About Katie (in her own words):
I grew up in Maryland, was a lacrosse goalie, went to Princeton and taught high school for 2 years prior to med school at University of Maryland. Since I loved taking care of babies, children, teens and adults, as well as doing procedures, I landed in family medicine and did my residency at the University of Vermont. A one-year Obstetric fellowship took me and my husband to Seattle, and then back to Vermont where he was raised and we now have three daughters, 11, 9, 6. He and his family own Butternut Mountain Farm which produces and distributes maple syrup, so our girls are growing up with the working knowledge of running a sugarbush. They drive 4 wheelers and stack wood and aren’t afraid to get dirty. In the spring as sugaring wraps up, I still coach lacrosse at our local high school, going on 11 years now. Mentoring girls is important to me, especially in an underserved community where they might not otherwise have the opportunity to learn and be good at a new sport. For similar reasons I work at a FQHC, Federally Qualified Health Center, where we see all comers, regardless of their ability to pay, and work to make basic high quality health care both accessible and affordable. As it should be. Finally, as for family medicine, I still love the variety, and have found a strong passion for taking care of community members with substance use disorder. Dispelling stigma around this topic really improves access to care, and saves lives. I enjoy the work because I know that it benefits not only these patients and their families, but also the whole community and therefore my children.
Stowe Family Practice Facebook page
Take Back Day- to return unused medications
Katie’s book recommendations:
Mindset (Carol Dweck)
Good Night Rebel Girls (Francesca Cavalo)
When Breath Becomes Air (Paul Kalanithi)