Dr. Karen Kolba, MD

Dr. Karen Kolba, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 66
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Dr. Karen Kolba, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Santa Maria, CA and has been practicing for 35 years. She graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin in 1977 and specializes in rheumatology.

607 Plaza Dr Ste A

Santa Maria, CA 93454

Contact Information

(805) 925-8899

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Kolba's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kolba treats Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Kolba treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Osteoporosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kolba treats Osteoporosis more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Kolba treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deficiency-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Disuse Osteoporosis
  • Drug-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Hyperthyroid Osteoporosis
  • Idiopathic Osteoporosis
  • Juvenile Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy-Associated Osteoporosis
  • Primary Osteoporosis
  • Secondary Osteoporosis
  • Senile Osteoporosis
  • Transient Osteoporosis of Hip
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kolba treats Arthritis more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Kolba treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis

About Me

Care Philosophy

I strive to provide my patients with the best medical care possible.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

  • 1983
    University Ariz
    Fellowship Hospital
    1983
  • 1981
    Akron Genl Med Center
    Residency Hospital
    1981
  • 1978
    Akron Genl Med Center
    Internship Hospital
    1978
  • 1977
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    Medical School
    1977

Awards

Dr. Kolba's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kolba

3.5

Based on 19 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
36.8421052631579%
(7)

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Average Wait Time
  • 16 – 30 minutes
Dr. Kolba's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
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Dr. Kolba is, without a doubt, the best doctor I have ever had. She spends time with her patients, and you never feel rushed. She explains your condition thoroughly, recommends treatment, and does appropriate follow-up. I highly recommend her!
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Actually said "your pain is not my problem." Literally yelled at me and then refused to give me a referral for physical therapy until I "lost some weight." (I'm 5'8" and 185lbs. not that it matters) I've never had a doctor bring me to tears before. Made me feel like my life had no hope. Luckily I...Read More
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Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Cigna
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Health Net of California
Large Group PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
WellPoint

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