Kathleen Louise Coetzee, DO
I speak: English
My gender: Female
Where I practice
Hello, and welcome to my Web page! I am a family medicine physician practicing at Kaiser Permanente Vandever Medical Offices. I started at Vandever in 2016, but have five years of experience working for Kaiser Permanente in Northern California prior to making the move to San Diego. I hope this site will help you to get to know me.
I was born and raised in Southern California, and am happy to be back practicing near family and friends. I have two young children who keep me very busy outside of work. I try to stay very active and love to keep my weekends jam-packed with fun outings. My husband, kids, and I love to camp, travel and spend time with extended family.
About my practice
I enjoy being a family doctor and having the opportunity to care for people in all stages of life. I have a special interest in promoting well child care and caring for young adults as well, being that I am currently a parent to youngsters. I like to help patients to realize their potential to create healthy environments at home when it comes to diet and exercise, and I strive to find healthier alternative treatments to chronic opioid pain medications whenever possible.
How I thrive
I am dedicated to taking time out of each day to focus on what I am thankful for. I consciously work to try to maintain a positive attitude whenever possible. I de-stress by walking in the evening with my family. I try not to dwell on negative things, but instead try to focus on positive solutions for change. As a busy physician and mom, I have chosen to work a reduced schedule in clinic so that I able to spend as much quality time with my kids as possible.