Luis D. Salazar, MD

Family Practice, Sports Medicine, and Concussion Care

Areas of Interest:

Sports Medicine, Concussion Care


Accepting new patients.

4.7 / 5 (Based on 118 Reviews)
Biography

It wasn’t until he was nearing the end of medical school that Dr. Luis Salazar realized that sports medicine was his calling.

“My brother was an athletic trainer for the Cleveland Indians and that exposed me to a lot in regard to the care provided to professional athletes,” he said. “I saw it as an opportunity to blend science, sports, disease prevention and medicine and take care of all aspects of the athlete and their care.”

Dr. Salazar is board-certified in family medicine and fellowship-trained in primary care sports medicine. He enjoys the intricacies of foot and ankle injuries and his special interests include caring for athletes of all abilities; ultrasound medicine; and the use of biologic treatment options. He also participates in Exercise is Medicine, a global health initiative committed to the belief that physical activity promotes optimal health and is integral in the prevention and treatment of many medical conditions.

He earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed his sports medicine fellowship at The Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Salazar has experience treating NCAA and NAIA collegiate athletes, including his work with Division I athletes at the University of Kansas as part of Kansas Team Health. He enjoys engaging in teaching future physicians part of the faculty for the Sports Medicine fellowship at the University of Kansas Health System.

“My practice is pretty vast,” he said. “I take care of anybody who moves, not only athletes at all competitive levels from elementary to collegiate and Olympic level and professional, I’ve had experience in all aspects across a lot of age groups.”

What advice does Dr. Salazar have for his patients?

“Patients need to be their own advocates and demand the care that they need. They need to push us as physicians to not be stagnant. It’s not the physician’s way, it’s what the best care for them as a patient is,” he said. “We need to listen to them, value their time and offer options, but we also need to be truthful and up front. Find the care that you need. If it’s not me, that’s fine but we need to demand the most that we can.”

Philosophy Of Care

My patients will have options and be at the center of all medical decision-making processes. A lot of times we come to the doctor with “what if it’s this, I don’t want to do that.” There are options and we’ll make the best plan.


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Medical Areas of Expertise

Credentials

Education and Training

Medical Degree 2003 University of Kansas School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine
Residency 2007 Ohio State University Medical Center, Family Medicine Residency
Fellowship 2010 Ohio State University Medical Center, Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship

Board Certified

Diplomate, American Board of Family Medicine

Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine

Locations

    Provider also sees patients at:

  • OrthoKansas
    6265 Rock Chalk Drive
    Suite 1500
    Lawrence, KS 66049
    Phone: Main 785-843-9125

Provider Review Comments

March 05, 2021
I have aleady recommended Sr. Salazar
January 23, 2021
All good - 5 stars
October 13, 2020
Dr. Salazar is the kind of physician I hope to see in a medical practice.
October 13, 2020
Impressive. Coordinated and friendly. Timely.
August 31, 2020
Dr. Salazar got me referred to a physicial therapist right away, which was very reassuring to me.
August 31, 2020
Very pleased with service received.
July 11, 2020
Dr Salazar is super great!!
July 07, 2020
Dr Salazar - very caring, very knowledgeable, took time to listen and explain, referred me to another surgeon to schedule my procedure. Have been seeing Dr Salazar for several years - always excellent.
July 07, 2020
All good
July 01, 2020
Felt like I didn't get to ask questions that I had wanted to ask. Got a few in as he was trying to go out the door.
June 19, 2020
very good experience
June 19, 2020
I have been very satisfied with Ortho Ks for quite a few years
May 28, 2020
he is terrific
February 28, 2020
Dr. Salazar's exam and explanation was very thorough. He gave me exercises to do that left me completely pain free after 36 hours. I couldn't believe I could feel that good that quick.
January 07, 2020
All good
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