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About Dr. Karen E Forsman

Dr. Karen E Forsman, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Saint Louis, MO. She has 37 years of experience. Her specialties include Dermatology. Dr. Forsman is affiliated with St Louis Childrens Hospital. Dr. Forsman has received 3 awards. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

24 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Karen E Forsman is Excellent. Dr. Karen E Forsman has been rated by 24 patients. From those 24 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Karen E Forsman is 4.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Barnes Jewish West Dermatology

969 N Mason Rd Ste 235
Saint Louis, MO 63141
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Specialties

Dr. Karen E Forsman has the following 1 specialty

  • Dermatology

    A dermatologist is a doctor who has extensive training and knowledge of the skin, scalp, hair and nails and treats conditions that affect those areas. These doctors will evaluate any abnormality, blemish or lesion on the skin in order to determine the cause and will determine a course of treatment.
    Dermatologists provide patients with full body scans in order to identify any signs that are indicative of an illness that requires treatment, such as skin cancer. These specialists may also provide cosmetic services, such as mole removal, scar diminishing treatments and even botox and face lifts.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Karen E Forsman has the following 13 expertise

  • Acne (Acne Vulgaris)
  • Melanoma
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Mole
  • Excision
  • Rosacea
  • Basal Cell
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rash
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Asthma

Dr. Karen E Forsman has 0 board certified specialties

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Reviews

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Excellent doctor very caring person about her patients, She is the very best.
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Five Stars

Could not of asked for a better doctor! Professional, thoughtful, & kind. Dr Forsman has the qualities you not only want in a doctor but also in a friend.

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One Star

Came in with tiny bump on scalp, no discoloration, which was not bothering me. She wanted a biopsy. She coughed and choked while taking the biopsy and the site became infected within 24-36 hours. I was put on an anti-biotic that can cause tendon damage in the ankles. Her partner, Dr. Purcell prescribed the medicine. I told her it was dangerous for people over 65 because it could cause tendon damage. She claimed that was the only medicine to heal the infection. It has been 5 months and I still have discomfort in my ankles. I was called a week after the biopsy and told by the receptionist that the biopsy was not malignant - no further explanation. Within 10 days the site swelled up to twice the original size. I went back to Dr. Forsman and she now tells me it is a hydrocystoma (water cyst)…and I can leave it alone, have it drained or have surgery to remove it. It is now three times as large as when I first went to her. I called to asked the best route to take and she won't return my call.

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Five Stars

I have found Dr. Forsman to be an outstanding physician. She has seen me thru many skin cancers w/great success. She listens to the patient and spends time going over everything concerning the visit. The time spent w/you regardless of what may be going on is made to make you feel you are the only patient she has seen all day. You are never rushed or hurried out of the office.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2017, 2018)

    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.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2017, 2018)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2017, 2018)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    37 Years Experience

  • Rush Medical College Of Rush University Medical Center

    Graduated in 1981

  • Barnes Jewish Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Karen E Forsman accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Anthem
    • Anthem Blue Access PPO
    • Anthem MO Blue Preferred Options
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
    • BCBS IL PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
    • Cigna MISSOURI NET - NET POS Seamless
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO

Locations & Directions

Barnes Jewish West Dermatology, 969 N Mason Rd Ste 235, Saint Louis, MO
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