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Kirk Joseph Luetkehans, MD

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My specialty:
Pediatrics

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English, Spanish

My gender: Male

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About me

I’d like to share a bit about myself, my pediatric practice, and why I consider it a privilege to work with you to care for your children.

Biography

I’m the third of six children—four boys bookended by two girls—born and raised in a small Iowa town on the banks of the Mississippi River. As a young boy, I delivered newspapers for spending money, and by the time I was in junior high school, I’d saved enough to buy a horse (back then, you could buy a good Quarter Horse for $250). I developed a great appreciation for the outdoors and the responsibility that comes with caring for a horse. I went to college at Stanford University and then The University of Arizona in Tucson for graduate school and medical school. I returned to California to complete my pediatric residency. My love of science made a career in medicine a natural choice, and its challenges and rewards promise to engage me for the rest of my life.

About my practice

I get a kick out of meeting newborns and their parents in our hospital’s Family Centered Care facility and in watching these infants grow into teenagers and young adults. My pediatrics colleagues and I work together to try to provide high-quality care for your children. I hope to be your partner in seeing that your children grow to be as healthy and accomplished as they can be.

How I thrive

I once enjoyed running, but my knees have not shared my enthusiasm for the sport. In fact, shortly after I started working with Kaiser Permanente in Orange County, I suffered a serious knee injury. Luckily, I had excellent care, from the Emergency Department to surgery to rehabilitation with Kaiser Permanente physical therapists. Having experienced both the care receiver and caregiver sides of medicine, I am convinced that the healthier each of us strives to be, the healthier our communities will be.

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My office

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My Provider type

Physicians and Surgeons

Medical groups and plans

Southern California Permanente Medical Group

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  • Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO)
  • HMO
  • Medi-Cal Managed Care
  • Point-of-Service Plan (POS)
  • Senior Advantage/Medicare Cost
Pediatrics Department
5971 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034

Contact information

  • Advice/appointments/cancellations/messages
  • 1-833-574-2273 (1-833-KP4CARE) (toll free)
  • California Relay Service
  • 711 (TTY for the hearing/speech impaired)
  • Information
  • 323-857-2000

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My training, certifications and licensing

Medical school

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson , AZ
University of Arizona
Tucson , AZ

Board certification

Pediatrics

American Board of Pediatrics

Medical training

Internship

Pediatrics

University of California: Los Angeles Medical Center
Los Angeles , CA

Residency

Pediatrics

University of California: Los Angeles Medical Center
Los Angeles , CA

Joined Permanente Medical Group

2002

Active license information

License number

A68177

License type

PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON

License issuing state

CALIFORNIA

National Provider Identifier (NPI)

1215900196
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My hospitals

All Kaiser Permanente physicians and podiatrists have admitting privileges or the ability to refer patients to our plan hospitals. Admitting privileges of other providers may vary by plan and facility. Contact your plan administrator for details.

6041 Cadillac Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034

I have admitting privileges at this hospital.

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This page was last updated on:

11/16/2018