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Karen Edith Mehalek, MD

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My specialty:
Perinatology

Kaiser Permanente physician

I speak: English

My gender: Female

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About me

Welcome to my Web page. I'm happy to have this chance to introduce myself to you and tell you about my practice. I feel very fortunate to work at Kaiser Permanente because of my wonderful colleagues and members, and I look forward to working with you to care for your health.

Biography

A native of New York, I completed my residency in obstetrics and gynecology and my fellowship in high-risk obstetrics on the East Coast. I then came to San Diego as chief of obstetrics at Naval Medical Center as an active duty naval officer. While there, my husband and I fell in love with San Diego and decided to make our home here. After six years of private practice, I came to Kaiser Permanente and intend to stay! In addition to helping members start their own families, I am busy raising two children with my husband, who is also a Kaiser Permanente physician.

About my practice

As a subspecialist in high-risk obstetrics, my goal is to help my patients have the healthiest pregnancy they can and to help them if any problems arise. I’m fortunate to have experienced, caring colleagues both in the office and in the hospital to help me care for my members. Our team includes high-risk obstetricians, labor and delivery specialists, nurse specialists, nurse educators, genetics counselors, obstetric sonographers and radiologists, and pediatric newborn specialists.

How I thrive

Caring for high-risk pregnancies requires a great deal of dedication and time, so it’s important for me to maintain a balance in my life so that I can be healthy physically, mentally, and spiritually. Spending time with my family is my highest priority, whether relaxing at home, going to movies or the theater, or traveling to enjoy our hobbies of skiing and scuba diving. I enjoy running and weight training, and I try to eat a healthy diet, but have a weak spot for chocolate! I have managed to complete two marathons, several half marathons, and have participated in other running and cycling events for charity.

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My office

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Medical groups and plans

Southern California Permanente Medical Group

Obstetrics & Gynecology Department
5251 Viewridge Ct, San Diego, CA 92123

Plans accepted

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Contact information

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  • 619-528-5000

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My training, certifications and licensing

Medical school

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York , NY

Board certification

Maternal and Fetal Medicine

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Obstetrics and Gynecology

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

To verify board certification for an individual practitioner, please visit the American Board of Medical SpecialtiesExternal Link, the American Medical AssociationExternal Link, or the American Osteopathic AssociationExternal Link websites.

Medical training

Residency

OB/GYN

New York Hospital
New York , NY

Fellowship

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York , NY

Joined Permanente Medical Group

1998

License Information

License number

G63128

License status

ACTIVE

License type

PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON

License issuing state

CA

National Provider Identifier (NPI)

1205903150
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My hospitals

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9455 Clairemont Mesa Blvd , San Diego , CA 92123

I have admitting privileges at this hospital.

Setting the standard: Measuring care quality in our hospitals(PDF)

4647 Zion Ave , San Diego , CA 92120

I have admitting privileges at this hospital.

Setting the standard: Measuring care quality in our hospitals(PDF)

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This page was last updated on:

11/12/18