North Idaho’s premier plastic surgery practice and medical spa By Jillian Chandler
Photo by BC Photography
Kate Kuhlman-Wood, MD opened the doors to Coeur d’Alene Plastic Surgery & Spa in November of 2014. Here, she and her team of professionals provide their clients a complete pathway to achieving their aesthetic goals. “From advanced surgical corrections to the most effective non-surgical treatment options, we offer more ways to build and/or restore confidence than any other practice in North Idaho,” shares Dr. Kuhlman-Wood. “At its core, our business model is a careful blend of a plastic surgery practice and a premier medical spa.
In many ways, Coeur d’Alene Plastic Surgery & Spa is typical of a successful plastic surgery practice.
“We believe that our client's overall health and safety comes first,” affirms Dr. Kuhlman-Wood. “All procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, are recommended conservatively and performed with plastic surgery's best practices to produce appropriate and expected outcomes.”
Dr. Kuhlman-Wood’s journey to plastic surgery began more than two decades ago, when she traveled to Chisinau, Moldova, on a medical missionary trip. Here she witnessed plastic surgeons treating burned and disfigured children who had been the victims of domestic accidents and attacks. The experience would eventually lead Dr. Kuhlman-Wood to an integrated plastic surgery residency at the University of Washington to pursue burn care in 2007. While a resident at Harborview Medical Center her path from burn care changed after the devastating loss of life from the 2010 Tesoro Refinery Fire in Anacortes, Washington. She refocused her surgical skill to encompass both functional surgery of hand and wrist and aesthetic plastic surgery.
Dr. Kuhlman-Wood spent most of her summer days here in Coeur d’Alene while growing up just across the border in Otis Orchards, Washington. With her education and training taking her to Seattle, Washington; Atlanta, Georgia; Johnson City; Tennessee; Houston, Texas; and many cities overseas, she found “home” calling her back, and she returned to Coeur d’Alene in 2014, where she was hired as the hand and wrist surgeon with the newly formed Orthopedic Specialty Institute. That same year, she started Coeur d’Alene Plastic Surgery & Spa independently.
As a local, family owned business, Coeur d’Alene Plastic Surgery & Spa’s success rests solely on their team of professionals and the successes of each and every client they serve.
Dr. Kuhlman-Wood finds great joy in helping people restore their lifestyle and confidence with aesthetic plastic surgery. From helping women feel more confident in their skin post child-birth, to correcting someone’s scowling or sullen face; regardless of the procedure, when she witnesses someone “recognize” themselves again, often with tears, it makes her own long journey profoundly rewarding.
“What many clients find ‘unique’ is that not only is Dr. Kuhlman-Wood an expertly skilled plastic surgeon, but she is also a woman who shares many of the same ‘physical’ stories,” says Patient Coordinator Lois John. “As a 43-year-old mother of two, Dr. Kuhlman-Wood is intimately aware of the changes that occur to a woman’s skin and body after childbirth, as well as entering middle age.”
Dr. Kuhlman-Wood shares that she enjoys the close and collegial network of physicians, skilled practitioners, pharmacists and therapists who are truly invested in the health care of our community. “It is wonderful that a town our size has quick and close access to medical specialties that are only in much larger towns.”
North Idaho’s premier plastic surgery practice and medical spa looks forward to partnering with you in restoring your confidence. They invite you to reach out to them today to begin your journey.
The team at Coeur d’Alene Plastic Surgery & Spa is excited to announce that they will be moving to a new—fantastic—location in late 2021 (not far from where they are currently located). Clients will be able to visit them by vehicle, bicycle or boat!
Coeur d’Alene Plastic Surgery & Spa 1875 North Lakewood Drive, Suite 103 Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83814 208.758.0486 CdAPlasticSurgery.com