Dr. Karen Nelson, MD

Dr. Karen Nelson, MD

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Gynecology  |  
Female  |  
62 y/o
15 reviews

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Franciscan Women's Specialty Associates at St. Anthony

11511 Canterwood Blvd NW Ste 145

Gig Harbor, WA 98332
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Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Care Philosophy

Karen Nelson, MD, has been privileged to provide care for women in the Puget Sound region since 1995. She is an accomplished gynecologist and is among the South Sound's most experienced surgeons in minimally invasive procedures and an early adopter of robotic surgery. She values the opportunity to interact with women in many stages of their lives.
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Dr. Nelson's Experience

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Dr. Nelson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Gynecology
  • Board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Gynecology
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Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breech Position
  • Endometriosis
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Incontinence
  • Infertility
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Nausea
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Perimenopause
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Yeast Infections

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Procedures

  • C-Section
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fetal Monitoring
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Gynecologic Surgical Procedure
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Pelvic Floor Repair
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Total Salpingectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vulvectomy

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Madigan Army Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nelson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nelson's Reviews

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nelson to family and friends
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Dr. Nelson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (2)
in Spanaway, WA |
Dr. Nelson is amazing! She has been my OB-GYN for the past 9 years and is irreplaceable; so much so that I will drive to Gig Harbor from Spanaway just for her. Franciscan totally scored when she moved from MultiCare.
in Tacoma, WA |
Dr Nelson performed my robotically assisted hysterectomy after I had experienced years of pain and the diagnosis of limited systemic Scleroderma, a very rare auto immune disease. She ran tests on my second visit and I had endometriosis, adenomyosis and fibroids. My best option (I have liver and blood pressure issues) was a hysterectomy. Dr. Nelson is amazing. She made sure it was what I wanted. My life is great now!!! I'm not in pain daily, 24/7 anymore!!! THANK YOU DR NELSON!!!!
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Dr. Nelson accepts 1 insurance carrier
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

Hospitals where Dr. Nelson has admitting priveleges

St. Joseph Medical Center
1717 S J St
Tacoma, WA 98405
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St. Anthony Hospital
11567 Canterwood Blvd NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
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