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Dr. Karen McCowen, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism ·  Female · Age 54

Dr. McCowen

UC San Diego Health - Perlman Medical Offices

9350 Campus Point Dr La Jolla, CA 92037

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Dr. Karen McCowen, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 22 years. She graduated from Trinity College, University Of Dublin, University Of Dublin, School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism.


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Dr. McCowen is an excellent doctor she cares about her patients and very compassionate. She calls me my friend and she is very knowledgeable and professional, When I leave a message for her she answers it in short time.
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Dr. McCowen is an excellent endocrinologist and she told me that I have the Hashimoto's disease and explain every single thing with patience. I'm very happy to be her patient and I definitely recommend her to my family and friends!
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AmazIngly responsive -- at all times of the day, seven days a week, and even late into the evening. She is interested in everything I, as a patient, say or do or ask about. She answers questions patiently and thoroughly. I feel that she is my partner in my healthcare.
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Dr. McCowen really listens and takes the time to answer questions. I believe she cares about patients by the way she interacts with me.
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About Me

Biography

Karen McCowen, MD, is a board-certified endocrinologist. She has a special interest in the management of diabetes in pregnancy, technologies for managing type 1 diabetes, thyroid biopsy and thyroid cancer, and pituitary and adrenal diseases.Dr. McCow...

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

Meath and Adelaide Hospital Ireland
Internship Hospital
1997
Harvard Medical School
Fellowship Hospital
1994
Mayo Clinic Rochester
Residency Hospital
1989
Trinity College, University Of Dublin, University Of Dublin, School Of Medicine
Medical School
1997
1994
1989

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(858) 657-7000

Dr. McCowen accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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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
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. McCowen's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoporosis
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Treatment Frequency

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

Dr. McCowen 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
Adrenal Gland Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. McCowen treats Adrenal Gland Diseases more than 95% of her peers

Dr. McCowen treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Thyroid Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. McCowen treats Thyroid Disease more than 95% of her peers

Dr. McCowen treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Dr. McCowen's conditions and procedures:

  • Acromegaly and Gigantism
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Female Infertility
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Klinefelter Syndrome
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Retina Diseases
  • Rickets
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency