Dr. Richard G. Karlen, MD

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Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat • Male • Age 51

3440 Oleary Ln Ste 102
Eagan, MN 55123
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Dr. Karlen:

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Dr. Karlen's Experience

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Hospital Quality

The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

Saint Joseph's Hospital
45 West 10th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102
HealthEast Care System - Saint John's Hospital
1575 Beam Avenue
Maplewood, MN 55109

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9 Facts About Hospital Quality

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Patient Satisfaction

Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Karlen

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Midwest Ear Nose & Throat Spec
Midwest Ear Nose & Throat Spec
3440 Oleary Ln Ste 102
Eagan, MN 55123
Midwest Surgery Center
Midwest Surgery Center
2080 Woodwinds Dr Ste 200
Woodbury, MN 55125
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    Dr. Karlen's Experience

    Specialties

    • Ear, Nose, and Throat

    Board Certifications

    • Otolaryngology
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    • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
    • Adenoidectomy
    • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
    • Ear Tube Placement
    • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
    • Frenectomy
    • Intranasal or Sinus Procedures
    • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
    • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
    • Tonsillectomy
    • Tracheal Surgery
    • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
    2
    • Acute Sinusitis
    • Allergic Rhinitis
    • Bell's Palsy
    • Cholesteatoma
    • Chronic Adenoid Infection
    • Chronic Sinusitis
    • Chronic Tonsillitis
    • Cleft Lip and Palate
    • Cleft Palate
    • Conductive Hearing Loss
    • Deafness
    • Deviated Septum
    • Dizziness
    • Down Syndrome
    • Dysphagia
    • Ear Ache
    • Earwax Buildup
    • Enlarged Turbinates
    • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
    • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
    • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
    • Headache
    • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
    • Nosebleed
    • Otitis Media
    • Outer Ear Infection
    • Perforated Eardrum
    • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
    • Sleep Apnea
    • Thyroid Cancer
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    • Vertigo
    • Vocal Cord Nodule
    • Vocal Cord Paralysis
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    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Minnesota.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
    4

    Awards & Recognitions

    5

    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Univ Of Mn Med Sch
    Graduated in 1992

    Residency Hospital

    Fairview University Med Center
    University Of Mn Med School
    6

    Languages Spoken by Dr. Karlen & Staff

    • English
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Karlen's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

    Check out the quality of care at the 4 hospitals where Dr. Karlen has admitting privileges:

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    • AllinaHealth - United Hospital

    • HealthEast Care System - Saint John's Hospital

    • HealthEast Care System - Woodwinds Health Campus

    • Saint Joseph's Hospital

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    8 Facts About Patient Satisfaction Surveys

    Patient satisfaction surveys provide a standardized way of reporting about healthcare experiences. But there can be more than meets the eye when reviewing scores. Here's what you should know

    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Karlen

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Karlen to family and friends

    30 responses
    below
    national average

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    Dr. Karlen's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    27 responses
    below
    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    30 responses
    below
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    30 responses
    below
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes 28 responses
    longer than
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Karlen
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    30 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    30 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    30 responses
    below
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    30 responses
    below
    national average

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    Appointments & Offices

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    Is Dr. Karlen accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

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    Office Locations

    A
    Midwest Ear Nose & Throat Spec
    3440 Oleary Ln Ste 102
    Eagan, MN 55123
    (651) 452-1509 (Office)
    B
    Midwest Surgery Center
    2080 Woodwinds Dr Ste 200
    Woodbury, MN 55125
    (651) 642-9199 (Office)
    C
    Midwest Ear Nose & Throat Specs
    2080 Woodwinds Dr Ste 120
    Woodbury, MN 55125
    (651) 702-0750 (Office)
    D
    Midwest Ear Nose & Throat
    1675 Beam Ave Ste 200
    Saint Paul, MN 55109
    (651) 770-1105 (Office)
    E
    Midwest Ear Nose & Throat Spec
    225 Smith Ave N Ste 502
    Saint Paul, MN 55102
    (651) 645-0691 (Office)
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    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    Under 10 minutes
    Experience with Dr. Karlen
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    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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