Kate Berglund, PA-C, chose to become a cardiovascular surgery physician assistant because of the heart's complexity and because she enjoys a team-based work environment. "Communication and teamwork are strongly emphasized among the surgical team, nurses and the patient," she says. "This is essential for coordinated patient care." "What I enjoy most about being a PA is being involved with patient care from the operating room, through recovery, and then seeing them at the post-op clinic," Kate said. "It is wonderful to see the patient's progress at the outpatient visit and get to know their personalities when they are feeling better."
After earning her Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., she completed her master's degree in physician assistant studies from Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.
Born and raised in Portland, Kate married her husband in the summer of 2013. She and her husband purchased a house last year and they are enjoying making it into a home. In her spare time, Kate enjoys spending time with her friends and family and is excited to get a puppy.
Oregon Health & Sciences University 2011
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, Physician Assistant
Very good follow-up visit after heart by-pass surgery. All questions were answered. Provider was very courteous & professional.Providence Patient
Everything was very good. Just talked about my healing progress from surgery and minor issue I had with a cough. Went over all my meds and talked about my physical restrictions while I healed. All my questions were answered.Providence Patient
Excellent, professional, caringProvidence Patient
Kate understood the problems I had and my frustrations with those problems. She took appropriate action.Providence Patient
This office and the entire team, including Dr Berglund are top notchProvidence Patient
I was most impressed with the compassion, empathy and professionalism exhibited.Providence Patient
Very professional and pleasant visitProvidence Patient
All my experiences within the Providence System were positive and everyone I came in contact with was professional, knowledgeable and courteous.Providence Patient
I went to this appointment as a follow-up to open heart surgery. It was about preparing for cardio-rehab and I am not considering what action to take. It was a very satisfying appointment and provided me with much needed information on which to base my decisions about after care.Providence Patient
post op visit. great team and it was a pleasure to have them provide my care.Providence Patient
They are excellent.Providence Patient
Very nice, considerate and answered all my questions.Providence Patient
Very cordial.Providence Patient
very thorough and considerate .Providence Patient
She was very understanding concerning my own unique experiences. She confirmed my feelings and fears. [...]Providence Patient
Great office, a great team from the front office to surgeons, everyone was super. I felt well cared for and well supported. Highly recommend this office if you need heart surgery. The BEST!!!!Providence Patient
Every single person, from the receptionist who took care of our [...] paperwork to the nurses, Ms. Berglund and Dr. [...] were absolutely fabulous. I would not hesitate to recommend this office or Providence as a whole to anyone who was looking for excellent medical care.Providence Patient