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About Dr. Karleen Swarztrauber

Dr. Karleen Swarztrauber, MD is a Doctor primarily located in White Salmon, WA. She has 28 years of experience. Her specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Swarztrauber has received 1 award. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

46 Ratings with 13 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Karleen Swarztrauber is Good. Dr. Karleen Swarztrauber has been rated by 46 patients. From those 46 patients 13 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Karleen Swarztrauber is 3.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Skyline Hospital

211 NE Skyline Dr
White Salmon, WA 98672
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Dr. Karleen Swarztrauber has the following 2 specialties

  • Neurology

    A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
    Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.

  • Psychiatry

    A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
    He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
    Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
    Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Karleen Swarztrauber has the following 10 expertise

  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Headache
  • Migraine Disorder
  • Neurology
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Migraine Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Electromyography
  • Stroke

Dr. Karleen Swarztrauber has 0 board certified specialties

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Highly recommend, especially if you have gluten intolerance or celiac concerns.

I saw Karleen Swarztrauber due to confusing neurological symptoms that continued after I had been diagnosed gluten intolerant and had discontinued gluten in my diet for over a year, yet the neurological symptoms persisted. She was able to help me significantly, including diagnosing me with celiac.

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Five Stars

She was the best Neurosurgeon I have seen. Would like to know if she will see me for post polio syndrome?

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Excellent doctor with holistic approach

Dr. Swarztrauber has been taking care of me for a year now. She is always professional and courteous. She is hard to get in to see and very busy and does run late sometimes. But I appreciate her approach to the whole patient and that she doesn't just throw drugs at you.

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Beware - Unstable Doctor who needs to see Dr. herself

First of all, I feel vindicated by some of the other reviews. Dr. S yells(yes really raises her voice), shrieks and is indignant when you question her on anything. I think she needs to see a mental health professional and that is just being honest, not trying to be mean. Oh yes, to say she is "not truthful" is being nice. Here are some of the highlights : her office called me with someone else's test results. She came into the exam room thinking I was someone else -- and this was all after I had seen her 3 times for neck injection - day surgery procedures, so we had a history with each other. She called my primary care Dr. and told him she thought I was a drug seeker because she didn't read her chart where I told her I was taking vicodin for a neck injury. She said I "lied" to her about taking vicodin. I pointed right to my paperwork where I wrote it out as the generic name - hydrocodone- and that is where she lost it "well that doesn't say Vicodin, you didn't say Vicodin" And how ironic is this. We just moved into a new neighborhood in Hillsdale a year ago. Guess who is our neighbor? Yep. Dr. S lives right behind us. As a side note, she was ALWAYS, always at least an hour late for every appointment.

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Lies & Consequences

Use this doctor at your own risk. I went in for neurological issues & doctor made correct diagnosis but also made several misdiagnoses totally out ...

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Education

    28 Years Experience

  • Tulane University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1990

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Karleen Swarztrauber accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • ODS
    • Moda Health First Choice Network
  • Premera
    • Premera Heritage Signature
    • Premera Heritage and Heritage Plus 1
    • Premera LifeWise Connect
  • Regence Health Plans
    • Regence WA Preferred Provider Network

Locations & Directions

Skyline Hospital, 211 NE Skyline Dr, White Salmon, WA
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