Dr. Melana Schimke, MD

Family Medicine •  Female • Age 56
  
Dr. Schimke
Telehealth services available

Family Care Network

722 N State St Bellingham, WA 98225

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(360) 752-2865

Dr. Melana Schimke, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Bellingham, WA and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University Of Washington medical school in 1994. She is affiliated with PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center. She has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Schimke to book an appointment.


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Dr. Schimke's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Anemia
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Back Pain
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dysentery
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Emphysema
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Genital Warts
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impetigo
  • Indigestion
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Injuries
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nausea
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Newborn Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Overweight
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Strep Throat
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tremor
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Yeast Infections

Dr. Schimke's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schimke

3.6

Based on 19 ratings

5 Stars
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2 Stars
5.2631578947368425%
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1 Star
31.57894736842105%
(6)
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For the first time in my life I walked into a doctors office with the mindset of wanting to be prescribed something to help me feel better. I was in a serious funk in all aspects of my life at that time. She took her time listening to me, asked me questions and showed genuine concern for me. Her “prescription” that day involved self accountability, awareness of the foods I put in my body and exercise. She said come back in three months if you’re still feeling the same. I put in the work and got into the best shape of my life, changed my mindset and way of thinking and have never looked back. I cringe at the thought of what if she had given me what I was looking for.
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Excellent. She’s smart, knows medications and effects very well, always listens and I never feel rushed even though I know she must be. Grateful for her care.
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May 25, 2019
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Dr Schimke is compassionate , knowledgeable and kind. She fit me into her already busy schedule and took her time explaining everything.
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Bellingham – Feb 22, 2018
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She is very condescending, doesn’t let you get a word or question in. She focuses on a pin point view when it comes to the patient health care rather then trying to see the broad perspective. She is very rude and unwilling to work with you or other doctors to find the best care for you as a patient. I am EXTREMELY dissatisfied with her care or lack there of. OH and the wait time is always 20 to 40 minutes.
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Dec 29, 2017
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Condescending, rude, and very brief. Don't listen to you at all. Please see an OB for Women's Health and a Pediatrician for your children.
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Bellingham, WA – Sep 01, 2017
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I met Dr Schimke today and I am thrilled having her as my advocate for my healthcare. She reassured me with my "interview" with her, she will alwas be evolved in my healthcare if I need a Specialist. That is very important to me. She was so attentive and listened to my concerns. We mutually decided to delete a few of my medications and see how I will do without them. I liked that as I don't want to be on more than needed. She reassured in was taking all measures to stay health. Five*
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Julie in Bellingham, Wa – Apr 12, 2017
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My daughter and I both see Dr. Schimke. I believe she is honest, has great perspective, and makes decisions 100% dependent of what the patient needs. We love her! She's great with small children as well as young adults.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I am board certified in family medicine, choosing this field because I enjoy taking care of the whole family, from newborns to grandparents. Adolescent...Read more

Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Adult Medicine
  • Men's Health Medicine
  • Pediatric Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Women's Health Medicine

Education

University of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
Residency Hospital
1994
University Of Washington
Medical School

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Locations

Family Care Network

Family Care Network - Bellingham Bay Family Medicine722 N State St Bellingham, WA 98225
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center

Bellingham, WA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

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