Dr. Karen McCowen, MD

Dr. Karen McCowen, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism  |  
Female  |  
Age 52
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Dr. Karen McCowen, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism doctor who practices in La Jolla, CA. She is 52 years old and has been practicing for 28 years. Read her story

9350 Campus Point Dr

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Osteoporosis
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more than 98% of peers
Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
very high
more than 92% of peers
Thyroid Cancer
high
more than 86% of peers

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Dr. McCowen's bio

This content was provided by Dr. McCowen "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. McCowen has been published in numerous publications including American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition, Current Opinions in Gastroenterology and Nutrition in Clinical Practice. Before joining UC San Diego Health System, Dr. McCowen was a physician in the endocrine divisions at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School.Dr. McCowen completed fellowships in nutrition and metabolism and clinical nutrition from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She also completed fellowship training in metabolism from Joslin Diabetes Center. She completed a clinical fellowship in endocrinology from several facilities in Boston, Massachusetts at Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency in internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic and received her medical degree from Trinity College in Ireland. She is board-certified in internal medicine and endocrinology."

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Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
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Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Female Infertility
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Retina Diseases
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

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Procedures

  • Diabetes Counseling

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.

Education

  • Trinity College, University Of Dublin, University Of Dublin, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Meath And Adelaide Hospital Ireland
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Mayo Clinic Rochester
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Harvard Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. McCowen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McCowen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McCowen to family and friends
5.0
based on 4 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. McCowen's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in San Diego, CA |
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.
Carlsbad, CA |
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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Dr. McCowen accepts 5 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
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. McCowen has admitting privileges

UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest
200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92103
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