Dr. Karen Knapp, MD

Dr. Karen Knapp, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology  |  
Female  |  
62 y/o
37 reviews

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Dr. Karen Knapp, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology doctor who practices in Richmond, VA. She is 62 years old and has been practicing for 32 years. Dr. Knapp is affiliated with Bon Secours - St. Mary's Hospital and Henrico Doctors' Hospital....See Less

Commonwealth OB/GYN Specialists

7605 Forest Ave Ste 411

Richmond, VA 23229
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Optima Health
  • Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care)
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

It is my pleasure to care for women of all ages, from pediatric and adolescent healthcare issues through the reproductive years and into menopause.
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Dr. Knapp's Experience

Dr. Knapp's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breech Position
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endometriosis
  • Female Infertility
  • Genitourinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Miscarriages
  • Nausea
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Placenta Previa
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Yeast Infections


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  • Birth Control
  • C-Section
  • Chlamydia Infection Screening
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fetal Monitoring
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Gynecologic Surgical Procedure
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Vaginal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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.


  • University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • University of Arizona
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Med College Of Virginia
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Knapp has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Knapp's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Knapp to family and friends
based on 37 total surveys (18 with reviews)
Dr. Knapp's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (18)
in Richmond, VA |
I've been a patient of Dr. Knapp's for several years. She is always attentive to my needs and answers my questions thoroughly. Her bedside manner is one of a kind. I really would recommend her to anyone for all your ob/gyn issues.
Chester, VA |
It's always a pleasure to interact with Dr. Knapp. She displays her genuine concern and care for your health and well being. Her professionalism and knowledge is evident in every decision and diagnosis. I would highly recommend Dr. Knapp.
Glen Allen, VA |
Have been going to Dr. Knapp since moving here in 1998. I have recommended Dr. Knapp whenever someone is looking for a doctor. She's willing to take time with you and ask if there are any concerns. Wouldn't go anywhere else.
Richmond, VA |
A very thorough, wise, extremely kind doctor- she has walked me through a very scary time and I could always trust her judgment! VERY patient centered!!
in Richmond, VA |
I have been seeing Dr Knapp for almost 20 years now. She always greets you and leaves you with a big heart felt hug. She tries to make your visit as comfortable as possible. She never rushes you and takes the time to hear how you are doing and if you having any concerns. She is very professional while being very friendly at the same time. I would and have highly recommended her to my friends and family, she is wonderful.
Glen Allen, VA |
She is an excellent doctor, very skilled at diagnosing and treating the problem a
Brooklyn, NY |
I started seeing Dr Knapp because the OB/GYN I had been seeing for years recently retired. Dr. Knapp's bedside manner is great. She tells it like it is!
Richmond, VA |
Dr Knapp has been my OBGYN for many years. I love her. I love the practice. Excellent, fast, professional, immaculately clean.
in Glen Allen, VA |
I am absolutely very happy with the care Karen Knapp gives. She is very down to earth and easy to talk to and explains things so anyone can understand. I have recommended her to several friends and they love her too.
Richmond, VA |
I was referred to Dr Knapp by my primary care physician and have been pleased with her care. She treats you as a person, not a number. I would recommend her to family and friends.
Richmond, VA |
Was concerned after my doctor retired, but after an appointment with Dr. Knapp I am very pleased. She was attentive, straightforward, patient and knowledgeable about my issues as an 50+ woman.
Richmond, VA |
I first met Dr. Knapp when I was referred to her for my special needs daughter. I was so impressed with her that when my doctor retired she was my doctor of choice and I could not be more pleased. I really value her professionalism and ability to get to the heart of what is going on in women's health for a woman my age. I don't worry about how to start a conversation or ask a question because when my words fail me she knows how to start a meaningful conversation. She's terrific.
in Aylett, VA |
Although my diagnosis was disturbing, Dr. Knapp was very reassuring and made the experience of receiving it tolerable. Bedside manner is topnotch.
in Chester, VA |
Excellent communication and a wonderfully kind physician. Dr. Knapp truly cares about her patients!
Richmond, Va |
I would recommend Dr. Knapp to anyone and everyone! She is very knowledgable and has a tell-it-like-it-is attitude which is what I like to hear!
Powhatan, VA |
I have been going to her for years and through many different issues. She is great and she cares about you as a person
in Richmond, va |
she delivered two of my children the best doctor I can say that has been around for 6 years since I've known her and she treats you like you're her family so I do recommend dr. Karen Knapp
in Midlothian, VA |
Dr Knapp is an outstanding physician. She has been my personal physician for several years, and excels in listening skills, diagnostic ability and in treating me as a whole person. Her practice is patient-centered, with a staff that is proactive in arranging appointments quickly with referrals to other top specialists outside of OB/GYN if needed. In the atmosphere of busy medical service delivery, this is one practice where I know I will be treated effectively with warmth and intelligence.
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Dr. Knapp accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    HealthKeepers HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    Coventry Health Care of Virginia HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Optima Health
  • Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care)
    Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care) HMO
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Virginia Health Network
  • Virginia Premier

Hospitals where Dr. Knapp has admitting privileges

Henrico Doctors' Hospital
1602 Skipwith Rd
Richmond, VA 23229
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Bon Secours - St. Mary's Hospital
5801 Bremo Rd
Richmond, VA 23226
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