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About Dr. Karen E Tipler

Dr. Karen E Tipler, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Diego, CA. Her specialties include Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine. Dr. Tipler is affiliated with Sharp Coronado Hospital and Sharp Memorial Hospital. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

3 Ratings with 1 Comment

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Karen E Tipler is Excellent. Dr. Karen E Tipler has been rated by 3 patients. From those 3 patients 1 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Karen E Tipler is 4.6 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Sharp Medical Center

10243 Genetic Center Dr
San Diego, CA 92121
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Dr. Karen E Tipler has the following 2 specialties

  • Family Medicine

    A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
    The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.

  • Emergency Medicine

    An emergency physician is a doctor who is an expert in handling conditions of an urgent and extremely dangerous nature. These specialists work in the emergency room (ER) departments of hospitals where they oversee cases involving cardiac distress, trauma, fractures, lacerations and other acute conditions.
    Emergency physicians are specially trained to make urgent life-saving decisions to treat patients during an emergency medical crisis. These doctors diagnose and stabilize patients before they are either well enough to be discharged, or transferred to the appropriate department for long-term care.

  • Expertise

    6 Expertise

  • Family Planning
  • Check-up
  • Weight Loss
  • Contraception
  • Immunization
  • Influenza

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Five Stars

We saw Dr. Tipler at urgent care when our 1year old son was unable to stand after a bad fall. We had been to urgent care earlier in the day and had been told he had nothing but a contusion. Dr. Tipler was very professional and extremely caring. She seemed to have a lot of knowledge, completed a full examination and suspected a fracture, which it turned out to be. She was engaging with my son, encouraged me to hold or nurse him while she examined him. She allowed my son to play with her instruments to distract him and spoke to him kindly. I felt that she was sensitive to my and my child's feelings and made sure to ensure our comfort. I highly recommend this doctor and am considering switching to her as our family doctor.

Wait time
5 minutes
Full Review Rating Breakdown
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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

  • University Of Ottawa Faculty Of Medicine


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Karen E Tipler accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
    • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
    • Blue Cross CA Pathway X PPO
    • Blue Cross CA Select PPO
  • Blue Shield California
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
    • Health Net CA HMO SmartCare
    • Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
    • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
    • Health Net CA PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Sharp Medical Center, 10243 Genetic Center Dr, San Diego, CA
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