Meet Karyn Tapley, MD

  • Medical Doctor - OBGYN & Cosmetic Surgeon

  • Trained physician in hormones and anatomy

  • Fellowship trained in Integrative Medicine

Her Story


Her Story


Karyn Tapley, MD is an experienced Obstetrician/Gynecologist & Cosmetic Surgeon. She attended the University of West Florida and Old Dominion University before graduating with a degree in Marine Biology, summa cum laude.  She then attended medical school at the University of Florida & completed her Ob/Gyn residency at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, DE where she performed life-saving surgery and delivered thousands of babies. Ob/Gyns are the most highly trained physicians in female anatomy, hormone problems, and treatments.

She first became interested in aesthetics as a medical student and completed rotations in plastic surgery in both medical school and residency. After her training was complete, she underwent additional, advanced training in facial aesthetics, skin rejuvenation, laser treatments, and liposuction, which are her favorite professional activities! She is fellowship trained in Integrative Medicine by the world-renowned University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, founded by Dr. Andrew Weil, MD.  This training enhances her offerings to patients and rounds out her education in "Whole Person" healthcare and wellness by integrating the best in evidence-based holistic and traditional therapies and treatments.

After residency, Dr. Tapley worked as Cosmetic Surgeon and Gynecologist in Salem, OR, before finally being able to join her active-duty spouse in Washington.  She then worked as a staff physician at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mt. Vernon.  In 2013, she became interested in traveling to deliver care to underserved women in rural locations all across the country including coastal and central Oregon, Washington, Maine, Indiana, and Alaska. She is also licensed in her home state of Florida.  She traveled from 2013 to late 2016, until she opened Sound Women's Health and Aesthetics.

On A Personal Note


An Air Force brat, Dr. Tapley was born in Florida, but spent the first 2 years of life in Japan.  Her parents then moved to Houston, where she spent most of her childhood.  She eventually returned to Florida where she met her husband  of 21 years.  A former vet tech and wildlife rehabber, she loves all "critters" and currently has two large dogs, her parrot "Cowboy", and a few aquariums.  She enjoys horses, boating, hiking, raising orchids and bonsai, sketching, reading, and enjoying the sights and sounds of nature.  She is a Board Trustee at the Bellingham Yacht Club, and the President of a ladies-only financial education and investment group.  

The Tapleys fell in love with the Pacific Northwest at first sight and, after her training, her husband was able to be transferred to Naval Station Everett in Everett, WA.  He has since retired from the US Navy with over 20 years of service.  She believes in "paying it forward" to her military patients!


909 Squalicum Way, Suite 110

Bellingham, WA 98225

Hours:  Mon - Friday 10am - 5pm

Sound Health & Aesthetics

Karyn Tapley, MD

Sound Women's Health & Aesthetics - Bellingham WA
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