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Dr. Melana Schimke, MD

Family Medicine ·  Female · Age 55

Dr. Schimke

Family Care Network

722 N State St Bellingham, WA 98225

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Dr. Melana Schimke, MD is a family medicine specialist in Bellingham, WA and has been practicing for 25 years. She graduated from University of Washington in 1994 and specializes in family medicine, pediatric medicine, and more.


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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
  • 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
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nausea
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • 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

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 medicine and women?s healthcare are my areas of special interest.

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

Dr. Schimke's Reviews

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3.5

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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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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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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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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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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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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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    • 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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