Kathryn Burk, PA-C, made the decision to become a physician assistant was simple—she wanted to help people. Growing up her parents were always wonderful examples of serving others, and showed her how fulfilling that can be.
She considers her most important role as a provider is to be a listener. “Patients deserve to feel like their concerns and opinions are being heard,” says Burk. “A lot of times patients already know what's wrong, they just need a medical provider to fill in the blanks and be on their team.”
She enjoys developing relationships with her patients, getting to know them and their families. Helping them get to a place of better health is extremely rewarding.
Burk completed her Physician Assistant training at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health from Brigham Young University.
“Prevention is huge, cutting a problem off before it starts is obviously the most effective form of medicine,” says Burk. “For those patients already dealing with chronic conditions I try to ascribe to the attitude that no matter how long you may have dealt with something every day is new.”
Born and raised in Portland, Oregon her hobbies include boating and being a Dodgers fan. She also loves running with her Golden Retriever Rosey. And spends her time volunteering once a month at local soup kitchens.