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Dr. Kristen Updegraff, MD

Family Medicine ·  Female · Age 51

Dr. Updegraff

Dr. Kristen Updegraff, MD is a family medicine specialist in Savannah, GA and has been practicing for 16 years. She graduated from Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine in 2000 and specializes in family medicine.


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(912) 527-7211

Dr. Updegraff accepts the following insurance:

1st Medical Network
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Beech Street (Multiplan)
PPO Next PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care of Georgia
Coventry Health Care of Georgia HMO
Evolutions Healthcare Systems
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Premier Group Insurance
Tricare
Standard
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
WellCare
WellCare PPO
WellPoint

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Dr. Updegraff's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anaphylactic Food Allergies
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Bedsores
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Biopsy
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chickenpox
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Care Management
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Common Cold
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Folliculitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hives
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Impetigo
  • Indigestion
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Injuries
  • Insomnia
  • Intertrigo
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Male Sexual Conditions
  • Malnutrition
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Mole Removal
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Motion Sickness
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Pediatric Overweight
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Physical Examination
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostatitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scabies
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Sepsis
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Sore Throat
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Strep Throat
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulcer
  • Urinalysis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaccination
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wart Removal
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Yeast Infections

About Me

Care Philosophy

I strive to be an old-school family physician. I want to know my patients and their families, take care of them all, and know and understand them on a deep and personal level. I try to create a lighthearted and heartfelt space where care giving is a team effort! I think I have the best patients in the world :-)

Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2003
Family Practice
Residency Hospital
2003
New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia Presbyterian Center
Residency Hospital
2001
New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia Presbyterian Center
Internship Hospital
2000
Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine
Medical School
1995
University Of Georgia, Athens, Ga
Undergraduate School
2003
2003
2001
2000
1995

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Updegraff's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Updegraff

4.6

Based on 104 reviews

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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(9)

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Best doctor I ever had. When she was in Statesboro o started seeing her now I drive all the way too Savannah.
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Dr, Updegraff is very caring and connected to her patients. She is knowledgeable and seeks to give the medical care needed for the best outcome. I appreciate the personal time she provides me when I see her. She listens to my concerns and does not make me feel rushed.
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Dr. Updegraff truly cares about her patients and is never too busy to sit and talk over your complaints and concerns and explain why you are experiencing these issues. I trust her implicitly with all my healthcare. She is so compassionate and the world could really use more physicians just like...Read More
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She is a wonderful doctor that listens an really cares about the well being of her patients.
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A five star review isn't enough, she deserves a thousand stars. Dr. Updegraff is by far the kindest, most caring and intelligent doctor I've ever had the privilege of knowing, and I say this as someone who has been to dozens of doctors in my lifetime. She is a one in a million doctor and I'm not...Read More
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