Biography & Education

Biography

"Being in good health mentally, spiritually, and physically makes life a better experience for you and your family," says Dr. Kathryn Kolonic. "My goal is to help my patients find a healthy balance. I believe this is key to good health."

In her practice, Dr. Kolonic emphasizes shared decision-making, health maintenance and preventive care. She enjoys getting to know her patients and their families, and working with them as a team to help manage their health conditions and concerns.

Dr. Kolonic earned her medical degree from Touro University Nevada in Henderson. She completed her residency at University of Nevada School of Medicine in Las Vegas. She also holds a Master of Public Health degree from Portland State University.

A native Oregonian, Dr. Kolonic enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and two children. She also enjoys quilting and knitting.

Areas of expertise

Obesity; diabetes; dementia; osteoporosis

Education

Medical degree: Touro University Nevada, Henderson
Residency: University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas
Master of Public Health degree: Portland State University

Languages
  • English

Care Locations

200 S. Hazel Dell Way
Canby, OR 97013
Fax 503-263-1383
Affiliated Facilities

Publications

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Family medicine
Conditions Treated
Abdominal Pain, Age 11 and Younger, Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older, Abnormal pap, Abrasion, Acne, Alopecia areata, Anemia, Angina, Anxiety Disorders, Appendicitis, Arthralgia, Arthropathy, Asthma, Atrial fibrillation, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Back and neck pain, Bleeding, rectal, Blood in stool, melena, Breast lump, Bronchitis, Burns, Calluses and corns, Cellulitis, Cervical dysplasia, Cervicitis, Chickenpox, Chronic ischemic heart disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Congestive heart failure, Conjunctivitis, Constipation, Age 11 and Younger, Constipation, Age 12 and Older, Contact dermatitis, Contusion, Cough, Croup, Cyst of ovary, follicular, Dehydration, Dementia, Depression, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Diverticulosis of colon, Dizziness, Dysuria, Eczema, atopic dermatitis, Endometriosis, Epilepsy, Failure to thrive, Fatigue, Fever, Age 11 and Younger, Fever, Age 12 and Older, Fibroid uterus, Fibromyalgia, Gas/bloating, Gastritis, Gastroenteritis, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Genetic disorders, Glucose intolerance, Gout, Headaches, Heart murmur, Heartburn, Hematuria, Hemophilia, Hemorrhoids, High blood pressure, High cholesterol, Hives, Hyperhidrosis, Hypothyroidism, Impotence, Influenza (Seasonal flu), Insect bite, Insomnia, Keloids, Knee injuries, Limb swelling, Localized swelling, Meningitis, Menopause, Menstruation problems, Metrorrhagia, Nausea and Vomiting, Age 12 and Older, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Otitis externa, Otitis media, Pain in limb, Peripheral vascular disease, Pigmented lesions, Pneumonia, Pregnancy, Prostatitis, Psoriasis, Rash, Age 11 and Younger, Rash, Age 12 and Older, Rhinitis, allergic, Rosacea, Rotator cuff tear, Sebaceous cyst, Shortness of breath, Sinusitis, Skin disease, Skin ulcers, Sprain/strain: ankle, Sprain/strain: neck, Sprain/strain: shoulder/arm, Strep throat, Sun damage, Sunburn, Synovitis/tenosynovitis, Thrombophlebitis, Tobacco abuse, Tonsillitis, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, Upper respiratory tract infection (URI), Urinary tract infection, Vaginitis/vulvitis, Venous insufficiency, Warts, Weight problems
Services Provided

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.7 out of 5 (126 Ratings, 48 Comments)

100

06/18/2015
Dr. K has always made me feel like I am important to her. Has always talked to me with respect. Has always showed real concern. She has helped me through some difficult times in my life and I have the upmost respect for her.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/08/2015
I love Dr. Kolonic and have already recommended her to others.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

