Our Patient First Philosophy
Everything we do at Wellness for Life is about helping you feel the best you ever have! We want you to get up every day, excited about life and full of energy.
While we will look at diagnostics such as labs and imaging to help with your specific diagnosis, we believe that what you tell us is equally important. In other words, if your labs are perfect, but you feel like something just is not right, we have more work to do.
Additionally, our passion is to get to the root cause of what is happening with you. We do not prescribe medications to cover the symptoms but dig deep to find out what is causing the symptoms and work with you to fix that.
All through my career as an ICU nurse, I have had patients tell me “I know you are busy, I can wait” to which I have always replied “I have no other reason to be here than to take care of you. I don’t have a side gig; you are my sole focus”. I know that Caitlin feels the same way, we simply have no other reason to be here than to take care of you. Your needs, your health, your concerns are the first and foremost to us.
It is in this light that keeps me from accepting insurance. When a third party becomes involved, then it is not just your needs. It is the profitability of the insurance company first, then your needs and I simply cannot practice that way.
When you are seen at Wellness for Life, we want you to leave feeling amazing, to wake up every day to have the best day of your life. We simply cannot accept less, and neither should you.
So first, why am I qualified to treat you? I am a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, with nine years of critical care experience mostly in Cardiology before I started my own practice.
And second, why do I want to treat you? I am so passionate about helping patients understand what life choices they are making that are making them feel sick and tired. I want to help you feel amazing and full of life. I have spent enough time coaxing people back from death, I now want my whole focus to be on preventative care, restoring your health and making every day the best day of your life!
My clinical focus during my studies at Purdue University was Bioidentical Hormone therapy for both men and women. My first day in clinicals I saw not one but several 80-year-old+ couples come into the clinic, looking good, smelling good and clearly in love with each other. They were exuberant, had great sex lives and lived every day to its fullest, I knew right then, this was the kind of care I would practice.
And here’s some other stuff you might like to know - I’m an Army brat and I proudly followed my family tradition of serving in the US Military. I have studied yoga for over 20 years and love speaking in the communities I serve about improving health through stress relief, healthy eating and overall increased functionality. I believe the human body is an amazing thing and I love giving people the tools to make the most of theirs!
Hi, my name is Caitlin Halbert. I am a registered nurse and aesthetic nurse injector at Wellness For Life. I am originally from the Southwest and moving to the PNW has been incredible. There is so much recreation to choose from and I want to do it all. From the alpine hikes to kayaking in the sound, I am excited. I take my own health very seriously and I strive to maintain it. I enjoy running for long distances, hiking and backpacking every chance I get, and spending time with my dog, Luna. Both my physical and mental health benefit from time spent outdoors exercising, releasing the stresses of life while soaking in rays of sunshine. For fun, you can catch me binge watching true crime, heading up the #vanlife movement camping in our campervan on the weekends, or laying in the sun like a lizard.
I’ve been a nurse going on 10 years and most of my experience has been in the hospital setting caring for a variety of patients. I’ve recently made the switch to working in a clinic setting, as I feel ready to help patients take a more active role in their health and happiness and to see the difference we can make together in a personal setting. I chose Wellness For Life because I truly believe in their values and their purpose, where they believe in helping people feel great from the inside out, focusing on preventative care and promoting health maintenance for life.
Amanda had asked me if I’d head up the Aesthetics for the clinic and I was thrilled to do so! I’ve been receiving aesthetic treatments for years as a patient and I’ve come to love and believe in the benefits of treatments like Botox and Fillers because they help me feel like the me I really am. I leave feeling more confident than ever and love seeing how those small changes to my appearance carry over to other facets in my life. The confidence and happiness it helps create inside me radiates unapologetically outward for the world to see and I cannot wait to share that feeling with our patients.
Hello I'm Chloe! I am a born and raised 5th generation Anacortes resident. I've been a CNA (certified nursing assistant) for 4 years and a volunteer firefighter for 2 years.
Some of my favorite hobbies include serving my community, visiting with friends, reading, and traveling (not to mention playing with my puppy, Tilly!) Next time you're in downtown Anacortes, stop by to say hi!
I got my start in esthetics mainly because I have a passion for helping people find space in their lives for self care. In 2017, I graduated from the NIMA institute as a certified medical esthetician and started working in dermatology offices. I enjoyed the comprehensive approach to address the root cause of skin troubles and help my patients get the best comprehensive skin care approach.
I moved to Anacortes from Maui amid the pandemic. I am beyond excited to take advantage of the great outdoors opportunities in the area along with my dog, Sabine!
We live in a society that pushes people to go go go and do do do, rather than slow down. I love encouraging my patients to slow down to take time and space for themselves. This is what I have come to love most about my job. I would love to help you decide what you need to enhance your self care and skin care practices!
Born & raised in the PNW, I love this community! I am a mom to 2 amazing boys, and we love to spend time as a family as much as possible. I love to explore the outdoors in my free time hiking, camping, gardening, and camping.
I am also a cancer survivor, so I love the feeling of knowing we are able to help others when it comes to their health. That is why I stand behind the Wellness for Life Patient First Philosophy!
Hi, I’m Trish Hall. I began my healthcare journey as a combat medic in the US Army in 2003, and haven’t stopped working in the medical field since. I earned my nursing degree in 2017 where I began working as a labor and delivery nurse. I joined the team at Wellness For Life as an aesthetic nurse injector because I have a strong passion for helping people feel their best from the inside out. My desire is to provide an individualized approach so patients can achieve their aesthetic goals in a safe environment.
On a more personal note, I grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. I’m married to a naval aviator and we have 2 children, who are 15 and 17 years old. We’ve lived in Anacortes, Washington for 10 years, and have embraced the beautiful PNW. We are so happy to call it our home. In the summer months we love camping and soaking up the sunshine.
In my spare time, I enjoy doing things that make me feel good. I’ve been a yoga enthusiast for over 15 years. I am also a Peloton junkie and love the wide variety of workouts and mind/body options the platform has to offer.
I’m so excited to meet you and help you reach the best version of yourself!