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Karl A. Kuzis, M.D., Ph.D. Kadlec Employed Provider

Primary Care Physician, Faculty Member
Languages: English
Specialties:
Professional Statement
Dr. Kuzis is a board certified family physician who completed his Medical Scientist training at Oregon Health Sciences University in 1999. His scientific research focused on the biology of the nervous system in health, disease and injury. He completed his Family Medicine Residency at Christiana Care Health System in Delaware in 2002. During residency he worked with noted psychiatrist Dr. Mark Maxwell and was able to contribute to Christiana’s research into causes and treatment of depression in pregnancy. Comfortable with all phases of family medicine, Dr. Kuzis’ many years as a solo physician in a small community have shaped his belief in the power of the Patient – Physician relationship to foster real and lasting health improvements. He views the physician’s role in this relationship to be that of personalized subject matter expert, teacher, advisor and coach in order to “Meet the patient where they are at” and then educate, guide and encourage them as they reach for their personal definition of success. Not one to stand still, Dr. Kuzis’ resume includes positions as a health care industry executive, business owner, computer consultant as well as collegiate rowing coach and Naval Officer. He joined Kadlec Family Medicine Residency Program to pass on the experiences he gained in these clinical roles to do his part in creating a solid foundation for the next generation of Family Physicians in the United States. A big fan of balanced life, he relies on his lovely wife Doris, their 3 kids and Rex “The Wonder Dog” to help him keep his equilibrium. An avid outdoors family they can more often than not be found hiking, hunting, camping, skiing and sailing.
Education
Institution
Type
Field of Study
Oregon Health Sciences University
Medical School
Christina Care Health System
Residency
Family Medicine
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine
Clinical Interests
  • Abdominal Cramps
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Bowel Movement
  • Abnormal Stool
  • Abnormal Weight Loss
  • Abrasion
  • Acne
  • Actinic Cheilitis
  • Acute Arthritis
  • Aging Care
  • Alcohol Dependency
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Contact Dermatitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Wheezing
  • Allergies
  • Allergy To Insects
  • Altered Bowel Habits
  • Alternative Medicine
  • Anal Itching
  • Anal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Angular Cheilitis
  • Animal Bite
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Annual Examination
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Aphthous Ulcers
  • Arm Pain
  • Arm Weakness
  • Arthralgia
  • Asthma
  • B12 Deficiency Anemia
  • Back Injury
  • Back Muscle Injury
  • Back Pain
  • Bedbugs
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Bereavement
  • Bilateral Knee Pain
  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Birthmark
  • Bleeding Hemorrhoids
  • Blister
  • Blood In Stool
  • Blurred Vision
  • Breast Cancer Prevention And Risk Reduction
  • Breast Discharge
  • Breast Lump
  • Bright Red Blood Per Rectum
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruising
  • Burns
  • Camp Physicals
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cancer Survivorship
  • Cardiovascular Disease Management
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Cerumen Removal
  • Cervicitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chlamydia
  • Choking Sensation
  • Cholesterol Disorders
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Chronic Abdominal Pain
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Migraines
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Claudication
  • Cold Intolerance
  • Cold Sore
  • College Health
  • Common Cold
  • Concussion
  • Concussion Testing
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Confusion
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Constant Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Consultative Medicine
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Coping Skills
  • Cough
  • Cradle Cap
  • Cystitis
  • Daytime Sleepiness
  • Decrease In Appetite
  • Decreased Libido
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia
  • Department Of Transportation Exams
  • Depressed Mood
  • Depression
  • Dermatophytosis
  • Developmental Assessment
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Education
  • Diabetes Management
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Diabetes Therapy
  • Diarrhea
  • Diet And Exercise
  • Diet And Nutrition
  • Disability
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Disorder Of Balance
  • Distractible
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Reaction
  • Dry Nose
  • Dry Scalp
  • Dry Sinus
  • Dry Skin
  • Dyshidrosis
  • Dyspepsia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysphoria
  • Dyspnea On Exertion
  • Dysuria
  • Ear Discharge
  • Ear Drainage
  • Ear Exam
  • Ear Infections
  • Ear Pressure
  • Earache
  • Eating Disorders
  • Eczema
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Emphysema
  • Employee Health
  • Enlarged Prostate
  • Environmental Allergies
  • Environmental Medicine
  • Epicondylitis
  • Epidemiology
  • Epigastric Pain
  • Epistaxis
  • Erectile Disorder
  • Eructation
  • Erythema
  • Ethics
  • Executive Medicine
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Pain
  • Eye Strain
  • Face Swelling
  • Facial Nerve Palsy And Paresis
  • Facial Pain
  • Facial Tingling
  • Falls
  • Family History Of Cancer
  • Family History Of Heart Disease
  • Family Planning
  • Fasciculations
  • Fatigue
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Feeding Problems
  • Fever
  • Fever With Chills
  • Fibromyalgia
  • First Degree Burns
  • Flatulence
  • Floaters
  • Flu Shot Vaccination
  • Folliculitis
  • Food Allergy
  • Food Poisoning
  • Foot Pain
  • Frailty
  • Frequency Of Urination
  • Frequent Urinary Tract Infections
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Genital Herpes, Female
  • Genital Herpes, Male
  • Genital Warts
  • Genomics
  • Geriatrics
  • Global Health
  • Gluten Sensitivity
  • Gout
  • Graves' Disease
  • Grief
  • Groin Mass
  • Groin Pain
  • Gynecological Exam
  • Hand Pain
  • Head Congestion
  • Head Lump
  • Headache
  • Health Maintenance
