Karen Elizabeth Maples, MD
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I speak: English
My gender: Female
Where I practice
Welcome to my Web page. I am happy to have this chance to introduce myself to you and tell you about my practice. It is so rewarding to work at Kaiser Permanente, where I have the opportunity to participate in the care of so many wonderful patients. As a current physician leader and former chief of service for obstetrics and gynecology at Orchard Medical Offices, I am dedicated to providing you with high-quality, personalized health care.
My mother, a remarkably talented public school educator, inspired me to teach. I tutored other students when I was in high school, mentored students during my college years, and coached more than a dozen of my daughter's sports teams. My specialty allows me to fulfill my passion for teaching. Every day I have the opportunity to educate women on reproductive health issues, from puberty to their menopausal years and beyond. As an added bonus, I learn from my patients as they share their experiences with me.
About my practice
As an obstetrician and gynecologist, I have the privilege to be a part of some of the most meaningful times for my patients, such as an expectant mother's first prenatal experience or a young woman's new relationship. Medicine is a career that affords an opportunity to connect with people in a very significant way. I can use my medical skills and knowledge to diagnose and treat. Most importantly, however, I can listen and respond to the needs of my patients. I am grateful for the chance to help my patients understand what concerns them, translate what they may not grasp, and communicate with them and their families.
How I thrive
I strive to set an example for my patients by living a healthy and balanced life. My favorite activity is yoga, which helps to maintain my strength, flexibility, and focus. I also love to travel, which has broadened my vision and appreciation for life. Most of all, I cherish the time that I can share with members of my family, most of whom live outside the Southern California area. Whether it is over a meal or just hanging out with them, their support and encouragement helps me to live a healthier life.