Physician

Totem Lake

Dr. Karl Weyrauch is a family physician who earned his BA in Sociology and Anthropology from Swarthmore College, an MD from Cornell University Medical College, and an MPH from the University of Washington. He also holds credentials in Spanish from the University of Salamanca, and in human subjects protection from the Council of IRB professionals.

He has 25 years of experience practicing the full range of family medicine in both rural and urban settings: in the USA, internationally, and aboard ship. He also worked for 7 years in the protection of human subject volunteers in medical research, and most recently worked at the Rainier Park Clinic of Neighborcare Health.

Karl has always wanted to make a meaningful difference for others, and believed medicine to be just about the most important thing he could do with his life and abilities. He is attracted to Vera because of its emphasis on esteeming the individual, and its exciting approach to empowering a culture of health and well-being within a community of workers.

When he isn’t doctoring, he enjoys outdoor activities such as cycling, hiking and backpacking. Karl directs a public charity and coffee business that supports health and development for Batwa Pygmy communities in Rwanda. He also flies the Seahawks 12th man flag from his front porch.