Dr. Robert Karman, MD

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Age 54
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Dr. Robert Karman, MD
Dr. Robert Karman founded Expert Sleep Medicine in 2013 after working in Pulmonary and Critical Care medicine for 17 years. In 2016, he merged his practice with Family Allergy & Asthma. He is a graduate of the University of Dayton and completed his graduate degree and doctorate at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, MN, Jacksonville, FL, and Scottsdale, AZ. Then he went on to completed his Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine Fellowship at the Indiana University Medical Center. Dr. Karman has been named one of the "Top Docs" in Louisville in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. As a sleep specialist, he also works with community organizations to hold sleep wellness programs for groups such as the Louisville Metro Police and the Louisville Fire Department.

Main Office

4121 Shelbyville Rd # 2

Louisville, KY 40207

Contact Information

(502) 963-0487

Dr. Robert Karman, MD

Dr. Robert Karman, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare
  • WellPoint

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Care Philosophy

My greatest tool is listening to my patients. They typically provide me with the clues necessary to diagnose and cure disease. I have retired from the Critical Care venue to focus on the new plague of Sleep disorders. My Goal is to provide the education and direction to irradiate or treat Sleep deprivation, Shift Worker Syndrome, Sleep Apnea, etc... I feel the greatest and most worthy challenge of our time in medicine is to instill the attributes of enough "normal" sleep to all.
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Dr. Karman's Experience

Dr. Karman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sleep Medicine
  • Board certified in Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Sleep Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonology

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Pulmonary Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Pulmonology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Sleep Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


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  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchoprovocation Test
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chest Tube Insertion
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Procedures
  • Respiratory Management
  • Sleep Study
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

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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.


  • University Of Dayton
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Mayo Grad School Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Mayo Grad School Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Indiana University School Of Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Karman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Karman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Karman to family and friends
based on 16 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Karman'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 (10)
Louisville, KY |
Absolutely love this office and the care that Dr. Karmen provides. He has answered his calling of being a physician. Excellent staff and teamwork displayed.
in Louisville, KY |
Very friendly and caring doctor He always takes time and explains everything.
in Louisville, Ky |
Dr. Karman and his staff are Excellent people to deal with. I believe he truly cares about me and my health needs. He asks questions and never rushes. My appointments are always quick in and out. Their location is totally convenient from a parking standpoint. His staff is top notch in scheduling, interacting with their patients, and all are very pleasant to deal with. I hope this survey asks for me to select a Star Rating for it will be 5 out of 5. Glad to be his patient.
in Louisville, KY |
Dr. Karman is a very pleasant, knowledgable doctor and I am so glad that I found him. He has been my physician for over 20 years and I would highly recommend him to anyone needing
in Louisville, KY |
Knew Dr Karman when practicing Pulmonology. He is and was the most compassionate and knowledgeable as they come. We transitioned with him and continue to see him for sleep apnea. I would not recommend anyone else but Dr Karman for Sleep Medicine needs. YOu never feel rushed, he listens, and he KNOWS you. Can't say enough for him.
in louisville ky 40211 |
He is very pleasant to talk to. He listen to you. Yes I would highly recommend him to family and friends. Everyone works in his office is so so nice. So glad he is my sleep Dr.
in Louisville, KY |
I have fairly complex sleep issues. Dr. Karman has taken a great deal of time to work with me on these. He is thorough, caring, and compassionate, while also making strong recommendations. I am seeing a lot of improvement after decades of poor sleep. I would recommend him without reservation.
in Salem, IN |
As my sleep specialist physician, I am very happy with Dr. Karman. He takes time to listen to my concerns, and always presents with a pleasant and professional demeanor. He is always available if I need him. His staff are courteous and always greet me with a smile at my appointments. I would recommend Dr. Karman to anyone seeking assistance with a sleep related disorder.
in Louisville, KY |
I've been seeing Dr. Karman for several years now and I'm extremely pleased with the care I've received from him. He has an excellent bedside manner, i.e. he communicates well to me as his patient. He also has a friendly disposition and impresses me with his knowledge and observations. Additionally, he's acted as a client advocate for me in insuring I receive good treatment from the medical vendor who supplies me with C-PAP supplies. I highly recommend him and give him five stars!
in Jeffersonville, IN |
Dr. Karman takes the time with me so I understand what is going on with my Sleep issues and the best way to keep it under control. I send any friends having sleep issues to Dr, Karman. I haven't found anyone better.
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Dr. Karman accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Access Choice PPO
    Blue Preferred HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare
    WellCare PPO
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Karman has admitting privileges

Clark Memorial Hospital
1220 Missouri Ave
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Jewish Hospital
200 Abraham Flexner Way
Louisville, KY 40202
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Norton Hospital
200 E Chestnut St
Louisville, KY 40202
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