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Karen J Abrams, MD Internal Medicine/Pediatrics

Dr. Karen J Abrams, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Pediatrics
Louisville, KY 40218
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About Dr. Karen J Abrams MD

Dr. Karen J Abrams, MD is a doctor primarily located in Louisville, KY. She has 37 years of experience. Her

Location

Kaplan Barron Pediatric Group 3333 Bardstown Rd Louisville, KY 40218
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS

Specialties

Dr. Karen J Abrams has the following 2 SPECIALTIES

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
A pediatric specialist is a physician who has extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of specific conditions in children. These doctors are specialists in one particular therapy area, such as dermatology, pulmonology, surgery, or ophthalmology, in addition to being pediatricians. Pediatric specialists are who parents would take their children to when they are diagnosed with a condition requiring specialist treatment not provided by their pediatrician or primary care provider. While specialists in any area are qualified to treat children as well as adults, pediatric specialists have specific training in the way diseases affect children who are still growing and have different emotional needs than adults.
Pediatrics

Specialty Expertise

Dr. Karen J Abrams has the following 5 expertise

  • Check-up
  • Pediatric Diabetes
  • Immunization
  • Physical
  • Vaccination

Education

37 Years Experience

University Of Louisville School Of Medicine

Graduated in 1984

Childrens Hospital And Medical Center

Residency

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More about Dr. Karen J Abrams

I am a Louisville native and graduated from Ballard High School. I attended Tufts University and graduated in 3 years. I then backpacked through Europe and Israel with my college roommate. Then I traveled to London and got a job at the University College of London in the Immunology Dept. as a lab assistant for that year. I wanted to work at Harrods but figured that the lab assistant would look better on my medical school application! I came home to attend medical school at the University of Louisville where I graduated as a member of the AOA medical honor society in 1984. I also don't think I missed a U of L basketball game during medical school! I did my pediatric residency at Children's Hospital in Cincinnnati. I then worked for 2 years at a neighborhood health clinic where I developed my interest in adolescent medicine. I returned to Louisville to join the practice in which I grew up. Not only was I a patient of this office but Dr. Kaplan is my cousin. I feel blessed to be working in such a wonderful, respected, and stimulating practice. being in private practice, I am a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a certified diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics and an assistant professor at the University of Louisville. We interact with the residents at the hospital and often have medical students and residents rotate through our practice. I am a past president of the Louisville Pediatric Society and have been on hospital committees. I am married to Dr. Jeff Glazer, who is a gynecologist in private practice. We have 3 children, Nicholas, Mallory, and Andrea who are currently all teenagers! Since I have had children I work one less day a week but still take full call and weekend duty. Although I have the best of both world, being at home more and working , "working part time" doesn't do justice to what I do! In my non-work world my children and I have been horse-obsessed. I bought my first horse in my 40's and it goes to show it is never too late to fulfill a life-long dream! I have accomplished my goal of eventing at the Novice Level(3 foot fences) and still compete but enjoy watching my children compete more. I also love to travel with my family and of course attend U of L basketball games. I also read, play golf(on hold since the horses) and duplicate bridge(not enough time at present). One other area I find very rewarding is my volunteer work. I feel strongly that everyone should give back to their community and think it is a very important example to set for my children. I have been past co-chair of the Louisville United Jewish Campaign and have served and serve on various boards in the Jewish community. I also served on the the Medical Committee of Planned Parenthood for many years. Working with babies, children, and teenagers keeps me feeling energized and young. I joined the practice in 1991 and one of the most rewarding experiences has been watching my patients grow up. I have been practicing long enough that some of my babies are teenagers and some of my teenagers are parents and I take care of their children. I feel truly blessed to be able to watch this and hopefully contribute in some way to their health and well-being.

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