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Dr. Bethany Karl, DO

Pulmonary Disease ·  Female

Dr. Karl

UC San Diego Health

9300 Campus Point Dr La Jolla, CA 92037

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Dr. Bethany Karl, DO is a pulmonologist in La Jolla, CA. She specializes in pulmonary disease, internal medicine, and more.


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Dr. Karl's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karl performs Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Karl performs this procedure more than 97% of her peers

Hepatitis B Virus Screening
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karl performs Hepatitis B Virus Screening more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Karl performs this procedure more than 96% of her peers

Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karl treats Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Karl treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Karl's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anorexia
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Anxiety
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blindness
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Cold Sore
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Concussion
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Confusion
  • Congenital Anomalies of Kidney
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Deafness
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Dystonia
  • Eating Disorders
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Endocarditis
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • End-Stage Renal Disease Related Services
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilia
  • Epilepsy
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Factitious Disorders
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fungal Infections
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genital Warts
  • Glaucoma
  • Goiter
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Headache
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemodialysis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hip Sprain
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • HIV Screening
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypogammaglobulinemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Pain
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Stones
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Leukocytosis
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Lupus
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myelopathy
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Nausea
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Neutropenia
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pancytopenia
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pemphigoid
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cyst
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rash
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ringworm
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scabies
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sepsis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Cancer
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Swine Flu
  • Syncope
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thoracentesis
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Acute Kidney Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Valley Fever
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Warts
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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About Me

Biography

Bethany E. Karl, DO, is board-certified nephrologist. She is an assistant professor in Department of Medicine and works in the Divisions of Nephrology as well as Hospital Medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Karl completed a fellowsh...

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Hospital Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology

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80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2017)