Kristien M. Sima, PA-C
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I speak: English
My gender: Female
This provider requires a referral
Where I practice
I grew up in Washington State, in a valley at the foot-hills of the Cascade Mountains. Just after high school I lived on the East Coast for a year and realized that the Pacific Northwest with its mountains, rivers and beaches, was home. I returned and attended Central Washington University graduating with a Bachelor of Science. After graduation I spent two years working at the University of Washington in research; primarily focused on pain studies within the surgical population. I realized quickly that the my favorite part of this work was the time that I spent with the patients. I attended Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) and graduated with a Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies. And I have lived in and loved Portland and the surrounding area ever since.
About my practice
As a Physician Assistant (PA-C), I am a practitioner with training to diagnose and treat medical ailments and I work closely with licensed physicians. I see and treat patients in an outpatient clinical setting, surgically assist the urologists in the operating room and care for hospitalized patients. I enjoy working in urology; it is always interesting, and treatments include both life saving as well as life enhancing therapies. The people that I have met while working here at Kaiser Permanente in the Department of Urology, both the doctors and the patients, have enriched my life and it for this reason that I love what I do.
How I thrive
In short I thrive due to family and friends, and by incorporating laughter as much as possible into each day. My family and I enjoy getting to the coast, backpacking through the mountains and kayaking the rivers. I enjoy gardening, cooking, reading and walking the dog.
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