Meet The Staff

Kurtis Waters, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Waters is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is the lakes area’s only board certified facial plastic surgeon who has been practicing for more than 20 years. Dr. Waters performed his undergraduate training at Concordia in Moorhead. After completing medical school he received post graduate residency training in Syracuse, New York. He underwent fellowship training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery in Minneapolis, MN.

Dr. Waters’ current practice encompasses all aspects of head and neck surgery. He has practiced in the lakes area since 1998. Dr. Waters understands that trust, communication, and the highest level of confidentiality are critical in the care of his patients. His significant patient following and return of his patients time and time again speaks for itself. Dr. Waters’ reputation alone draws patients to his facial plastic surgery practice in Baxter, MN. He has become a primary referral source for physicians around the states of Minnesota and North Dakota based on his experience, artistic abilities, and excellent patient outcomes. He prides himself on honest answers and solutions for his patients … with each patient treated with the ultimate attention they deserve. Both Dr. Waters and his team genuinely care about every patient, and it shows.

Katie Starns, CNP

Nurse Practitioner

Katie Starns is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Katie treats patients of all ages with ear, nose and throat disorders. Her areas of expertise are; chronic ear infections, sinusitis, rhinitis and allergies. Katie also focuses on tonsillitis, hearing loss, and dizziness.

Katie is originally from Glenwood, MN. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, with honors, at North Dakota State University. Following graduation she worked as a Registered Nurse at the Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria, MN. She completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in Advanced Practice Nursing, with honors, at North Dakota State University. She is certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Katie moved to the Minneapolis area in 2007 where she worked as a Nurse Practitioner at an onsite employer-based health clinic. She started working with Dr. Waters and his team part-time in October 2011 before she transitioned to the Brainerd Lakes area permanently in April 2012. Katie enjoys spending time with her two children in the outdoors, or on the beautiful northern Minnesota lakes. Katie is an avid runner and is always looking for a good book to dive into for leisure reading.

Katie is a valued addition to the team at Kurtis Waters, M.D. PA. She brings the same passion and medical care our patients have come to expect.

Chandra Jorgens, RN Injector

Nurse Injector

Chandra began working with Dr. Waters in 2012, initially as an LPN. Over the years, she began to focus on the aesthetic side of the clinic and received an Associate of Applied Science in May of 2017, while also being an apprentice of Dr. Waters on injectables. Chandra has advanced training in Dysport and Restylane fillers including Lyft, Refyne/Defyne, as well as Botox, Juvederm, Voluma, Volbella and Vollure. Knowing that the Brainerd Lakes area has a conservative population, she focuses on softening fine lines, adding volume and minimizes the signs of aging, without her patients looking “over done” or have the “frozen look”. Chandra is also trained in Cool Sculpting for body contouring. As a trained injector, she takes the time to visit with her patients and discuss their goals, educate patients about products and uses her aesthetic eye to ultimately help them achieve natural looking results by enhancing their natural beauty. “Seeing patients smile a bigger smile or hold their head a little higher because they feel more confident is one of my favorite parts of the job!”

Our entire staff is dedicated to helping you. We want to ensure that you are happy with your results and that you never feel like you have any unanswered questions. We are here for you before and after your treatment.

If you have any questions, contact us today at (218) 454-8888.

Contact US

Kurtis Waters, M.D. PA

13359 Isle Dr # 1, Baxter, MN 56425

(218) 454-8888

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