Seton Family of Doctors

John C. Luk, MD

Pediatric Hospitalist, Assistant Clinical Professor, UT-Austin – Dell Medical School Pediatric Residency Program

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John C. Luk, MD

Pediatric Hospitalist, Assistant Clinical Professor, UT-Austin – Dell Medical School Pediatric Residency Program

Dr. Luk and his family live in southwest Austin. He has cared for hospitalized children at Dell Children's Medical Center since 2001, where he was the Chief of Medical Staff. He's also involved in education at the Dell Medical School. He is a photographer and videographer for his kids.

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  • Pediatric Hospitalist

Hospital Affiliation

  • Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas
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Provides Care Through

  • Pediatric Consultation and Referral Service

Additional Language Spoken

  • Cantonese

My Passion for Healthcare

My first public decision came in the 7th grade when my teacher asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. Unsure at that time, I repeated the response of the student in front of me: Pediatrician. Looking back, I think it was on target. I enjoy the privilege of working with and caring for our community's children and their families, helping them make informed decisions and creating a compassionate, safe, and respectful place where the children & their families are at the center of care. I treat children and their families as I would want my children and family members to be treated.

Services I Provide

  1. Acute Pediatric Care
  2. Acute Medical Care Hospital Admission
  3. Emergency Department Consultation
  4. Community Practitioner Consultation
  5. Hospital Care Coordination

Degree & Residency

  • Medical School

    Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

  • Residency

    Children's Hosp Med Ctr Northen CA, Oakland, CA

  • Board Certification

    American Board of Pediatrics

My Clinical Focus

I care for children and their families during their hospital stays at Dell Children's Medical Center. I work with a team of health professionals from students to seasoned practitioners to create family-centered spaces that promote respectful and open discussions of children's health conditions, proposed care plans and care goals. I aim to empower families to actively participate in shaping hospital experiences and care plans. I believe that success requires effective communication, active listening, empathy, cultural awareness, accountability and transparency.


  1. Dell Medical School
  2. Pediatric Physician Alliance of Central Texas
  3. Travis County Medical Society

Insurances Accepted

    Seton Family of Doctors currently participates with various insurance plans. Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please contact your provider to verify participation prior to scheduling your visit.

  • Aetna - Commercial
  • Aetna QHP - Exchange Plan
  • Amerigroup - STAR and CHIP
  • ARIA (Covenant Management Systems) ARC Benefit Plan - Contracted for the following specialties ONLY: Craniofacial Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Gastro, Inf. Disease, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Opththalmology, Otolaryngology, Pulmonary, General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
  • Averde Health - Commercial PPO
  • Beechstreet - Commercial PPO
  • Blue Cross - Medicare Advantage
  • Blue Cross-Blue Advantage - Exchange Plan
  • Blue Cross-Medicaid - STAR & CHIP
  • BlueCross - Commercial
  • Care Improvement Plus - Dual Special Needs
  • Care Improvement Plus - Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna - Commercial
  • Cigna LocalPlus - Exchange Plan
  • Coventry Workers Comp - Select providers
  • First Care - HMO/PPO
  • First Health/Coventry - Commercial
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO - Commercial
  • Health Payors Organization - Commerical PPO
  • HealthSmart Accel - Commercial PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred Care - Commercial PPO
  • Hospice Austin - Hospice-In-Patient
  • Humana - Commercial
  • Humana HMOx - Exchange Plan
  • Humana-Medicare Advantage
  • Integrated Medical Systems - Commercial PPO
  • Medicaid (Traditional)
  • Medicare
  • Multi-Plan Commercial - PPO
  • PHCS - Commercial
  • Sendero - STAR and CHIP
  • Sendero IdealCare - Exchange Plan
  • Seton Health Plan - Commercial
  • Seton Health Plan - MAP
  • Seton Health Plan - STAR and CHIP
  • Superior - STAR and CHIP
  • Superior Ambetter - Exchange Plan
  • TriCare - All Products
  • United HealthCare - Commercial All Other
  • United HealthCare - Options PPO
  • United HealthCare Star and CHIP - Americhoice or UHC Texas STAR, CHIP
  • United HealthCare- AARP Medicare Complete FOCUS- UHC Network - Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare-Dual Complete Focus (HMO SNP)-UHC Network - Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare-Evercare STAR PLUS - Medicaid
  • United Healthcare-Medicare Advantage--UHC Network - Medicare Advantage
  • United Student Resources (UT Student Division) - PPO
  • USA Managed Care - PPO

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Why Choose Dell Children's

Dell Children's offers a different brand of healthcare. We call it personalized care. We believe in showing everyone dignity and respect while providing the best care possible for the children we serve.

We are the premier healthcare provider for children and adolescents in Central Texas. While Dell Children's Medical Center is the cornerstone of our pediatric care, our doctors, nurses and associates work in schools, clinics, programs and practices throughout the community to deliver excellent care and better health for our children.

We provide a range of health services to keep your children healthy. We are advancing healthcare and improving lives with easy clinical visits for everyday illnesses, school district and county health partnerships, in-hospital playtime through our child life program, community outreach events and innovative medical treatments for complex and specialized illnesses.

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