Katherine Kubarek, APRN, FNP-BC is the Clinical Director at Lexington Podiatry. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Indiana Wesleyan University in 2012.
She has worked as a registered nurse in the medical/surgical unit, stroke intensive care unit, and an outpatient pain clinic. Katherine also has clinical experience in the areas of family practice, urgent care, under-served/under-insured, and ob-gyn care.
She earned her Masters of Science in Nursing- Family Nurse Practitioner from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Katherine was excited to start her nurse practitioner career in podiatry since podiatry is a specialty near and dear to her heart, due to her mother and stepfather suffering from long-term foot problems.
Katherine is currently studying to become a Diabetic Educator. Diabetes affects every organ in the body and it is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. With facts like these, Katherine is hoping to educate and improve the health outcomes of her patients.
It is important for every individual with diabetes to have an annual diabetic foot exam. Not only is an annual foot exam important, but it is recommended that patients check their feet every day and wear protective foot wear. Diabetic patients who walk barefoot are one step away from getting a foot sore, which could result in a non-healing diabetic ulcer or even worse, an amputation of their foot or leg. She hopes to provide her patients with the knowledge to beat Diabetes and prevent further complications.
Due to having family members who suffer from foot problems, and her experience in healthcare, she has a lot of empathy for what patients are going through. Katherine hopes to help improve the future of healthcare and is taking new patients.
Masters in Science of Nursing Indiana Wesleyan University – August 2015
Bachelors of Science in Nursing – April 2012
Associates of Science in Science of Nursing – May 2009
Bachelor of Arts in Undergraduate Studies University of Kentucky – May 2007
- American Association of Nurse Practitioners (2015)
- Sigma Theta Tau- Honor Society of Nursing (2014)
Katherine currently resides in Lexington with her husband, their daughter Alexandria, and their cat, Chloe.
Katherine loves going to Keeneland and watching UK basketball. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, crafting, traveling, and being outdoors. She also enjoys local festivities and trying locally-owned restaurants in Lexington. Tell her about any new restaurants you’ve tried!