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Dr. Kara Schmidt, MD

Pediatrics ·  Female · Age 49

Dr. Schmidt

UofL Physicians - Pediatric Rheumatology

210 E Gray St Ste 1000 Louisville, KY 40202

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(502) 629-7702

Dr. Kara Schmidt, MD is a pediatrics specialist in Louisville, KY and has been practicing for 19 years. She graduated from University of Kentucky in 2000 and specializes in pediatrics and pediatric rheumatology.

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(502) 629-7702

Dr. Schmidt accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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Dr. Schmidt's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Eye Diseases
  • Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA)
  • Autoimmune Inner Ear Diseases
  • Autoimmune Urticaria
  • Autoimmune Uveitis
  • Autoimmune Vasculitis
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Injection Therapy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intractable Pain Syndromes
  • IV Therapy
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Morphea
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma, Linear
  • Scleroderma, Systemic
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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When my daughter got extremely ill and was hospitalized, dr Schmidt was one of the many doctors who treated her. She was very kind and extremely thorough, she explained everything to a tee!! She didn’t treat us like we should already know things or that we were stupid because we didn’t know some of the auto-immune diseases that were brought up, like many “too good” doctors do. We truly feel she’s a great doctor and cares for each patient as an individual. I highly recommend her for your child.
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She saved my daughter's life! My daughter has a very rare auto immune disease. We saw several Drs before before being referred to Dr. Schmidt and I'm forever thankful we found her. She was able to give a diagnosis a week or so after our first appointment. Then immediately scheduled for my daughter to stay at the hospital for a few days to get more bloodwork/test and to start medication to help manage her disease. I highly recommend her she is amazing at what she does!
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About Me

Care Philosophy

In our practice we strive to support patients in achieving optimal health. Compassionate communication between pediatric and teen patients, parents and doctors is key.


  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Rheumatology
  • Pediatrics


Riley Hospital For Children
Fellowship Hospital
Riley Hospital For Children
Residency Hospital
Riley Hospital For Children
Internship Hospital
University of Kentucky
Medical School


  • Spanish
  • English


  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • FAAP, Fellow Academy of Pediatrics, 2004
  • FACR, Fellow American College of Rheumatology, 2007

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67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average