Meet the Therapist: Who is Laurie Newsome?

Laurie Newsome works in our downtown office. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and has worked as a therapist for CMKI/KKA for 28 years.

What is your name?

Laurie Newsome

Where are you from?

Louisville, KY

What made you want to be a therapist?

My grandmother suffered a stroke. She expressed how much her therapist meant to her and how helpful she had been in her recovery. This spurred my interest to volunteer in the field and to pursue my career.

What drew you to Kleinert Kutz?

I wanted to specialize in the area of upper extremities and hand therapy.

What is your favorite part of the profession?

I enjoy making a positive impact in the recovery of our patients.

What do you love about Louisville?

My family is here and I have many long-term friendships I’ve developed over many years.

What is your favorite quote?

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is what are you doing for others?” Martin Luther King Jr.

Who is your mentor?

My personal mentor is my mom. My professional mentors are Susan Shalka and Anne Hodges.

What book are you currently reading?

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Will you tell us about one of your favorite patients?

A ten year-old boy came to us with a severe degloving injury. He was always positive, upbeat, fun, and he worked hard. He told anyone working with him that they were his favorite therapist. I keep a picture of him at my desk. He gave it to me when he completed his therapy. He inscribed on the back “to my favorite therapist.”

Kleinert Kutz hand specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call (502) 561-4263 for hand emergencies or to schedule an appointment.

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