Jessica comes to us with over 17 years’ experience in the medical and dental fields. Born and raised in Cottonwood, Arizona, she moved to Kirkland when her husband was offered a new job in the area. When their children started school, Jessica returned to nursing school where she earned her degree and became a registered nurse. Though her primary specialty is infusion and sedation, Jessica also has extensive experience in pre-operative, intra-operative and recovering patient care.
When asked what she loves most about her work, Jessica replied, “I love being able to help people to have a better quality of life – and what that means to one individual may be entirely different o another. Simply calming fears about an IV or having a procedure done, minimizing pain, educating patients about their health and encouraging them to be and stay healthy; it’s all in a day’s work. My work is my passion, so I get to do what I love.”
In her free time, Jessica loves to travel everywhere. She loves the outdoors: hiking, camping, going to the beach or lake – these activities are at the top of the list whenever she isn’t working. Most of her time is spent toting her children to and from sporting events and practices.
Married to her high school sweetheart since 2000, (did we mention they were homecoming king and queen? How cute is that?) they have two beautiful, smart, hilarious kids (who keep them busy, and exhausted) as well as a sweet chocolate lab named Milo.
When you stop by the office, she’ll surely greet you with a smile and kind word – Jessica loves her work and cares about her patients.
Laurie Anderson, RN
Laurel (who goes by the nickname Laurie) comes to us with a lifetime’s love and curiosity for science, coupled with a desire to help people. What a wonderful combination when it comes to patient care! Pursuing her interest in medicine, Laurie became an RN, provided in critical care and health & wellness arenas and now, comes to us with 35 years’ experience.
Originally from sunny California, Laurie came to Orcas Island when she was 16. The “gem of the San Juans” proved to be an ideal setting, as she enjoys hiking and appreciates the evergreen, beautiful mountains of the island. Married to her soulmate Jim, they have three creative children and one very lovable golden retriever. When she’s not at the clinic, Laurie can be found in her garden and/or kitchen – she loves to cook and build things! One of her favorite quotes is by Henry Thoreau, which is, “Only that day dawns to which we are awake.”
When you visit our office, say hello to Laurie. She has a knack for putting her patients at ease, engaging in a friendly manner and taking good care of their needs.