RANDOLPH – Kate Clemente didn’t have to look far to find her role model.
The Montpelier native’s mother has been a physician assistant for 35 years, dedicating herself to her profession and her community.
Now Clemente is doing the same. A certified physician assistant, Clemente has joined Gifford Medical Center’s family practice in Randolph and will be seeing patients at the Rochester Health Center in the coming months as well.
A graduate of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Clemente went on to get her master’s degree in physician assistant studies at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, N.H.
“I’m so grateful to have been given the opportunity to practice close to home at such a wonderful and supportive hospital,” says Clemente of joining Gifford, which she describes as one of the state’s beloved community hospitals.
The chance to practice in family medicine was also appealing.
“You become part of people’s daily lives. You become integrated with the community. It’s special. It’s from a different era of medicine,” says Clemente, who has a special interest in women’s health, encouraging healthy lifestyles, nutrition, wellness and obesity prevention.
Clemente has previously volunteered for the Central Vermont Battered Women’s Shelter, The People’s Health and Wellness Clinic and Two Rivers Farm.
A warm and empathetic caregiver, Clemente is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
She now lives in Middlesex in a straw bale home. She enjoys athletics and the outdoors in her spare time, including mountain biking in the summer as well as skiing and ice climbing in the winter.
Contact Clemente in Randolph at Gifford family practice at (802) 728-2445.