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

Nurse-Midwife

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Provider Bio

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 (96)
  • Patient Comments (20)

Advice given to you on ways to stay healthy?

4.67 out of 5

Amount of time spent with you?

4.71 out of 5

Explaining things in a way you could understand?

4.77 out of 5

Including you in decision-making about your treatment plan?

4.72 out of 5

Instructions regarding medication/follow-up care?

4.67 out of 5

Knowledge of healthcare received from other providers?

4.56 out of 5

Knowledge of important information about your medical history?

4.71 out of 5

Taking time to answer your questions?

4.75 out of 5

The thoroughness of the examination?

4.71 out of 5

Willingness to listen carefully to you?

4.72 out of 5
  • 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.

  • 05/29/2019

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

    Friendly staff! Clean building. Everything was really great!

  • 05/22/2019

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

    I absolutely LOVE Katie & Susan; now that I'm 8 weeks pp it's a little sad to not be seeing them as often :( They're both amazing and both myself and my husband felt so thoughtfully cared for as we expected our first daughter who came this March.

  • 03/13/2019

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

    Katie was incredible. I appreciated her informing me of recent research and presenting it in a non judgmental way. It made me feel empowered to make my own decision

  • 02/22/2019

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

    Midwife Katie Farnsworth is amazing!

  • 02/13/2019

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

    I appreciated my provider being willing to listen to my concerns and not make me feel rushed. I felt like all of my concerns were addressed and my provider did an excellent job making sure I felt heard!

  • 02/12/2019

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

    She was wonderful, caring, and kind ? exactly what you would want and expect from a physician! I also liked that she turned the lights off for our consultation. It made me feel more comfortable and welcome verses feeling like I was a lab rat.

  • 01/09/2019

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

    Very friendly and easy to talk to

  • 01/09/2019

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

    She was friendly, informed and professional.

  • 01/09/2019

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

    She was fantastic! Very personable and made me feel like we were a team, rather than her dictating everything to me.

  • 01/04/2019

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

    Katie is such a great listener and fulfilled every promise she made me.

  • 12/19/2018

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

    Katie Farnswoth is the best!

  • 12/12/2018

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

    I love coming to my WHA appointments. It's calm, welcoming, fun... I leave feeling like I just had a great therapy appointment.

  • 11/13/2018

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

    I absolutely LOVE Katie & Susan. They are warm, both light-hearted and serious when needed and the best ob/midwife practitioners I've had yet.

  • 11/07/2018

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

    Katie is the best!

  • 10/23/2018

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

    Mary Farnsworth and Susan (nurse) have been amazing at helping me through my pregnancy and also my post pardum treatment. I don't know what I would have done without their care and support during the last 2 years.

  • 10/05/2018

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

    I love my appointments with Katie - she is incredibly knowledgeable, makes me immediately feel at ease and is such a champion of women?s health. I?m so lucky!

  • 10/02/2018

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

    Really have appreciated the interaction of my midwife during my prenatal visits and feel that she cares

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