Biography & Education


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


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.

  • English

Care Locations


Board Certifications
  • Physician assistant


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.

4.3 out of 5 (78 Ratings, 20 Comments)


She is very easy to talk with and very respectful. [...]

Too long of a wait to see specialists. They are all booked. [...] Should not have to endure so much pain for so long w/o help.

[...] Rocco was insecure with my issues and I don't feel as confident with her. I think the long waits to get to our providers is ludicrous! I feel there has to be a better solution than to overload them [...]

The provider is not who I generally see but she did a great job in gathering my history, present condition and getting additional physical therapy to evaluate me right on the spot.

Never had this kind before - was pleased w/her but time was enough.

PA Rocco patiently listens to all my medical concerns; and gives me solutions for all of them. She (and Dr. [...]) are extremely patient and kind; and have always given me answers to all my health problems.

The care provider was mostly focused in on the computer. I was not impressed with the level of interest shown to me as an individual. [...] The receptionists were absolutely disinterested in my as an individual and showed no real concern or courteous behavior to me. [...]

Having never seen this doctor before I new I could trust her for what I needed.

[...] It was good that this new PA scheduled a blood test to be sure the level of my [...] prescription was correct. However, I did not understand the the terminology used, so when they said she had lowered the level of my prescription because it was low, it did not make sense to me. I used the text message function on MyChart to ask for an explanation and received a very helpful explanation from my PA within a few hours. I really like that way of communicating that kind of technical information. [...] At the actual appointment the PA was very likeable and a good communicator [...]

Dr. Rocco was excellent other than the fact that I had to wait 45 minutes for her to visit with me.

this was my first visit but I have a bad painful arm and that was what I wanted to be seen for and told her so. but now my apt is in August. the wait time between appts is too long for me. I am not sure if the clinic type dr. will work for us. this is such a chance. really concerned.

This was a new patient appointment and I felt very welcome. Kathleen Rocco was very thorough and very approachable.

Did not know why I was there, I had to explain it all after I was told the notes were in the computer as to why I had the follow up visit-She is not my primary provider, so I had to start from scratch

very through and caring! Rocco pulled up my record to see if anything else ( other than my original concern) needed to be addressed. she talked through it with me. Rocco rocks :)

Kathleen Rocco was very respectful of my mother and her condition (advancing dementia).

Made me feel important as a person

I've never had bad experience.

I felt that the provider gave me her full attention and seemed sincere in helping me to find a solution to my medical problem.

[...] I was satisfied with the care I received from K. Rocco. We were new to each other. [...] K Rocco checked out my lungs and breathing and kindly addressed another concern.

Still waiting for an answer to a question in MY CHART