Patten joins WC medical practice

Kari Patten is new provider with Advanced Family Medicine

— Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Courtney Sogard Kari Patten, PA-C, left, examines a chart with co-worker Regan Dawson at Advanced Family Medicine.

A new name has appeared on the sign outside the Advanced Family Medicine clinic along with the list of other providers.

Kari Patten, PA-C, originally from Webster City, wanted to settle down and practice her specialties in her own hometown. After receiving her biology degree, with a minor in Spanish at the University of Northern Iowa, she then obtained her MA in Physician Assistant Studies at Des Moines University, before landing the job at AFM.

Patten, along with husband, Tyler, and 1-year-old Black Lab, Nike, are residing in Webster City. Tyler Patten works at Ameriprise Financial in Webster City and Clarion.

When Patten isn’t busy tending to her patients, you may just see her running with her dog, or playing tennis with her husband. The couple hope to raise a family someday within the community that initially inspired her to go into the medical field.

Patten was inspired by another physician’s assistant Sheila Bryan and she said another inspiration would be her sister, Kristen Davison, also a PA at AFM. It could be said that she has followed in her older sister’s footsteps. Seeing the success of her older sibling helped in her decision to go into family medicine after graduation, according to Patten.

She is able to provide are well women care, pediatric care, adolescent medicine, and acute care. With her specialities including preventative or acute care for all individuals within the community, Patten hopes to be known as a provider who listens to her patients and takes the time to answer all of their questions while in her care.

“The most rewarding part of my job is helping patients feel better. The most daunting part of my job, is just keeping up with all the new advances in technology and medicine, but with just graduating, it’s easier to keep up with these advances,” said Patten. “I just wanted to come back to Webster City and give back.”