Dr. Kate Short is proud and honored to join the team at One Sky Family Medicine and the Seattle Healing Arts Community.
Dr. Kate’s desire to help others has played an influential role in her life from the time she was a young child. Her dream of becoming a pediatrician, just like her grandfather, began when she was 5 years old. She coined herself “The Helper” and made business cards to hand out to the neighbors by the age of 7.
Dr. Kate’s education and training have focused largely on maternal and pediatric medicine. She graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, in 2002, with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies. After graduation she pursued her love of travel and moved to New Zealand for almost a year and a half. This is where she first learned about Bastyr University and the medicine that she would grow to love and practice.
Realizing that she wanted to apply a more holistic approach to patient care, Dr. Kate decided to obtain her medical training from Bastyr University. She received both her Naturopathic Doctorate and also a Certificate in Naturopathic Midwifery.
After graduation she was board certified in Washington State and earned the title of Certified Professional Midwife, which is a national credential.
Dr. Kate has been privileged to assist in the care hundreds of patients and in the delivery of over 100 infants in the United States and abroad, including Nicaragua and Vanuatu.
Dr. Kate firmly believes in the naturopathic principles and practices an integrative approach that utilizes conventional treatments when appropriate. The two principles she identifies with most are tolle causam and tolle totum – identify and treat the cause and treat the whole person.
Dr. Kate feels it is important that her patient’s voices are heard. She listens with compassion and appreciates each person’s unique story. Her goal is to create an individualized treatment plan with the patient that will work best for them.
Trained as a primary care physician, her main interests include maternal, neonatal, and pediatric medicine. She adores working with children and also has a strong interest in emotional health and well-being.
Outside the office
Dr. Kate is a devoted mother and feels very blessed to be enjoying life with her partner Billy (of over 10 years) and their energetic and loving Kindergarten age son and toddler daughter. In her free time, Dr. Kate enjoys travelling, hiking, camping, spending time outdoors, photography, and most of all her family.
Dr. Kate Short is accepting new patients and looks forward to meeting and assisting you and your family.