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Karen C. Patterson, MD

Karen C. Patterson, MD Physician

Medical Director, Pulmonary Diagnostics Laboratory

Languages spoken:

  • Spanish

Dr. Patterson is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Pulmonary Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Critical Care Medicine, 2011
  • Internal Medicine, 2007
  • Pulmonary Disease, 2010

Clinical Expertise:

  • Asbestos-related Lung Disease
  • Asthma
  • Beryllium Disease (Berylliosis)
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage (DAH)
  • Drug-Induced Pulmonary Disease
  • Emphysema
  • Eosinophilic Granuloma
  • Eosinophilic Pneumonia
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Lung Disease
  • Lung Infections
  • Neuromuscular Disease
  • Nontuberculosis Mycobacteria Lung Disease (NTM)
  • Obstructive Airway Disease
  • Occupational Lung Disease
  • Pleural Effusion (Fluid in the Lung)
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis (PAP)
  • Pulmonary Function Tests (PFT)
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Vascular Diseases
  • Pulmonary Vasculitis
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Gas Exchange
  • Respiratory Physiology
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Second Opinion
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Thoracic Malignancies
  • Thoracocentesis (Thoracentesis)
  • Thromboembolism
  • Transplant Medicine
  • Tuberculosis (TB)

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Harron Lung Center

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine West Pavilion, 1st Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine
Residency: Boston Medical Center (Formerly Boston City Hospital)
Fellowship: University of Chicago Medical Center

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Patterson is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Rittenhouse Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.