Dr. Catherine Permin, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, APRN is a nurse practitioner who provides healthcare in the primary care setting to diverse patients across the lifespan. Dr. Permin was born in a Danish family and spent her childhood in France. Subsequently, she travelled globally working in the horse industry before settling in the central Kentucky area. Dr. Permin’s fluency in English, French, and Spanish allows her to provide culturally congruent care to patients whose native language may not be English.
Due to her personal goal to provide care for patients with mental health needs more effectively and efficiently in the primary care setting, Dr. Permin completed a post-graduate certificate and is now board certified in psychiatric mental health as well as in family practice. She is passionate about the care of those who are underprivileged and face health disparities and much of her primary care practice is devoted to these groups.
Dr. Permin spends much effort addressing the health issues and healthcare access of minority and underserved populations. She has worked tirelessly to combat homelessness in the Lexington community, and she volunteers her time as a primary care provider for the homeless population in a clinic based in a community homeless shelter.
Dr. Permin travels frequently to Ecuador participating in medical missions where she provides care to populations with limited resources and limited healthcare access. Based upon her volunteer work in the community, Dr. Permin received the American Red Cross Hero of the year award in 2016.
I believe that caring for each patient individually is an important responsibility and that holistic care is essential for optimal patient outcomes in the primary care setting.
Patient advocacy is an essential part of my role as a primary care provider, and I seek to provide patient centered care that focuses on the patient as the central and most important part of the healthcare paradigm. Considering all of the socioecological and cultural factors that contribute to a patient and family’s health is necessary to develop an inclusive plan of care.
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, University of Kentucky
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Kentucky College of Nursing
APRN, Frontier Nursing University, Hyden, Ky.
Master of Science in Nursing, Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing
DNP, University of South Alabama, Mobile
Certifications and Special Training
American Nurses Credentialing Center, Family Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Pracitioner, Board Certified, American Nurses Credentialing Center
Spanish Medical Interpreter, Clinical Cultural and Linguistic Assessment Certified
French Medical Interpreter, Clinical Cultural and Linguistic Assessment Certified
Hero of the year, 2016, American Red Cross
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