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Katherine S. Lu, MD

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My specialty:
Internal Medicine

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English

My gender: Female

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About me

I grew up in the Midwest, obtained my bachelor’s degree from Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges, and received my medical degree from the University of Michigan. I trained at the University of Wisconsin, and then practiced medicine in Madison, Wisconsin, for 10 years before moving to Colorado. I grew up with an interest in science and technology and chose medicine in the hopes of applying my interest to help others. I chose to become an internist because I was not able to fall in love with just one of the body’s organ systems, and I enjoy working out puzzling situations through detective work.

About my practice

As an internal medicine provider, I see adult patients from the age of 18, to the occasional young’un past 100. My philosophy is that medical care should be a partnership with my patients, and I want to make sure that you understand your care and actively participate in it. I see my role as a guide to help you through the often-confusing and complex medical system, and to get you to a place where you can better help yourself. I believe very strongly in evidence-based medicine and thus do not practice any Eastern or alternative medicine. I am also interested in getting chronic pain patients off opioid (narcotic) medicines and onto safer alternatives.

How I thrive

I enjoy being outdoors to ski, hike and bike. I’m also perfectly fine curled up in front of a fire or perched on a rock somewhere reading or quietly meditating. What’s important to me is having a little fun and learning something (even if it’s just a bit of trivia) every day. I do appreciate the occasional, gentle reminder when I appear to be in danger of taking myself too seriously.

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Medical groups and plans

Colorado Permanente Medical Group

Internal Medicine Department name
8383 West Alameda Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80226
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  • HMO
  • Medicare Senior Advantage

Contact information

  • Appointments
  • 303-338-4545

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My training, certifications & licensing

Medical school

University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor , MI

Board certification

Internal Medicine

AM BD of Internal Medicine

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Medical training

Internship/Residency

Internal Medicine

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Madison , WI

Joined Permanente Medical Group

2012

Provider ID

023120
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This page was last updated on:

11/19/2018