Dr. Karen Muchowski, MD

Dr. Karen Muchowski, MD

Family MedicineFemaleAge 53

Family Medicine

Dr. Karen Muchowski, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Temecula, CA and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University of California At Davis / School of Medicine in 1996. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Palomar Medical Center Poway and Palomar Medical Center Escondido. Her office is not accepting new patients.

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Graybill Medical Group

Temecula Office31537 Rancho Pueblo Rd Ste 308 Temecula, CA 92592
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  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals

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Dr Muchowski was the meanest doctor ever. She was condescending and spoke to me like I was stupid and basically disregarded my medical history (I'm only 24 and a patient from Loma Linda as a child). She disregarded my lab work from the ED a week ago as well. Never addressed my concerns but told me to return in 4 weeks. Why would anyone return?
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May 16, 2019
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I was exceptionally pleased with Dr. Muchowskis care and knowledge. I was an RN for 30 years and would feel comfortable recommending her to anyone. She is very thorough and from what I can discern stays up with the latest studies. Her nurse Teresa is very efficient and friendly as are the front desk girls. Patricia Tobey
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Very through in her physical for my first visit. She even palpated my thyroid which other Dr’s had never done before. Her follow up with my Cardiologist was really helpful in determining whether I was supposed to take a prescription that I dreaded. Thank God her follow through spared me. She represents what good medical practice is all about.
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
What could be improved
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Robert Cash in Temecula , CA – Sep 27, 2018
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Dr. Muchowski would never give me any of the special provider referrals I asked for and continued to insist on alternative meds/ therapies for issues I brought to her attention. I feel like her only objective was to schedule me for more visits that she could then charge me for. My insurance requires a pcp referral before allowing me to see a specialist so I have still not had any of my concerns addressed.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jennifer – Jul 17, 2018
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Dr. Muchowski's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Diabetes Management
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anosmia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Birth Control
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Blood Pressure Management
  • Blood Sugar Monitoring
  • Boil
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Chronic Diabetes Management
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Dehydration
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Management
  • Diabetes Prevention
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diabetic Wound Care
  • Diaphragms, Caps, and Shields
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Emphysema
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Generalized Obesity
  • Genital Herpes
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hidradenitis
  • High Cholesterol
  • High Triglycerides
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Impetigo
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Injuries
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Pain
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Lipid Profile
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mastodynia
  • McMurray's Test
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Nausea
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Neonatal Circumcision
  • Newborn and Well-Child Care
  • Newborn Jaundice
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Management
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Ovarian Cancer Screening
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Patch Testing
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Pediatric Overweight
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Physical Exams for Sports, School and Summer Camp
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Post Menopause Treatment
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Primary and Preventive Care for Children and Adolescents
  • Primary Care for Adolescents
  • Primary Care for Adults
  • Psychiatric Evaluation - Child and Adolescent
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sick Patient Care
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Screenings
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stitches
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Strep Throat
  • Suture Soft Tissue Wound
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Testosterone Deficiency
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Tinnitus
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberculosis Screening
  • Upper Respiratory Tract Infection
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis
  • Well Baby Care
  • Wheezing
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations

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Dr. Muchowski accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
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PHCS Network PPO
Sharp Health Plan
Gold Value
Tricare

About Me

Care Philosophy

``Every person has a different path to health. It's my job to guide my patients through the science of medicine to help them find their own paths to a better life.``

Biography

Dr. Karen E. Muchowski is a board certified Family Physician with a special interest in Women's Health, Pediatrics, and Chronic Pain issues.
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Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Adult Medicine
  • General Medical Practice
  • Maternal Medicine
  • Men's Health Medicine
  • Pediatric Medicine
  • Women's Health Medicine
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Board Certifications

Education

1999
Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)
Residency Hospital
1999
Oregon Health & Science University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1997
Oregon Health Sciences University
Internship Hospital
1996
University of California At Davis / School of Medicine
Medical School
1996
University Of California, Davis Medical Center
Medical School
1992
University Of California, Davis
Undergraduate School
1992
University Of California, Davis (B.S.)
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Karen Muchowski, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (858) 437-9976.

Does Dr. Karen Muchowski, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Karen Muchowski, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Muchowski frequently treats VAP Lipid Testing, Drug Allergy Testing, and Skin Screenings. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Muchowski treats.

Where is Dr. Karen Muchowski, MD's office located?

Dr. Muchowski's office is located at 31537 Rancho Pueblo Rd Ste 308, Temecula, CA 92592. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Karen Muchowski, MD speak?

Dr. Muchowski speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Muchowski is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Palomar Medical Center Poway

Poway, CA

67% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Palomar Medical Center Escondido

Escondido, CA

72% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% higher than the national average

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Temecula Valley Hospital

Temecula, CA

79% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% higher than the national average

1 Award Received