Dr. Kattia Blanco was born and raised in Costa Rica, where she graduated and worked as a Medical Doctor, specialized in Family Practice. Dr. Blanco also has a degree in Naturopathic Medicine, from Sevilla, Spain. She moved to Athens, GA in 2005 and started volunteering for the Mercy Health Center in 2011. Dr. Blanco developed a training program at Mercy, for on site medical interpreters. This has greatly improved the quality of communication between Spanish speaking patients and their health care providers.