Nurse Practitioners Association

Kim Bittner ARNP

Board Certified in Family Practice

Kim Bittner ARNP joined Mt. Shuksan Family Medicine in October of 2018 as a per diem provider, helping with vacation coverage for our providers. She has seen enough of our patients, so thought we should put her lovely face on our website!

Kim is semi-retired, enjoying time on her sailboat with her husband. She has a background working in acute care and ear nose and throat along, with family practice seeing all ages.