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Katherine E. Pillote, MD

  • About
    • Specialties: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
    • Board Certified:

      Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

      Internal Medicine

    • Gender: Female
    • Languages: English

    What I Do
    My philosophy of care involves a team approach to working through endocrine problems. Together with a patient, we look at all options and decide the best plan forward. My special clinical interests include osteoporosis, thyroid disease, bone and mineral disorders, diabetes, pituitary disorders and lipid disorders. I find hormones interesting, especially looking at feedback loops and using science to fix what isn’t quite right.

    Why I Love My Work
    I enjoy seeing patients gain control of a problem and living their best lives. I want patients to know that I will always do my best for them so they can achieve the best version of themselves.

    Getting to Know Me
    Outside of work, I enjoy biking, hiking, kayaking and gardening. Central Minnesota offers four wonderful seasons and allows me to be outdoors and to enjoy the beauty all around me.

    • Medical School
      Wayne State University School of Medicine
    • Residency
      University of Minnesota - Graduate Medical Education
    • Fellowship
      Oregon Health Sciences University Hospital

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO