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.

4.3 out of 5 (83 Ratings, 16 Comments)

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
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