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Dr. Karen Palmer, DO

Family Medicine ·  Female · Age 48

Dr. Palmer

Dr. Karen Palmer, DO is a family medicine specialist in Portsmouth, NH and has been practicing for 10 years. She graduated from Ohio State University College Of Medicine And Public Health in 1997 and specializes in family medicine.


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(603) 431-2516

Dr. Palmer accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Palmer's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acidosis
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anaphylactic Food Allergies
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedsores
  • Bedwetting
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Bunion
  • Burn Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cluster Headache
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Common Cold
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Food
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Skin
  • Dysentery
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Genitourinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • 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
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • HIV Screening
  • Hives
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Impetigo
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lice
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lyme Disease
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Male Sexual Conditions
  • Malnutrition
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Motion Sickness
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Newborn Jaundice
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Obesity Counseling
  • 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 Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostatitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Runner's Knee
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Scabies
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Sepsis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Sore Throat
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Strep Throat
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaccination
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vaginosis Screening
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Well Baby Care
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

About Me

I enjoy Family Medicine because it allows me the opportunity to work with patients not only on their chronic illnesses, but also healthy preventative measures. In addition, treating patients of ages from the infant stages to the elderly is challenging and extremely rewarding.

Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2009
Madigan Army Med Center
Residency Hospital
1998
Madigan Army Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1997
Ohio State University College Of Medicine And Public Health
Medical School
1993
Wittenberg University
Undergraduate School
2009
1998
1997
1993

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4.9

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I have been a patient with Dr. Palmer for nearly 10 years. Dr. Palmer is always caring and compassionate. She truly cares.
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Karen is very attentive and truly professional. I impicitly trust her observations and solutions. I never feel rushed and Karen always is Interested in more than just the purpose of the visit. I definitely feel that Karen is honest in her diagnosis’and explores various treatment options. I would highly recommend Karen as your primary care physician.
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I have been seeing Dr Karen Palmer for about 2 years now and she is fantastic. Very professional and takes the time to ask questions and let you ask questions if you need to. The entire practice is so so friendly. Recommend them highly
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Dr. Palmer is incredibly thorough and attentive. She's great with my young children and puts them at ease, and she's been wonderful for my care too. We are always seen quickly and she makes me feel like she's got all of the time in the world.
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Office staff competent and friendly. Dr. Palmer very attentive and helpful and encouraging.
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Dr, Palmer is extremely professional and right to the point. She only puts you on medication if absolutely necessary, and reviews side effects.
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The one on one with Dr Palmer is beyond description. She spends time, engages with you and upon leaving you know you have a Physician who will always regard you as a priority. Dr Palmer is all about the patient achieving positive results.
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I was hesitant going to Dr. Palmer after my doctor left. She immediately put me at ease. She is accommodating, knowledgeable and caring. She is also confident in referring me to other more specific professionals. I wouldn't hesitate to refer others to her.
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I saw her on high recommendation, but my experience was awful. My wait was short since no one else was there, which was the only plus. Palmer hadn't looked over my medical history at all, even though the office had had it for 4-5 weeks, and seemed to have little knowledge of my existing (common) health condition. She seemed distant and uncaring. I told her which labs I needed since she didn't read my file and she left them off the order. I left feeling uncared for and plan to find another doc.
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Dr.Palmer is the most smart and caring doctor! I consider myself to be so blessed to have her as my primary care doctor; I have referred her and her office to many people!
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I moved to the area a year ago and started seeing Dr. Palmer as my primary care doctor soon after. She’s great!! She takes the time to really listen, is thorough and personable, and discusses the options for treatment which I really appreciate. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Palmer to anyone!
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I feel so incredibly lucky to have such excellent care provided by my PCP, Dr. Karen Palmer and the Appledore Practice. My concerns are addressed quickly, the staff caring and concerned when I call. The ease of meeting my needs is immediate. Calls are returned quickly and attention to details is obvious. Dr. Palmer is incredibly thorough, caring and knowledgeable; always listening to my issues and ensuring I understand what I need to do to stay healthy.
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Dr. Palmer is a committed, warm and conscientious practitioner who inspires trust.
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I saw Dr. Palmer because my regular physician was not able to get me in for an unexpected sickness. She was FANTASTIC!! She took a great deal of time discussing my concerns and making sure I was comfortable with the solution. Her attentiveness was very refreshing! I would highly recommend her!
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Karen is a great doctor. She is very caring.
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I feel fortunate to have found a pleasant and competent doctor in Dr. Palmer. Having moved to the area a year ago it wasn't easy trying to choose the best fit for me. I would definitely recommend her to family and friends.
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Dr Palmer and her staff are the most caring, thoughtful and thorough staff I have ever dealt with. The compassion this staff gives you should not go unrecognized, I am very thankful and grateful that she was recommended to me. I am a 52 year old female in very good health. I presented at the hospital with some chest pains. When I was released from the hospital, I called Dr Palmer with a list of questions I had, She stayed after hours to calm my fears. HIGHLY RECOMMEND
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Dr Palmer is a caring, compassionate doctor that I would recommend to anyone She takes her time with you and really listens to your concerns. I'm lucky to have her as my Physician. Cathy Wiseman
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Thorough and thoughtful! Dr. Palmer is fantastic.
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Dr. Palmer is exactly what I want in a family practice physician. She sees me as a whole person, not as a set of symptoms. She listens. She has a sense of humor. While there is no doubt in my mind that she's highly qualified and experienced, she doesn't fall into the role of "I'm like a god" that traps many other doctors...she's human. She works collaboratively with me in designing my health care, and has a wide knowledge of referral sources in the area. I'm lucky she's my doctor.
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