Dr. Karen Purdy, MD

Dr. Karen Purdy, MD

Family Medicine  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 55
Dr. Karen Purdy, MD is a family medicine specialist in New Orleans, LA and has been practicing for 29 years. She graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport in 1986 and specializes in family medicine.Read her story

318 Baronne St

New Orleans, LA 70112

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
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Dr. Purdy's Experience

Dr. Purdy's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Purdy's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Purdy "Dr Purdy earned her medical degree from Louisiana State University (LSU) in 1986. She completed her Family Medicine Residency program at the University of Tennessee – Baptist Memorial Hospital in 1989. She is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Purdy "I am a family physician. I try to listen and engage my patients in their care. I stay up to date through journals, CME conferences and the internet. I worked as a respiratory technican in high school, and i enjoyed caring for patients, seeing results of the treatments, and dealing with families. I decided to pursue becoming a doctors to continue these enjoyable things.

I chose to be Family Medicine doctor while working with 2 family physicians as preceptors in my Comprehensive Care Clinic in the 3rd adn 4th years of medical school. Their expertise, kindness and contentment with their careeers provided a touchstone for me from which to work in Family Medicine  


1  Specialties

  • Family Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*

229  Conditions Treated


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33  Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Biopsy
  • Breast Exam
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Immunization
  • Joint Injection
  • Liver Function Test
  • Mole Removal
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Physical Examination
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Stitches
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Urinalysis
  • Vaccination
  • Wart Removal
  • Wellness Examination


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Louisiana.

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.


  • Lsu
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • University Of Tennessee Baptist Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Purdy has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Purdy's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Purdy to family and friends
8 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

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Dr. Purdy's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

My son and I have seen Dr Purdy at a previous location. Dr Purdy presented herself as being quite caring, professional as well as intelligent. In my son's visits, she would listen attentively and knew the questions to ask as my son has a complicated history. When she was informed of his 24 hr...more
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Dr. Purdy is the best doctor I have ever visited. She did not just treat me like a patient. She treated like a friend. She was my doctor since I was 4 years ago. I miss her so much... My Peabody Family Practice family
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She is the kindest and most personable physician I have met. She listens well, is not rushed and immediately inspires confidence in her. Being quite approachable all of her patients I have talked with agree she is a wonderful physician and professional person. Ochsner is very fortunate to have...more
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