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Family Nurse Practitioner

A Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) is a licensed medical professional responsible for general patient care. FNPs can diagnose, prescribe medication, and take charge of their patients’ care. FNPs are highly effective as primary care providers. Much like family doctors, FNPs work with patients of all ages throughout their lives.

Christina Ahearn, DNP Family Nurse Practitioner

CHS Clatskanie and Telehealth

Christina has been in the nursing field since 2011, and a Nurse Practitioner providing primary care since 2019. She is dedicated to partnering with patients to improve their health, particularly students in Clatskanie.

Accepting new patients

Dorothy Burrell, Family Nurse Practitioner

CHS Rainier and Telehealth

Dorothy believes it is important to have dedication and passion. From a young age, she has always aspired to take care of patients. Coupled with previous nursing experiences spanning over 10 years, she felt a need to specialize and become a family nurse practitioner to be able to attend to a wide scope of patients.

Accepting new patients

Tiffany Pickard, Family Nurse Practitioner

Lions Wellness Center & CHS Sacagawea

Tiffany has worked in acute, urgent, emergency care settings and has been a primary care Nurse Practitioner since 2018. She is a skilled communicator, with roots in Columbia County.

Accepting new patients

Nurse Midwives

A nurse midwife specializes in women’s reproductive health and childbirth. Nurse midwives provide care to women from adolescence through menopausal years. 

Kathryn Kuskie, Certified Nurse Midwife

Lions Wellness Center
Kathy is passionate about improving her patients’ understanding of their reproductive health. Also an instructor at Linfield College’s School of Nursing, she is an educator at heart and successfully supports patients with their family planning and reproductive health needs.

Accepting New Patients

Mental Health Providers

Mental health providers offer essential support and guidance to individuals navigating psychological challenges and promoting well-being.

Heidi Hutton, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Clatskanie SBHC​
One of the largest values I focus on in my practice is the dignity and worth of every client that walks through my door (or computer screen!). I believe that therapy should always be a safe and non judgmental space where all feel welcome and safe. Building a positive therapeutic relationship is one of the first steps we will work on together, as it is one of the foundational pillars for the effectiveness of mental health therapy.