Dr. Karen McCowen, MD

Internal Medicine •  Female • Age 55
  
Dr. McCowen
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

UC San Diego Health - Perlman Medical Offices

9350 Campus Point Dr La Jolla, CA 92037

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(858) 657-7000

Dr. Karen McCowen, MD is a Internal Medicine Specialist in La Jolla, CA and has over 31 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.


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Dr. McCowen accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
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
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
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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

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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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      Mar 31, 2019
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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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      • Appointment scheduling
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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.
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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.
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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...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

      Awards

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      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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      UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest

      San Diego, CA

      79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

      • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
      • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)
      • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)