Katie Farnsworth, CNM, MN - Nurse-Midwife in Portland, OR

Nurse-Midwife

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Provider Bio

Katie Farnsworth, CNM, is a certified nurse-midwife at Women's Healthcare Associates in Portland, Oregon.

About the Provider

Katie grew up in Central New York and received her bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College. Her original intention was to study law until a semester abroad in Holland when she became fascinated by midwifery. She went on to attend OHSU for both her undergraduate degree in nursing and her and master's degree in nurse midwifery. 

Katie loves supporting women to live healthy, happy lives. She believes deeply women should feel comfortable and respected throughout pregnancy, birth and gynecological care. She also feels a good laugh here and there makes it all a little easier. Katie especially enjoys adolescent care and helping women find a birth control they love. 

In her free time Katie escapes to the mountains and enjoys time with her friends, dog and family.

Certifications

  • American Midwifery Certification Board, Certified Nurse-Midwife, 2011

Education

  • Graduate Degree:

    Master of Science Nursing, Nurse-Midwifery, Oregon Health & Science University, 2011

  • Undergraduate Degree:

    Bachelor of Arts, American Studies, Hamilton College, 2003

  • Undergraduate Degree:

    Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Oregon Health & Science University, 2009

Patient Survey Responses

  • Provider Ratings (122)
  • Patient Comments (19)

Advice given to you on ways to stay healthy?

4.7 out of 5

Amount of time spent with you?

4.79 out of 5

Explaining things in a way you could understand?

4.81 out of 5

Including you in decision-making about your treatment plan?

4.77 out of 5

Instructions regarding medication/follow-up care?

4.72 out of 5

Knowledge of healthcare received from other providers?

4.53 out of 5

Knowledge of important information about your medical history?

4.71 out of 5

Taking time to answer your questions?

4.81 out of 5

The thoroughness of the examination?

4.74 out of 5

Willingness to listen carefully to you?

4.78 out of 5
  • 03/10/2020

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Dr. Farnsworth is always warm and welcoming! She takes the time to really hear my concerns and goals and helps me make informed decisions about how best to take care of my overall health. She helps me feel empowered and cared for.

  • 01/24/2020

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    She's amazing! Love seeing her!

  • 01/10/2020

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Katie and her nurse went above and beyond to meet me where I am culturally and weigh that heavily in their approach to my family planning. The cultural sensitivity and respect they showed me, not to mention patience, is remarkable

  • 01/08/2020

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Katie was wonderful!

  • 12/13/2019

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Great experience. I appreciate the time, care, and thorough explanations she took.

  • 12/10/2019

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Thank you!

  • 12/06/2019

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Katie is an important and valued part of my healthcare and I appreciate her demeanor and knowledge for me.

  • 12/03/2019

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Katie was kind, understanding, and informed when I went to visit her office. The best care I've ever had.

  • 10/01/2019

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Wonderful bedside manner. Very knowledgeable. I was really impressed with her.

  • 09/24/2019

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    I so appreciate Katie's thoroughness, care, and kindness!

  • 09/19/2019

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Katie has the ability to eliminate any anxieties or worries by being informative, personable, and an exceptional provider. Very grateful to have been placed in her care.

  • 09/13/2019

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Katie was really awesome. I hate coming in for these appointments but she really made me feel comfortable and did such a good thorough evaluation.

  • 09/10/2019

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    She was fantastic, would certainly recommend.

  • 09/03/2019

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    I am very happy with my experience here. I feel safe and heard at my visits, as if I am being cared for by a close group of friends. I will always recommend women's healthcare associates.

  • 08/30/2019

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Katie Farnsworth is amazing. She always takes the time to ask important life satisfaction questions that other doctors don't and she's determined to help solve any medical issues. I appreciate her so much and actually look forward to my annual visits with her.

  • 08/14/2019

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Katie was so nice!

  • 07/12/2019

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    She?s amazing

  • 07/12/2019

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Katie & Susan are wonderful! I always look forward to my appointments and I?m so grateful to be in their care.

  • 06/18/2019

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Katie Farnsworth was wonderful--knowledgeable, direct, clear, and easy to talk to.

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