Doctor Lucas Garcia Conners
15 May 1966
Lucas is an N.D. and certified for surgery. He was educated at the University of Washington and at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland. He co-owns and operates a naturopathic, homeopathic, and acupunture clinic in downtown Seattle with Yvette.
He tends to look the part of the the hippie doctor with his long hair pulled into a ponytail, and his tendency to dress for comfort rather than professionalism. His office is even painted in a tie-dye style. He’s rather popular as a children’s doctor due to his colourful office, and his silly sense of humour and fun — his office is full of toys and odds and ends that he readily lets his patients play with.
In his personal life he is a devoted and loving husband and father, his entire universe revolves around Yvette, Maureen, and Lauren, and for them he would build a ladder to the moon if they took it into their heads to ask for one.
He is an equally devoted physician, taking care to remember his patients and their issues and treatments and speak directly to them rather than always consulting charts. His memory isn’t perfect, but it’s fairly good, and he has a few magician’s tricks to give the impression it’s better than it is. Still, he has a reputation among those who’ve met him of really getting to know them, of being willing to help them at all hours of all days, and generally treat them in a way that puts them in mind of the old country doctor in old west stories and TV shows about rural turn of the century towns.
It surprises many, especially those who know how he grew up, just how easily and quickly he took to computerised records, but it was at his suggestion and initiative that the clinic was heavily modernised with all paper records digitised, and all future records kept on computers which have been kept well up to date, though it was Yvette’s idea that the equipment in the place be updated such that all images and similar were processed to computer rather than film — Lucas has a great fondness for darkrooms and development, so hadn’t been in any hurry to modernise in that regard.