LONDON, Ky. (Jan. 24, 2023) – Regina Kaur, MD, recently joined CHI Saint Joseph Health – Primary Care in London. Dr. Kaur was born and raised in Malaysia, and as a child, she often found herself volunteering in her community with her father, including assisting at vaccination camps, which sparked her interest in serving others. She said her passion for helping others later in life stemmed from watching her father, an engineer, suffer at the end of his life due to cancer.
“Watching him suffer at the end of cancer was hard,” said Dr. Kaur. “Many of his symptoms could have been managed, and I wish he would have had a geriatrician. This is what drew me into the medical field. There’s a huge need for geriatricians and palliative care doctors here, and I hope to make a difference in the community.”
Dr. Kaur personifies the health care system’s values as she cares and leads with compassion and inclusivity. She said she is happiest when helping others, and she is excited to be a part of a team that feels the same way and is changing lives. Her favorite part of being a physician is creating genuine relationships with her patients, learning how to work with them and understand their medical history.
“The best part about my job is the patient connection,” said Dr. Kaur. “I love talking to people. Everyone has their own story, and the amazing stories I hear help me to grow as a person and a physician. While this job can be stressful, the lives you touch and those who touch you are worth it. There’s a lot of love in this field.”
While Dr. Kaur enjoys a focus on geriatric patients and palliative care, she treats adults of all ages. She prides herself on putting her patients first and being realistic with them, even when she says reality can be hard to hear.
Dr. Kaur brings years of medical experience to CHI Saint Joseph Health – Primary Care in London. She attended medical school at Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Romania, was a resident with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai's Internal Medicine Program in Queens, New York, and was a fellow with the NYU Grossman School of Medicine in New York City.
Dr. Kaur has been part of multiple published articles and medical conference presentations and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). Along with her medical knowledge, she is also fluent in English, Punjabi, Hindi, and Malaysian-speaking languages.
In her time away from work, Dr. Kaur enjoys spending time with her husband, who also practices medicine, exploring Kentucky, renovating their home, and trying all the down-home Southern cooking.
Dr. Kaur is practicing at CHI Saint Joseph Health – Primary Care in London, located at 1025 Saint Joseph Lane. To make an appointment, please call 606.330.2377.
About CHI Saint Joseph Health
CHI Saint Joseph Health, part of CommonSpirit Health, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 100 locations in 20 counties, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes, home health agencies and an ambulatory Care Center. The hospitals in CHI Saint Joseph Health are Flaget Memorial Hospital, Saint Joseph Berea, Saint Joseph East, Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph Jessamine, Saint Joseph London, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, and Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East. In total, the health system serves patients in 35 counties statewide. CHI Saint Joseph Health is dedicated to providing a wide array of services toward a goal of building a healthier future for all. CHI Saint Joseph Health embodies a strong mission and faith-based heritage and works through local partnerships to expand access to care in the communities it serves.
About the CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group
CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group is the employed provider network of CHI Saint Joseph Health with 88 locations in 17 communities throughout central and eastern Kentucky.