Katie Toepke

Katie Toepke, P.A.-C.

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Provider Type: Physician Assistant

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Certified Physician Assistant Katie Toepke specializes in internal medicine, seeing adult patients. Katie has worked as a clinical exercise physiologist and has several years of experience in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation.

Philosophy of Care

“I chose a career in medicine because I wanted to work with people and help them take control of their health,” Katie said.

She believes education is the key to helping patients reach their optimum health. “I spend a lot of time teaching patients about their conditions, the disease process and why I recommend particular therapies. The more they understand about their health, the more likely they are to do what they need to do.”

“Patients also need to let me know if they cannot follow through with my recommendations,”

Katie said. “We have to be honest with each other. I’m always willing to listen and try to find a middle ground. Together, we can develop a plan and work toward goals that we have set and agreed upon.”

Katie has a friendly, down-to-earth style and brings a realistic and practical approach to helping patients achieve good health. “Small steps still lead to success,” she said. “If a patient needs to get more exercise, I’ll ask them to start by exercising just one day a week. If a patient needs to lose weight, our first goal will be to lose three pounds, not 100.”

For Katie, building relationships with patients is a highlight of her career. “From the first visit, and through the years that follow, I really enjoy getting to know, and working with, my patients,” she said. “Medicine is a people service industry and my attitude is to serve my patients. I’ll always do my best for them.”

Katie and her husband, Mike, live in Midland. They encourage each other to stay active, and they walk together almost every day. Katie has volunteered her time and talent to a medical clinic in Costa Rica and she also volunteers at her church.

Special Interests and Procedures

  • Cardiology
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperlipidemia

Gender

  • Female

Year Began Practicing

  • 2013

Board Certified

  • Physicians Assistant

Languages

  • English

Education

Education

2013
Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI, PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Professional Memberships

  • Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants

Philosophy

"I spend a lot of time teaching patients about their conditions, the disease process and why I recommend particular therapies. The more they understand about their health, the more likely they are to do what they need to do."

Participating Insurances*

  • United Healthcare Commercial
  • HAP HMO
  • TriCare WPS - Prime
  • TriCare Humana Standard
  • ConnectCare - MidMichigan Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Trust PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Traditional
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Plus Blue (Medicare Advantage)
  • Blue Care Network Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Medicaid
  • Molina - Medicaid
  • Priority Health Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Medicare
  • Blue Care Network
  • Priority Health HMO
  • Priority Health PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO/PPO
  • ConnectCare - Northwood University
  • McLaren Health Plan - Medicaid
  • HAP Medicare Advantage HMO
  • HAP Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna Better Health - Medicaid
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • ASR PPO
  • Priority Health Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Cofinity
  • Medicare Railroad
  • US Health and Life
  • CHAMPVA
  • Meridian Health Plan - Medicaid

*Insurance Disclaimer

These are the insurance plans in which this individual is a "participating provider". This provider may accept other insurance, but your costs may be higher if they do not "participate" in your plan.

Specialty

  • Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics (Primary Care)

Employed By

MyMichigan Medical Group

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