After many years in emergency medicine and urgent care, Dr. Katherine became the fourth MD in South Carolina to be certified by the Institute for Functional Medicine. For more than a decade, she treated patients for illness without addressing the root cause. She realized that she had an obligation to the pursuit of health beyond just the absence of disease, and thus began her training in root-cause resolution. Now, Dr. Katherine devotes herself full-time to her passion: the pursuit of total wellness in her patients.
When not seeing patients in the office, she is continually learning from the best in her field by attending conferences worldwide, reading voraciously, and working one-on-one with her many mentors. She prefers to keep her practice small so she can continue to deliver the best in cutting-edge wellness therapies.
Dr. Katherine is accredited by the Institute for Functional Medicine, American Board of Emergency Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics and the SC State Board of Medical Examiners.
“I appreciate you taking the time to listen to what I’m looking for. I know there is something in my diet and/or lifestyle creating inflammation or something that is keeping me from reaching the next level, and I think with your help we can nail it down. You’re def. the doc I want to work with on this.”
“Y’all are the best, thank you so much! We have to thank Dr. Birchenough for getting pregnant, we have been trying 1.5 years and 3 miscarriages but are so thankful for your help in getting my body healthy again :)”
“I have been feeling 100% myself the past 2.5 months health-wise. Thank you so so much for helping me get back to feeling good, I am so appreciative! I have no migraines, diarrhea, stomach pain, lethargy, etc, wahoo!!”
After 3 1/2 years and eleven other doctors, Dr. Katherine took the time and interest needed to put me back on the road to good health. Her knowledge and intellectual curiosity combined with her care and patience are a gift to her patients. She surrounds herself with an equally kind and helpful staff – every visit is a positive experience!