Katherine Wood, DPM
What made you want to become a health care provider or what is your earliest memory of wanting to be one?
I became interested in the healthcare field in middle school when I developed a passion for learning, especially in science class. I wanted to apply what I was learning to be able to help people.
What do you love most about your specialty? / Why did you choose your specialty?
Medical School/Degree: DPM, New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, NY
Hospital Affiliations: Garnet Health Medical Center (ORMC), St. Anthony Community Hospital
Residency: Podiatric Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
Undergraduate: University of Scranton
I first became interested in podiatry after shadowing a physician in a wound care clinic. I enjoy treating patients of all ages. It is especially satisfying to the patient and myself when something can be done allowing the patient to walk out of my office with symptom relief.
How do you connect with your patients?
I connect with my patients by educating them about their condition and explaining to them their treatment plan.
What are your interests outside of the office (hobbies, activities)?
I enjoy cooking, reading, biking, and spending time with family.
What is your advice for your patients?
The goal of the treatment plan is to not only improve function, but it is also to prevent reoccurrence.