Kathryn McKenney, MD, MPH, is an obstetrician-gynecologist who says she always tries to put herself in her patient’s shoes.
“I think it’s important to imagine what they are going through so that I can be their helper and guide, and find the next steps,” she says. “I like to help patients understand their health and sharing decisions so that together we can form plans for testing and treatment that align with their needs and preferences.”
Dr. McKenney says she enjoys the diversity of her clinical practice, from the clinic to the labor floor to the emergency and operating rooms—and the variety of ages.
“I love being able to talk to adolescents about birth control, then talk to a woman of more mature age about menopause symptoms, then care for pregnant patients, all in the same clinic session,” she says. “I am passionate about helping women understand their bodies, health conditions, and health care. Women play such an important role in society as the centers of their families and I want to help keep them in good health or get them back to it if they are suffering.”
Her research interests surround management of abnormal uterine bleeding as well as health-related decision making and informed consent.