Special to Iredell Free News
Iredell Health System, in partnership with the Iredell Physician Network, is pleased to welcome Physician Assistant Karen Rohde to Tondo Internal Medicine and Iredell Care Transitions.
Rohde is a certified physician assistant with more than 20 years of experience in the emergency room, working in Iredell Memorial Hospital’s emergency department for eight of those years. Rohde also has experience in occupational medicine, urgent care, primary care, and industry medicine. She has also worked as a medical examiner for DOT certifications.
Upon first meeting Rohde, patients can expect approachability and attentiveness. She believes in active listening as a means to problem-solve.
“Everyone is unique and has different concerns and problems. I love to be able to really listen and help my patients solve those individual problems,” she said.
Rohde’s goal for her patients is to be as healthy as they can and work toward continuous health improvement as a team.
Soon after graduating high school, Rohde worked as an operating room technician. Because of her love for medicine, Rohde wished to further her education and went on to earn her degree in physician assistant studies from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
When she is not taking care of her patients, Rohde enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, cooking, and walking her dog.
Her favorite healthy tip for patients is to schedule regular visits with their providers.
“From education to medicine, any obstacle in your health can be overcome with the help from a provider. Fear of results should not deter you from making an appointment with your provider. Even small steps toward a positive change can make a big difference in your life,” said Rohde.
Karen Rohde will practice at Tondo Internal Medicine, located at 510 North Main Street in Troutman. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment with Rohde, call 704-528- 3721.
About Iredell Health System
Iredell Health System includes Iredell Memorial Hospital; Iredell Mooresville; Iredell Home Health; Iredell Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center; Community and Corporate Wellness; Occupational Medicine; the Iredell Physician Network and more. Iredell Memorial Hospital is the largest and only nonprofit hospital in Iredell County. The comprehensive healthcare facility has 247 beds; more than 1,700 employees; and has 260 physicians representing various specialties. Centers of excellence include Women’s and Children’s; Cardiovascular; Cancer; Surgical Services and Wellness & Prevention. The Health System’s newest campus, Iredell Mooresville, is home to the area’s only 24-hour urgent care facility, as well as an ambulatory surgery center, imaging center, rehabilitation services, and physician practices. The mission of Iredell Health System is to inspire wellbeing. For a comprehensive list of services and programs, visit www.iredellhealth.org.