Dr. Karen Raiford, MD

Dr. Karen Raiford, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology  |  
Female  |  
Age 45
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Karen Raiford, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology doctor who practices in Huntsville, AL. She is 45 years old and has been practicing for 19 years. Dr. Raiford is affiliated with Huntsville Hospital.

910 Adams St SE Ste 200

Huntsville, AL 35801

Contact Information

(256) 265-6512

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas


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Gestational Diabetes
very high
more than 93% of peers
Pregnancy-Related Disorders
very high
more than 93% of peers
Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
very high
more than 92% of peers

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  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervicitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Mastodynia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders


  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Vaginal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alabama.

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.


  • Wake Forest University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • The Brody School Of Medicine At East Carolina University
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Med College Virginia Hospitals
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Med College Virginia Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Raiford has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Raiford's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Raiford to family and friends
based on 30 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Raiford's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
Huntsville, AL |
Dr. Raiford is very rude and I would never go to her again
Huntsville, AL |
Uses scare tactics and coercion to get you to agree to things you don't need. If you want an unnecessary c-section this is the doctor for you.
in Grant, Al |
I can't say enough about my experience with Dr. Raiford! She definitely knows her stuff!!! I was very nervous and cautious when I was looking for the right doctor. I had several recommended to me and I researched them all! After much praying, I decided that she was the one for me! I ended up having a much needed surgery and she was GREAT through it all! The results are exactly as expected and I'm doing so much better!!! I highly recommend her to anyone!!! Oh and she has an AMAZING staff too!!!!!
in Alabama |
I am beyond thankful to have found Dr. Raiford!! Not only is she extremely knowledgeable, but she cares!!! I have always had anxiety when it came to seeing new doctors, but not with her! I have suffered in pain for years, and she resolved all of that in the last two months! I highly recommend Dr. Raiford to any woman who wants someone who is willing to not only listen to their concerns, but to follow through with a treatment plan!!! Thank you Dr. Raiford for giving me the relief I needed!!!
Huntsville, AL |
I have seen Dr. Raiford for some problems I was having and she was so professional and made me feel very comfortable! She was very thorough and explained things to me in a way I could understand easily. She really took care of me and made sure I got everything I needed for my treatment! I have the utmost confidence in her and would recommend her to anyone!
Huntsville, AL |
I'm a patient of Dr.Raiford, and she is just a phenomenal doctor. She really takes the time to listen to you, and comes up with the best treatments for your needs. I never feel rushed when I have to come in for a visit. I trust Dr. Raiford so much that my 19yr. Daughter sees her as well. My daughter is very shy, and Dr.Raiford always makes her feel very comfortable. I couldn't imagine ever going to another doctor. I will always recommend Dr.Raiford to my friends and family.
Huntsville, AL |
Dr. Raiford and her staff are incredible. I have never left unsatisfied with the help that I received. I love TVOGBYN!
Huntsville, AL |
Dr. Raiford cares more about making money than the health of her patients. She is obnoxious and lacks compassion. I will be finding a new OBGYN.
Huntsville, AL |
I was shocked by the lack of compassion when I had a miscarriage. I was not allowed to see the doctor and was told to call back if I get pregnant again. I should have had access to my healthcare provider during this incredibly difficult time. The nurse who called to tell me that my lab results were in and that it was in fact a miscarriage could not answer most of my questions and no follow up was scheduled. I was so heartbroken at my treatment by this office.
in Owens Cross Roads, AL |
Dr. Raiford is emotionally unstable, and completely disrespectful to her patients. She threatened me while I was in labor, yelling at me over the phone, when I respectfully asked to wait on Pitocin (I was only in labor for 1 1/2 hours, having consistent contractions, 4.5 centimeters dilated, effaced, and heart rates were great). She threatened me with an impending OR time for a c-section if I didn't accept the Pitocin (which actually is generally not allowed in VBACs), and laughed at me. AWFUL!
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Dr. Raiford accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Dental Blue 100/200/300
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Raiford has admitting privileges

Huntsville Hospital
101 Sivley Rd SW
Huntsville, AL 35801
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