Katie Himel, CNM, MSN - Nurse-Midwife, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oregon City, OR

Nurse-Midwife

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Provider Bio

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

From the Provider

“I see a lot of women who have struggled with chronic gynecological issues for a while without a diagnosis or effective solution. I enjoy helping them get to the bottom of whatever is happening. Sometimes that’s a scientific, medical process—but sometimes it’s helping them connect other dots in their lives. I spend as much time trying to understanding their specific problem as the bigger picture. I love working together with my patients to find solutions—and to share the knowledge of what has worked in one situation with other women experiencing similar issues.”

About the Provider

Katie is passionate about science and evidence-based medicine and she enjoys helping her patients understand both in order to make decisions that are right for them. She believes that every person should have access to all the available information and knowledge to apply to their unique situation and that her job is to share what she knows and respect the decisions they make. In addition to caring for women during pregnancy, Katie loves gynecology and regularly helps women address menstrual problems, birth control problems, vulvar health issues and vaginitis. 

Katie is avid reader and podcast listener. She also loves yoga and rock climbing. She and her husband have two daughters and their family enjoys playing games, travel and camping.

Certifications

  • American Midwifery Certification Board, Certified Nurse-Midwife, 2005

Education

  • Graduate Degree:

    Master of Science Nursing, Nurse-Midwifery, Oregon Health & Science University, 2005

  • Undergraduate Degree:

    Bachelor of Science, Nursing, University of Portland, 1997

Memberships

  • American College of Nurse-Midwives

Patient Survey Responses (32)

Advice given to you on ways to stay healthy?

4.77 out of 5

Amount of time spent with you?

4.81 out of 5

Explaining things in a way you could understand?

4.88 out of 5

Including you in decision-making about your treatment plan?

4.81 out of 5

Instructions regarding medication/follow-up care?

4.79 out of 5

Knowledge of healthcare received from other providers?

4.75 out of 5

Knowledge of important information about your medical history?

4.75 out of 5

Taking time to answer your questions?

4.88 out of 5

The thoroughness of the examination?

4.78 out of 5

Willingness to listen carefully to you?

4.91 out of 5
Learn more about patient surveys
Check Accepted
Insurance

If you’re pregnant and want to begin care at WHA–or need to schedule an appointment during your pregnancy, call us! Find a provider and location here.

Please have your insurance information handy before you begin scheduling.

This will allow our teams to check whether your plan may require a referral for the care you need or to prepare benefits information to share with you at your visit. If you do not enter insurance information when scheduling, you may be asked to pay a $200-$500 deposit before receiving service.