Rand received her training in both acupuncture and Chinese herbs at the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine and has practiced since 2006. In addition to treating pain, Rand specializes in treating skin conditions, menstrual issues, mental & emotional disorders, migraines, and infertility. Rand takes Premera, Lifewise, Aetna, Meritain, and Regence insurance. Beginning in October 2019, Rand will be at the Blaine location on Tuesdays.
Kerri Fitzgerald, MD Acupuncturist
Dr. Kerri Fitzgerald is a native of Ohio and attended the University of Dayton where she received her BS degree in Pre-Medicine in 1994. She spent 2 years working as a health director for the Ohio Migrant (Farmworker) Head Start Program before pursuing her medical training at the Medical College of Ohio where she earned her degree in 2001. She completed her Pediatric residency training at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and fellowship training in Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. During her years of medical training, she continued to stay active in providing health care to migrant farmworkers and internationally in the Caribbean and Central America. Following medical training, Dr. Fitzgerald worked for several years as a Neonatologist in the Seattle area and at Madigan Army Medical Center, where her husband was serving as a neurosurgeon in the US Army. Upon moving to Bellingham, she took a break from active practice to focus on her family and re-evaluate her career goals. Inspired by both personal and professional exposures to acupuncture, she pursued and completed training in Medical Acupuncture at the Helm's Medical Institute. Dr. Fitzgerald has great appreciation for the ability of acupuncture to help manage medical problems that are often evasive or incompletely treated by Western medicine. She recognizes that acupuncture is another technique to improve her patients' health and well-being. Her particular interests are in the management of non-surgical back pain and in cancer symptom management, but is enjoys the opportunity to help her patients manage any medical problem with acupuncture as either a complement or alternative to western approaches. When not working, Dr. Fitzgerald's priority is spending time with her husband and 2 daughters. As a family, they enjoy cooking, fitness, travel and exploring the trails and outdoors of beautiful Western Washington. Dr. Fitzgerald takes Regence, Aetna, Premera, and Meritain insurance plans.
Karen Williams, MAc Acupuncturist
Karen graduated with a Master's Degree in Acupuncture from the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine. She is a licensed acupuncturist with special interests in infertility and geriatrics. She has lived and traveled internationally and seeks to incorporate the wisdom of many different cultures into her own style of treatment. In addition to treating with acupuncture, she uses cupping, moxibustion, gua sha, electro-acupuncture, shiatsu, and tui-na massage to promote balance, healing, and well being. When she's not treating patients, Karen is usually chasing her two little ones, hiking, or relaxing near some water with her family.