Katie Starns is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in Otolaryngology/ENT at Advanced Specialty Associates ENT & Facial Plastics--a private practice with locations in Baxter and Mendota Heights, Minnesota.
Katie graduated, with honors, in 2002 from North Dakota State University (NDSU) in Fargo, North Dakota with her Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing (BSN). She returned to NDSU after working several years as a registered nurse and graduated, with honors, with her Doctorate in Advanced Practice Nursing (DNP) in December 2006. She has been working as a Family Nurse Practitioner ever since, and has been working in Otolaryngology/ENT since 2011.
Katie evaluates, diagnoses and treats patients of all ages with ear, nose, and throat related concerns and disorders. She especially enjoys treating and managing chronic ear infections of all varieties, hearing loss, chronic rhinitis and allergies, chronic sinusitis and polyps, nasal obstruction, rhinogenic headache, chronic tonsillitis, swallowing disorders, and vocal disorders among others.
Katie lives in the Brainerd Lakes Area with her family and their dog. She is most proud of her role as "Mom" to her 2 children. When she isn't busy in clinic--you will find her attending all of their music, theater, and sporting activities; volunteering regularly in their schools, and helping with confirmation classes. She values service within our community and is active with several organizations and committees--Forestview Middle School Parent Group (Treasurer), Brainerd Public Schools District Advisory Committee, and Brainerd Service League. She enjoys reading, skiing, hiking, traveling and spending time with her family on her family's farm.