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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Kennedy grew up in Portland, Oregon where she was an avid horse competitor and won a national champion in 2001. Dr. Kennedy did her undergraduate work at Portland State University and earned two bachelor's degrees in 2007. Attended Dr. William Scholl College of Podiatric medicine at Rosalind Franklin University in Chicago, Illinois and received her doctorate of podiatric medicine degree in 2012. Dr. Kennedy completed a 36-month residency training program that included both forefoot and rear foot reconstruction. During this time very active in research and authored three articles, one that was published in 2014 on Norwegian Crusted Scabies in Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Family, friends, wonderful weather, and her love of nature brought her to Arizona to continue her podiatric practice where she treats all aspects of the foot and ankle, with a special interest in athletic injuries, diabetic foot care, and pediatrics. Currently she is enjoying the lovely Arizona weather and can be found riding horses hiking, biking, golfing and jogging on the weekends.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Kennedy was highly professional and caring. She took the time to explain care options and ensure I understood my diagnoses.
Dr. Kennedy was very personable and knowledgeable about all of the questions and concerns I had. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone needing this type of care or consultation.
Excellent service friendly staff, quality and efficient diagnosis.
Fantastic ! Super great bedside manner and efficient!
The check-in process was super easy since Zocdoc helps provide necessary information ahead of time. A painless Q & A was conducted by the medical assistant who input all the required info right into the system. X-rays were taken next and again read right into the computer record for the dr. to look at before conducting an exam. Dr. Kennedy explained the x-rays and showed me exactly what she was talking about on the screen. She next used an ultrasound machine to further show me the tendons and inflammation causing the problem. She explained treatment options and provided the needed treatment. Everyone was extremely helpful and friendly. I will follow up in two weeks.
Dr. Kennedy was amazing ! We discussed options and found what was right for me. I had been dreading getting my ingrown nails taken out due to a bad experience in the past with a different podiatrist. Dr. Kennedy gave me hope.
If every doctor could be as responsive as she is and caring as she is the world would be a better place. Another words I wish all my doctors were like her she is unbelievably skilled knowledgeable and knows how to speak to people.
Very professional. She explained what needed to be done and answered all my questions in a calm, forthright manner. I would highly recommend her for any foot concerns you may have.
I really like Dr. Kennedy. She took the time to thoroughly examine my foot then explained my treatment options in detail. A very pleasant experience and I highly recommend her to others.
Dr. Katherine was absolutely amazing. She handled me with care and professionalism. Thank you!
Dr. Kennedy has always been very comforting and accommodating.
Professional, knowledgeable, helpful, and a caring bedside manner. Short wait time.
I like Kate Kennedy, she has a great bedside manner, determined my problem right away and was able to resolve my root cause with an effective diagnosis. I would see her again, for sure for any follow-ups needed for my foot problems.
From the minute I entered the office I was well attended to by Marcy. She was very friendly and had all my paperwork ready to go and ready to sign (I had already done the paperwork online). I went in for an ingrown toenail. Dr. Kennedy was very easy to talk to. She made me feel comfortable and explained every step to what she was going to do. She took her time to answer my questions. I'm extremely glad I came to her.
Very nice - I was expecting the worst and instead got a good evaluation of the situation
She's great! Not complaints.
Dr. Katherine Kennedy is an excellent choice. She is very pleasant, friendly, and understanding. She takes time to carefully evaluate the medical issue at hand and then proceeds with a comprehensive and aggressive treatment plan. I offer my highest recommendation for those seeking foot, ankle or lower leg care to get an appointment with this doctor and then make your own decision. I feel confident tht you will agree. Ed Wilson
Receptionist/X-Ray tech was very pleasant and efficient. Waiting for Dr. Kennedy was only a few minutes because she was reviewing my x-rays. Bedside manner was very pleasant. Looking forward to trying my new treatments and follow up visit.
Very helpful , takes time to explain procedures. Staff friendly and efficient. Will go back as needed. Will recommend to family and friends.
Very understandable and made me feel at ease.
Dr Kennedy and her staff are very good to work with! I have been here several times and they are punctual, , thorough and friendly. Dr Kennedy is patient and allocates plenty of time to actually talk regarding a condition; she does not hurry through your appointment. She does a great job of discussing available-options to determine the best steps to resolve your issues.
Dr. Kennedy was incredible. She kept a calm and very professional demeanor. Highly recommend! Very knowledgeable Curtious, and comfortable experience.
Dr Kennedy and her assistant were very pleasant. I never felt rushed. I was in need of a cortizone shot in my toe and I was very impressed when they brought in an ultrasound machine so they could see the exact spot to put the medicine. That was a first! I walked in limping and walked out ready to dance. Highly recommend Dr Kennedy!
I booked my appointment with Dr. Kennedy based her office's close proximity to my house, and the availability of a next-day appointment. The staff is all courteous and efficient, and Dr. Kennedy is incredibly kind. I was very happy that she was able to fix my issue in the same visit, all of which took about 45 minutes from the time I arrived until the time I left. Highly recommended.
She is awesome in every way. Staff also.
Very informative took xrays and got right to the healing process. Would highly recommend Kate.
The Dr herself and staff were fine and very nice, highly recommend. The 30 minute wait wasn't great. Take the wait away and I'd have no complaints.
all staff was polite and efficient
I read the reviews before I made the appointment, she is wonderful and very caring to your needs. I will recommend her to my friend and family.
She was excellent and professional. I lucked out and got a doctor that loves what she does. That's the second doctor I've used from ZocDoc it turned out to be great!
