Dr. Karen Kienker MD

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Des Moines, IA

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Dr. Karen Kienker, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Des Moines, IA. She has 39 years of experience. Her specialties include Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Kienker is affiliated with Methodist West Hospital, Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines, IA and Iowa Lutheran Hospital. She speaks English.


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Specialties & Expertise

Dr. Karen Kienker has the following 10 areas of expertise, 1 specialty and 1 board certification.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

A physiatrist is a doctor who specializes in the rehabilitation and physiological treatment of patients with an illness or injury that affects movement.
These specialists have extensive knowledge of the nerves, muscles, bone, and brain. Physiatrists are also experts in pain medication.
Some common conditions that physiatrists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, neurological and spinal disorders and injuries, chronic pain disorders, like fibromyalgia, and musculoskeletal issues, like broken bones and torn muscles.
These physicians also often coordinate a team of other specialists in order to maximize the patient's recovery, such as occupational therapists, speech therapists, neurologists, orthopedists, and counselors.


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Locations & Directions


1215 Pleasant St
Des Moines, IA 50309

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