Dr. Karen Blessey, MD

Dr. Karen Blessey, MD

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Dr. Karen Blessey, MD is an internal medicine specialist in New Orleans, LA and has been practicing for 14 years. She specializes in internal medicine.Read her story

Ochsner Baptist - A Campus of Ochsner Medical Center

2820 Napoleon Ave

New Orleans, LA 70115
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Network
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
  • Employers Health Network
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Health Payors Organization
  • Humana

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Dr. Blessey's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Bedwetting
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Care Management
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Cold Sore
  • Common Cold
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Cosmetics
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • HIV Screening
  • Hives
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Spermatocele
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Yeast Infections

About Me

Dr. Blessey is a New Orleans native who trained at LSU and practices uptown at the Baptist Campus. In addition to her medical training, she has an undergraduate degree from the University of Richmond and a Master of Science in Physical Chemistry from the University of Colorado.

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2005
Lsu Medical Center/Charity Hospital/Medical Center Of Louisiana
Residency Hospital
2005
Lsu Medical Center/Charity Hospital/Medical Center Of Louisiana
Internship Hospital
2002
LSU School of Medicine
Medical School
2005
2005
2002

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Blessey

4.7

Based on 38 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
2.6315789473684212%
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Excellent medical care. Doctor Blessey very conscientious and able. Best doctor. Medical staff excellent too. Always willing to recommend Dr. Blessey and her staff. EXCELLENT
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Dr. Blessey is a caring physician, she listens to her patient and is very understanding.
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She listened and took time to understand my issues. Very professional and compassionate. I felt at ease with her.
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I highly recommend Dr. Blessey. She has always shown exemplary professionalism and spot-on assessments. She has the best personality and outlook and really cares about her patients well-being.
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Dr. Blessey is wonderful. I tend to ask a lot of questions about my health. She listens and is patient and takes all of my questions and concerns seriously. I've been seeing her for over 10 years. She has guided me through numerous health issues and have only good things to say about her care. I would absolutely recommend her to family and friends.
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Doctor Blessey is the best!!!. Doctor Blessey is very thorough and professional. She listens and answers any and all questions. I trust Doctor Bleesey's health care decisions. I would truly recommend Doctor Blessey!!!
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All good, good referral to Dr. Williams. Will see me when I need her to. Will recommend her. My wife see her as well.
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Dr. Blessey is the most compassionate doctor that I have ever had. She make sure I understand everything. She is wonderful.
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I think Dr Blessey, she is thorough, listens, explains and is a very nice person....I would highly recommend her and have...
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Very thorough exam and assessment. She explained the plan of care and followed up with results in a very timely manner. Would highly recommend.
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I did research to find a physician and Dr. Blessey was my choice. I have complete confidence in the care she provides me. I feel blessed to have her as my physician. She is a super star!
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Dr. Blessey has been my internist for many Years. She is prompt with appointment times. Spends a lot of time reviewing your chart and takes time to review all tests results with you. She explains the result to you in details and follows up on retesting if needed. I feel completely confident in her diagnostic Abilities. She is very easy to talk to and has a pleasant Sense of humor. Congratulations Dr. Blessey on being awarded the best Internal Medicine by New Orleans Magazine in August 2016.
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Dr. Blessey has been providing primary care to me for over 5 years. She always takes her time to explain things to me and is a wonderful physician. She is very thorough and provides excellent care. Ochsner is very fortunate to have her on staff.
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Dr. Blessey always listens, doesn't hurry you or make you feel like you're wasting her time, and takes a genuine interest in the patient. She is kind, enthusiastic, and has the human touch missing in so many doctor-patient visits. I will continue seeing her as long as she is seeing patients!
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Dr. Karen Blessey is very thorough. She takes her time, listens and shows concern for her patients. I have been a patient of hers for many years.
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Locations

Ochsner Baptist - A Campus of Ochsner Medical Center

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(504) 266-0058

Insurance accepted

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

Aetna
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana PPO
Cigna
Community Health Network
Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
Coventry Health Care of Louisiana HMO
Employers Health Network
Evolutions Healthcare Systems
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Worker's Compensation WC
Galaxy Health Network
Health Payors Organization
Health Payors Organization PPO
Humana
Humana Veterans
Medicaid
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
National Preferred Provider Network
Prime Health Services
Three Rivers Provider Network
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
USA Managed Care Organization

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Ochsner Medical Center

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New Orleans, LA