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!
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!
Meet Andrea Hardesty MSN, ARNP, A-GNP-C, a highly skilled nurse practitioner with over 20 years of experience in integrative therapies and a passion for helping aging adults lead healthier and more balanced lives.
Throughout her career, Andrea has become an expert in a wide range of holistic health practices, which she uses to promote wellness, longevity, and a higher quality of life for her patients.
Andrea is dedicated to building strong relationships with her patients and takes the time to listen to their concerns and goals, providing personalized care plans that are tailored to their unique needs and preferences.
I have had a rewarding career in commercial real estate for the past 15 years and have served as a C.R.E.W. President/Board Member during that time. I have lived in Utah, Arizona, California, and am now happily residing here in the beautiful state of Washington with my husband. It has been a welcomed breath of fresh air for me to be able to focus on one of my lifelong passions -Health and Wellness.
I spent 10 years working at Nordstrom in the Cosmetic Department helping women simplify their skincare & makeup routines. I look forward to building long lasting relationships and meeting new friends as we focus on healthy self-care routines and education.
I moved to Anacortes in August of 2022 with my husband and our two youngest children. We wanted to build a more balanced life. We set our sails from the low-country of South Carolina to the steep cliffs of the Pacific Northwest.
After being so lovingly cared for as patient at Wellness for Life, I was thrilled to be offered the opportunity to come on board and help others access the amazing services that Amanda and her team offer. My husband is a physician and I met him while working as a medical case manager at our local hospital. We have been together for 17 years and dedicated our lives to improving the health and well being of the communities we love. I can't wait to meet you and help you on your journey to wellness & balance!
Hi, I’m Christen Siedler. I am a Registered Nurse. I have been in healthcare for over a decade primarily in the hospital setting. I am certified in Emergency and Critical Care Nursing and have decided to transition into a clinic setting as an Aesthetic Nurse Injector at Wellness For Life because I have a strong passion for making people feel beautiful and have the confidence that will carry over into other facets of their life.
I am originally from the Jersey Shore where I obtained my Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and moved to the beautiful PNW with my husband who’s a firefighter/paramedic and our black lab, Baker.
In my spare time, I love to read, draw, crochet and spend time with my husband outdoors camping, paddle boarding, mountain biking, and skiing up at Mt Baker Ski Area where we volunteer providing medical care in the Mt. Baker Aid Room.
I am so excited to meet you and join you on your journey to Wellness!
Hi, I am Gabby! I recently made the move to Washington in March of 2023 from San Diego, CA. While I am a proud Californian, I love Washington.
I have worked in various fields from teaching to accounting but always find myself coming back to the medical field. I love that I get to be part of this lovely team that makes the difference in all our patients lives.
I am a nationally certified pharmacy technician by night but your friendly Wellness for Life receptionist by day. While not working I enjoy spending time with my amazing wife and dog or paddle boarding my day away.
I also am quite the foodie and adventurous spirit, so I am always wanting to go or try something new so next time you’re in Anacortes tell me something or somewhere new to try! I look forward to meeting you!
Hi my name is Matt and I am a registered nurse with a background in Critical Care and Emergency Medicine. I have worked in healthcare, primarily in the hospital setting since 2016.
I was introduced to IV Vitamin Therapy and Integrative Medicine while I was living and working in Orange County, California. Integrative Medicine taught me about utilizing a holistic approach to healthcare that combines conventional medical practices with complementary and alternative therapies.
I want to share my knowledge and passion for health and wellness in order to help you feel your best every day while achieving your health goals.
I was born in Poland and immigrated to United States with my family when I was young. I obtained my RN and BSN while in Southern California.
I am married to my beautiful wife Jenny. We were engaged while taking a hike at Lighthouse Point near Bowman Bay in 2016. We have two young children Kilian and Kennedy who keep us on our toes.
We moved to beautiful Anacortes, Washington in 2021 to be close to our family. In my spare time, I love to hang out with my wife and children. We enjoy surfing, hiking, crossfit, snowboarding, DIY projects at home, cooking, watching movies, and traveling.