“I believe that there is “no such thing as a stupid question.” I feel that it is very important for my patients to feel comfortable communicating and sharing. Asking questions is a great way of accomplishing that. It is important to me that my patients understand their disease state and treatment options. Medicine, for me, is truly about working together with patients to create a plan that they understand and can live with.”

Board Certification

  • Physician Assistant

Areas of Expertise

  • Family Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Women’s Health

Education

Graduate School

Saint Louis University
Physician Assistant Studies
St. Louis, MO
1997

Undergraduate School

Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Bachelor of Science
Winston-Salem, NC
1992

Personal Interests

Karen lives in Fayette County with her husband and 3 children. She is very involved with her children’s education. Karen is involved with her church and small group. She teaches in the elementary grades on Sunday mornings. Karen and her entire family are active in both Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.

Biography

Karen studied biology at Wake Forest University. She completed her Physician Assistant Program at Saint Louis University in 1997. Since she began practicing in 1997 she has also earned her Masters degree from University of Nebraska.

Over the last 20 years of practice, Karen has spent 16 years of that in Family Practice and 4 years in OB/GYN. Her areas of special interest include women’s health and pediatrics.

Karen lives in Fayette County with her husband and 3 children. She is very involved with her church and small group. Karen and her family are active in both Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. On the weekends Karen enjoys church, scouting activities and just relaxing with her family.