Dr. Kanika Turner: “Dispelling Medical Myths in the Black Community”
Kanika A. Turner, MD, MPH has served as a board-certified Family Medicine physician at Family Care Health Center since August 2017 and Associate Medical Director of the Carondelet site since March 2019. She is also clinical faculty to Saint Louis University Department of Family and Community Medicine and teach both medical students and residents.
She is a native to St. Louis and graduated from Saint Louis University in May 2009 with Magna Cum Laude Honors and a BA in Biology. She attended Saint Louis University School of Medicine and Saint Louis University School of Public Health and graduated with dual degrees in May 2014. Upon graduation in June 2017, she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society for her passion and commitment to medical teaching and education as observed by her peers and faculty during her residency.
Her current interest are Women’s Health including Obstetrics and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Turner has a passion for serving the urban and underserved community by increasing access to primary care services and decreasing disparities and inequities for communities of color. During her time at Family Care Health Center she was an awarded a grant from the Anthem Foundation to implement Centering Pregnancy at the Forest Park site, collaborated with the Integrated Health Network to improve pregnancy related health outcomes for minority women, developed a primary care collaboration model in treating pregnant women with substance use disorders, and serve on the trauma informed transformation committee and Medication Assisted Treatment committee. Dr. Turner is honored to work at Family Care Health Center and supports the mission in which they serve their community.