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KAREN OTTER

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Karen Otter, RN

Karen is a Registered Nurse for Tulalip Health System and has been with THC for nearly 2 years. She graduated from Excelsior College with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing in 2017. Prior to obtaining her Degree, She had worked for 37 years as an LPN. During that time, she worked both in the Hospital setting as well as many years working in an outpatient setting. She has extensive experience with Internal Medicine, Pain Medicine, Gastroenterology, Endoscopy, Dermatology, and was the laser Nurse for Dermatology. Following graduation she briefly did Pediatric Home care for medically fragile children. Prior to starting with the THC she was Surgery scheduler for Colo Rectal Surgeons.


Born In Whatcom County and raised in Lynden, she has been a lifelong Washington resident. From a large family she was involved in the community and still has family in the area. After Moving to the Seattle area, she has worked and lived in Shoreline and currently Edmonds. During her free time, she enjoys Quilting and is a charter member of a Non-Profit organization called Quilts From the Heart. She also enjoys home improvement, reading, movies, and playing with her dog Charlie.

Specialty:

  • Patient teaching
  • Triage
  • Care coordination
  • Employee Health

Education:

  • LPN- Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute
  • RN Associate’s Degree in Nursing Excelsior College