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

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.

4.4 out of 5 (90 Ratings, 19 Comments)

80

03/29/2016
Made me feel important as a person
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/28/2016
I've never had bad experience.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

03/25/2016
I felt that the provider gave me her full attention and seemed sincere in helping me to find a solution to my medical problem.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

03/16/2016
[...] 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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/23/2016
Still waiting for an answer to a question in MY CHART
Providence Health & Services Patient
40

01/24/2016
Had an appt and waited 45 minutes.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

01/05/2016
Dr. Rocco was very thorough. She had spend 40 minutes with me in trying to determine what I needed for help in fighting my illness. Although medication used had not cleared up my sinus, cough problem yet.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/03/2016
Thank you Rocco caring and listening to me.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

12/27/2015
very personalized service good review of medical history and showed concern for inquiries
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

12/23/2015
Everything was okay she is very easy to talk too
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

10/21/2015
Very thorough
Providence Health & Services Patient
10

09/29/2015
never addressed my problem
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

09/14/2015
Ms. Rocco very easy to talk with and seemed very competent.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

08/18/2015
She is concerned , caring, good at explaining issues, pleasing personality.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/17/2015
PA Rocco spent adequate and quality time with me during my visit. I appreciate that!
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

07/25/2015
It would have been great to know that I could have gotten blood work done closer to my home, instead of driving to Newberg.
Providence Health & Services Patient
40

07/06/2015
I wish I had been seen by a Doctor. And getting the results of my x-rays, nothing was really explained clearly to me.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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