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About Karen McCowen

Karen McCowen, MD is a Doctor primarily located in La Jolla, CA, with another office in La Jolla, CA. She has 28 years of experience. Her specialties include Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and Internal Medicine. Karen McCowen is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - West Campus, Beverly Hospital and Faulkner Hospital.

Rating Overview

14 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Karen McCowen is Great. Karen McCowen has been rated by 14 patients. From those 14 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Karen McCowen is 4.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

UC San Diego Health - Perlman Medical Offices - Endocrinology

9350 Campus Point Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
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UC San Diego Health - Perlman Medical Offices

9350 Campus Point Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Specialties

Karen McCowen has the following 2 specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

    An endocrinologist is a physician with extensive training in understanding, diagnosing and treating conditions related to the endocrine system. The endocrine system regulates the balance of hormones.
    Conditions of the endocrine system involve an over-abundance, or deficiency of a certain hormone. While there is a range when it comes to the amount of a hormone that is deemed normal in a human, these specialists determine whether a person's amount of hormone is indicative of a health concern. Two conditions this specialist might treat are diabetes and obesity.

  • 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

    20 Expertise

  • Acromegaly
  • Addison Disease
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Cushing Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes (Types I & II)
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
  • Diabetes, Type 2
  • Fatigue
  • Gland Issues
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • Hormones
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Metabolic Bone Diseases
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parathyroid Diseases
  • Pituitary Diseases
  • Pregnancy Complications

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Reviews

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Avoid this phony, callous,, dishonest ,curt, F - bull slingerand and staff at all costs. .
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Highly recommend Dr. McCowen!

Dr. McCowen is hands down the best doctor I have ever seen since I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes 13 years ago. She is extremely nice and makes me feel 100% comfortable during my appointment. Best part is I feel like she really listens to me and cares about my health. I highly recommend her to anyone in San Diego needing a nice and caring endocrinologist!

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10 minutes
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New Patient

Although there was a wait to get an appointment, it seemed comparable to any physician.It was apparent that she had reviewed by lab and imaging results faxed by my PCP. Dr. McCowen seemed very thorough in her questioning and in her exam. She took her time and I never felt rushed. She listened to my responses and took every consideration to my physical and emotional well being. I am comfortable I found the right physician for my situation.

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5.0 minutes
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Five Stars

Karen McCowen is the most caring and thoughtful doctor I have ever met.

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One of the best

I saw Dr. McCowen for years to care for my Type 1 diabetes and eventually my type 1 diabetes during pregnancy. She is a rarity in the current medical climate- she doesn't overbook, takes time, really cares about her patients, and she seems to love her job. I have never felt rushed or like a head of cattle in a queue.

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10.0 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
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Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - West Campus
  • Beverly Hospital
  • Faulkner Hospital
  • Brigham &amp Women`s Hospital
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Needham Campus, Inc.L CORP
  • Beverly Hospital-Out Pt
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Children's Hospital
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Atrius Health Medical Group
  • Education

    28 Years Experience

  • Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara

    Graduated in 1989

  • Mt Auburn Hospital

    Residency

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