Dr. Smitha Kurra has been pleased her family made the choice to move to Marshalltown with her new family medicine position at McFarland Clinic.
"It has been a good experience," Kurra said. "I have felt very welcomed and everybody has been very supportive."
Kurra started at McFarland in September and serves all ages at the clinic. She is a native of India and received her medical degree there then moved to Canada in 2006. She then spent time in Illinois and recently completed her residency at two hospitals in Cedar Rapids.
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Dr. Smitha Kurra started in family medicine at McFarland Clinic in Marshalltown last month.
Kurra said her career ambition in medicine was formed at a young age.
"I really wanted to be a physician right from childhood," she said. "I liked to advocate health from my childhood."
She is a big believer in preventative health and wants people to make sure they get their annual screenings, keep their cholesterol under control and gets shots such as the flu shot.
Her new patients will realize she is very outgoing.
"I'm a very social person," Kurra said.
Kurra and her husband, who is an engineer at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, have two young girls, ages 4 and 2.
"We love Iowa," Kurra said. "The people are so pleasant."