Bonnie Sprague, ARNP
Bonnie has almost 30 years experience as a family Nurse Practitioner. Bonnie practiced as an RN for several years before receiving her ARNP from Seattle Pacific University in 1983. She is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Beginning in 1987, Bonnie spent thirteen years at the Interfaith Clinic here in Bellingham where she was the first solo provider. In 2000, Bonnie started her own practice and in 2006 she expanded it to the current Sehome Clinic location.
Bonnie believes in working with her clients to empower them for better health. She has several areas of focus, including Women’s Health, menopausal and premenstrual issues (including prescription natural hormones), depression, thyroid, fatigue, hypnotherapy, and health counseling. She works collaboratively with physician specialists and primary care, naturopaths, acupuncturists, mental health counselors, and chiropractors.
Bonnie enjoys sailing, kayaking, music, and traveling with her husband Steve. She grew up near Snohomish and has two grown step children.
Steve Bogert, EAMP, LAc, CH
Steve uses acupuncture, hypnosis and other complementary treatments to help patients relieve pain, calm and focus their minds, and regulate metabolic processes for better health. Steve also leads the clinic’s Ideal Protein weight loss program.
Steve has been a licensed acupuncturist in Washington State since 2013. He is NCCAOM board certified, and a member of the Washington East Asian Medicine Association. He has been a Certified Hypnotherapist and a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists since 2011. Steve continues training with masters in both disciplines. Steve is also a certified SCENAR therapist & trainer. Prior to working in healthcare, Steve was a licensed engineer for over 30 years. While engineering and health care may seem unrelated, Steve finds that the problem solving approaches used in engineering are often helpful in treating body systems.
Steve enjoys working with the clinic’s Nurse Practitioners, and with other medical providers in the community. Collaborating and examining a problem from several different angles often provides answers that a single viewpoint cannot.
Steve enjoys sailing, building things and traveling with his wife Bonnie. He grew up in eastern Washington, and has 2 grown children.
Taynin Kopanos, ARNP
Tay Kopanos is a family nurse practitioner with over 12
years of primary care expertise. She holds national certification
from both the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the
American Nurses Credentialing Center. Tay earned her bachelor’s in
nursing from the University of Colorado, a masters in nursing from
Washington State University/Whitworth College, and her doctorate of
nursing practice from the University of Colorado.
Tay believes that the patient is in charge of their care and that her role is one of educator, supporter, facilitator and consultant. Tay seeks to ensure that you get the care you need, and the support you desire to reach your immediate and long term health care goals.
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Why Nurse Practitioners?
The Nurse Practitioner's nursing training and experience puts emphasis on building a relationship with their patients, spending time with them to understanding their needs, and providing education so the patient can make their own good choices for long term health.
Nurse Practitioners are governed by the Washington State Board of Nursing which holds them to high standards of professional care and requires continuing education for as long as they practice.
Nurse Practitioners are certified through the American Nurses Association Credentialing Center and are licensed to practice in each state. In Washington, Nurse Practitioners hold the ARNP or Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner as well as Registered Nurse licenses. These licenses allow them to practice independently and provide a full spectrum of healthcare services including diagnosis, lab tests, prescriptions, and referrals to other healthcare providers.