Luhrs, Kayla MD

Urgent Care

BIO

My life of adventure started in Southeast Alaska, where I grew up in the island community of Ketchikan. Daily activities included watching black bears roam the backyard, creating Native American beaded art and helping out on my dad’s fishing boat. I have always appreciated the impact of health on quality of life, and chose to go into medicine to help people feel the best they can while pursuing their own adventures.  I completed my undergraduate at the University of Wyoming and earned my medical degree at the University of Washington.

I chose to specialize in full-spectrum family medicine because of the unique ability to treat the “whole person”, working to maintain health in addition to treating disease process. I trained in a community hospital in Tacoma, WA where I had the privilege of taking care of patients from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life. I have a particular interest in complementary and alternative medicine, and enjoy partnering with patients to develop comprehensive wellness care plans that blend Western medicine together with natural health approaches.

I have additional training in sports medicine and emergency care and have worked at multiple athletic events including the 2012 Kona Ironman Triathalon. My other interests include walking with patients during the end-of-life journey, sexual and reproductive health, and providing comprehensive care for the LGBTQIA community.

While not caring for patients, I am often exploring the great outdoors via hiking, climbing, skiing or mountain biking. I am also a working member of the Alberta Co-op grocery store and spend several hours per week in the produce department. I received my 200 hour yoga-teacher training certificate in Mysore, India, and have enjoyed getting to know both the yoga and dance community.

Please Note:  Dr. Luhrs practices in our Urgent Care department and cannot be selected as a Primary Care Provider.

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