Focused on a traditional career in medicine since he could walk, Dr. Bryan Cooper had his “a-ha moment” while working as a hospital corpsman in the Navy. There he experienced firsthand the power a nursing career holds, an experience that demonstrated the humanity in medicine and set the precedent for his practice.
The concept wasn’t new to Dr. Cooper, who grew up seeing his grandparents’ – both chiropractors – treating several generations of patient families. That experience, paired with his own, has informed his own practice at Camano Island Health System.
“In my practice, I’ve taken a different approach to medicine because I want to be able to build partnerships with my patients – it’s enormously rewarding to be able to get to know and grow with them. Locally owned and operated, we’ve brought a mom-and-pop feel to our practice which isn’t something you’re likely to find elsewhere,” Dr. Cooper explains.
By educating and empowering patients and their families, the practice is bringing everyone in the community a means of pursuing optimal health.
Who they are:
Camano Island Health System is a doctorate-level, nurse practitioner-led healthcare organization that serves the Camano Island community with high-quality health services.
Caring for the whole person and using an integrated approach underscores their work, allowing them to provide exceptional care.
By combining complimentary types of treatment, such as family practice, psychiatry, acupuncture and massage in a respectful environment, it allows fellow practitioners to work together for the betterment of the patient.
This comprehensive approach prevents duplicate or contradictory messaging and also presents the patient with a full range of care options. It also provides a bigger pool of resources beneficial for patient safety, as all treatment methods are explored comprehensively.
“In a profession that changes daily as we discover new things and studies are released, it’s important to always be able to learn and adapt to the changing environment, and having this interactive approach affords us this,” Dr. Cooper says.
Core services offered at CIHS include:
- Primary Care/Family Care
- Acute Care/Walk-In
- Internal Medicine
- Adolescent Healthcare
- Massage Therapy
- Nutrition and Fitness
Through comprehensive, integrative, quality health services, Camano Island Health System is helping meet the needs of the Camano Island communities.