Dr. Karen Lynch, MD

Family Medicine  |  
Female  |  
Age 65
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Dr. Karen Lynch, MD
Dr. Karen Lynch, MD is a family medicine doctor who practices in Santa Cruz, CA. She is 65 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. Lynch is affiliated with Dominican Hospital.

2980 El Rancho Dr

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Contact Information
Dr. Karen Lynch, MD

Dr. Karen Lynch, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Care Philosophy

Scott's Valley Medical Clinic is your medical home in Santa Cruz County for over 40 years We provide care for the whole family. Family practice covers Pediatrics to Geriatrics. All family members are welcome as patients. We are proud of this Clinic and the services we offer. Sometimes we have five generations of one family receiving care here.
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Dr. Lynch's Experience

Dr. Lynch's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

Dr. Lynch does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Emphysema
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Injuries
  • Menopause
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pneumonia


  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Biopsy
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Immunization
  • Joint Injection
  • Mole Removal
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Physical Examination
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Urinalysis
  • Vaccination
  • Wart Removal

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • Uc Santa Cruz
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • University Of California, Davis, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Ucsf
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Mount Zion M C University Ca
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Lynch has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Lynch has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lynch's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lynch to family and friends
based on 6 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Lynch's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Aptos, CA |
I was referred to Dr. Lynch by my optometrist to follow up on stroke and heart attack risk. Dr. Lynch was unaware of the research and was unwilling to consider the issue. She wanted to write me a prescription for a mouth guard and suggested I see an acupuncturist since I "was concerned about circulation." The acupuncturist suggested at least getting a carotid artery scan. Dr. Lynch was resistant to ordering it. Within the year I had a brain aneurysm rupture. I didn't sue.
Davenport, CA |
I recently saw Dr. Lynch for an emergency situation. She was incredible. I switched to Dr. Lynch as my primary Dr. after that visit. I am very happy with her service. She has giving me referrals for two other Dr.'s to help with other complications I am having with my health. I have recommended her to some of my co-workers.
in Santa Cruz, CA |
It's difficult to get a referral to a specialist from her. She thinks that she can and should handle all health issues herself, even when she doesn't have any way of diagnosing the problem. I need an MRI on my back, for example, yet she just wants to me to do physical therapy because she doesn't want me exposed to radiation...but MRI's don't emit any radiation so she is not very knowledgable on the subject. Same goes for wanting to be referred to an allergist.
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Dr. Lynch accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Lynch has admitting privileges

Dominican Hospital
1555 Soquel Dr
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
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