Karina Bechtold, DNP, FNP-BC

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner JOINED CCHCI IN 2021 Why I Believe in the Mission of CCHCI

I am proud to work at a community health center, where we don't focus on the patient's ability to pay and where we work as a team to bring the highest quality medical care too ALL patients. Everyone is welcomed and no one is turned away. I can’t help but feel great about the work we do at CCHCI!

Karina'S BACKGROUND

I grew up in Douglas with amazing parents and two overprotective older brothers. I always did well in school and stayed busy by participating in sports. I especially loved playing soccer although I wasn’t a very skilled player. Later, I decided to go to college in Tucson, not only did this make sense financially but also was close enough for me to visit my family often. I later started my own family, marrying my husband Josh in 2008 and later having children, Jay and Lucia. We like to travel as a family and we visit many places including my husband’s home state of Pennsylvania. Although it is fun to visit other places, and living in Tucson for nearly 17 years was fun, I have always been called back home.

In 2021 I moved my family to Douglas, my home town, so that I can spend more time with my parents and to provide medical care to the community that gave me such a great childhood. My husband needed much convincing, but after being here a few months he completely understands and appreciates the small-town appeal. It’s a place where we easily connect with our neighbors, where recommendations are made word-of-mouth not through a google search, and where my children get to spend most of their day with their grandparents who love them so much and treat them so well. My entire family is happy to be in Douglas. Thank you to my home-town community for welcoming me back and for allowing me to help with your medical needs. I take the job and the responsibility very seriously and it’s one I hope to have for many years to come.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

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After completing general course work at Cochise College I then moved on to study at the University of Arizona. I have a bachelor’s degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology and in Nursing. While working as a bedside cardiac nurse at a large Tucson hospital I completed my Master’s in Nursing practice with a focus in Family Nurse Practitioner in 2015, and then earned my degree of Doctor of Nursing Practice in the spring of 2016. That makes me a doctor-nurse 🙂

Practice Interests:

I love caring for patients of all ages. I especially like interacting with teens.

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Thank you to the following organizations for their generous donations to the Chiricahua Cares Fund:

Locations

Benson
Benson Family Health Center

335 S. Ocotillo Ave, Benson, AZ 85602
520-586-4040

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Benson
Benson Pharmacy

335 S. Ocotillo Ave.
Benson, AZ 85602
520-586-4699

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Bisbee
Bisbee Family Health Center

108 Arizona Street
Bisbee, AZ 85603
520-432-3309

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Bisbee
Bisbee Pharmacy

307 Arizona Street
Bisbee, AZ 85603
520-432-4660

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Douglas
Pediatric Center of Excellence

815 15th Street,
Douglas, AZ 85607
520-364-5437

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Douglas
Early Childhood Center of Excellence

1151 16th St. Douglas, AZ 85607
520-364-5437

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Douglas
Ginger Ryan Clinic

1100 F Ave
Douglas, AZ 85607
520-364-3285

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Douglas
Douglas Pharmacy

1111 F Avenue
Douglas, AZ 85607
520-364-6860

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Elfrida
Cliff Whetten Clinic

10566 N. Hwy 191,
Elfrida, AZ 85610
520-642-2222

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Sierra Vista
Sierra Vista Family Dental Center

115 Calle Portal
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
520-459-3011

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Sierra Vista
Sierra Vista Adult Clinic

155 Calle Portal Suite 300
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
520-459-3011

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Sierra Vista
Vista Pediatrics Clinic

155 Calle Portal, Suite 700
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
520-459-0203

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Sierra Vista
Chiricahua at SEABHS

4755 Campus Dr. Sierra Vista, Az

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Sierra Vista
Chiricahua Pharmacy

155 Calle Portal Suite 600
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
520-515-8678

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County Wide
Mobile Medical/Dental Clinics

Serving all of Cochise County.
520-642-2222

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After Hours Advice
After Hours Advice – Asesoría Después de Horario


520-432-3309

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PO BOX 845659
Los Angeles, CA 90084-5659
(520) 276-0085

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