Dr. Karen Muchowski, MD

Dr. Karen Muchowski, MD

Family Medicine •  Female • Age 51

  
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Dr. Karen Muchowski, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Temecula, CA and has over 24 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. She has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Muchowski to book an appointment.


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Graybill Medical Group

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(858) 437-9976
Temecula Office31537 Rancho Pueblo Rd Ste 102 Temecula, CA 92592
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 6:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 6:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 6:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 6:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Temecula Office31537 Rancho Pueblo Rd Temecula, CA 92592
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 6:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 6:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 6:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 6:00pm
    • 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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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.
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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.
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Dr. Muchowski accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
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Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Muchowski's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Back Pain
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Blood Pressure Management
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Celiac Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Hearing Screening
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • High Cholesterol
  • High Triglycerides
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Nausea
  • Newborn and Well-Child Care
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Physical Examination
  • Physical Exams for Sports, School and Summer Camp
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Strep Throat
  • Suture Soft Tissue Wound
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Testosterone Deficiency
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Upper Respiratory Tract Infection
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis
  • Well Baby Care
  • Well Child Examination
  • Well Male Examination
  • Well Woman Health Examination
  • Wellness Examination

About Me

"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."

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Palomar Medical Center Poway

Poway, CA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

Palomar Medical Center Escondido

Escondido, CA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)

Temecula Valley Hospital

Temecula, CA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average