  • Hearing Loss
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Racing
  • Heat Intolerance
  • Heel Pain
  • Hematochezia
  • Hematuria
  • Hemoptysis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Vaccination
  • Hepatitis B Vaccination
  • Hernia
  • Herpes
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Herpetic Whitlow
  • Hip Pain
  • Hirsutism
  • Hiv
  • Hoarseness
  • Holistic Medicine
  • Homelessness
  • Homeopathic Medicine
  • Hospital Epidemiology
  • Hpv Vaccination
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immigrant Health Care
  • Immigration Examination
  • Impacted Cerumen
  • Impetigo
  • Infectious Mononucleosis
  • Influenza
  • Ingrown Hair
  • Ingrown Nail
  • Injury To Foot
  • Injury To Hand
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Intention Tremor
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Intertrigo
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Irregular Menstruation
  • Irritability
  • Itchy Ear
  • Jaundice
  • Joint Sprain
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Joint Swelling
  • Joint Warmth
  • Keloid
  • Keratin Cyst
  • Keratitis
  • Keratosis Pilaris
  • Knee Click
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laryngitis
  • Leg Numbness
  • Leg Pain
  • Leg Weakness
  • Lethargy
  • Lgbtq Health
  • Lice
  • Lifestyle Modification
  • Lipoma
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lump In Throat
  • Lyme Disease
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Malaise And Fatigue
  • Measles Vaccination
  • Medical Education
  • Memory Disorders
  • Men's Health
  • Meningitis Vaccination
  • Menopause
  • Menopause Education
  • Menstrual Migraines
  • Migraine
  • Mmr Vaccine
  • Mood Symptoms
  • Motion Sickness
  • Mouth Bleeding
  • Mouth Pain
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Muscle Strain
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myalgia
  • Nail Diseases
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nausea
  • Neck Muscle Injury
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Sprain
  • Neonatal Acne
  • Nevus
  • Newborn Care
  • Newborn Feeding Problems
  • Night Sweats
  • Nightmares
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Noisy Breathing
  • Norovirus
  • Nose Pain
  • Numbness
  • Nursing Home Care
  • Nutrition And Health
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Obesity
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Odynophagia
  • Optic Migraines
  • Orthopnea
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otalgia
  • Otitis
  • Overweight
  • Pain In Digit
  • Painful Periods
  • Palliative Care
  • Palpitations
  • Panic Reaction
  • Paresthesia
  • Paronychia
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome
  • Penile Bleeding
  • Penile Discharge
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Peri-Operative Medicine
  • Persistent Cough
  • Pertussis
  • Pharyngitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pleurisy
  • Pleuritic Pain
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonia Vaccination
  • Poison Ivy
  • Poison Oak
  • Polypharmacy
  • Positional Vertigo
  • Post Nasal Drip
  • Prediabetes
  • Preoperative Evaluation
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Problems With Smell And Taste
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostate Examination
  • Prostate Specific Antigen
  • Pruritus
  • Pulmonary Infections
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Quality Improvement
  • Rash
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Pain
  • Refugee Medicine
  • Reproductive Health / Contraception
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Rhinitis
  • Rosacea
  • Scab
  • Scabies
  • Scaly Skin
  • School Anxiety
  • Sciatica
  • Scratchy Voice
  • Scrotal Pain
  • Seasonal Allergies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Secondary Enuresis
  • Sensitive Skin
  • Severe Asthma
  • Sexual Health
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Shin Splints
  • Shingles Vaccination
  • Shortness Of Breath
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Strain
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinus Pain
  • Sinus Pressure
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Abscess
  • Skin Cancer Screening
  • Skin Conditions
  • Skin Tag
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Terrors
  • Slowing Of Urinary Stream
  • Smoker's Cough
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • Spider Bite
  • Splinter Removal
  • Sports Physical
  • Sprain
  • Sputum Production
  • Staphylococcus
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Stomach Pain
  • Stool Changes
  • Straining On Urination
  • Strep Throat
  • Stress Incontinence
  • Stridor
  • Stye
  • Suboxone Therapy
  • Substance Abuse
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Sunburn
  • Suture Removal
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Syncope
  • Tachycardia
  • Teething
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Pain
  • Throat Tightness
  • Thyroid Disorder
  • Tick-Borne Infections
  • Tinea Capitis
  • Tinea Corporis
  • Tinea Cruris
  • Tinea Pedis
  • Tingling
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Cessation
  • Tongue Pain
  • Tongue Swelling
  • Tracheobronchitis
  • Transgender Care
  • Transition Of Youth With Special Care Needs
  • Travel Medicine
  • Traveler's Diarrhea
  • Tremor
  • Tuberculosis Testing
  • Twitching
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Type I Diabetes
  • Under-Served Communities
  • Unsteady Gait
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Urethral Discharge
  • Urge Incontinence
  • Urinary Hesitation
  • Urinary Retention
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Urinary Urgency
  • Urticaria
  • Vaccines
  • Varicella Vaccination
  • Varicella Virus
  • Vasovagal Syncope
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Conjunctivitis
  • Virtual Care
  • Visual Discomfort
  • Visual Disturbance
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vitamin Deficiency
  • Voice Problems
  • Vomiting
  • Warts
  • Weakness
  • Weight Loss
  • Weight Problem
  • Well Adult Exam
  • Well Child Exam
  • Wellness
  • Wheezing
  • Women's Health
  • Work Related Illnesses
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluation
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain
 
940 Northgate Drive
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 942-2527