Kathy Dodson, RN, MN, FNP-C

(503) 488-2424
Areas of Focus: 
Parkinson's disease
General Neurology

About Me

My goal is to provide patients and their families with the tools and education they need to achieve the greatest quality of life. I believe that healthcare should be a partnership between the patient, their family and their medical providers. I feel that listening is one of the most important skills any provider can possess and always strive to put the patient at the center of care.

- Kathy Dodson, RN, MN, FNP-C

Kathy has a rich foundation of patient care experience.   She spent many years as a registered nurse prior to becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner and has worked in public health, hospital nursing, home care, and nursing education.  She has been practicing neurology since 2010 first with a focus on epilepsy care and more recently, Parkinson’s Disease and movement disorders.  She enjoys working with patients of all ages, but is especially fond of geriatric care.

Other Interests: 

Kathy is an avid gardener, birdwatcher and nature lover.  She is also the proud mother of two grown daughters.

My Work

Office Locations: 
Hospitals Served: 
Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center

Education & Honors

Board Certified: 
Family Nurse Practitioner
Education & Training: 
  • ADN, Nursing, Grays Harbor College, Aberdeen, WA, 1997
  • BS, Nursing, Washington State University, Vancouver, WA, 2005
  • MS, Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, Washington State University, Vancouver, WA, 2007
  • Graduated from WSU – Summa cum Laude
  • Recipient of President’s Scholar Award several times
  • Two time recipient of Renee Hoeksel Nursing Leadership Scholarship
  • Authored original article Cardiovascular Effects of Sleep Apnea, published in the June 2008 edition of The Journal for Nurse Practitioners.
Other Activities: 
  • Nationally Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Member, American Epilepsy Society