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About Dr. Karen A Sullivan
Dr. Karen A Sullivan, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Virginia Beach, VA. She has 23 years of experience. Her specialties include Family Medicine. Dr. Sullivan is affiliated with Sentara Leigh Hospital and Sentara Princess Anne Hospital. Dr. Sullivan has received 2 awards. She speaks English.
Dr. Karen A Sullivan has the following 1 specialty
- Family Medicine
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
- Family Planning
- Weight Loss
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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I have been a patient @ DR. Sullivan's practice long before she was there. I have been shuffled amongst Dr.'s for years, and for the most part treated well. I came to Dr. Sullivan, because I asked to be seen by a female physician, because I had to undergo a pap smear. I was well of the results I was facing, and explained this in my initial exam with her. Upon the results being somewhat phoned into me, I asked that they be read. It was at this time that her office demanded that I come in to have them read to me (I already knew the results from a previous test). I then reluctantly agreed and had my grandmother come to sit with my 3 children while I was kept waiting over an hour just to hear her tell me what I already knew! This would be my 1st bad experience, I would have several more since she only works a few days a week (unbeknownst)by me. During this though I had forgotten to address the fact that I am also a Thyroid disease patient(for the last 20 yrs), and it would be my last round with her that came to a head. She has never been good @filling prescriptions, but @ her last filling, had given me (finally)6mths supply. I went into the office a week before my meds ran out so that she could check my blood levels, and refill for me (which I let them know when I came in that I was running out of meds). My blood was taken, and I assumed that my meds were refilled, since they had called to tell me that she was changing my dose. One and 1/2 weeks later, still no call into my pharmacy, and by this time things were not well with me. I phoned her office and let them know that nothing had yet to be called in, and that I was in dire need. Her office informed me that she was (as usual)not in that day, and that they would try to get another physician (my prior gp) to call it in, as he has done in the past to help her. I was then phoned that day to tell me that she was changing my dosage (with no explanation) and then it was only refilled with only 1 month. I phoned her office the next day to demand her to either her to phone me or her supervisor to explain what was going on with my dosage. She finally explained why things were being changed and then proceeded to scold me for talking in such a "strong tone" to her staff. I told her that she would not have to worry about it anymore, and that I would seek another physician. I would like you all to know that I did not curse at the staff, or become belligerent in any way, I was only asking for her to personally phone me. This "Dr" has since had me fired from the practice of which I have had no other issues with than her. I have just now found this out, and thanks to her I am almost out of of meds(because I have been taking them sparingly)and have not had the time (I work 12 hour days with only 1 day off, and I have 3 kids with their own issues)and this freaking Dr. has now had me removed from a practice that I have been a member of as well as my husband (who sees the Dr. that I was trying to turn back over to). This woman has definite issues, of course I am sure we all do. I am only offering my opinion of her.
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Dr. Sullivan is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
23 Years Experience
Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1995
Dr. Karen A Sullivan accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Anthem HealthKeepers HMO POS
- Anthem KeyCare PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- PHCS PPO
- Optima Health OptimaFit Direct HMO
- Optima Vantage HMO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Optimum Choice Preferred POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsProvidence Road Family Practice And Urgent Care, 5320 Providence Rd Ste 301, Virginia Beach, VA
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