Karen A Kowalczyk, FNP

85 Ratings33 Comments
Family Medicine
Elmhurst Memorial Elmhurst Clinic
Hospital Affiliations:
Elmhurst Hospital
Clinical Interests:
Pediatric; Primary Care; School Physicals; Family Care; Fitness; Oral Contrac./Birth Control; Adolescent/Teen Medicine; Norplant Insertion; Contraception; Women's Health

This provider is an independent medical practitioner who has been permitted to use the hospital's facilities and to exercise his or her independent medical judgment in the care and treatment of his or her patient.



Philosophy Of Care

I am a caring and compassionate provider specializing in the needs of all family members across the lifespan. I believe overall health begins in the home but when illness occurs, I believe in exploring different avenues of treatments to help one return to health and well-being.

Education & Credentials

Medical School: North Park University, 2008


Family Medicine

Insurance Accepted

Blue Cross PPO
Blue Choice Preferred
Blue Precision HMO
Coventry (Personal Care)
Coventry One PPO
Coventry HMO
Coventry POS
Coventry PPO
Coventry Workers Compensation Plan
Galaxy Health PPO (UHC)
Great West Open Access
Great West POS
Great West PPO
HFN Workers Compensation Plan
Humana Choicecare PPO
Illinos Medicaid
Medicare Part B
MultiPlan PPO
Sunrise Advantage
United Healthcare Select HMO
Aetna Medicare HMO
Aetna HMO
Ambetter Balanced Care HMO
Ambetter Secure Care HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (plan 1 & 2) (UHC) HMO
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (UHC) and Compete Assure
Blue Cross Blue Advantage HMO
AARP Medicare Complete Access (UHC) HMO
Aetna Medicare POS
Aetna Medicare PPO
Blue Cross Community FHP-ICP
Blue Cross Community MMAI
Blue Cross HMO Illinois (HMOI)
Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Choice MCNP PPO
Blue Choice Options PPO
Blue Cross POS
Cigna HealthSpring MA HMO
TriWest PC3 / Veterans Administration Community Care
Aetna National Advantage Program
Beech Street PPO
Imagine Smart Network
Coventry First Health PPO
Humana HMO
Humana Gold Plus HMO
Humana Gold Plus PPO
TriCare Standard/Reserve Select PPO
United Healthcare Choice EPO
United Healthcare Choice HMO
United Healthcare Choice Plus POS
UHC Medicare Advantage PPO
United HealthCare Choice Plus HMO
United HealthCare Choice Select HMO
United HealthCare Select POS
United Healthcare Select EPO


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Overall Patient Rating
4.7 out of 5
(85 Ratings, 33 Comments)
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First time I saw Dr. Karen, my Doctor was booked. I have a ... and she took very good care of me. :)
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always timely, I never feel rushed or ignored.
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This provider was excellent and thought of something the ER doctors had not. She examined thoroughly, asked questions, listened and came up with her assessment of what might be the problem and she was correct!
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Overall visit was very good and everyone was really nice.
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Everyone was very friendly and helpful.
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Prior to coming in to the office, I visited ... immediate care and received different information that concerned me. Karen did an amazing job making me feel comfortable and explain to me what was going on. I was leaving for vacation and was getting very nervous with the information I received from the ... immediate care. Karen was wonderful and took the time to explain what was going on. Dr. my primary who is also amazing. Overall, this office always provides excellent care!
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I really appreciate the level of care that I consistently receive from this office.
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excelente everything
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Dr. Karen K is the nicest, friendliest Dr. she goes above and beyond for her patients.
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She made me feel better with my very distressing case of ... Thank you for your kind knowledge of the situation. Thank you for being available so easily.