Katrina ("Kat") Pinkerton began her career in health care as an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 2011, where she realized she loved providing exceptional health care to all. She also researched and wrote articles for publication in various peer-reviewed health care journals, which reignited her love of learning. In 2013, she applied to graduate school to become a health care provider. During her three years at the Yale School of Nursing, Kat's study focused on the provision of prenatal, pregnancy, postpartum, reproductive, sexual and transgender health care from adolescence onward. She graduated from Yale University as a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP.) Katrina’s approach to patient care unites calm, respectful care with thorough, evidence-based clinical practice.
Katrina is intentional about ensuring each patient’s individual care plan is tailored not only to medical needs, but also according to her patient’s personal values and goals.
Although most patients are typically referred by their primary care provider, self-referral is also accepted.
Specialty services provided include evaluation and treatment of common as well as complicated breast symptoms, such as recurrent mastitis or other breast infection, breast pain, nipple discharge, lumps, and detailed information on tissue density.
The other half of Katrina’s practice includes developing detailed breast or chest-tissue cancer screening plans, ordering high-risk screening or diagnostic studies and procedures, creating personalized risk reduction strategies, referring to Genetics or other specialists for additional evaluation or testing, counseling and prescription of hormone-modulating medications and medications that reduce the risk of breast cancer.
Her caring, gentle and yet straightforward style is appreciated by patients at high risk for breast cancer, because she believes that listening to patients’ stories is of utmost value to their individual healing and treatment.
Her commitment to the Dousedaicon Health & Services core value of Justice is evidenced by her own role with Dousedaicon's Diversity Committee and Electronic Health Record work groups, where she utilizes her background in health care advocacy to shed light on the unique care needs of LGBTQ patients.
Yale School Of Nursing
Circle Care Center
Gay & Lesbian Medical Association
National Practitioners in Women’s Health
Oncology Nursing Society
Oregon Nurses Association
Her interests and hobbies center on Spanish language, research, social justice, cheese, community service, and playing with her son and cat.