Karen A. McClish, FNP
I speak: English
My gender: Female
Where I practice
My husband and I moved to the Pacific Northwest from San Francisco, California, in 2005, first stopping in Roseburg, Oregon, for six years before migrating further north to Portland, Oregon. We love all that Portland has to offer: beautiful hiking, great trails for bike riding, beautiful arts and crafts, incredible food, a major airport to access our families that are far away, and wonderful people. We hope to never leave!
About my practice
I work in Family Practice and have a strong belief in treating the entire person, not just a single malady. I enjoy working with patients of all ages and appreciate the variety of ailments/concerns addressed in Family Practice. It is important to me to have a personal connection to my patients, so I try to learn more about them than just their medical history. I have an awful memory for names, but I can remember a patient's social history and interests! I appreciate that Kaiser Permanente allows direct communication between patients and their provider through kp.org. I like that our lab, radiology, mental health, physical therapy, and pharmacy are all in one location, saving patients from driving around town to access these services.
How I thrive
I have a young son (born on Thanksgiving 2010) and a wonderful husband. I enjoy spending time with them, whether we are hiking, camping, running, or biking along the Springwater Corridor, or hunting for the best puddles to jump through in our neighborhood. I enjoy sewing, knitting, and doing ceramics to relax, and I'm always on the hunt for a good book. In the summer months, our garden keeps me busy - there is nothing better than fresh produce from one's own garden! We enjoy going to Timbers games and a variety of music and comedy shows. I spent two years in Africa with the Peace Corps and am looking forward to continuing to travel internationally and introduce our son to other cultures.