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Kate E. Kennedy, ARNP

Nurse Practitioner
Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Associations
Washington State Neurological Association, American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
Board Certifications
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center, Nurse Practitioner/Adult
Services
Clinical Interests
  • headache
  • migraine
Blog Posts
By: Kate Ellen Kennedy, ARNP
Monday, November 10, 2014
Many people think that a migraine is “just a bad headache.” A migraine is a complex neurological disorder caused by abnormal brain biochemistry. A headache is just one of many symptoms that occur with a migraine. Other symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, light sensitivity, noise sensitivity, vision changes, numbness, tingling, speech changes, dizziness, and many more. In the past, migraines were thought to be a vascular disorder. It is now believed that changes in blood vessels may play a role in migraines but the pathophysiology of a migraine is much more complex than that, involving neurotransmitters and other chemicals in the brain, electrical impulses, inflammation and the trigeminal nerve.

There are many treatment options for migraines. Acute treatments are ones that are geared at taking the migraine away when it occurs. While over the counter medications such as Excedrin Migraine or Ibuprofen can work well for some people, many people with migraines need sp...
Research
Principal investigator and subinvestigator in various migraine and MS studies.
PATIENT RATINGS AND COMMENTS

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.9 out of 5 (86 Ratings, 28 Comments)


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12/07/2017
Kate is an AMAZING healthcare provider, beyond that, she is an amazing human being. I couldn't ask for anyone better!!
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11/27/2017
Kate Kennedy is absolutely excellent! She takes the time to understand any issues you have and provides any new information, or research that she has come upon that relates to migraines. When I do have any concerns outside of seeing her, I don't call her, I use MyChart to send her a message. She is always good about getting back and it is generally relatively prompt, if it is after hours.
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11/08/2017
As a new patient I was extremely impressed by Kate Kennedy ARNP.
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10/24/2017
Kate spends a great amount of time helping me decide on my care plan - she's fantastic!
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10/04/2017
I cannot say enough good things about Kate. She always seems to be in tune with me, her patient. I am impressed with her professionalism and her very caring nature. More docs like her please.
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09/25/2017
Kate if always very friendly and helpful with my needs. She listens to me does not judge me and i trust her. if i need an adjustment or a change in medication she always takes extra time in explaining the medication to me and the dosages, i really appreciate this. I feel like she really cares about her patients. [...]
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09/11/2017
I feel BLESSED to have the care & Kate Kenney; I strongly esteem and trust her.
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09/06/2017
Kate is the best provider I have at Swedish. I have recommended her many times.
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08/23/2017
Kate Kennedy is an excellent ARNP. She is a great listener and if there is ever a time she may not have an answer to a question, she immediately seeks an answer, whether it is to research it online or to perhaps ask a colleague (she generally knows virtually all of the answers to questions I have ever asked her), she does not put off trying to get the answer. She is one of the very best medical practitioners I have ever been to, AND she is also a very nice person!!
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08/16/2017
Kate Kennedy and her staff are he greatest! always willing to try new methods to help with my pain management
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07/24/2017
Before I started seeing this provider I was so sick and in so much pain that I couldn't even leave my bed/room for anything other than doctor and hospital visits. I had to leave all my activities and even school. Since going under the care of this provider my condition has improved the point where I experience little to know life and have gone back to living as I did before I became ill. I went back to school and graduated. I have reconnected with family and friends. I am even working now. This provider, Kate, has given me my life back. It wasn't easy it took years to get here and it still takes work and effort. I am so grateful to everything Kate has done for me.
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07/10/2017
Kate gives excellent, up to date information and offers alternatives if a treatment is not working as well as possible.
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06/21/2017
Kate is an excellent provider. I have the utmost confidence in her.
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06/18/2017
Provider and her staff also are of tremendous help with scheduling next appointments and tests while I am there; very responsive to My Chart messages sent - great communication
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06/15/2017
Kate sets the standard by which I measure care.
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05/31/2017
Kate Kennedy is amazing!! She gave me my life back by helping me manage chronic migraines!
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05/14/2017
She is the best: knowledgeable, professional, caring and ready with the latest treatments.
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04/21/2017
Been coming for a long time and always treat very good! [...] staff are the best.
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04/10/2017
Kate is an excellent care provider and works with me to solve headaches.
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03/29/2017
I really appreciate Kate's genuine care. She asks me to send her My Chart messages between appointments and continuously looks for ways to help me improve my condition.
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01/30/2017
She might be the best provider I've ever encountered in my long spinal condition and headache history
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01/25/2017
Kate is an outstanding healthcare provider I have recommended her to several friends she's outstanding
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01/25/2017
I've been a patient of Kate's for a number of years and have the utmost confidence in her abilities to manage my care. She is professional, caring and always makes you feel like you're important and never rushes through the appointment.
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01/06/2017
Always impressed with Kate and her concern
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12/12/2016
Kate is exceptional. I only hope I die before she retires!
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12/10/2016
Kate Kennedy is amazing and has helped me tremendously.
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11/30/2016
Kate Kennedy is EXCEPTIONAL!
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11/23/2016
[...] there is absolutely NO ONE better than Kate! She is amazing and explains everything so well.
 
Swedish Neurology - Issaquah
751 Northeast Blakely Drive Floor 4
Issaquah, WA 98029
425-313-7179