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Kate Behning, ARNP
Gynecology
 
4.8 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Areas of Expertise

Kate specializes in general gynecology, menopause and long-acting reversible contraception.

Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
Gynecology
Board Certifications

Board Certified Certified Menopause Practitioner, North American Menopause Society (NAMS)
Board Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

Education and Professional Achievements
Education

MS Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, 2010
BS, Nursing, Allen Collage, Waterloo, Iowa, 2005

Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
All ratings are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Ratings are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Learn about the ratings.
Likelihood of recommending this provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider showed concern
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider explained things clearly
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider included you in decisions
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider discussed treatment options
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
Kate R Behning ARNP was excellent. She listened and answered every one of my questions, even those that were outside of the appointment I was there for. She gave me some great referrals and was all around very pleasant. I completely trust her (sometimes that is a hard thing to build), and would highly recommend her to others!
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
Kate Behning is an outstanding health care provider, communicating clearly and providing needed information.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
I loved Kate she was so much fun.she created a comfortable enviroment for me
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
Katie is so caring and knowledgeable. She listens to all of my concerns and shared her solutions. Katie makes you feel like you've known her forever and instills confidence in the situation. Katie is a keeper!!
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
Very informative and helped me out tremendously.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
She was very thorough and explained pretty much all of my options to me. She listened to my concerns and showed me which treatment would best cover my needs.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
I will never see any other gyno. Wherever Katherine goes I will follow. She is very knowledgeable and caring about her patients.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
Kate was very down to earth yet still professional. I was made to feel comfortable right away. She had limited experience with thyroid testing or issues so she was only able to answer so much but she was prompt in putting in an order for my lab tests. She followed up with me the next day with my test results and prescription. Will definitely continue to see her.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
My provider was great at explain and answering the questions I had regarding the reason of my appointment.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
Ms. Behning is very intelligent and knowledgeable and a good communicator, as is her assistant.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
First time seeing *Kate. I really liked her, she was very thorough & very personable. I have recommended her to two friends already.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
She's wonderful! Positive attitude - Puts patients at ease -
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
This is my first appointment with Kate. She was very friendly and made me feel at ease. She took the time to listen to my concerns and answer all of my questions. She never made me feel rushed through the appointment.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
provider was wonderful! Spent extra time with me addressing all my annual concerns after years of lack of engagement in care. Was friendly, patient, explanatory.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
K.Behning was exceptional in her communicating my health results and providing me with solutions to consider in future health monitoring and continued GYN wellness. I hope to continue with this provider managing my care.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
The doctor was very kind and talked to me about my options, and the pros/cons of each one. I really liked her and would definitely recommend her to others.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
One of the BEST medical appt. I have had over the years at Virginia Mason. PA is EXCELLENT in providing information & guidance. Wish there more like *Kate.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
I have seen at least 4 medical professionals in the gynecology department and she is one of my favorites I've had. Very kind, concerned & knowledgeable.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
everyone was awesome
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
she made me feel so comfortable and I have a doctor phobia so that's HUGE! she was friendly, patient, sympathetic, and provided great instructions.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
I went home & recommended *Dr. Behning to my best friend and her mom. Loved her.
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2020
The provider completed the entire visit without me present. When I was finally brought back they had already discussed options & she had the IUD in her hand ready to place. This took away me & my daughter discussing risks & concerns together. In that moment I felt pressured into making a decision without the facts or time to process.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
She was excellent at describing to me exactly what she was doing and why during all steps of my appointment, as well as at providing clear and comprehensive answers to any potential questions of mine before I even had to ask them! I would very highly recommend her to others!
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
My doctor was fabulous. She really addressed everything with me and answered all my questions. The course of treatment is clear and I have no doubt in her abilities. So far I am 2 for 2 with doctors at VM. Everyone seems to be thorough and understanding.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
Definitely would recommend *Katherine.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
she took the time to discuss my needs and options. I required another test and she followed up immediately with the results and next steps.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
Katherine Behning is very well educated on my medical issue and I was very impressed with her. Ultimately I wonder why other doctors aren't taking extra steps to diagnose why someone gets UTI's as often as I do but instead just put me on antibiotics and go on to the next person.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
I don't believe *Behning is a good _____ for my health concerns. I didn't feel like she listened to me or was interested in addressing my concerns.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
One of the best experiences I have had in my long history with Virginia Mason - Federal Way
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
they showed care by reading my file before coming into the room, and asking questions based off of my last exam. I even learned something new.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
*Dr. Behning really took time to explain some issues & went into my history, based on some of my _____, to give her more insight & explain things to me.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
Very easy to talk to and went over my concerns with patience.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
Excellent rapport. Made me feel valued.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
Provider *Katherine Behning is excellent, very knowledgeable, she communicates very clearly, is very enthusiastic and gives me alternatives so I can make an informed decision.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
I hope that I can continue seeing this care provider for as long as possible. she has been the best one I have had at Virginia Mason
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
I've already recommended my daughter to this provider.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
Kate was amiable and a good listener. She understood my concerns and addressed them thoroughly.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
I really liked that she took the time to listen to me. I didn't feel rushed or cut short at all.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
She was great! I've had some new docs @ VM that I didn't like very well, but *Katherine was wonderful.
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
Doctor is very professional and made me feel comfortable. I was extremely satisfied with my visit and would highly recommend her to others.
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
I had an exceptional experience with Amber, assistant who took me to the room as well as the physician, Kate Behning. Both were exceptionally friendly, efficient and made me feel comfortable.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
She was friendly informative and gave me the best exam I have had at Virginia Mason. She gave me alternatives and included me in decision making. I was not embarrassed to talk to her at all.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
Incredible care from this doctor. I was blind sided with this diagnosis and needed a lot of education, she gave it without being hurried and made me feel better with the knowledge that i left with. even followed up with a caring message when confirming my diagnosis.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
As a 1st time experience with the provider, it was a good experience. Made me feel very comfortable right away.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
This provider was amazing! She made me feel extremely comfortable and took her time with me. Put me at complete ease with a potential scary health problem. I was able to go into embarrassing details with my problem and she didn't judge me. In fact she was very good at empathizing with me. I will definitely be back to see her again!
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
Kate was fabulous and even at the end of a long day, she was friendly, thorough and spent the time to answer my questions which was greatly appreciated!
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
Dr. Behning's instructions were clear, and she provided me with a drawing, indicating where to apply the meds
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
My experience with Dr. Behning was the most positive, supportive medical experience I have ever had. I wish she could be my general doctor, because she made me feel as though she genuinely cared for me and took my concerns seriously. She stayed with me after my procedure to ease my anxiety and make sure I was safe. She did not rush. She talked to me as an equal. She was absolutely lovely.
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2019
This was my first time seeing Kate, and she was excellent! She was thorough, friendly, and easy to work with. I'll definitely continue to see her as my primary gynecologist.
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2019
*Kate Behning is the very best. Was extremely caring and very much a professional!
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2019
Thank you Katherine Behning you rock!
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2019
*Kate is wonderful, very personable and knowledgeable.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2019
she was excellent
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2019
*Katherine Behning was great. Wish I could use her as my primary.