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Dr. Karen Finkelstein, MD

Oncology ·  Female · Age 49

Dr. Finkelstein

Dr. Karen Finkelstein, MD is an oncology specialist in Albuquerque, NM and has been practicing for 15 years. She graduated from SUNY Health Science Center Brooklyn in 1997 and specializes in oncology, surgical oncology, and more.


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(505) 843-7813

Dr. Finkelstein accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Medicare Advantage HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Medicare Plus Blue PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
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Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) EPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care) HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care) POS
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Humana
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Medicaid
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Molina Healthcare
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MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Presbyterian Health Plan
Presbyterian Health Plan, Inc.
Principal Financial Group
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Dr. Finkelstein's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Endometriosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Finkelstein treats Endometriosis more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Finkelstein treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Endometriosis
  • Endometriosis of Colon
  • Stage 4 Endometriosis
Uterine Fibroids
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Finkelstein treats Uterine Fibroids more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Finkelstein treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Finkelstein performs Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy) more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Finkelstein performs this procedure more than 100% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Hysterectomy
  • Cesarean Hysterectomy
  • da Vinci® Hysterectomy
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysterectomy, Robotic-Assisted
  • Laparoscopic Salpingectomy
  • Oophorectomy
  • Supracervical Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy

Dr. Finkelstein's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Biopsy
  • Birth Control
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Counseling
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chemotherapy
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Endometriosis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gestational Trophoblastic Tumor
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Gynecologic Surgical Procedure
  • Gynecological Oncology Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymph Node Dissection for Endometrial Cancer (Uterine Cancer)
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Melanoma
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Nausea
  • Neutropenia
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Oophorectomy
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
  • Ovarian Low Malignant Potential Tumor
  • Ovarian Tumor
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection
  • Pelvic Surgery
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radical Cydoreductive Surgery for Ovarian Cancer
  • Radical Hysterectomies for Cervical Cancer
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Total Salpingectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginectomy
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Vulvectomy
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Dr. Finkelstein is dedicated to compassionate care for women suffering from all types of gynecological cancer.
Dr. Finkelstein is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in OB/Gyn and Gyn Oncology. She is a l...

Specialties

  • Oncology
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Gynecologic Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Gynecological Oncology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Education

2004
Unc Chapel Hill Hospitals
Fellowship Hospital
2001
Mount Sinai Medical Center Ny Ny
Residency Hospital
1998
Mount Sinai Medical Center Ny Ny
Internship Hospital
1997
SUNY Health Science Center Brooklyn
Medical School
1993
Columbia University Institute Of Human Nutrition
1992
Duke University
Undergraduate School
2004
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1998
1997
1993
1992

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Finkelstein's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Finkelstein

4.2

Based on 30 reviews

5 Stars
76.66666666666667%
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4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
3.3333333333333335%
(1)
2 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(2)
1 Star
13.333333333333334%
(4)

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Dr. Finkelstein is not only extremely thorough, knowledgeable, and skilled as a physician, but she also has a campassionate nature and treated me with kindness and warmth. She has a gentle spirit and confident hands. I felt as though I was in the care of a beloved sister. She listened to me respectfully. My entire experience from first office visit to post operative care was top-notch. She believes in what she does and will do whatever it takes to provide the highest quality of care.
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Dr Finkelstein was overly aggressive with chemo for my mother. She treats studies, not patients. Sadly, my mother died of kidney failure due to chemo toxicity when no measurable cancer was in her body. Dr F said she was in remission. Even when we voiced our concerns about the poor kidney function lab results, her response, that still haunts me, was, “but studies show....”
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Dr. Finkelstein is a decent person. Some days she will be cold and calculated while other days she's sympathetic and kind. I guess it depends on how she feels that particular day. Her chemo suite is the most unfriendly environment. You're only allowed 1 guest at a time. They pretend they're busy in the back when in fact there are numerous seats available for other patients. If you want a friendly warm environment when receiving chemo, go somewhere else. This place is not for you.
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I was referred to Dr. Finkelstein by my MD in Durango, CO. She was very knowledgeable, on time for my follow-up appointments and I was pleased with my surgery.
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I have been a patient of Dr. Finkelstein for a year & 8 months. I was referred to her practice with a late stage ovarian cancer diagnosis. From our first meeting, she has shown incredible compassion as well as knowledge in current & cutting edge treatments. She has knowledge of drug trials that could potentially benefit her patients & helps to get them included if they qualify. I truly believe her positivity & wealth of knowledge in today's treatments gives us patients the best chance possible.
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Absolutely amazing doctor and staff. Throughout this entire experience she's been phenomenal and made sure I understood everything (procedures, next steps, etc). Couldn't ask for a better doctor
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Her staff that she has are all very professional and courteous. She got to the point and gave me options for my care and let me choose my own path. She was quick and to the point and I did deal with her staff more than I did her but she did have a Lobby full of patients. She answered all my questions even the embarrassing ones and didn't once make me feel like I didn't matter. Everything was explained by her or her staff and every call and message I left was returned. Very happy with outcome
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Dr. Finklestein was very professional and her assessment of me was thorough and well though out.
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She did not take time to explain diagnosis or treatment. Bad bedside manner. Do not recommend.
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