Dr. Karen Herbst, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism  |  
Female  |  
Age 56
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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 Children's - Diamond Children's Medical Center.

5983 E Grant Rd Ste 117

Tucson, AZ 85712

Contact Information

(520) 694-8888

Dr. Karen Herbst, MD

Dr. Karen Herbst, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Thyroid Disease
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more than 76% of peers
Obesity
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more than 73% of peers
Hypothyroidism
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more than 70% of peers

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Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
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Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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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
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Female Infertility
  • 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
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Retina Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Turner Syndrome
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

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Procedures

  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Diabetes Counseling

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • University of Washington
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University of Washington
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • University of Washington
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Herbst has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Herbst's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Herbst to family and friends
4.0
based on 16 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Herbst's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • 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
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
I went to great amount of trouble & expense to fly to AZ to see Dr. Herbst after being on her waiting list for over a year, I was pushed off on her assistant--a student who could barely speak English. Saw dr, for small amt of time later but offered very little ideas. Promised RX wasn't given until month later after many phone calls to office & requests on her port. Med. didn't work & I ended up in the hospital for over 6 weeks. She is a joke.
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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Dr. Herbst accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Herbst has admitting privileges

Banner Children's - Diamond Children's Medical Center
1501 North Campbell Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85724
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