About Care Medical Group

Care Medical Group Bellingham Dr Wei and StaffCare Medical Group provides high-quality medical care to Bellingham, WA and surrounding Whatcom County residents and businesses. Founded in 1996, Care Medical Group has expanded from urgent care and family medicine to include occupational medicine, physical therapy, sports medicine, massage and wellness.

Care Medical Group is privileged to be locally owned and operated, and employs a diverse group of medical and administrative professionals who collaborate as a team to bring you the care you need when you need it.

Care Medical Group Providers:

Care Medical Group Bellingham Dr WeiDr. Richard Wei, MD, MPH – Owner & CEO

Dr. Wei received his Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Illinois. He received his M.D. at Finch University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School. Dr. Wei finished his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he began to develop an interest in occupational medicine; as a result, he pursued fellowship training in Occupational Medicine at the University of Illinois.

Following the completion of his training, Dr. Wei moved to New Orleans and eventually became owner and CEO of Occupational Medicine Center of West Jefferson. Dr. Wei continued on to establish five physical therapy clinics and two occupational medicine clinics. In 2005, Dr. Wei was one of more than 15 million people devastated by Hurricane Katrina; his home and all of his physical therapy and occupational medicine clinics were destroyed. Dr. Wei was fortunate enough to be able to rebuild his programs through hard work and determination. After evaluating the affects of this life-changing ordeal, Dr. Wei decided to sell his businesses and relocate to an area that called for the level of expertise he could offer.

Dr. Wei is an expert in musculoskeletal medicine and occupational medicine, with extensive experience in urgent care medicine. He is a member of five professional medical societies, including the American College of Occupational Environmental Medicine, the American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine, and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. As the medical director of 1,200 companies in New Orleans, Dr. Wei brings a comprehensive knowledge base and a wealth of professional experience to Care Medical Group’s expanding practice.

Care Medical Group Bellingham Shoni CostantiShoni Costanti, PA-C

Originally from Montana, Shoni completed her undergraduate degree in Spanish and Liberal Studies from Montana State University. She lived in Bozeman, MT for several years before moving to the Pacific Northwest. A lifelong lover of learning, she has always been interested in medicine. After several years of varied jobs and working with her husband, she decided to pursue her passion for health, wellness and medicine by becoming a Physician Assistant.

Shoni graduated with a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies in August 2013 from Idaho State University. Her husband is from Whatcom County and after spending time in Bellingham for a portion of her medical training, they decided to stay. They enjoy the immense outdoor recreational opportunities offered by the Pacific Northwest and engaging in marine activities including sailing. Shoni likes acute care and women’s health as well as family medicine which encompassed a large part of her clinical training. In her free time she also enjoys traveling, hiking, skiing, gardening and engaging in the outdoors with her husband, son and their black lab.

Care-Medical-Bellingham-Mark-Vandervort-PA-CMark Vandervort, PA-C

Mark grew up spending every summer visiting his grandparents in Bellingham, where he grew to love the area. He has deep family ties to Bellingham with his great-great-grandfather working at the Lone Jack mine near Mt. Baker in the late 1800s. After earning a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wyoming, Mark went on to obtain a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. In 2009 Mark joined the Care Medical Group team. His current practice involves walk-in and scheduled appointments, allowing for both initial management of urgent care medicine and needed follow-up care. Mark is board certified by the NCCPA, a licensed L&I provider, and a certified medical examiner for the FMCSA. In his spare time, Mark enjoys spending time with his wife and two children and getting in as many outdoor adventures as possible. He especially enjoys mountain biking at Galbraith, backcountry skiing, photography, backpacking, climbing, and kayaking.

Scott Johnson, PA-C

Scott is originally from Chicago, IL.  He completed his undergraduate work at the University of Vermont, earning a degree in public sector recreation management.  He then worked as a U.S. Park Ranger for the National Park Service and had the privilege of working in a variety of parks including Bryce Canyon National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park and Biscayne National Park.  It was during his experiences with the National Park Service, and his time spent working ski patrol, that he discovered his interest in medicine.  While with the National Park Service he was a Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician and was regularly responsible for backcountry rescues. Helping others who were sick and injured was his favorite part of the job and he decided to pursue it full time. He graduated in December 2014 with a Master of Clinical Medical Science as a Physician Assistant from Barry University in Miami Shores, FL.  He and his family moved to Bellingham in early 2015 and are having a great time exploring the area.  He enjoys working with the wide variety of conditions seen in urgent care and is happy to be in a position to help the community.

Contact us with questions about how we can help you, or simply stop by the next time you are in need of same-day medical attention. Care Medical Group, ExpressCare will be there.