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Kurtis Waters, MD

Dr. Kurtis Waters is the lakes area’s only board certified facial plastic surgeon who has been practicing for more than 15 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.

His beautiful office in Baxter, is filled with caring staff who excel at customer service and have a passion for what he does as a surgeon and the results he achieves with plastic surgery.   The Cascade Medspa is directly connected to Dr. Waters' office offering an array of complimentary services including skin care, laser services and massage.

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.

Katie StarnsKatie Starns, NP

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 and her family 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 and her family transitioned to the Brainerd Lakes area permanently in April 2012. Katie and her husband enjoy spending time with their daughter 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.

Donna Claypool, NP

Donna Claypool is the Women’s Health N.P. at the Kurtis Waters, MD Clinic in Baxter, MN. 

She has been with the Kurtis Waters, MD Clinic since 2009 and skillfully performs a Comprehensive Women’s Assessment.  Donna uses this assessment to map an all-encompassing plan for issues affecting a woman’s health and well-being. 

Donna attended St Scholastica in Duluth MN obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree is nursing.  She was a Labor and Delivery Nurse and High Risk Nursery Nurse for many years prior to making the decision to further her education into the Women’s Health arena.  Donna relocated with her husband 5 years ago to the Brainerd Lakes Area.  She and her husband live in the Crosslake area with their dog Bailey. Donna’s daughters are both in the medical field, recently finishing medical and pharmacy school.  Donna loves the outdoors!  She is likes to cultivate her garden, and be creative in the kitchen cooking for her family!  Donna is happiest when spending time with her family. 

Donna has expensive background experience in surgical care, intravenous systems, and critical care environments.  Donna has a Women’s Health Nurse Practioner degree out of Minneapolis, MN.  In her tenure as a Women’s healthcare NP- Donna has a long successful history in helping women mange through the peaks and valleys of their Health and Well-Being.   Donna is dedicated to health education, consistent treatment and overall personalized wellness programs. 

Donna is dedicated to your Health, Wellness, and Beauty- your partner in accomplishing your goals


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