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Dr. Karen A Kovalow-St John Is this you?

About Dr. Karen A Kovalow-St John

Dr. Karen A Kovalow-St John, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Chesterton, IN. She has 35 years of experience. Her specialties include Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Kovalow-St John has received 4 awards. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

24 Ratings with 13 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Karen A Kovalow-St John is Great. Dr. Karen A Kovalow-St John has been rated by 24 patients. From those 24 patients 13 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Karen A Kovalow-St John is 4.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Lakeshore Bone And Joint Institute Inc

601 Gateway Blvd N
Chesterton, IN 46304
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Specialties

Dr. Karen A Kovalow-St John has the following 2 specialties

  • Rheumatology

    A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
    Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.

  • 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

    8 Expertise

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Tendinitis

Reviews

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Great Dr. love her !

She gives you direct eye contact makes me feel listened to. She is personable so I feel comfortable. Seems heartfelt and caring.

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Four Stars

Had to wait to get scheduled to see the doctor since I was a new patient and this took some months. She was worth the wait, she determined the cause of my joint pain when no one else could and gave me some great recommendations. My pain is manageable now and under control.

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Two Stars

She made me feel like I was wasting her time!

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Caring and Compasionate

Dr Kovolow-St John is wonderful! Initial appointment takes a while to schedule but she is worth the wait. She spends an incredible amount of time with me and I always feel better when I leave her office because of her down to earth manner and compassion. Always finds time to share a laugh! She's not in my insurance network but I refuse to change doctors.

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Horrible physician -- do not recommend

This physician had nerve to tell me to live with my Lupus, since that is my new life. No discussion of ways to help aleviate arthritic pain or fatigue, PLUS she even yelled at me that I needed to learn to live with it. I was able to get a new Rheum. and she immediately helped me understand and CONTROL my Lupus. Now, I have a better quality of life and feel the new physician at least listens to the patients!

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  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2011)

    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.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2016, 2014)

    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.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 2010, 2016, 2011)

    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.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Education

    35 Years Experience

  • Indiana University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1983

  • Clarian Health Partners

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Karen A Kovalow-St John accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem Blue Access PPO
    • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
    • Anthem IN Pathway X Bronze Direct CACA HIX
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
    • BCBS IL PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Encore Health Network
    • Encore Health Network
  • PHP Northern IN
    • PHP Select with Encircle
  • Sagamore Health
    • Sagamore Plus
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Lakeshore Bone And Joint Institute Inc, 601 Gateway Blvd N, Chesterton, IN
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    Dr. Karen A Kovalow-St John is similar to the following 3 Doctors near Chesterton, IN.