Dr. Karen Isselbacher, MD

Internal MedicineFemaleAge 62

Dr. Karen Isselbacher, MD is a Internal Medicine Specialist in Needham, MA and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Boston University School Of Medicine medical school in 1985. She is affiliated with medical facilities Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Newton - Wellesley Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Isselbacher to book an appointment.

Dr. Isselbacher

Exceptional Health

140 Gould St Needham, MA 02494
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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Dr. Isselbacher's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Back Pain
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Celiac Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophagitis
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Folic Acid Deficiency
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hives
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Immunization Administration
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Physical Examination
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyuria
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Proteinuria
  • Purpura
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spirometry
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tinnitus
  • Tremor
  • Urinalysis
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaccination
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing

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(781) 444-3550

Dr. Isselbacher accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
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HealthyBlue 2.0
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Cigna
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Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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Coventry Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
WellPoint

Dr. Isselbacher's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Isselbacher

4.4

Based on 14 ratings

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Dr. Isselbacher figured out what was wrong with me when no other doctor could. Her attention to detail and ability to read inbetween the lines in refreshing to see these days. Her staff is not only very polite but also seem genuinely interested in helping their patients in any way they can!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Boston, MA – Dec 04, 2018
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Great Experience, I wish all the doctors and clinics work the way these guys do. Always responsive and willing to help.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Barbara G. in Boston, MA – Nov 14, 2018
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Unprofessional, bad attitude, zero bedside manner. Horrible diagnostician.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Apr 14, 2018
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Dr. Isselbacher is one of the finest doctors and human beings I have ever been fortunate enough to come in contact with. Not only is she brilliant, up-to-the-moment with medical advances and matters, deeply knowledgeable about the art and science of the medical field, but she is also warm, caring, and compassionate with good old-fashioned common sense and stellar judgment. I recommend her and her professional, well-trained, and committed staff fully and wholeheartedly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Marcia S. Wagner in Boston, MA – Apr 03, 2018
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Dr. Isselbacher and her team have always been incredibly thoughtful and helpful. I highly recommend Dr. Isselbacher to anyone seeking professional, personalized and quality care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Jan 12, 2018
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Boston Concierge Medicine: Exceptional Primary Medical Care Exceptional health is a Boston and MetroWest Massachusetts based concierge primary care medical...Read more

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1989
Mt Auburn Hospital
Residency Hospital
1987
Mount Auburn Hospital
Internship Hospital
1985
Boston University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1981
Harvard Medical School
Undergraduate School
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Awards

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What are Dr. Karen Isselbacher, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Isselbacher frequently treats Vitamin B Deficiency, Polyuria, and Limb Cramp. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Isselbacher treats.

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Dr. Isselbacher's office is located at 140 Gould St, Needham, MA 02494. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Exceptional Health

Exceptional Health140 Gould St Needham, MA 02494
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Isselbacher is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Boston, MA

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Newton - Wellesley Hospital

Newton, MA

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

17 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)