Dr. Karen Muchowski, MD

Dr. Karen Muchowski, MD

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Dr. Karen Muchowski, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Temecula, CA and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University Of California, Davis Medical Center medical school in 1996. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Palomar Medical Center Poway and Palomar Medical Center Escondido. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Muchowski to book an appointment.

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31537 Rancho Pueblo Rd Temecula, CA 92592

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8 am
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8 am
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8 am
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5 pm

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8 am
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Temecula Office31537 Rancho Pueblo Rd Temecula, CA 92592
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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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
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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Apr 18, 2019
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
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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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Muchowski's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne
  • ACTH (Cosyntropin) Stimulation Test
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Administrative Physical
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anosmia
  • Anxiety
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Back Pain
  • Bacteriuria Screening
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Blood Pressure Management
  • Blood Sugar Monitoring
  • Boil
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Bursa Injection
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer Screening
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Casting
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Chlamydia Infection Screening
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Circumcision
  • Circumcision, Infant
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Dermatitis
  • Detoxification Evaluation
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Evaluation
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dipstick Urinalysis
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Dyslexia Assessment
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endometrial Biopsy
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Epley S Maneuver
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Excision
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Fetal Cardiac Screening
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer
  • Genital Herpes
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Health Screening
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hidradenitis
  • High Cholesterol
  • High Triglycerides
  • HIV Screening
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impairment Rating Evaluation
  • Impetigo
  • Independent Educational Evaluation
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Pain
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease Evaluation
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mammography
  • Mastodynia
  • McMurray's Test
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Menopause Evaluation and Treatment
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nausea
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Neonatal Circumcision
  • Newborn and Well-Child Care
  • Newborn Jaundice
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
  • 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 Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Ovarian Cancer Screening
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Patch Testing
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Pediatric Overweight
  • Perimenopause
  • Pharyngitis
  • Physical Examination
  • Physical Exams for Sports, School and Summer Camp
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pre-Operative Evaluation
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostate Cancer Screening Exam (DRE)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Evaluation - Child and Adolescent
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Purpura
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Testing and Screening
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sore Throat
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • STD Screening
  • Strep Test
  • Strep Throat
  • Suture Soft Tissue Wound
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Tension Headache
  • Testosterone Deficiency
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Tinnitus
  • Toenail Removal
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Tuberculosis Screening
  • Upper Respiratory Tract Infection
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urine Pregnancy Test
  • Vaccination
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vaginosis Screening
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Infection
  • Warts
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis
  • Well Baby Care
  • Well Child Examination
  • Well Male Examination
  • Well Woman Health Examination
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheelchair Evaluation
  • Wheezing
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
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Humana
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PHCS Network PPO
Sharp Health Plan
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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
1997
Oregon Health Sciences University
Internship Hospital
1996
University Of California, Davis Medical Center
Medical 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, and for other questions, call (760) 291-6700.

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

Dr. Muchowski frequently treats Diabetes Screening, Dipstick Urinalysis, and Prostate Cancer Screening . 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, 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.

Does Dr. Karen Muchowski, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Muchowski has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Palomar Medical Center Escondido

Escondido, CA

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

19 Awards Received

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

Temecula Valley Hospital

Temecula, CA

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

1 Award Received