Dr. Karen Teston, MD

Child & Adolescent PsychiatryFemaleAge 72

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Dr. Karen Teston, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Lakeland, FL and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University Of Maryland School Of Medicine medical school in 1987. Her office accepts new patients.

Dr. Karen Teston, MD

Watson Clinic LLP

1600 Lakeland Hills Blvd Lakeland, FL 33805
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Dr. Teston's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Anxiety
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Dr. Teston treats Anxiety more than 82% of her peers

Dr. Teston treats this condition more than 82% of her peers

Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
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Dr. Teston treats Psychosis Due to Mental Illness more than 52% of her peers

Dr. Teston treats this condition more than 52% of her peers

Major Depressive Disorder
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Teston treats Major Depressive Disorder more than 47% of her peers

Dr. Teston treats this condition more than 47% of her peers

Dr. Teston's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders

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Dr. Teston accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Teston's Reviews

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4.0

Based on 12 ratings

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Terrible child psychiatrist. Rushes through the appointment and doesn’t seem to care at all. I wouldn’t take my dog to her.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Oct 07, 2021
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Very long wait for a new patient appointment and I can't wait that long! ??
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Nov 29, 2019
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Didn't seem to care about me or my time.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Meg in Bartow, FL – Sep 14, 2016
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Compassionate, knowledgeable and dependable. Dr. Teston is a gem hidden in central Florida.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Biography

Dr. Karen Teston, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Lakeland, FL and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated...Read more

Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education

Shands Hospital University Fla College Med
Fellowship Hospital
1991
Shands Hospital
Residency Hospital
1988
Shands Hospital University Fla College Med
Internship Hospital
1987
University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
Medical School
,

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Karen Teston, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Teston frequently treats Anxiety, Psychosis Due to Mental Illness, and Major Depressive Disorder. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Teston treats.

Where is Dr. Karen Teston, MD's office located?

Dr. Teston's office is located at 1600 Lakeland Hills Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33805. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Watson Clinic LLP

Watson Clinic Main1600 Lakeland Hills Blvd Lakeland, FL 33805
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Watson Clinic Llp

Watson Clnc Llp2300 E COUNTY ROAD 540A Lakeland, FL 33813
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