Family Physician at Atkinson Family Practice
Department + Services
Training + Education
Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Residency Hospital: University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Board Certified in Family Medicine
“At Atkinson Family Practice, our Mission is to: Promote the health of our patients by providing innovative, highest quality, comprehensive, personalized health-care. Serve as a medical home for patients by coordinating, managing and integrating the various aspects of their health to ensure comprehensive, holistic care. Create a comfortable, compassionate atmosphere where the relationship between practice and patients is one of partnership and open dialogue. Encourage patient education, life style modification, and prevention as critical aspects to optimal long-term health. Provide our patients with education and resources to enable them to make informed lifestyle and health care decisions and partner with patients to minimize their risks of developing disease.”
Dr. Kate received her medical degree at UMass Medical School in 1996 and completed her Family Medicine Residency at UMass in Worcester. She began her career as a Registered Nurse in California, having received her BSN from California State University in Los Angeles. Her work in Oncology and Hospice spurred her interest to transition to medicine from nursing.
Dr. Kate is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and is Board-Certified by the American Board of Family Physicians.