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.
I love this clinic, and have always received fast, effective treatments for whatever problem I bring forth.Providence Patient
No complaintsProvidence Patient
Dr. Forba is a wonderful doctor. She explained everything about my diagnosis (vertigo) and what to do about it. She was very helpful and seemed caring. Thank you Dr. ForbaProvidence Patient
very good caring and respectfulProvidence Patient
this was great experience, I received quick and comprehensive care and dr Forba was patient, kind & respectfulProvidence Patient
Everything is so perfect. My doctor was very polite.Providence Patient
This was my first time seeing this provider as I was unhappy with my previous Physician. She was outstanding and I felt like she really listened and tried to understand my healthcare needs.Providence Patient
I'm frustrated that I had to have another new patient appointment (and wait two months for it) when moving within the Providence system. It's a nice idea, but I never see "my" doctor again - only NPs or the doctor able to accept walk ins. The doctors are great, the new patient appointment policy feels like unnecessary administration.Providence Patient
Everything is great. I like this office and the care team.Providence Patient
Good experiences.Providence Patient
She is a good care provider - she explains things very nicely - she acknowledged that I needed to get an x-ray done just incase due to my work injury.Providence Patient
She is great and has great concern for your health. when going through the Providence portal she she responded very quick.Providence Patient
She ignored something I said literally 3 times and omitted information she said she'd add to handout. I wouldn't voluntarily see her again. I don't have time to follow up with the clinic because she forgot things.Providence Patient
Everyone at Providence was friendly and helpful.Providence Patient
I had never seen this provider before yet she made me feel as comfortable as if I were speaking with my regular provider and genuinely listened to my concerns. On another note the reception staff you currently have at the SE office are amazing! Always so pleasant and cheerful and I feel like they know who I am.Providence Patient
It was a fine experience, it was a doctors visit for a routine checkup. [...] I thought the experience was overall good at providence.Providence Patient
She provided excellent care, listened and heard me! thank you!Providence Patient
all went very well for my injury and having stitches removedProvidence Patient
no issues with everythingProvidence Patient
While I was at the clinic for just a routine check up with really no issues outside of a slight joint pain in one of my fingers, the care provider was exceptionally patient, understanding, and kind while answering all of my questions and providing good options. I then got a blood test in a timely matter and was on my way. Very little to no wait time.Providence Patient