Dr. Catherine Permin

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner



Personal Experience & Biography

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Dr. Catherine Permin, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, APRN is a nurse practitioner who provides healthcare in the primary care and mental health settings to diverse patients across the lifespan. Dr. Permin was born in a Danish family and spent her childhood in France. Subsequently, she travelled globally working in the horse industry before settling in the central Kentucky area. Dr. Permin’s fluency in English, French, and Spanish allows her to provide culturally congruent care to patients whose native language may not be English.

Due to her personal goal to provide care for patients with mental health needs more effectively and efficiently in the primary care setting, Dr. Permin completed a post-graduate certificate and is now board certified in psychiatric mental health as well as in family practice. She is passionate about the care of those who are underprivileged and face health disparities and much of her primary care practice is devoted to these groups.

Dr. Permin travels frequently to Ecuador participating in medical missions where she provides care to populations with limited resources and limited healthcare access. Based upon her volunteer work in the community, Dr. Permin received the American Red Cross Hero of the year award in 2016. I believe that caring for each patient individually is an important responsibility and that holistic care is essential for optimal patient outcomes in the primary care setting.

Patient advocacy is an essential part of my role as a provider, and I seek to provide patient centered care that focuses on the patient as the central and most important part of the healthcare paradigm. Considering all of the socioecological and cultural factors that contribute to a patient and family’s health is necessary to develop an inclusive plan of care.

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