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 165 Reviews)

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.

At OrthoKansas, you are supported by a team of highly trained experts throughout your treatment and recovery. Learn more about Dr. Salazar's team. (pdf)

Doctor's Contact Information

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Medical Areas of Expertise


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


    Provider also sees patients at:

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

Provider Review Comments

March 25, 2022
Always enjoy Dr. Salazar's time he takes to explain all options available
September 17, 2021
I love Dr Salazar..he is kind,patient and understanding.
August 28, 2021
Very good
August 28, 2021
Very nice
August 19, 2021
I have strong confidence in Dr. L. Salazar.
August 17, 2021
100% Satisfaction
August 17, 2021
Very satisfied
July 21, 2021
All good
June 27, 2021
Dr. Salazar was pleasant, obviously highly competent, and professional. My hip injection was relatively pain free and went smoothly. No complaints.
June 02, 2021
very satisfied
May 29, 2021
Dr Salazar is excellent. attentive. educational. compassionate. proactive. professional.
May 19, 2021
The provider did not use easy to understand language, and mostly used medical terminology. I was disappointed that we only saw the provider for a total of 4 minutes considering I had questions. The questions I asked were answered, but it felt so quick that I didn't have time to fully process the information I was given and to ask additional questions. It seemed as though my time was not worthy. The whole transaction was very in and out.
April 11, 2021
>Dr. L. Salazar is excellent.
April 11, 2021
I know that I am in good hands.
April 02, 2021
Very caring, informative doctor.
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