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Garden Terrace in Federal Way first nursing home in Washington to add on-site doctor

Life Care Physician Services, LLC, a subsidiary of Life Care Centers of America, recently placed Harpreet Kaur, M.D., as an on-site physician at Garden Terrace Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence in Federal Way, Wash.

Kaur is the first doctor hired as part of Life Care’s initiative to place full-time physicians in Life Care Centers of America’s buildings in Washington. In her new position, Kaur will provide patient assessment, diagnosis and treatment. She will work with the Garden Terrace team of nurses, dieticians, therapists and caretakers on behalf of each of her patients.

Kaur’s presence in the nursing home will enhance physician accessibility to patients and families. She will help with hospital transitions and pharmacy communications, and being on-site will allow her to personally respond to medical changes or emergencies in a timely manner.

“My goal is to provide the residents and their families with an environment in which they feel they are getting appropriate attention, their questions and concerns are being addressed,” said Kaur. “My grandparents are the reason I am in this field. Elder care is not only looking after seniors’ medical problems but about providing a quality of life. They all deserve to be treated with respect, compassion and dignity.”

Prior to entering this new role, Kaur was a medical consultant for Western State Hospital in Tacoma. Before that, she was a hospitalist for Fountain Valley Regional Hospital, serving several HMO groups in southern California.

Kaur earned her doctor of medicine from Goa Medical College in India. She is board certified in internal medicine. She currently resides in Auburn with her husband, Tanbir Khanuja, and their two sons, 5-year-old Armaan and 3-year-old Ishaan.