Mary Therese Kerrigan, MD
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I speak: English, Spanish
My gender: Female
Where I practice
Welcome to my Web page. I care for members from birth to old age. I take a personal interest in members and strive to create a small-town atmosphere and sense of community. I enjoy getting to know members and look forward to serving you for years.
I was born in Chicago, the middle child of five. My dad's parents and mom's grandparents were Irish immigrants. As an exchange student, I was greatly moved by the intense beauty and poverty of Peru. That experience and growing up in a family where my parents volunteered and helped others formed my commitment to service. After college at Stanford, I worked for about six years in community service before entering medical school. Over the years, my Spanish improved, and now I'm fluent. My partner and I have one wonderful son, and he has two half-siblings. The boys are seniors in high school, working hard to prepare for college.
About my practice
I like to take care of people's health issues while also working on prevention. Prevention may involve immunizations or weight loss through diet and exercise. For folks with diabetes, treating hypertension and high cholesterol is important. With teens, I talk about sex, family planning, substance abuse, and accident prevention. Education is important. I talk a lot and spend a lot of time with members. I am a leader at Kaiser Permanente in reaching out to the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community.
How I thrive
Raising the kids and family time are top priorities for me, so it's a constant struggle to incorporate exercise and fun into my routine. I can really relate to people who say they just can't make the time. Most of my physical activity comes from taking walks with our dog. Our sons are teenagers and not too interested in socializing with their parents, so our time together consists of evenings sitting at the kitchen table doing homework. On weekends, we try to plan as few activities as possible so we can sleep in, slow down, and relax.