Dr. Melana Schimke, MD

Family MedicineFemaleAge 57

Dr. Melana Schimke, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Bellingham, WA and has over 27 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.

Dr. Schimke

Family Care Network

722 N State St Bellingham, WA 98225
Telehealth services available

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Dr. Schimke's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acne
  • ACTH (Cosyntropin) Stimulation Test
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Administrative Physical
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anaphylactic Food Allergies
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Back Pain
  • Bacteriuria Screening
  • Bedwetting
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Cervicitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Chickenpox
  • Chlamydia Infection Screening
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dermatitis
  • Detoxification Evaluation
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Evaluation
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dipstick Urinalysis
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Dry Skin
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Dysentery
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Dyslexia Assessment
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Echocardiography
  • Emphysema
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophagitis
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Fetal Cardiac Screening
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Food Poisoning
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Headache
  • Health Screening
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hip Sprain
  • HIV Screening
  • Hives
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impairment Rating Evaluation
  • Impetigo
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Independent Educational Evaluation
  • Indigestion
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Injuries
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Laryngitis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lyme Disease
  • Lyme Disease Evaluation
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mammography
  • Mastodynia
  • McMurray's Test
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Menopause Evaluation and Treatment
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Motion Sickness
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Newborn Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Ovarian Cancer Screening
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Patch Testing
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Pediatric Overweight
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pre-Operative Evaluation
  • Prostate Cancer Screening Exam (DRE)
  • Proteinuria
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Evaluation - Child and Adolescent
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rash
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Testing and Screening
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • STD Screening
  • Strep Test
  • Strep Throat
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Torticollis
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Tuberculosis Screening
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urine Pregnancy Test
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vaginosis Screening
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Varicose Eczema
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wheelchair Evaluation
  • Wheezing
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations
  • Yeast Infections

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Dr. Schimke's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schimke

3.6

Based on 20 ratings

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She was so thorough, took the time to really listen, not rushed (yet on time for my appointment). And she did the most gentle Pap test I have ever had.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 18, 2020
Dr. Schimke's Reply –
Thank you for your feeback!
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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Apr 25, 2020
Dr. Schimke's Reply –
Thank you for sharing your experience!
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
Thank you for sharing your experience. It's great...Read More
Dr Schimke is compassionate , knowledgeable and kind. She fit me into her already busy schedule and took her time explaining everything.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bellingham – Feb 22, 2018
Thanks for the kind words! We're really proud of...Read More
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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dec 29, 2017
"We are very sorry to hear of your recent...Read More
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
"We are very sorry to hear of your recent...Read More
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*
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Julie in Bellingham, Wa – Apr 12, 2017
"It was great of you to point out the positives...Read More
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Marisa M in Bellingham, WA – Sep 18, 2016

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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

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Melana Schimke, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Melana Schimke, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Schimke frequently treats Blood in Urine (Hematuria), Echocardiography, and Mammography. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Schimke treats.

Where is Dr. Melana Schimke, MD's office located?

Dr. Schimke's office is located at 722 N State St, Bellingham, WA 98225. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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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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    • 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

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received