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Karen D. Orr, PA-C

General Surgery

"Everyone matters when it comes to providing great health care to patients."

Primary Clinic: Meriter Specialty Clinic

202 S. Park Street, 2 East
Madison, WI 53715
(608) 417-5454

Hospital Affiliations

Meriter Hospital

Education and Board Certification

2003, Post Graduate Education, Western Michigan University
Certification, Nat'l Commission on Cert of Physician Assistants

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Medical Interests

Although she enjoys the full spectrum of general surgery, Karen has a special interest assisting in bariatric surgery. She finds it very rewarding to help these patients decrease and even eliminate their medications, improve functionality and increase their self-confidence. Karen sees patients for a variety of conditions including abdominal issues, thyroid/parathyroid issues, breast issues and lipomas.

Medical Philosophy

Karen provides a welcoming office environment in which to explain a patient's individual health concerns in a simple, easy to understand manner. She feels it's important to take the time to listen to her patients in an empathetic manner and educate them about treatment options.

Personal Interests

During her free time, Karen likes to spend time with friends and family. She also enjoys taking care of her pet dogs and horses.

About Certifed Physician Assistants

Physician Assistants work in all medical and surgical fields supervised by a licensed physician. They carry out the practice of their physician, such as diagnosing illnesses, ordering treatments and assisting in surgery.

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