Katie is a graduate of UC Davis and Samuel Merritt University, completing a master’s as a Nurse Practitioner with a focus in Family Practice. She is board certified in Family Practice as well as in Palliative Care.
Katie started her nursing career in the ICU, as a registered nurse. In 2012, Katie joined the Palliative Care team at Lodi Health as a Nurse Practitioner. She has been with SHOMG since 2015 and loves working with our patients and their families.
When not in clinic, Katie enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.
Kathi is board certified in Family Practice and Palliative Care. She received her Master’s of Science Degree as a Nurse Practitioner from Sonoma State University in 2011 but has been practicing as a Registered Nurse since 1981. She specializes in symptom management and providing a holistic approach to patient care.
Josephine Appeng is a board-certified Physician Assistant (PA). She completed her undergraduate studies at San Joaquin Delta College and UC Davis with a major in Cell Biology. She received her Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree (MPAS) from the University of the Pacific Physician Assistant Program in Sacramento. Her prior clinical experiences include working as a medical scribe in the Emergency Department, Pediatric Endocrinology, ENT, Pediatric Urology, Hospitalist Medicine, and Bariatric medicine. She has had prior experiences in clinical research and working as a certified nursing assistant.
She is passionate about educating others as well as teaching and empowering patients and their families in understanding and managing their health. She is committed to delivering optimal and compassionate care to the community.
Josephine was born in Southern California but lived in Canada for 10 years before returning to California. In her spare time, she enjoys learning the guitar, singing, watching stand-up and late-night comedy shows, reading, cooking, hiking, practicing yoga and kickboxing. Many have recounted her legendary prowess as a world-renown lemur tamer and skilled underwater basket weaver. She is an avid traveler and enjoys new adventures, having traveled to various countries including Japan, Cambodia, France, Germany, and Mexico. She endeavors to travel, see, and learn more about the world.