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Lori M. Dirusso, MD

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My specialty:
Pediatrics

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English

My gender: Female

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About me

I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, and I moved to Colorado in 2004 after finishing my pediatric residency at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. I grew up in a family that loved the outdoors, and I was lucky to have parents who retired young and preceded me in moving to Colorado. While being closer to family was my main attraction to Colorado, I feel very fortunate to also have been able to establish what is pretty much my ideal career here. I have been working at Kaiser Permanente for well over a decade now, and I have had the privilege of meeting so many wonderful families during that time. Ever since I was a little girl I have always loved babies and children. Watching my patients grow and develop their personalities over time is so rewarding for me.

About my practice

For me the most important aspect of providing good care is to first get to know and understand my patients. You as parents know your child better than anyone else, and combined with my expertise, we can work together to guide you through whatever health-related issues arise. I strive to practice based on what the evidence suggests, while also putting that in the perspective of your individual situation. I describe myself as down to earth, calm and practical, and I believe those traits show through in how I relate and provide care to you. I enjoy the full spectrum of pediatric care, and I take a special interest in newborn care. I work a couple days each month at Good Samaritan Medical Center taking care of babies during their first days of life.

How I thrive

In general I recharge by being in nature and staying active. One of my favorite ways to spend free time is hiking at the Jefferson County open space parks. I also enjoy running, cycling, swimming and skiing. I try to live in the moment, and I’m so grateful for any time I get to spend with my family and close friends.

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Medical groups and plans

Colorado Permanente Medical Group

Pediatrics Department name
4803 Ward Road, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
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  • HMO
  • Medicare Senior Advantage

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  • 303-338-4545

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My training, certifications & licensing

Medical school

Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Rootstown , OH

Board certification

Pediatrics

AM BD of Pediatrics

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Medical training

Intern/Residency

Pediatrics

Nationwide Children's Hospital/Ohio State University
Columbus , OH

Joined Permanente Medical Group

2004

Provider ID

015613
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This page was last updated on:

01/22/2019