Dr. Karen Lauze, MD

Dr. Karen Lauze, MD

Neurology  |  
Female  |  
61 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Lauze is a general adult Neurologist with 30 years of experience. She has provided Neurology services to the Seacoast area for over 18 years and has a special interest in headache and craniofacial pain. Most importantly, she listens to her patients and takes the time to help them understand their condition and help improve their quality of life.

Appledore Neurology Associates

330 Borthwick Ave Ste 107

Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup

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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. Lauze performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Tension Headache
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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  • Neurology
  • Adult Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated

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


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  • Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response Test
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Evoked Potential Test
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Visual Evoked Potential (VEP)

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Boston University School Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • Boston University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Wilford Hall U S a F Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Wilford Hall U S a F Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lauze has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lauze's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lauze to family and friends
based on 22 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Lauze'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 Comments (6)
in Kittery Point, Me |
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.
Portsmouth NH |
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,
in East Kingston, NH 03827 |
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.
Portsmouth, NH |
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.
in Exeter, NH |
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!!!
in Strafford, NH |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Lauze accepts 32 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Husky Health
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MVP Health Care
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • Tricare
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wellcare of Georgia

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Hospitals where Dr. Lauze has admitting privileges

Portsmouth Regional Hospital
333 Borthwick Ave
Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Parkland Medical Center
1 Parkland Dr
Derry, NH 03038
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