Hospice of Chattanooga - Jasper
Making a Difference
Dr. Karin Boeck has practiced family medicine in Marion County for all 24 years of her professional career. In addition to meeting the primary care needs of her community, Dr. Boeck also specializes in hospice and palliative care. “My professional experience has been enhanced by my time working with Hospice of Chattanooga,” she shares. “I have learned so much from the nurses with hospice and have grown to appreciate the support and love provided to patients and their families as they deal with the last stage of life.” Dr. Boeck enjoys having the opportunity to care for patients of all ages, to be able to focus on preventative care and manage complex chronic care. “I value the opportunity to really get to know my patients and to hopefully make a difference in their mental and physical well-being,” she says.
University of Tennessee Health Science Center – Memphis, TN
Board-Certified, American Board of Family Medicine
Hospice and Palliative Care
1. What is one of your happiest professional moments?
The times when I know I have made a difference in someone’s life. Having the honor and privilege to be a part of someone’s life is very significant to me.
2. What is your best advice for patients?
Reduce sugar, exercise regularly, and stop smoking.
3. What’s the key to making a great first impression?
Taking the time to sit down, make eye contact, and listen to patients’ concerns.
4. What would you consider to be your main strengths?
The ability to communicate with patients and their families, having sincere compassion for the issues they are dealing with.
5. Why did you choose to become a doctor?
As long as I can remember, I wanted to take care of people, and I especially wanted to take care of families and generations of families. I always wanted to practice in a rural area where I felt there was the biggest need.