Katie Collins, DNP
About Katie Collins
Dr. Katie, as she is known to her patients, treats newborns through young adults. In addition to being an astute diagnostician and painstaking provider, she is committed to a holistic care approach. She strives for in-depth knowledge in order to treat the whole person, and to provide patients and families with strategies for preventive care and healthy lifestyles.
Kathryn’s nursing career has always been in pediatrics, and spans 30 years, beginning with 16 years as Health Center Director at Tabor Academy, where she wrote and implemented the academic health curriculum. She was in private practice on Nantucket for 15 years and simultaneously worked in private practice in Sharon, MA. She has been with Southcoast for almost 4 years.
From childhood nursing was always her goal, and she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth, studying while raising her children and working part-time. She received her Masters of Science in Nursing and earned her Pediatric Nurse Practitioner license from Simmons College in Boston and her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.
You might run into Dr. Katie on one of her training runs in Wareham on her days off. She also enjoys skiing, sailing and is a passionate gardener.