Kara Larson, MD
- Glbt issues
- Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transexual issues
I am a board-certified physician specializing in pediatrics.
Hometown: Faribault, MN
Best part of my work: Hands down the best part of my work is the relationships I have with my patients and their families. I get to "play" with kids all day long; best job in the world!
Why I became a pediatrician: I was drawn to pediatrics for two reasons: the first is because of the ongoing, long-term relationships with my families, watching "our kids" grow. The second is because I love to teach and there is a lot of teaching involved in being a pediatrician.
Favorite health tip: Wear your bike helmets and get your flu shot. We all would be happier and healthier if everyone did.
How I spend my free time: Reading, gardening, family activities, outdoor activities.
What patients say about me: They tell me that I'm easy to talk to, very thorough and listen to all of their concerns.
Practice philosophy: My job is to help my patients and their families encourage exploration and development, obtain and maintain good health and for each patient to achieve his/her highest potential. I think of my patients as "my kids" and care deeply about each and every one of them.
- Family activities
- University of Minnesota Medical School
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- University of Wisconsin Hospital
Years of experience
- Mercy Hospital
- The Mother Baby Center at Mercy with Children's Minnesota
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Major health plans we accept
- Allina Health | Aetna
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
Other health plans we accept
- America's PPO
- First Health/Coventry
- Hennepin Health (formerly Metropolitan Health Plan)
- South Country Health Alliance
- United Behavioral Health
- Wisconsin Physician Services (WPS)