Board Certified: American Board of Pediatrics
Education: MD – Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE
Pediatric Internship: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
Pediatric Residency: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
Children continually remind me how precious and fascinating life really is. Watching their eyes light up in amazement after seeing, hearing, or learning something new inspires me to approach everything in life with passion and curiosity.
I enjoy working with families and being their go-to resource when they are in need of guidance and care. Above all, I hope to educate families and help prevent disease and other health issues. I find tremendous joy in getting to know families and watching my patients grow up."– Katherine Hyde (formerly Cotterell), MD
From a very young age, Dr. Hyde pictured herself wearing a white coat and stethoscope one day. Although she always knew she wanted to be a doctor, she was uncertain what type. Three years into medical school, after sampling various specialties through rotations, she found her place in the medical world. Captivated by kids’ variability at all different ages and stages, she fell for pediatrics.
Children constantly remind Dr. Hyde to cherish life and revel in its amazingness! She recalls the first time she lent her stethoscope to a pediatric patient so she could listen to her own heart and lungs. Upon hearing her heartbeat, the girl’s expression transformed into sheer wonder and delight! This interaction and so many others inspire Dr. Hyde to approach everything she does with “childlike” intrigue and enthusiasm. Kids have taught her to see the world as they do, and she now finds beauty and splendor in the smallest things.
As a pediatrician, Dr. Hyde welcomes the opportunity to share information and encourage prevention. She loves that families depend on her in times of need, but also values working together to keep kids healthy. Getting to know families and being involved in their lives is the highlight of every day. Clinical skills include performing circumcisions as well as placing and removing Nexplanon implants.
An adventurous spirit, Dr. Hyde loves exploring the great outdoors on foot or skis. She is also an avid camper. At home, she enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, turning out tasty meals and baked goods, or practicing her woodworking skills. When she needs to clear her mind, she indulges in yoga or goes for a run. Above all, her favorite thing to do is spend time with friends, family, and her furbaby – a polydactyl cat. She swears he can jump higher because of the extra digit (toe) on each of his paws!
"Wonderful and caring doctors and staff. Highly recommend! Dr. Cotterell is my daughter's doctor and we love her. Always called back to a room quickly even when then tell you they are busy. Given 100% attention until everything is looked into ans explained to us. After care plan always told to us by Dr. Cotterell, not just handed a after visit summery. Can't recommend enough!"– Alyse H.
"I really like the doctor I choose for my girls to see. Dr. Cotterell is very Thorough when it come to her patient. She calls right away when test results come up. And she is very much concerned about my daughters health as I am being her parent."– Amanda B.
"I called over the weekend with concerns about my LO. The advice nurse called me back almost immediately and recommended I come in the next day. She was able to get me an appointment with my pediatrician because of their flexible schedule and later hours. They took some labs and my physician was off the following day and took the time to follow up with me regarding labs. I was amazed at how much she cared. She walked me through everything, gave us a gameplan based on different scenarios and showed me how much she truly cared about my LO. Best pediatrician ever! Dr. Cotterell I appreciate you!"– Lisa S.
"We have been visiting Meteopolitan Pediatrics for almost 2 years now, and everyone is professional and very accommodating to schedule an appointment. I really appreciate that they have a staff of Pediatricians so if your Dr. is not available, someone else can typically see your child the same day as requested. They also offer weekend hours because we all know when having a child, that is a must. Dr. Katherine Hyde (previously Katherine Cotterell) is fantastic! She is pleasant, professional, and takes the time to get to know them. Both of my kids enjoy their visits with her. We appreciate her caring nature, and she is by far the best Pediatrician we have experienced so far. I highly recommend Dr. Hyde and we are so glad to have her assistance with our kids."– Julie C.
Thank you for choosing Metropolitan Pediatrics as your child’s Medical Home! Our physicians and staff are pleased to have the opportunity to build a relationship with you, your child, and family.