Dr. Karen Simon, MD

Dr. Karen Simon, MD

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Gastroenterology  ·  
Female  ·  
44 y/o
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Dr. Karen Simon, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Camarillo, CA and has been practicing for 15 years. She specializes in gastroenterology, hepatology, and more.Read her story

Ventura County Gastroenterology

4005 Mission Oaks Blvd Ste A

Camarillo, CA 93012
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • UnitedHealthCare

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Simon's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Gastrointestinal Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Simon treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Simon treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Constipation
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Dr. Simon treats Constipation more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Simon treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Abdominal Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Simon treats Abdominal Disorders more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Simon treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Simon's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Giardiasis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Dr. Simon aims specifically to work with patients to discover the problem and develop a treatment strategy. She has a particular interest in Celiac Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), and a passion for improving colorectal cancer detection.
She is dedicated to developing a relationship with patients by utilizing education and mutual information sharing.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

Ucla Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
2004
Cedars Sinai Med Center
Residency Hospital
2001
Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
Medical School
2004
2001

Dr. Simon's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Simon

4.0

Based on 42 reviews

5 Stars
71.42857142857143%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
21.428571428571427%
(9)

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My mother an elderly had a procedure, colonoscopy this morning and her experience was unsatisfactory due to the fact that Dr Simon was inconsiderate towards her while in pain during the procedure. My mother advised her she was in pain and Dr Karen Simon failed to understand or be compassionate towards her needs. As I advised Dr Karen Simon about my mother’s pain she got confrontational and berated me my telling me she’s done numerous procedures as if I needed to understand that she has experience. She obviously needs a class one ethics and humanity. I would not recommend her nor will I refer her to anybody. Marcela Ávila - daughter
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Dr. Simon is the best! She is caring and compassionate. Always listens and explains what she considers best course of action to achieve health goals. Dr. Simon diligently stays abreast on current research and medical practices. Her team is cordial, attentive, and thorough. Dr. Simon has earned my complete trust and confidence in the care she provides. I am truly blessed to have Dr. Simon as my doctor.
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She is the best of all the rest.
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Dr. Simon came highly recommended by friends and co-workers. Being a health care professional myself I look for qualities that I strive for in taking care of my patients. She is kind, knowledgeable and easy to talk to. I felt like Dr Simon was approachable and not rushed with care!! Very good doctor and an absolute treasure in Ventura County!!!!!
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Dr. Simon has cared for my husband and me for several years. She found a solution for an issue that had been troubling my husband for some time. She always listens and takes her time with us. We are very happy to have her as our doctor.
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First time meeting Dr. Simon for a pre colonoscopy screening. She is attentive, bright and easy to talk with.
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She is very easy to talk to and gentle.
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Dr. Simon has an excellent "bedside manner." She listens and explains. I just saw her for a pretest appointment, but if I ever need a gastroenterologist I would call her.
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I had a colonoscopy and had no problems . Dr. Simon and staff were very friendly and focused on me before the procedure . That made me feel very comfortable.
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I've just had my initial consult prior to a colonoscopy scheduled for next month -- I found Dr. Simon to be professional, friendly and attentive. So I'm less anxious about the coming procedure!
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Dr. SIMON IS VERY PROFESSIONAL AND CARING, SHE LISTENS TO YOUR CONCERNS AND GIVES GOOD ADVICE ON THOSE CONCERNS.
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Dr. Simon is the best and nicest Dr a senior could hope for
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Dr Simon is friendly and focused.
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Dr. Simon lacks the patience to listen and throughly understand your concerns, the knowledge to give you a directional path to help deal with your illness. Twice in 6 months, I had to be taken to the ER for the exact condition I was seeing her for. This is the very first time I have ever posted an online rating. I wish it could of been on a more positive note, but as I am still trying to recover, I could not give Dr. Simon my recommendation. Find another Gastrointestinal professional.
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Cursory exam. Conclusions appeared to be predetermined from paper, without information. Rushed and unhelpful.
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Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
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Humana
Kaiser Permanente
UnitedHealthCare
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