Dr. Karen Herbst, MD

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Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism | Female

UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER 1501 N CAMPBELL AVE 110 Tucson, AZ 85724 Get Directions
Dr. Karen Herbst, MD
Dr. Karen Herbst, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism doctor who practices in Tucson, AZ. She is 56 years old and has been practicing for 21 years. Dr. Herbst is affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center South and Banner Children's - Diamond Children's Medical Center.

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Dr. Herbst's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
I am grateful to Dr. Herbst for finally "officially" diagnosing me with Dercum's disease. However, her "miracle cure" of taking a medical food (pill) once a day and I would be back to working out and playing hockey was bogus. Vasculera is a medical food that is not covered by medical insurance companies and it says right on the packaging that any claims are not backed by the FDA. Well, that seems for good reason as it is not a cure or even an effective treatment for people with Dercums.
Phoenix, AZ |
I will never, ever, go back to this place! I was told by my regular provider that I am really type 1. They told me no, that I am type 2. I got a new endocrinologist who ordered GAD antibodies test. Yes, I am type 1 ... just as my regular provider indicated.
in Burke, VA |
Dr. Herbst is an endocrinologist who also specializes in adipose tissue disorders. After I'd seen a dozen physicians who could not identify my condition, I traveled across country for an appointment with Dr. Herbst. She immediately was able to identify my condition as a rare disease and provided explanations, recommendations, and answered all of my questions. She was knowledgeable, patient, compassionate, and caring.
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  •  Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  •  Board certified in Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
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  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology

Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acromegaly and Gigantism
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Genetic Disease of the Skin
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Lipodystrophy
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Male Infertility
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Retina Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Turner Syndrome
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

Education

  • Medical School
    Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ

    Graduated in 1996

  • Internship Hospital
    University of Washington

    Completed in 1997

  • Residency Hospital
    University of Washington

    Completed in 2000

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of Washington

    Completed in 2002

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Procedures Performed

  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Diabetes Counseling