Dr. Karen Thampoe, MD

Internal Medicine •  Female • Age 48
  
Dr. Thampoe
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
21238 Kingsland Blvd Katy, TX 77450

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Dr. Karen Thampoe, MD is a Internal Medicine Specialist in Katy, TX and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from George Washington School Of Medicine medical school in 2001. She is affiliated with medical facilities Houston Methodist West Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Thampoe to book an appointment.


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3.9

Based on 175 ratings

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The office management is atrocious. I went to this doctor for two years. She pushes you to take unnecessary tests. Every visit I had to wait for at least an hour to see he for no more than 2 minutes each time. I had no time to discuss questions or issues with her as she appeared to be way over booked.
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Feb 08, 2020
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Aboslute scam of a practice. I came in as a new patient for a prescription medication I've been on most of my life. Took 2 hours from the time I walked in to leaving and these visit only take about 20 mins. They ran a bunch of unnecessary tests that no doctor has ever run for this type of visit, of course billed insurance $2500 and sent me a nice bill for the rest. Never have I had a doctor's office abuse insurance and run as many bogus tests as this office. I'm in great health and it was completely unnecessary. I should have listened to my gut and left immediately. They are only after your money. The doc saw me for less than 5 mins, wanted me to do some sleep study that was pointless, likely to charge me more, and was out the door. AVOID this place at all costs.
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Scam of a practice – Oct 21, 2019
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I saw the doctor once. There was no discussion over my lab results, but she called in 4 "prescriptions" for vitamins, though my levels were high in several of these areas. I had to go in, no appointment, to talk to someone, not the doctor, about these prescriptions and was told that 3 of 4 were a mistake and that I should not take them. These "prescriptions" were done through a pharmacy no one has heard of and had to be delivered, paid for in advance, and I had no idea what they were because the doctor did not talk to me even when I called to ask. All tests for my physical were billed to out-of-network businesses, costing me over $2,000 after insurance. Then it has taken almost 2 months of requests to have my medical records sent to a new doctor without success, all paperwork is properly filled out. I went in to Dr. Thampoe's office in person to request my record and was told that they charge a fee of $175 for medical record copies. This is against medical board requirements.
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Sep 10, 2019
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My son has been going to this physician for at least two years. They never bill the proper insurance, and when I call them and leave messages, they don’t call back. They also have an INVALID email that you are supposed to use for billing concerns. She might be a good doctor, but the billing and customer service are AWFUL. I have worked in healthcare for 25 years. This is the first time I’ve been compelled to do an online review. Unacceptable.
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Jun 22, 2019
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Excellent service. Love al of the staff. Dr thompee isvery personalble. Hughlyrecommend.
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Debbie in Katy, TX – Nov 12, 2018
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I don't know how can she get those stars. My 1st-time visit was horrible. Waiting for 2 hours but see her 20 seconds. Those 20 seconds visit she charged $530 plus $100 lab work. I have not received the lab report until now but the bills. I was naive to gave her 2nd chance. But it turns out the same. She did not even come but only the nurse, and lab work was ridiculous expensive and useless. Her manager knows nothing even the bill. So don't see her.
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katy, TX – Sep 27, 2018
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This place doesn't even deserve a star. It was my first time coming to see Dr. Thampoe. The doctor spends the most five minutes not to mention the waiting time for the doctor to come in in the examination room. My appointment was at 11:40 am and i left the office at 1:35pm. The doctor and nurses totally forgot about that i was in the waiting room is not until a came out. everyone in the front office ignored that i was there standing and is when i said is somebody going to help me. They fetch t
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Joanna in katy, TX – Sep 18, 2018
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Dr Karen Thampoe is very thorough with her care for me and my relatives. I have been with her a very long time. Love her down to earth nature also
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Bridgette Talley in Katy, TX – Oct 28, 2017
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One hour waiting time every time. Poor scheduling, horrible organization, lack of responsiveness and misdiagnosis. Finding an alternative for my mother that has their act together. This place definitely does not.
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Ron in Katy, TX – Jun 03, 2017
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A complete joy. The Dr. always has a smile on her face which puts you at ease. I find that she always has time to answer my questions in a fashion that you do not require a medical degree to understand. She takes her time and does not make you feel hurried which I appreciate. After seeing several Doctors that I did not care for in several ways. I feel I won the lotto with Dr. Thampoe. I look forward to a long Doctor patient relationship. I would feel awful if I did not mention her staff.
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Robert Alan Johnson in Katy, TX – May 09, 2017
