Dr. Bharat Kothakota is a board-certified Emergency Medicine Physician. A native of Washington, DC, Doctor K (as he is frequently known) returned to the east coast to attend medical school at Howard University after completing his undergraduate study at Washington University in St Louis. Following med school, he completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Lincoln Medical Center in the South Bronx before moving to Los Angeles.
Prior to becoming the medical director at Self Care LA, Doctor K was the medical director at Olympia Medical Center in Los Angeles. As a balance to the fast pace of the ER, Doctor K decided to start a career in medical aesthetics because his wife said to him one day “can you do my Botox for me?” Subsequently, she became his first patient nearly 4 years ago and that kicked off Doctor K’s aesthetics career. Since then, he’s performed hundreds of procedures and spent countless hours perfecting his craft in medical aesthetics.
Doctor K is also the assistant medical director at Sollis, a concierge ER in Beverly Hills and Santa Monica.
Fun facts about Doctor K:
▪️He’s a watch, sneaker and car enthusiast – don’t be surprised to see him sporting his sneaker collection at Self Care LA!
▪️Prior to going to med school, he was a consultant for Accenture and worked at the Pentagon.
▪️Doctor K also has a Master’s in Public Health and spent a semester in Kenya working on a vaccination program.
▪️He lives in Santa Monica, as a fellow neighbor, being an owner of a small business in the same town he lives in was important.
▪️In his spare time, Doctor K likes to spend time with family and friends, travel and spend time at Leo Carillo Beach with his dog Baxter. You’ll also find him at many of the restaurants on Montana Avenue!