Katia A. Forbin, MD
I speak: English, Spanish
My gender: Female
Where I practice
I am from the Dominican Republic, and I was raised in a family where love was the centerpiece. I became a doctor at very young age, and I spent several years of my life in New York. It was a wonderful experience and living there opened my eyes to cultural diversity. I was trained in a program focusing on social medicine where caring for the needy was a priority. I believe that everyone deserves quality health care.
About my practice
In the Ambulatory Medicine Department, our goal is to care for the patient as a whole. Our team is committed to caring, understanding and trying as much as we can to make each member's visit a productive and pleasurable experience. I love to spend time educating our members so they can make better decisions about their health. I try to get to know my patients, which helps me understand their needs and builds a relationship with them as their health care provider. Most of the time, I learn that my patients and I have many things in common!
How I thrive
I believe that health is a combination of physical, emotional and mental health. I try to make as many healthy eating choices as I can each day. I also practice kindness every day. Sometimes I have to choose between being right or being kind, and I choose to be kind. I read spiritual books. I watch fun movies. I sing loud in the shower. I pray. I am a soccer fan. I love gardening as it keeps me in touch with nature and helps me remember each day that the simple things are free. I spend a great deal of time with my loved ones, and I travel to different countries to explore other cultures. I think it is so wonderful to see how other people thrive!