“… puts himself in the patient’s shoes.”
South San Franciso
Even as a child, Karl Anderson knew he wanted to be a doctor – but not just any doctor. He wanted to be an especially kind and compassionate doctor, just like those he met through his Boy Scout troop. And that’s exactly the kind of doctor he became.
“Time and again, Dr. Anderson’s patients tell me how he has arrived early or stayed late to help them through a crisis,” says Nurse Practitioner, Kirk Phillips, RNNP. “They are always impressed with his sensitive attention.”
“Many of my patients are hurting or afraid,” says Urologist, Karl Anderson, who often treats elderly patients with cancer or other serious conditions. “While they certainly need medical care, they’re often more in need of someone who will just listen and be there for them.”
Dr. Anderson doesn’t confine his compassion to Kaiser Permanente. He, his children, and his wife, also a physician, regularly join medical missions to Malawi, Kenya, Belize, Panama and soon, to Cambodia. There, they’re able to serve people who have little, if any, access to care within their own communities.
Along with his passport, Dr. Anderson certainly packs the same generous supply of caring and compassion for these trips that he shows his own patients at home.