Biography & Education

Biography

As Kathleen Rocco, PA-C, began her career as a physician assistant, she received sound advice from a physician colleague: Break down patient concerns and focus on one thing at a time. "That advice served me well and still works today," said Kathleen. "The best things in life are worked on and enjoyed when we focus on one thing at a time."

Kathleen believes a team approach to patient care improves coordination and quality care. "Care should be personalized and adjusted as we age and change," she says. "I like to emphasize information gathering and education with a goal of helping the patient decide what works best for them."

After earning her Bachelor of Science degree in general science from the University of Oregon in Eugene, Kathleen completed her master's degree in physician assistant studies from Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. 

Kathleen was born in Nebraska but has spent most of her adult life in Oregon. In her free time, she enjoys reading and creating mosaic art. 

Areas of expertise

Internal medicine, geriatrics, palliative care

Education

Bachelor of Science, biology: University of Oregon, Eugene
Master of Physician Assistant Studies: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland

Kathleen is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Languages
  • English

Care Locations

1003 Providence Drive
Suite 110 and 210
Newberg, OR 97132

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Physician Assistant

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.

4.2 out of 5 (88 Ratings, 21 Comments)

100

06/10/2015
Dr. [...] is my official contact but got call recently for annual checkup with nurse Roco. I have seen her before. Both are absolutely wonderful. I do not think I could have better care anywhere. I really feel that they care about me. All providence staff are wonderful even the boys and girls at the restaurant. Well done. I recommend Providence to anyone who will listen.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

06/10/2015
Rocco is always tuned in to what I am saying and trying to express.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

05/24/2015
all good
Providence Health & Services Patient
50

05/06/2015
very detached. poor eye contact, although I understand it's difficult to look at the patient when you're typing. I had to ask if the visit was over when she walked out of the door as she did not say anything to indicate it was. Quite impersonal.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/10/2015
Rocco and I just met. We developed an easy and comfortable repor immediately. I cannat say how happy I am to begin to establish that with both her and Dr [...].
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

03/15/2015
This visit was more than I ever expected. I was a new patient to her. She took the time my appointment needed. I never felt like she had someone else waiting. I had her full attention. I am also a healthcare provider, and I know that there is always someone waiting. It takes a special person to be able to make you feel like you are the only one needing her at the time. Thank-you for that!
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

03/11/2015
caring
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

03/02/2015
I can only remember the names [...] and [...], but there were several MAs and support members who provided excellent care, concern and assistance during my visit and I thank them all! PA Rocco is an exceptional caregiver. She is warm, knowledgeable human being with a big heart. She's the best. THANK YOU!
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

02/25/2015
This was only the second time i used this provider. Both times my pcp was not available. I was very happy with Rocco though and impressed.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

12/07/2014
The MA taking information was very unfriendly. She might do better in a veterinary clinic where she doesn't have to interact with the patient.
Providence Health & Services Patient
50

12/03/2014
Provider was 45 minutes late.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/18/2014
This was the first time I saw PA Kathleen Rocco who is in my care group with my PCP [...]. I was very pleased with the time she spent with me and her attentiveness. She knew me and she cared for me. Thank you Kathleen!
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10/25/2014
As far as answering questions - good. But for me she was an unneeded fill-in for my primary care physician who already knew most of the answers. I did ask her one question about a possible hair in my eye, and she looked at it and told me I had a very small sty and what to do about it.
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

10/17/2014
Prior to Xrays, perhaps the provider could have mentioned additional costs expected, risks with Xrays, and if there was minimal options available if there was a fracture (in the foot) it may not have been necessary to Xray.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/16/2014
always have a good visit with Kathleen Rocco
Providence Health & Services Patient
20

10/04/2014
I don't usually see this provider, she is the PA for my PCP. I don't really care for her, she doesn't seem to be connected with me. I have trouble communicating with her for some reason. She didn't seem to be prepared for me on one of my visits and walked into the room with someone else's records and starting talking about their issue and I pointed out that I didn't know what she was talking about, she realize her mistake. She was also 20 minutes late, that's how long I waited in the exam room. She wasn't aware that I had been brought back and was waiting. I do like my PCP, but would probably rather not see the PA again.
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

09/28/2014
visit went well, but I was kept waiting for an hour or longer
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/14/2014
In spite of the fact that Kathleen Rocco is my Physician's Assistant I felt that she listended and took my concerns more seriously than my primary physician. She actually looked at me while I was discussing my concerns instead of at the computer.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

08/20/2014
I had a good visit, and the Provider was very helpful in responding to my questions and concerns.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

08/19/2014
This provider was very good and friendly however she was my Drs. Medical assistant. It was the first time I saw her.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

08/13/2014
She was excellent
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