Local Doctor Starts New Family Practice

Kate Gilreath pictureDr. Kate Gilreath, originally from Antwerp, OH, will be starting her family practice at Paulding County Hospital Medical Office Building on July 29, 2013. Dr. Gilreath graduated from Antwerp High School in 2002, then attended Miami University of Ohio. After graduation, she attended medical school at NYCOM/NYIT in Old Westbury, New York. For the last 3 years, Dr. Gilreath has been a resident in the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program spending time at Lutheran, Parkview and St. Joe hospitals.

Dr. Gilreath is board certified in Family Medicine and will accept patients of all ages- pediatrics to geriatrics. She is a Doctor of Osteopathy so she will be performing manipulations and has specific training in concussion management, especially concerning athletes and concussions received in sports activities and accidents. She has been trained to treat and evaluate athletes and certified to release the athlete back to their sport after a concussion. Her goal is to make people more aware of the dangers of sending an athlete back to their sport too soon.

Establishing a family practice in Paulding County was a long term goal for Kate as she grew up in Antwerp watching her father, Dr. James Gray, take care of his community. She appreciates the small community atmosphere and feels the people in the county are like an extended family. She is anxious to begin her practice and looks forward to re-establish friendships and acquaintances from her past.

Gary Adkins, CEO, said, “Paulding County Hospital is excited to bring Kate back to the community.  She is very energetic and anxious to get started with her practice.  She has been a pleasure to work with in ramping up things to get her practice going and I know that the community will just love her.”

Dr. Gilreath was married last summer to Ryan Gilreath who is originally from Hamilton, Ohio. They now reside in Fort Wayne, IN. Dr. Gilreath enjoys travel, golf, gardening, painting, and playing the piano.

For more information on becoming a patient of Dr. Kate Gilreath, please call the Medical Office Building at Paulding County Hospital at 419-399-1782.