Dr. Nannette Crowell, a Board Certified Ophthalmologist, established her solo ophthalmology practice in Sedro Woolley in 1985, which has grown steadily into the current Cascadia Eye.
After attending Walla Walla College and completing her undergraduate degree in dietetics at Loma Linda University, Dr. Crowell continued at Loma Linda University for medical school, internship, and ophthalmology residency. Although a very good surgeon herself, Dr. Crowell found her real passion was in connecting with her patients on a one-to-one level during her routine exams, medical eye visits, and follow-ups. She chose to leave surgery behind, and instead found other gifted surgeons – who loved what they did – to join the practice with her. This choice to focus solely on long-term care has paid off for her; she has treated loyal patients for over 25 years, including watching young ones grow up into adults, and finds these “lifetime” relationships to be the most rewarding part of her practice.
Among her expertise in a variety of medical eye issues, Dr. Crowell has a special interest in the treatment of dry eye syndromes. She is available for exams and consultations in our Sedro-Woolley and Bellingham clinics.
“Although keeping up with technology is fascinating, and learning about new drugs and diseases is always interesting, what really makes being a doctor fun for me is the feeling that I can be of benefit to my patients. I guess I just need to feel useful. If I can answer a question to alleviate worry, provide the best possible vision with a new pair of glasses, or prevent vision loss from diabetes or glaucoma, then I’ve had a good day! It’s getting to know my patients as individuals, making friendships that last a lifetime, and being a part, however small, of their lives – that’s what makes it all worthwhile.”
“I believe we have the best staff in the world here at Cascadia Eye. We work hard to hire the best candidates and invest hundreds of hours in education and in-service training. I’m really proud of the total experience our staff can provide, and the teamwork that goes into every surgery or eye exam.”
Dr. Nannette Crowell, M.D.
In the past, Dr. Crowell has given lectures on healthful cooking and nutrition, including co-teaching a vegetarian cooking school. She continues to enjoy developing her own gourmet recipes at home. She loves painting – her watercolors are featured in Skagit Regional Clinics’ main building and on the walls of Cascadia Eye – and dancing with the local Scottish Country Dancing club. She and her dentist husband, Dr. Rodney Brandt, live in Burlington and have three adult daughters.
Please contact us today for more information, or to schedule a consultation here at Cascadia Eye.