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Dr. Kayla Luhrs, MD


University of Washington School of Medicine: Doctorate of Medicine, 2012

University of Wyoming: Bachelor’s of Science in Zoology/Physiology, 2008


Tacoma Family Medicine: University of Washington Family Medicine Residency Network, 2015


The Portland Clinic, Urgent Care Physician | December 2015 – January 2017

Moon Cycle Medicine Inc, Primary Care Physician | November 2016 – present


Alaska: 125791

Oregon: 174410

Washington: 60563162

Hawaii: 19608

American Board of Family Medicine Diplomate: expires 2025


Luhrs K, VanBuskirk J. Effectiveness of oral devices for sleep apnea treatment. Evidenced Based Practice. 2015.


Mahdi H, Swensen RE, Munkarah AR, Chiang S, Luhrs K, Lockhart D, Kumar. Suicide in women with gynecologic cancer. Gynecol Oncol. 2011 Aug;122(2):344-9.


Zhang X, Luhrs KJ, et al. Suppression of nuclear factor kappa B ameliorates astrogliosis but not amyloid burden in APPswe/PS1dE9 mice. Neuroscience. 2009 Jun 16;161(1):53-8.

Board certification

American Academy of Family Physicians

ACLS & PALS certified

Additional Training

“Iron Doc” medical tent volunteer for the 2012 & 2018 Ironman World Championship (Kona, HI)

American Academy of Emergency Physicians Ultrasound Training Course, completed 11/2013

200 hour yoga teacher training, Samyak Yoga, Mysore, India, completed 11/2015

Community Supported Herbalism 6 month Plant Medicine Course, completed 10/2016

500 hour yoga teacher training, Institute of Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy, completed 9/2017

The Medical Cannabis Institute, 14.5 CME hours 

American Society of Ketamine Physicians Scientific Update, 14.5 CME hours

New World Ayurveda Institute Ayurvedic Practitioner Program, in progress

membership awards

Physicians for Social Responsibility, member

2014 recipient of Michael L. Halstead Award for maintaining life balance in residency

2017 “Favorite Holistic MD in Portland/Vancouver Area

Bartlett Regional Hospital Critical Care Committee

Bartlett Regional Hospital Behavioral Health Quality Improvement Committee

American Society of Ketamine Physicians Member

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