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Dr. Magdalene B Karon has the following 1 specialty
- Obstetrics & Gynecology
Dr. Magdalene B Karon has the following 12 expertise
- Pelvic Exam
- Birth Control
- Child Birth
- Hot Flashes
- Pap Smear
- Menstrual Pain
- Women's Health
- Weight Loss
Dr. Magdalene B Karon has 1 board certified specialty
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Dr. Magdalene B Karon is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Dr. Karon is a great doctor. It is hard for me to reconcile the negative reviews with my own experiences because they are so vastly different. I usually see the PA or a nurse practitioner except during OB visits or something out of the ordinary such as treating PCOS. The wait time is hard, but guess what? I have never been to an OB/GYN's office and not had to wait a long time. Women in delivery can't "hold off" until a more convenient time for non-delivery patients. Babies come when they come and the doctor has to attend. I have been asked in the past if I wanted to re-schedule with Dr. Karon or see the assistant and have always gone with the assistant rather than reschedule. She is very knowledgeable, does her job well, and doesn't hesitate. I went in for an amniocentesis, she said my BP was elevated and there wasn't enough fluid around the baby. She scheduled a C-section that same day eight hours later, after her regular office hours. Dr. Karon didn't take any chances with me or my baby and I am very grateful for that. Unfortunately, I had to experience a really bad OB for my first pregnancy to really appreciate Dr. Karon. She came highly recommended to me by several women I work with and I wish I had chosen her instead of the dud doctor that first pregnancy. If she were a man, would "cheesy waiting room" even be a part of a review? I think not.
The office people at Dr. Karon's office could not be worse. Multiple times it took more than 2 weeks (and several phone calls) for them to fill out a preauthorization form for me to get my prescription filled. Once, I was living out of town and they told me (after 2 weeks) that they still could not fill out the form for me because someone in their office was on vacation. I spent my afternoon driving to Lexington to get a free sample so I would have my medicine, only to find them perusing Facebook when I arrived. Another time when I called them, they answered laughing and then hung up on me as soon as I started speaking. They are rude and very unprofessional. During regular, routine visits, I have spent up to 3 hours waiting in her office (sometimes mostly naked in that robe thing). Don't put yourself through that. Dr. James' office will have you in and out in 30 minutes. Dr. Karon has performed 2 of my surgeries for endometriosis. She thinks very highly of herself and doesn't explain things very well. If you don't have any problems and just want a yearly checkup, this may be fine. But it wasn't okay with me! My most recent surgery took 2 hours longer than was expected and she did not alert my family as to what was going on ... needless to say, they were very concerned!
Dr. Karon seems very knowledgeable, intelligent, and willing to provide you with the necessary information. Her practice, however, is beyond abysmal. I've visited the office on three separate occasions during the past year and each time (though the staff was different at each visit) the staff has been downright rude and unfriendly. You wait three hours (no exaggeration here) to see a doctor, are never told she's running behind and offered to re-schedule, and when you get back to a room you wait another 30-45 minutes, at least. All to see the nurse practitioner or Dr. Karon for maybe 5 minutes. The small lobby has been jam-packed every single time I visited and it feels like you're being rushed in and out. Also, labs take forever to come back and when you call to check in them you have to deal with their extremely rude staff. Is Dr. Karon a good doctor? I would say yes, she knows her stuff. Is it worth it? No. There are many knowledgeable doctors in the Lexington area who will care more about your time and personal well being than the ones at this practice.
Dr. Karon is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
36 Years Experience
University Of Texas Medical School At Houston
Graduated in 1982
Dr. Magdalene B Karon accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL PPO
Bluegrass Family Health
- Baptist Health Community Care Network
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- Sagamore Plus
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsContours Medical, 160 N Eagle Creek Dr Ste 205, Lexington, KY
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