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Welcome to Starbird Rising Wellness, where we combine medical weight loss and mental health medication management to provide you with the tools you need for a healthy life. Let us help you achieve your goals and rise above the challenges.

Dr. Barbara Rix, DNP, ARNP

About Me

I am Dr. Barbara Rix, and I am Board Certified Family and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Washington state. I provide holistic care across the lifespan, focusing on medical weight management/weight loss, Bariatric pre-surgery psychological evaluations, Mental health medication management in depression, anxiety, and ADHD. In addition, I have a focus on working with children and teens. I am available through Telehealth in WA, AK, AZ, OR, & HI.


I completed my undergraduate studies and Doctorate in Nursing Practice-Family Nurse Practitioner from Pacific Lutheran University. I then went on to complete my Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner through the University of Cincinnati. I have also received my Certificate of Advanced Education from Obesity Medicine Association.


I believe that all patients should be treated with respect and compassion. I seek to provide balanced and holistic care to every patient, addressing the mind, body, and spirit.


Outside of work, I am a mother of two teenagers and assorted pets. I enjoy photography, travel, getting outside, and enjoying life with family and friends.

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