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Published on September 03, 2019

Introducing Katlyn Rhodes, Physician Assistant

katlyn rhodesPhysician Assistant (PA) Katlyn Rhodes recently joined the team at UNC Family Medicine at Goldsboro.

“I like treating all patients, starting from the beginning of life to the end,” said Rhodes. “I like to look at the whole picture and provide patients with the best care possible.”

Rhodes’s interest in the “people aspect” of care drew her to medicine and ultimately to her practice as a PA. She says she has a heart for helping patients in her community and truly improving medicine.

But, her favorite aspects of care delivery are both women’s health and primary care. “One of my strong suits is I feel like I’m really able to listen to and develop relationships with my patients,” she said. “We can talk through how do we process this? What will be the most effective or best way to move forward?”

She is also passionate about helping patients set small goals to help them improve their health long-term. “Maybe they need to get their blood pressure under control,’ said Rhodes. “We’re going to handle one little goal at a time. That’s what I look for, having a celebration with each patient.”

With each patient Rhodes focuses on health maintenance and awareness of top health issues. “In primary care, you’re often making patients aware of things they may not recognize that they need,” she said. “Often, it’s also about taking the time to look at barriers to care and diving in to make sure we’re treating the whole patient.”

When it comes to women’s health, Rhodes considers preventive screenings among the most important routines women can do to maintain their health and wellness.

Rhodes has a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health from East Carolina University and completed her Physician Assistant program at Methodist University. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the beach, being active in her church and spending time with her family.

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