Katherine S. Lu, MD
I speak: English
My gender: Female
Where I practice
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.