Katrina Skinner, MD

The Friendship Factor

Have you ever felt out-of-place or that no one understands you? In this opening plenary session, Katrina will share insights on why professional women often have trouble establishing and maintaining meaningful friendships and what it takes to make and keep friends. 

Vision Casting Workshop

Personal development only goes so far without a solid implementation plan. Join Katrina for this interactive, intensive workshop to define, refine, and outline your five year plan. In addition to your vision, you’ll define your personal mission and values and understand how to implement those as guidelines for your big picture.

During this session, participants will:

  • Identify their personal mission, vision, and values.
  • Establish a rubric for bringing more joy into their daily lives.
  • Design a roadmap of their life and career goals, identifying the next best step for success.

The Scribe Paradox: Work Less and Earn More

Do you want to bring the art of delegation to your practice? Join Katrina for this small group session to learn why hiring a scribe could be one of the smartest things you do this year and learn her practical implementation tips so you can immediately work smarter, not harder. In fact, Katrina will show you how hiring a scribe in your practice will more than pay for your attendance at this retreat!

During this session, participants will:

  • Describe the role of a scribe in the pediatric clinic setting & how to implement a new workflow.
  • Evaluate the business case for using scribes in the pediatric office.
  • Discuss how scribes improve efficiency of the medical home model.

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Dr. Katrina Skinner is a native of Fairhope, Alabama, the beautiful coastal town she chose as the site to open her independent pediatric practice right after finishing residency at University of Florida – Sacred Heart. She loves watching her hometown families grow and enjoys the challenges of a growing practice. Starting with just two employees and 12 patients on her first day in 2009, her office now also employs two mid-level providers, a practice administrator, and numerous support staff who help care for over 5,000 patients. 

As immediate past president of the Alabama Chapter-AAP, Dr. Skinner advocates for children and pediatricians at the local, state, and national levels. She has also enjoyed her roles as Chapter liaison for Reach Out and Read and the Chapter Practice Management Association, as well as her time on the board as Area Representative and later, Secretary-Treasurer, Vice President/President-Elect, and President.

Dr. Skinner is also the founder of Women in Pediatrics, an organization devoted to connecting and empowering female pediatricians. Through engaging conferences and a growing online community, Dr. Skinner hopes to create a space where female pediatricians can collaborate and gain new skills to remain relevant in the constantly changing healthcare environment.

Dr. Skinner loves entertaining and spending time in her kitchen. Most idle time is occupied with knitting needles in her hands. Yoga classes keep her mind clear and her body strong. She is steadily marking spots off of her to-travel-to list with her husband and favorite person, Matthew. Her 23-year-old stepson, Kristofer, is working hard to learn the other family business (scale model building).