Getting to Know Dr. Kristen Powell

Getting to Know Dr. Kristen Powell

We are so excited to have Dr. Kristen Powell joining our practice this Fall! To help you get to know our newest physician, here are some fun facts about Old Harding’s latest addition!

1.) What made you decide to be a doctor?

“Growing up, I was always the “doctor” in the house. Everyone came to me with their injuries to clean up and bandage— and with six people in the house, there was a lot of practice! In high school, I took an AP biology class and was fascinated. It was a natural choice to combine my love for science with my desire to help others. Becoming a pediatrician was the best decision I’ve ever made. I get to walk alongside parents to provide guidance and medical care to help children grow into healthy, happy, and well-adjusted adults.”

2.) What was the best vacation you ever went on?

“My favorite vacation was our honeymoon in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. It is such a beautiful place with tons of fun activities, in addition to lively culture and food scene. I still have dreams about enjoying a hot cup of their Blue Mountain coffee and breakfast on our porch every morning.”

3.) What is your favorite comfort food?

“Cheese, hands down. I have never met a cheese that I didn’t like (with the right accoutrements). I got that from my mom.”

4.) What is the best book you’ve ever read?

“I struggled so much with this question. I’m a big book lover so narrowing it down to the “best book ever” is a challenge. However, I do love a good historical fiction novel— I like being transported to a different period of time and fantasizing about how it would be to live in that time period. One of my recent favorites was “Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald” about the wife of Scott Fitzgerald in the Jazz Age.”

5.) If you could meet one celebrity, who would it be?

“Jennifer Aniston— I grew up on Friends, so I would definitely have a fan girl moment.”

Make sure to tell Dr. Powell hello when you see her in the halls of our Bellevue office!