06/02/2015
It would be nice to have my blood work done the week before my visit for a physical so that the doctor could personally review my results with me. I received an email with results, but I didn't understand what all of the tests were and didn't have a chance to ask questions.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/23/2015
she listens extremely well and advocates for me.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/18/2015
upon entering the facility main lobby one entry clerk was working with another patient, another reception clerk (male) was typing on terminal, saw me standing and waiting. He never said a word, completely ignored me even being there. I waited for several minutes with no response from him so I filled out the self check-in form he still ignored me until I said something to him. Not good people skills, should not be first line of contact to represent your Hospital.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

05/06/2015
I very much like my provider or I would get someone else. I especially appreciate that she appears to understand my use of and appreciation of alternative medical information and the concerns I have about pharmaceutical approaches.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/22/2015
I picked this Doctor because she is very good at what she does, she listens, she cares, and she knows what she is doing
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03/18/2015
Dr. Kolonic was exceptional. She is an exception in the high quality of her attention, care, and time in comparison to some other physicians I have seen. I also was impressed with her expertise. I feel that I'm with the right doctor in the right place.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/13/2015
She is the best doctor my mother has had in the last 5 years. I have become my Mom's care taker and go to all appointments.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

03/04/2015
excellent dr and stafffriendly, informative, genuine desire to help
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/14/2015
Dr. Kolonic always listens very intently and sensitively. She has never made me feel inferior or unintelligent and has always worked with me addressing,assessing and finding solutions to my needs. She is a fantastic physician with a wonderful wealth of knowledge and a caring, "human" personality to match! I could not be more pleased!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/11/2015
Kathryn uses my chart and responds so quickly to my requests-- I feel very connected to my provider.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

02/03/2015
I was made to feel very comfortable...no stress.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

02/03/2015
First visit was bad, as I was new and there was misunderstanding as to my reason for changing providers to Dr. Kolonic. This last visit was much better, and I left without crying.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/01/2015
Feel confident in her diagnosis and general advice.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

01/29/2015
provider has a good respectful, informed, concerned style. However, I suppose due to her not being in the office, a recent question of mine about a test did not get followed up yet. Also, I have only seen her twice so am just getting acquainted.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/27/2015
Dr. Kolonic always listens and never seems hurried
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

01/20/2015
while very competent with the computer generated review of the appointment items were inaccurate...ie medications currently taking...I FELT that it was an overall quicky and more of a time issue results being superficial....which is fine because I actually take more current health concerns elsewhere and have had good results. Fortunately, I am fairly healthy.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

01/18/2015
The Medical Assistants are not always adequate. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

01/12/2015
our only issue is that she's so busy we can't get in to see her for a sick visit and we have to go to immediate care
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/07/2015
I have always received good care
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/01/2015
I'm a cancer patient and you have treated me so nice in so many facilities. Thank you very much for your commitment to health care.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

12/25/2014
She is sensitive to my needs. Seems knowledable.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

12/23/2014
I like her, she seems to respond well to my health issues
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/23/2014
dr. Kolonic makes you feel like she really cares. Even my husband likes her and he complains about everything. I recomend her to others.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/20/2014
I sought out a new Primary Care Provider this past May, I need someone close to home, and with chronic back issues it made sense to me to seek out a provider with a D.O. perspective. The "extras" are that as a female provider. she has a relatable approach and she loves to quilt! [...] Dr. Kolonic is a "one of a kind", the "whole package" she is as sharp as a tack, smart, insightful, and very compassionate. She "knows here stuff" and the referral for help with my spine issues has proved to be very appropriate and helpful:) I also like knowing that since I am a lot older than she, or she is a lot younger than me; I won't have her likely retiring on me. I very much appreciate her care thus far.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/30/2014
unfortunately the doctor and staff forgot me in the exam room. she said someone would be back to take my blood and no one came for me. I had to go find someone at the staff desk.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/18/2014
Dr Kolonic is great! She talks to like a friend while being professional at the same time. Providence should do everything they can to keep her around as long as possible. Give her praise, she is a wonderful provider.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/12/2014
Dr K is one in a million. she sees the person not a number or a condition. she's easy to talk to and doesn't flinch when someone is frank and honest. that's worth everything. I've been in the healthcare system allot and seriously I don't see that hardly ever.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/05/2014
Dr. Kolonic is a wonderful, caring doctor who takes whatever time is needed whenever I have an appointment. She is friendly and encouraging and she listens to my concerns and thoughts. I am very happy that she is my primary care physician.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/04/2014
The Dr is the best one my Mother has had in very long time.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

