Water’s Edge is now both Direct Primary Care and a Wellness Center. The center has grown out of the foundation that health care requires more consideration for the whole person. The other element we wish to address is that healing is possible, but cannot effectively be supported by 5 minute appointments. The quality of "getting to the bottom of things" meant getting to know who the person is as well as what is going on with them. Out of the desire to provide healing "beneath the bandaids of medical care," Water’s Edge Family Practice & Wellness Center was born, and now embraces the Direct Primary Care model.
We hold the value that healing is a journey and individual for each person. In seeing you as a whole person, we offer care that meets you wherever you may be on that journey, whether tailoring your diet and nutrients to support your wellness program or acutely treating the sore throat or grief reaction from a loss in your life.
We also acknowledge that whole care means creating a space that allows healing to be a part of the experience, and requires a team. We are delighted to work with many other professionals both in our Wellness Center and in our community. We are grateful for the steps you are taking in your life to take care of yourself, and it is our delight to support you on your journey to wellness.
Center Business Hours:
Mon: 9 am - 5 pm
Tue: 9 am - 5 pm
Wed: 10 am - 4 pm
Thur: 9 am - 5 pm
Fri: 9 am - 5 pm
Sat: by aptmt only
Closed daily from 1 pm - 2 pm for staff lunch break.
Monica Ayriss is the warm and friendly face that greets you when you walk in the door at Water's Edge. Her kind and grounded nature relaxes you just being in her presence. She will take care of your appointment needs and make sure that have your questions answered so you can put your mind at ease when visiting our Center. Monica has been on Whidbey Island for 17 years and is the proud mother of two amazing daughters. In addition to her work at Water's Edge she is a certified white belt Nia teacher. She also leads workshops to ground you through nature.
To find out more about her classes visit the Nia site at: https://nianow.com/island-hippie.
Other Wellness Center Services:
Integrative health and Naturopathic Consultations
The Water's Edge Team look forward to serving you in a collaborative effort to enhance your health and wellbeing, and quality of life!
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