Dr. Kennedy and her staff were absolutely wonderful!!! They were extremely knowledgeable, professional and seem to truly care.
Good customer service and advice on my injury and how to treat my injury.
Very professional and friendly
I love the fact that she listened to my complaints. She is trying to help me regain my life back and be active by different suggestions in trying to help me figure out a plan. Unfortunately the procedure today is still a bit painful and uncomfortable but I am so pleased and excited that someone cared enough to listen and help me and not just blow me off because of central nerve damage. I look forward to seeing her again and would recommend her to anyone who has foot and ankle complaints.
Dr Kennedy was very knowledgable, calm, and caring with her service. I felt as comfortable as one could given the circumstances and would definitely recommend her to anyone with an ingrown toenail.
Katherine was concerned about my case. She took the time to fully understand and make a plan to move forward. She is willing to work with me to achieve a good outcome.
She was very informative and answered all my questions. My procedure was painless.
Dr Kennedy was very thorough taking time to review my X-rays and discuss options for treatment. Treatment provided relief within the first day. The office staff was friendly and very helpful as well!
I was very pleased with her. This was my first time at a podiatrist, and I was quite nervous. I felt very at ease, and would not hesitate to recommend her.
Dr. Kennedy was perfect in every way. Her medical assistant was thorough and engaging as well.
Very nice..will be going back for follow ups.
The staff and Dr. Kennedy were very professional and helpful. Dr. Kennedy was very nice and explained my options thoroughly. The office was clean and organized and I would definitely recommend this practice to my friends and family.
Very pleasant and professional. Answered all questions and was not in a hurry.
I have had the condition for which I was seen today for over 10 years; I have seen no fewer than half a dozen physicians of different specialties for treatment and the answer has always been the same - suffer with the pain and schedule surgery. Today when I met with Dr. Kennedy, she did not give me that directive. She did not simply review my films, rush me in, and rush me out. She spent nearly an hour with me in the office talking and listening - helping me to better understand the condition I have and the possible treatments. She did not discount my experience as a patient, did not assume a dominant or specialist role in the relationship, and valued my input a great deal. In more than ten years, this is the only physician who offered me an alternative. Instead of surgery for the condition, Dr. Kennedy recognized that there is a very real possibility that the pain I experience is not the result of the condition, directly, but rather a result of arthritic changes in the ankle joint. Instead of immediately recommending surgery, Dr. Kennedy suggested a series of injections. I expressed concern about potential side effects and impact on the timing of surgery if the injections do not work. Dr. Kennedy helped me to establish a timeline for treatment so that I could see that this would not delay my desired surgery date if the injections do not work. We discussed her opinion regarding surgery, as well. There are several options - she suggested the least invasive of the three. Again, I expressed concern about the potential benefit of the surgery and the impact it would have with regard to delaying the surgery I have always been told would be my best bet. Again, Dr. Kennedy helped me to see that if the injections are not helpful and the first surgery is unsuccessful, it would probably only delay the second surgery by about a month. I chose her office because it is convenient to me; it is located in the same building as my PCP - about five minutes from my home. I was also happy that she offered online scheduling, because I am often on the phone for work and it can be difficult for me to be available if I have to wait for a return call from office staff. I chose Dr. Kennedy because of convenience, but I will continue to see her because of her chair-side manner, her collaborative approach to treatment, and her dedication to finding the least invasive procedure with the greatest outcome. It isn't often that I make such a bold recommendation, but if you need to see somebody for a foot or ankle concern, I very strongly encourage you to consider making an appointment with Dr. Kennedy.
She was very welcoming, friendly and attentative to my needs. She answered all my questions in a way I could understand. She listened to my issues without any interuptions :) I would highly recommend her.
She was personable, knowledgable and had professional bedside manner and good knowledge of my foot issue. Will definitely see her again!
Dr. Kennedy will definitely be my podiatrist while I'm in Arizona. She is very professional, knowledgeable and thorough.
I really felt at ease with Dr. Kennedy and felt she handled my concerns well. I was terrified it was going to be surgery and she eased my fears and provided me with solutions that work for me.
My exam was quick, but thorough. It has only been 24 hours since my visit, and I already feel some relief in my foot!
She was on top of here stuff. She address the issue that same day.
I told her what was going on with my toe and she was very kind and helped me out. Very professional.
Dr. Kennedy was very open to my issues. Took the needed time to listen to what I had to say and come up with a solution that we both agreed on. Very easy to talk to. Will be going back for a fellow up. And continue care if need. Also her office staff very friendly and helpful.
Dr Kennedy was great. She was not only very professional but warm and friendly. She put me at ease and made sure the procedures were painless. I would highly recommend her to anyone. The office staff were also very professional and the overall experience was excellent.
I was really pleased with my visit. From the reception to the treatment of all of the technicians I crossed paths with. Dr. Kennedy not only explained the results of the x-rays in lamen terms where I understood what was happening, but went in depth as far as the possible treatments I was able to choose from. Additionally, she showed me very easy stretching exercises I could do while cooking and evening lying in my bed. She, as well as her staff were not only kind and courteous, but also took the opportunity to know a little about me as well. As a matter of fact, the second time I went in, they recalled I had girls going to the homecoming dance and asked how it all went. It was a pleasant surprise to see that they had taken genuine interest in their patients. Going the extra mile to build that rapport with me was a definite plus and I will recommend her to friends and family.
very easy to understand, overall pleased with the entire experience. Office staff personable and friendly