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About Dr. Karen H Raines
Dr. Karen H Raines, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Hickory, NC. She has 34 years of experience. Her specialties include Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatrics. Dr. Raines is affiliated with North Carolina Specialty Hospital. Dr. Raines has received 4 awards. She speaks English.
Dr. Karen H Raines has the following 2 specialties
- Pediatric Cardiology
Pediatric cardiologists are pediatricians with additional, specialized, training in the heart health of your children. When infants are born with congenital heart disease or abnormal hearts, pediatric cardiologists get involved as soon as possible — sometimes before the child is even born.
Through specific testing, they can diagnose the problem and care for the child throughout their treatment, which could range from medication to surgery and transplants. Other heart conditions they treat include arrhythmias, heart murmurs, holes in the heart and viral infections that affect blood flow.
A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.
Dr. Karen H Raines is Board Certified in 1 specialty
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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Dr Raines not only knows what she is doing, she does it well!!!!!!!! I saw a comment that she doesn't have a bedside manner and I totally disagree. She does not sugar coat her diagnosis but that doesn't mean that she doesn't care. She is about helping sick children live the best life possible. Sometimes there are only a few minutes of time that she has with these children and parents and she is concerned with the problem at hand. You don't have to be a social butterfly to qualify as havng a bedside manner.With that being said it is hard to hear that your child is not perfect in everyway and then you add to it a major medical concern, don't expect her to tell you with a smile on her face. My son remembers Dr Raines as the one who tickles him not as his pediatric cardiologist. She is sure that he is the center of her attention and that is all that matters! Over and above that we get confirmation that my son will need to come back. He will need further procedures as he grows. And in the last 6 years since his first procedure there have been remarkable advances made and when it is time for round two, she'll be up to date and ready to guide us in the right direction. I feel that she cares about my son's medical condition and how she can make that better for him!!!!!!! What more could a parent want from someone who has their child's life in their hands????
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Patients' Choice Award (2013)
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 (2013)
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 (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.
Dr. Raines is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
34 Years Experience
Wake Forest University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1984
Duke University Medical Center
Dr. Karen H Raines accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
BCBS North Carolina
- BCBS NC BlueOptions
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry Carelink - Carolinas HealthCare System Tier 1
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsSanger Heart And Vascular Institue, 1781 Tate Blvd SE Ste 203, Hickory, NC
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