Kristine Correira is a physician assistant, beginning her career in 1993. She is currently practicing in family medicine with Dr. Nancy Berube in Worcester, MA and in urgent care at the various Reliant ReadyMED locations. She practiced for 18 years in emergency medicine at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester and St. Francis Medical Center in Hartford. She is also an experienced educator spending 20 years teaching paramedic students at Quinsigamond Community College and pioneered hybrid and online courses for the program. She also taught human biology lab at Eastern Connecticut State University and is an online instructor for Homeschool Connections.
Kristine is actively engaged in end-of-life care issues. She educates the public about healthcare proxies, advance directives, and MOLST/POLST forms to help protect their right to medical care. She regularly has these important discussions with her patient as well. She is active in the fights against legalization of physician-assisted suicide in Massachusetts through community presentations, traditional and social media, and legislative testimony. Her expertise comes not only from clinical experience but also from additional training at the National Catholic Bioethics Center and the Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care.
Kristine holds a Bachelor of Arts in biological science and computer science from Wellesley College. She received her physician assistant training and earned a Master of Health Professions from Northeastern University. She completed doctoral coursework in the Educational Leadership in Higher Education at University of Nebraska – Lincoln.
She is currently a doctor of science student at MCPHS University.