Dr. Sawsan Kara, MD

Dr. Sawsan Kara, MD

Pediatrics  |  
Female  |  
41 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Sawsan Kara, MD is a pediatrics doctor who practices in San Carlos, CA. She is 41 years old and has been practicing for 15 years. Dr. Kara is affiliated with Mills-Peninsula Medical Center and Sequoia Hospital.

San Carlos Pediatrics

301 Industrial Rd Fl 1

San Carlos, CA 94070
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • Meritain Health

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Care Philosophy

Accepting new patients.
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Dr. Kara's Experience

Dr. Kara's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pediatrics
  • Board certified in Pediatrics
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Pediatrics

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*

Conditions Treated

  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Asthma in Children
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Infections
  • Injuries
  • Obesity
  • Otitis Media
  • Pediatric Diseases
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)


  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Infant Care
  • Nebulizer Treatment
  • Physical Examination
  • Sports Physical Examination
  • Vaccination
  • Wart Removal
  • Well Child Examination

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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 Chicago
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • University Chicago Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • University Chicago Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kara has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kara's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kara to family and friends
based on 8 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Kara's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Mountain View, CA |
Dr Kara is great, but I eventually found another doctor due to the incompetent office staff.
in San Carlos, Ca. |
Dr. Kara is a very compassionate and very knowledgeable in her filed. She takes time to explain and listens to the needs of her patient. I am a mom of a special kid and I know what it means to be understood of the needs of my son, but Dr. Kara is there and will go out of her way to help and address our concern be it medical or social. She has a BIG heart to understand the needs of my special son, I admire her not only as my son's pediatrician but as a mother who really cares.
in San Carlos, ca |
My son had been feverish for 6 days, with typical Kawasaki Disease symptoms like rashes, red eyes, swollen palms, body aches. Dr. Kara completely missed the diagnosis, said it was just a viral infection, asking me to switch Tylenol to Motrin for stronger fever killing effect. Fortunately I googled out Kawasaki Disease and rushed my son to a internal medicine doctor who diagnosed him with Kawasaki and sent us to hospitalization right away. Son't put your child at Kara's hand. She is UNQUALIFIED!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Kara accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Basic Exclusive PPO for Small Business
    Basic PPO
    Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Health Net
    Blue & Gold HMO
    Covered California - Bronze PPO
    Employer Group HMO
    Health Net PPO
    Individual and Family PPO
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Health Net of California
    Large Group PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Premera Blue Cross
    Heritage Signature
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Uniform Medical Plan Classic
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Kara has admitting privileges

Sequoia Hospital
170 Alameda De Las Pulgas
Redwood City, CA 94062
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Mills-Peninsula Medical Center
1501 Trousdale Dr
Burlingame, CA 94010
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