Dr. Karen Herbst, MD

Dr. Karen Herbst, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 57
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Dr. Karen Herbst, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in Tucson, AZ and has been practicing for 16 years. She graduated from Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ in 1996 and specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism.

3838 N Campbell Ave

Tucson, AZ 85719

Contact Information

(520) 694-8888

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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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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1  Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

1  Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

62  Conditions Treated

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2  Procedures

  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Diabetes Counseling

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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

4.1
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Herbst to family and friends
18 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Dr. Herbst's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Patient Comments (5)

Dr. Herbst has been my Dercum’s Disease specialist for about 10 years now. She is knowledgeable, kind, and compassionate. She listens and truly does her best. She is a researcher as well. I like that she will initially try more natural medications/supplements before going straight to expensive...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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.
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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...more
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