Dr. Karen Stanek, MD

Dr. Karen Stanek, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  ·  
Female  ·  
67 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Karen Stanek, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Spokane, WA and has been practicing for 26 years. She specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation, pediatrics physical medicine & rehabilitation, and more.Read her story

Northwest Medical Rehabilitation

1315 N Division St

Spokane, WA 99202
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Group Health Cooperative

Learn about Dr. Stanek

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Stanek performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Chronic Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Post-Concussion Syndrome
very high
more than 97% of peers
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Stanek's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Stanek's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Stanek "Dr. Stanek received her masters and PhD in Exercise Physiology from the University of Wisconsin before receiving her medical degree from the University of Mississippi Sciences Center. She completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Colorado. Dr. Stanek also studied Business Administration and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Stanek "Blending compassion, empathy and expertise, Dr. Karen Stanek approaches patients with the desire to care for their physical, mental and emotional well-being. Her philosophy of care seeks to help patients regain both their strength and independence.

Our Vision:

  • Provide each patient with an individualized approach.
  • Select the most appropriate treatment with the patient safety in mind.
  • Utilize the most conservative means by which to help the patient restore optimal function and a quality of life.
  • Maintain communication with the patient and other medical providers.
  • Focus on treating the person, not only the disease.
  • Build a treatment program that is customized to the patient's unique needs.


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3  Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Pediatrics Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

1  Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

65  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Upper Back Pain


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6  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

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.


  • Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • U SD
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University Of Colorado
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Stanek has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Stanek's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Stanek to family and friends
7 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Stanek'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 (2)

Educated, experienced, compationate Doctor. A rare kind! She helped me not only to fight my desease but supported me emotionally . Was trully interested in my condition. Highly recommend her.
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Most caring dedicated Dr I have ever meto she is very comptionate and cares about her patients before money. Wish every Dr was more like her we drive very far to see her because other Dr's are so horid in comparison. Thank u Dr stanek for you caring.
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