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About Dr. Karen Sanders

Dr. Karen Sanders, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Richmond, VA. She has 36 years of experience. Her specialties include Rheumatology, Geriatric Medicine and Internal Medicine. Dr. Sanders is affiliated with Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center, VCU Health System and Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Richmond. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

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The overall average patient rating of Dr. Karen Sanders is Excellent. Dr. Karen Sanders has been rated by 1 patients. From those 1 patients of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Karen Sanders is 5.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center

1201 Broad Rock Blvd
Richmond, VA 23249
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Specialties

Dr. Karen Sanders has the following 3 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.

  • Geriatric Medicine

    A geriatric specialist is a physician who treats the elderly population and the conditions that most commonly affect them. These doctors have special training in the effects of aging on the body and mind of a patient.
    Geriatric specialists treat common ailments faced by senior citizens, such as frailty, incontinence, memory problems, arthritis, senility, decreased functioning and more.
    In addition, geriatric specialists keep abreast of the different medications that an elderly person is prescribed to treat their more complex health issues in order to decrease adverse side effects and avoid dangerous drug interactions.

  • 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

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  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Gout
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Lupus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Tendinitis

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center
  • VCU Health System
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Richmond
  • VCU Health Center & MCV Hospital and Physicians
  • Education

    36 Years Experience

  • New York Medical College

    Graduated in 1977

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Karen Sanders accepts the following insurance providers.

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Locations & Directions

Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center, 1201 Broad Rock Blvd, Richmond, VA

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