Physician Assistant Katherine Forba chose to go into family medicine to be involved with a patient's care throughout all stages of life. "It's important to get to know my patients and their families on a personal level," she says. "Understanding where they are coming from will greatly impact their health and overall well-being."
Katherine emphasizes creating a non-judgmental atmosphere and making sure patients' concerns are heard and addressed. She views her most important roles as being a facilitator and provider of quality care. "I take care of problems I can address in the clinic," she says, "getting patients to appropriate specialists when needed and encouraging patients to become active members of their care team."
Katherine earned her master's degree in physician assistant studies from Duke University School of Medicine. She completed her undergraduate degree in molecular biology from Humboldt State University. She is especially interested in preventive care, women's health and pediatrics.
Born and raised in Montana, Katherine grew up with llamas and has a love for animals. She played college soccer. When she's not working, she enjoys playing soccer and tennis, running, hiking and traveling with her husband.