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About Dr. Karen E Bowles

Dr. Karen E Bowles, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Philadelphia, PA. She has 27 years of experience. Her specialties include Internal Medicine. Dr. Bowles is affiliated with Abington Jefferson Health and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Bowles has received 2 awards. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

7 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Karen E Bowles is Good. Dr. Karen E Bowles has been rated by 7 patients. From those 7 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Karen E Bowles is 2.9 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Penn Care Internal Medicine Associates

3701 Market St Ste 741
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Dr. Karen E Bowles has the following 1 specialty

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Expertise

    16 Expertise

  • Enlarged Prostate (Prostatic Hyperplasia)
  • Contraception
  • Physical
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Prenatal Care
  • Heartburn
  • Weight Loss
  • Immunization
  • Vaccination
  • Check-up
  • Menopause
  • Weight Loss (non-surgical)
  • Heart Failure
  • Estrogen Replacement Therapy
  • Alternative Medicine
  • Gynecology

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Karen Bowles only works part-time and you cannot have a part-time doctor looking after your health! DO NOT go to see this doctor if you are constantly tired & suffer from weight issues! She FAILED TO DIAGNOSE my autoimmune thyroid disease & I suffered for years thinking that I was "fine." She DISCOURAGED me from taking medication that my body needs--telling me to get more sleep. She is very nice & will listen but she is NOT A COMPETENT DOCTOR. Only see her if you are totally healthy and really do not need a doctor. My autoimmune disease is supposedly fairly common for middle aged women and she did not diagnose it for years!!!!!

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Not the dr. for THYROID issues

If you have a potential THYROID issue, which effects many women, Dr. Bowles may not be the best internist for you. She recently diagnosed me with a thyroid issue (Hashimoto's disease). I had symptoms years ago and she failed to diagnose me--I feel like I have lost years of my life due to real fatigue (among other symptoms). Now that I've done a lot of research, I realize that she follows a less aggressive/older protocol in diagnosing and treating thyroid disease. She only ran the TSH test (not antibodies, T3 or T4) which does not provide a full picture of the thyroid issue. She never discussed treatment options, just prescribed the standard treatment. Nor did she recommend that I see an endocrinologist. I have had to educate myself & be my own advocate.

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Best doctor at PENN!

Caring and responsive to her patients needs. Listens to patients with sincerity and gives good advice for patients to follow to attain good physical and mental health. Need a Good Doctor, Call Dr. Karen Bowles.

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program

    Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program

    This program is designed to recognize practices that use information systems to enhance the quality of patient care. To obtain Recognition, practices must demonstrate that they have implemented systematic office

  • NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home

    NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home

    The patient-centered medical home is a way of organizing primary care that emphasizes care coordination and communication to transform primary care into what patients want it to be. Medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patients' and providers' experience of care.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Bowles is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    27 Years Experience

  • University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1991

  • University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Karen E Bowles accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Select
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry HealthAmerica HMO
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan
    • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Horizon BCBS
    • Horizon BCBS OMNIA - TIER2
    • Horizon Direct Access
    • Horizon HMO
    • Horizon OMNIA
    • Horizon POS
    • Horizon PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • Oxford Health
    • Oxford Freedom
    • Oxford Liberty
  • QualCare
    • QualCare HMO
    • QualCare PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Penn Care Internal Medicine Associates, 3701 Market St Ste 741, Philadelphia, PA


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