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Dr. Karen Lauze, MD

Neurology ·  Female · Age 63

Dr. Lauze

Appledore Neurology Associates

330 Borthwick Ave Ste 107 Portsmouth, NH 03801

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Dr. Karen Lauze, MD is a neurology specialist in Portsmouth, NH and has been practicing for 30 years. She graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in neurology.


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(603) 570-3100

Dr. Lauze accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Lauze's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Migraine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lauze treats Migraine more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Lauze treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Basilar Migraine
  • Classic Migraine
  • Common Migraine
  • Complicated Migraine
  • Facioplegic Migraine
  • Familial Hemiplegic Migraine
  • Headache-Free Migraine
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Migrainous Stupor Migraine
  • Oculomotor Migraine
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Visual Migraine
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lauze treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 99% of her peers

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

Peripheral Nerve Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lauze treats Peripheral Nerve Disorders more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Lauze treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Alcoholic Neuropathy
  • Alcoholic Polyneuropathy
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Auditory Neuropathy
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Carcinomatous Polyneuropathy
  • Carotid Sinus Syncope
  • Chronic Demyelinating Neuropathy With IgM Monoclonal Gammapathy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Congenital Neuropathy With Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita
  • Congenital Sensory Neuropathy With Neurotrophic Keratitis
  • Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Hereditary Neuropathy With Liability to Pressure Palsies
  • Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy, Type I
  • Infantile Refsum Disease
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Inflammatory Neuropathies
  • Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy
  • Metabolic Neuropathy
  • Motor and Sensory Neuropathy With Sensorineural Hearing Loss, Bouldin Type
  • Motor Neuropathy
  • Motor Neuropathy, Peripheral With Dysautonomia
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy With Conduction Block
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Jerash Type
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Type III
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Type VIIa
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Motor and Sensory, Lom Type
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Motor and Sensory, Okinawa Type
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Radicular
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type I
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type II
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type IV
  • Neuropathy, Motor & Sensory
  • Optic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Peroneal Muscular Atrophy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Pudenal Neuropathy
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Retrobulbar Neuropathy
  • Sensory Neuropathy With Spastic Paraplegia
  • Spinal Bulbar Motor Neuropathy
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia With Axonal Neuropathy, Type 2
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia, Autosomal Recessive, With Axonal Neuropathy
  • Toxic Polyneuropathy Due to Acrylamide
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Vascular Neuropathy

Dr. Lauze's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response Test
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Evoked Potential Test
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Evoked Potential (VEP)
  • Visual Field Defects

About Me

Dr. Lauze enjoys being able to make a difference in a person's life.  Working with her patients to come to a diagnosis and treatment plan that will improve the patient's quality of life is of utmost importance to her.  

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

1989
Wilford Hall U S A F Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1986
Wilford Hall U S A F Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1985
Boston University School of Medicine
Medical School
1981
Boston University School of Medicine
Undergraduate School
1989
1986
1985
1981

Awards

Dr. Lauze's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lauze

3.5

Based on 29 reviews

5 Stars
51.724137931034484%
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4 Stars
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1 Star
34.48275862068966%
(10)

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My visits are always helpful. Dr. Lauze and her staff are always caring and there to listen and help solve my issues with me.
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Dr. Lauze was attentive and addressed my concerns.
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Dr. Lauze is an amazing provider. She always answers my questions and I never leave feeling as though I have not been fully taken care of. You can tell she cares for her patients! I definitely would recommend Dr. Lauze to others.
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She is an amazing provider. Dr Lauze answers all of my questions, she takes the time to make sure I get what I need out of each visit. Follow up time with lab work and imaging is extremely quick. I feel as though I never have to wait. She is awesome!!
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Listen closely to my history and ordered a test that a previous doctor missed, and from her explanation of that test, seemed like it would give some accurate results for us to work with. Very insiteful!
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She clearly explains the medical issues to assure you leave office knowing what your actions should be. She's a good listener!!
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Gets to the point. She acts like she don’t listen but really does. Knows her stuff is honest and gets to the point of why you are there. Been going a year and another appointment coming up. I have new issues and I know she will be honest
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I saw Dr. Lauze for an EMG at Portsmouth Hospital. I found her to be the least communicative and disconnected doctor I have ever met. The order was supposed to have been faxed by the referring physician, but she decided to do the procedure without it. She never looked at me, asked only one question, and when I tried to give her information it was received on deaf ears. She never explained anything and grunted one word responses when I asked questions. Do not use her if you want communication.
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I saw this doctor for neuropathy and balance issues, she ordered tests and sent me to hearing doctor, with no follow up appointment. Felt she had not listened to my symptoms at all, It was later determined I was very ill and suffered spinal cord damage from pernicious anemia,
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My recent visit with Dr. Lauze was thorough, professional and specific. She asked questions about my specific symptoms and recommended labs as well as a cat scan to help rule out any underlying causes of my headaches. Very courteous and professional I would definitely refer family and friends to her.
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This was my 3rd appointment with her following a concussion in 2015. During the first 2 appointments, her assessment, diagnostics ordered (MRI) and treatment offered were fair. However, this most recent appointment was different wherein she asked me questions only, did not do a physical examination and proceeded to suggest medication, of which I refused. She then suggested the "Bio-feedback Method". That someone would be in touch to schedule this appt., which never happened.
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I have had two appointments with Dr. Lauze. The first time was for an E.M.G. on my paralyzed leg where she found a trouble spot. After many other appointments and tests, I decided to see her again. She spent the whole appointment staring into the computer screen with little to say. She ordered a Bone Scan. Bone scan done, she dropped me like a rock! I did not even have an out briefing with her. I'm sure the hospital was glad to use their scanner. I say, run fast and run far!!!
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Dr. Lauze listen's intently to you during your time allotted with her, she has 0 distractions in her immaculately clean and organized environment. She is thorough and cares about her clients. I've been very happy with her as my neurologist and trust her 100%. I would highly recommend her.
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