Dr. Karen McCowen, MD

Internal MedicineFemaleAge 57

Dr. Karen McCowen, MD is a Internal Medicine Specialist in La Jolla, CA and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine medical school in 1989. She is affiliated with UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. McCowen to book an appointment.

Dr. McCowen

UC San Diego Health - Perlman Medical Offices

9350 Campus Point Dr La Jolla, CA 92037
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Dr. McCowen listened to me and was able to help me with my long term problems after radiation therapy.
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Matthew P Robbins – Nov 02, 2021
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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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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Karla in Imperial Valley – Jul 11, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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SW in San Diego, CA – Oct 24, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Carlsbad, CA – Sep 07, 2016
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Biography

Karen McCowen, MD, is a board-certified endocrinologist. She has a special interest in the management of diabetes in pregnancy, technologies for managing...Read more

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

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

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Dr. McCowen frequently treats Osteoporosis, Testicular Dysfunction, and Hypogonadism. See all procedures and conditions Dr. McCowen treats.

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Dr. McCowen's office is located at 9350 Campus Point Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. McCowen's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acne
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Back Pain
  • Bedwetting
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dizziness
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Hernia
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hives
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteomalacia
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Perimenopause
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pneumonia
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Proteinuria
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tremor
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wheezing

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Dr. McCowen accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
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
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Locations

UC San Diego Health - Perlman Medical Offices

UC San Diego Health - Perlman Medical Offices9350 Campus Point Dr La Jolla, CA 92037
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