Dr. Karen Head, MD

Dr. Karen Head, MD

Psychiatry  |  
Female  |  
Age 56
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Karen Head, MD is a psychiatry doctor who practices in Louisville, KY. She is 56 years old and has been practicing for 27 years.

1951 Bishop Ln Ste 204

Louisville, KY 40218

Contact Information

(502) 479-4433

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Sagamore Health Network

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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. Head performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Major Depressive Disorder
very high
more than 96% of peers
Psychiatric Diseases
very high
more than 91% of peers
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
more than 89% of peers

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  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence


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  • Psychiatric Evaluation

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Louisville
    Medical School | Graduated 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Head has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Head's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Head to family and friends
based on 35 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Head's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Louisville, KY |
I have seen Dr. Head for a couple of years and have never felt belittled or unimportant when with her, as mentioned in other reviews. She is very professional and listened to me. She always answers my questions and is very encouraging in everything she says to me. I really like her and plan to continue with her for as long as I can.
in Louisville, KY |
I had read the negative reviews right before my appointment with Dr. Head, and must say, I was concerned. After my first appointment, though, I felt she was professional, thorough in her medical history assessment, and seemed quite knowledgeable and capable. I plan to continue working with her and feel fortunate to have found her.
Louisville, KY |
This woman needs to retire. Seriously. My first experience with a psychiatrist. She is very rude, belittling and impatient. She will even roll her eyes at you. I found myself asking HER how she is doing today. If you answer her questions differently than what she asked, she will say "that's not what I asked!!!" all of her questions just seem like she's not interested in you and going thru the motions. Trust me, don't waste your time or money on her. You feel worse leaving than when you came!!
Louisville, Ky |
I have seen her several times and each time I leave the office feelng worse than when I came in. She is condescending and judgemental. I feel like a burden to her. I gave her the benefit of the doubt the first couple times, but I would never recommend her to anyone.
Louisville, KY |
Best interest of patient not kept in mind. Rather, preconceived notions seem to determine line of treatment and advice. Patients' individual needs seem to not be important. She "doesn't do paperwork."
in louisville ku |
i have never felt so degraded in my life. I paid over $150 to get seen by a so-called professional who I thought had my best interest at heart. instead, i saw a person who lived in a world of arrogance and judgement. She tried to shame me by bringing up sex life, weight, social drinking, nicotine (e cigarette), caffeine, and herbal medicines. How someone like this got any kind of medical degree is a disgrace. I felt more helpless walking out than i did walking in.I have so much more to say....
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Dr. Head accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Sagamore Health Network
    Sagamore Plus

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