New family medicine practice open in Freeland

Barbara Simons

Barbara Simons, physician’s assistant, recently started her Family Medicine practice in Freeland with Christina Carpenter, the office manager and medical assistant.

The two worked together in the past at The Langley Clinic when Simons was the solo provider.

“We’re excited to work together again and to continue our service to the wonderful community here on South Whidbey Island,” said Simons, a native of The Netherlands.

She graduated from the University of Texas, medical branch in 1998 with a degree in physician assistant studies and has practiced emergency medicine, urgent care, and family medicine since.

Christina Carpenter lived intermittently on Whidbey Island after her parents moved here in 2000. South Whidbey has been her permanent home since 2006.

She started her medical career 12 years ago as a nursing assistant. She began her medical billing and transcription education while being a mom, and worked in this field since 2005.

Carpenter’s two boys will join Simons’ daughter at Tiger Martial Arts starting next month.

“We’re both very excited to start up with our new practice and can’t wait for you to schedule your appointment,” said Simons.

Call 360-331-6535 for more info.