10/21/2014
[...] Dr. Kolonic is the perfect example of how doctors should treat and interact with their patients. She never makes me feel bad for being fat. She sympathizes with my battles and has great suggestions for how to improve my life. When I visit Dr. Kolonic I truly believe that she wants me to be happy and healthy and I can't tell you how much I appreciate her support. I was very, very sad for a long time, but now I feel great. I am losing weight, I am happy, I am a better wife and friend, but most importantly I am a better mama. Thanks, Dr. Kolonic.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/21/2014
I have recommended Dr Kolonic every time family or frinds mention not being happy with their care. And i love that while I may not be able to get an urgent appointment, the immediate care clinic is wonderful also.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

10/21/2014
Had an appointment previous to date of being last seen, and I was told the Dr. wasn't in that day and that they had called me. They did not use the number I had given them as my preferred number and I never GOT that message. I waited and waited and finally made a later appointment. Was upset that I drove to Canby without knowing that I was not seeing my Dr., but a nurse practitioner. Would have CALLED to change the appointment. As it was, I waited nearly an hour and THEN changed the appointment.
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

10/15/2014
I adore and respect Dr. K - however, I can never get into see her. I have had 2 times in the past 3 months that I cannot get an appointment. I was only lucky enough to have her patient cancel while I was waiting for immediate care Dr. to care for me. So, I am very disappointed that I can never get an appointment when I am sick or need an immediate appointment.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/14/2014
I love my provider (Dr. K). I have recommended her to others and will continue to use her. She is smart, understanding, efficient, helpful, and patient. I appreciate the quick turnaround of her responses to my emails. She is overall a wonderful doctor and I am thankful I found her.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

10/11/2014
she is very understanding. i dont like dr. offices and have a hard time going to one,but she makes me fell calmer.
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09/25/2014
I have only had pleasant encounters with dr Kolonic. I would highly recomend her.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/24/2014
DR KOLONIC IS A VERY CARING PERSON, AND SENSITIVE TO THE NEEDS OF HER PATIENTS.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/22/2014
Overall, I had no complaints and felt the time spent very productive. Glad she is my physician. Received a referral to a Dermatologist [...] which I completed yesterday. Also, had a very efficient and satisfied experience. Have done some of the recommended health changes and feeling better.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/17/2014
gal who drew my blood was a little ruff left big bruise!!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/02/2014
I am treated like the Dr wants to help & is not there just to get paid I do not feel rushed she listen's. She really cares about my health & physical issue's.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/28/2014
Dr. Kolonic is a wealth of information, but her very best skill is that she takes the time to LISTEN to her patients. Then she immediately orders the tests or takes the proper and quickest steps to get you well. I have and will continue to recommend her to anyone seeking a GP.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

08/21/2014
Outstanding experience all around, from the receptionists and waiting area through the exam and departure. Quickest, most professional doctors visit ever.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/19/2014
Dr K is one of the best Dr. I have ever had. I have recommended her to friends and family.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/19/2014
I recommend Dr. Kolonic to all my friends and family she is great
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/19/2014
this is a new provider for me , I have visited 4 looking for the right one and a good one. I instantly liked her and her bedside manner, she treated me won't respect and was great. I have recommended both my parents switching and 3 other family members to switch to her.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

08/17/2014
love my dr. and the staff.
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