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Karen Garner, MD

4.1 out of 5 (93 Ratings)
  • Internal Medicine
    (Board Certified)
Primary Address | Office Details
Mission Heritage San Clemente - Suite 102
831 Via Suerte
Suite 102

San Clemente, CA 92673

Phone: (949) 364-5600

Fax: (949) 364-2231

Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • Mission Heritage Medical Group
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  • Very clear answers to questions
    All good.
    Thorough and professional doctor
    Dr. Garner is an incredibly smart dr. She has been my primary doctor for years but I have consistently felt ignored or dismissed. The sense I get when seeing her makes me feel like she doesn't want to be seeing me and would far rather be moving on with diver day. I'm certain she is overbooked as it took an hour from being placed in the room to when she finally walked In. The receptionist and nurses are always great. However, I think It Is time for me to find a new primary care doctor who listens to my concerns. I'm a you g and relatively healthy person. I'm not one to see a doctor often and If I am raising a concern It Is because Its serious or causing me pain. Dr. Garner dismisses my concerns and gives me very generic advice. For example, I have been experiencing foot pain In my right foot. I brought it up on this visit and her response was "it's probably inflammation, wear better shoes, take Advil and I can refer you to a specialist". I would expect her to at least examine a bit closer. Lately all I get from seeing her has been a list of referrals to other doctors for seemingly minor issues that my previous general practitioners would have addressed. I'm on a PPO. I can always self refer. Why would I take time off from work to see my primary doctor to just be referred elsewhere for a basic examination ? I would have expected her to at least try to examine me instead of constantly handing me off to specialists.
    We’re sorry to hear that you did not have a positive experience with us. Patient care is our top priority, and we would like to further discuss your experience with us. Please email us at with survey barcode #2791442973 in the subject line.
    Good follow up with written notes for records
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  • Meet The Provider


    Quebbemann B, Engstrom D, Siegfried T, Garner K, Dallal R. Bariatric surgery in patients older than 65 years is safe and effective. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. 2005 July-August;1(4)

    Clinical Research Experience

    • Investigator, “Preventive Care in a County Residency Training Program”, original research conducted at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
    • Research on indications for the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in neonates. Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Dr. Angela Ramos, Professor of Pediatrics, USC School of Medicine
    • Research on the use of needle exchange programs to decrease the transmission of HIV. National AIDS Program Office, U.S. Department of Health
    • Research on the use of dextromethorphan to decrease cerebral ischemia. Dr. Gary Steinberg, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford School of Medicine
    • Research Assistant, Center for Sports Medicine, St. Francis Hospital
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    Primary Specialties
    Primary Specialties
    • Internal Medicine
      (Board Certified)
    Other Specialties Associations Awards
    Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society, Hewlett Packard Award - Top Medical Graduate, Janet M. Glasgow Citation for Scholastic Achievement, Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence, years II, III, IV
    Areas of Interest
    Areas of Interest
    Perioperative Medicine Treatment of Obesity Wellness/Nutrition Counseling
    Board Certifications

    American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

    Education & Training
    • Residency
      Harbor-UCLA Medical Center - 1997
    • Fellowship
      UCLA - Kennamer Fellowship Internal Medicine - 1998
    • Medical School
      University of Southern California - 1994
    • Internship
      Harbor-UCLA Medical Center - 1995
  • Insurance Accepted

    Insurance Accepted

    Insurance Plan

    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
    • Aetna PPO
    • Anthem Blue Cross HMO
    • Anthem Blue Cross Medicare Advantage
    • Anthem Blue Cross Medicare PPO
    • Anthem Blue Cross PPO
    • Blue Shield of CA HMO
    • Blue Shield of CA HMO - Trio
    • Blue Shield of CA Medicare Advantage
    • Blue Shield of CA PPO
    • Choice /Humana PPO
    • Cigna HMO
    • Cigna HMO - Select
    • Cigna PPO
    • Clever Care Health Plan
    • Coventry/First Health PPO
    • Health Net - TriCare
    • Health Net HMO
    • Health Net Medicare Advantage
    • Health Net PPO
    • HealthSmart (Interplan) PPO
    • Multiplan PPO
    • Oscar EPO
    • SCAN Medicare Advantage
    • United Healthcare HMO
    • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
    • United HealthCare PPO
    • Vivity by Anthem Blue Cross
    • Insurance Plan: HMO PCP ID

      Aetna: 821796 
      Anthem Blue Cross: AFN251 
      Anthem Blue Cross Medicare: 05196589
      Blue Shield: *100100519023
      Cigna: 3966900011
      Cigna Select: 3966900013
      Health Net: 3435068866
      Health Net Medicare: 5211068866
      SCAN Medicare: 954-18601
      United Healthcare: *0250360065 

      *Provider ID is the same for both Commercial and Medicare Plans

  • Primary Location

Mission Heritage San Clemente - Suite 102