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Dr Thampoe has been my doctor for more than 7 years. I completely trust her and her care. She listens well, is open to suggestions, takes time to answer questions. I never feel rushed when I see her. I feel like Dr Thampoe is a partner with me in my health care.
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Sarah Bailey – Apr 12, 2017
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I have gone to Dr. Thampoe twice for a yearly physical. She is prompt for the appointment time. She spent time with me, she was not rushed or hurried. She asked questions and listened to me. She was very through and I would highly recommend her.
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Dorothy Kelley – Mar 31, 2017
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She is a genuine person who provides logical guidance to her patience. I found her by chance online, gave it a shot, and she's probably been my most memorable and supportive doctor I've had ever.
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Nancy Bayer – Mar 28, 2017
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She was a very patient doctor, listened to all of my concerns and helped me out tremendously. I am thankful for her services and definitely recommend her as a doctor.
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Amira Mercado – Mar 24, 2017
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I have not come across any other caring doctor like Dr. Thampoe She is very gentle, intelligent and a great listener. She examined me and also listened to my emotional problems that I shared with her and suggested ways out to help me. She was very patient with me and made me feel at home. I am very impressed by the way she cared for and treated me.
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Louise Lawler – Mar 18, 2017
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The employees are so unprofessional here. Took 7 phone call 2 visits 3 faxes, Still got the referral wrong. They are clueless, kept no record. I had to give same information 3 times. Unbelievable, I will need to find a different Doctor for my father. The Doctor has no time to listen.
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Mohi in Katy, TX – Mar 03, 2017
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I will never go back. No bedside manner at all. Doesn't seem to care or listen. Insist on a lot of tests. Her staff is terrible too. The gal that drew my blood, did something wrong. Ruined by white blouse with blood. The reviews like mine are accurate. I can't imagine having a good experience there. I warned you.
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Becky in Katy, TX – Jan 23, 2017
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I live in Conroe Texas so going to Katy isn't exactly right around the corner but it's worth the drive. She is a wonderful physician and is always looking out for my best health interests as should any doctor for thier patient. I have never had any issues getting in for an appointment even if it's last minute. I travel most of the year for work and sometimes a days notice is all i can give and they've always worked me in. Her staff is amazing as well. By far the best PCP I've ever had!
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Carey Jimmerson in Conroe tx – Jan 05, 2017
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Dr. Thampoe is always Late, and distracted when speaking with you. She makes "jokes" that are not funny about your health symptoms. She always needs to be reminded for the need of your visit, yet she REQUIRES you to come for a "check up" every three months....Seems like she just wants the copay money.
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Stephanie in Katy, TX – Dec 28, 2016
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My appointment with Dr. K went better than expected. Office wasn't busy when I visited. Thanks doc!
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Jose Snyder in 3967 Sundown Lane Austin, TX 78701 – Nov 30, 2016
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Care Philosophy

We believe in taking care of our patients as our priority

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine

Education

2004
Mamonides
Residency Hospital
2002
Long Island Coll Hosp
Internship Hospital
2001
George Washington School Of Medicine
Medical School
1994
University of California at Santa Barbara
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Chinese
  • English

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Dr. Thampoe accepts the following insurance:

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Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
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Golden Choice
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Health Fund
Health Fund POS
Health Fund PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
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Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MAPFRE Life Insurance Company of Puerto Rico
Choice
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
Vista Health Plan
Commercial HMO

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No malpractice claims found for Texas
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Dr. Thampoe's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Administrative Physical
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Care Management
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Skin
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Food Poisoning
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Injuries
  • Insomnia
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Mastodynia
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Physical Examination
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Strep Throat
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulcer
  • Urinalysis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaccination
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing

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21238 Kingsland Blvd Katy, TX 77450
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