Urology

Urologists are highly trained to treat disorders of the male and female urinary tract (bladder, ureter, kidney, and urethra) and the male reproductive system. Urology is classified as a surgical subspecialty, but since a wide variety of clinical problems are encountered when treating urological conditions, knowledge of internal medicine, pediatrics, gynecology, and other specialties is required.

Tara Kirkpatrick, M.D.

Urology

Urology P.C.

Availability: Third Thursday of the month

Bachelor of Science in Biology from Regis University in Denver, CO 

Medical School: University of Nebraska Medical Center

Urology Residency: University of Nebraska Medical Center

Education

My husband and I both grew up in Lincoln. After finishing residency, we moved back to Lincoln to be close to our families. We have a 4 year old daughter, 2 year old twin boys, a Bernese Mountain Dog and a live-in nanny at our house. 

What led you to your career? I was interested in medicine for as long as I can remember. It was the perfect coupling of humanities and science. Watching my dad suffer through a cancer diagnosis and ultimately die in my early twenties solidified my career choice.  

What do you love most about your job?As cliche as it sounds, helping people.

What interests and passions do you have outside of work? In my limited time outside work, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, being outside and cooking. 

What advice do you give your patients to stay healthy? Everything in moderation.

What do you love most about working at a rural critical access hospital?The people–the staff are always helpful and patients are so appreciative. It makes it a lot easier to do my job when everyone is so friendly.

About

Contact: (402) 759-4924 or submit appt request to aknutzen@myfch.org