Family Nurse Practitioner with over 23 years of experience in Family Medicine and 3 years of outpatient oncology/Hematology experience. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, she decided to stay local for her undergrad program. She received a Bachelor of Nursing from Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota and practiced as an RN in adult and pediatric care for 6 years. She graduated with Honors from the University of Utah in 1994 with a master’s degree in Nursing.  She has served as a Primary Care Provider in rural and suburban settings, including the Southern Oregon Coast, in the early 1990s.

“My goals for patients are to assist them in self-care and love, empower them to be as healthy as possible, and assist when health is compromised,” says Karen.

She is an outdoor enthusiast and an avid Equestrian. Her love of the ocean, inland waterways, and forests drew her back to Oregon. Hiking, fishing, riding her horses, art, dance, and gardening are some of her, perhaps, too many interests. She has a strong connection to nature and wildlife.

Karen is returning to our community after previously working at Curry Health Network in the Port Orford office. Karen has provided care to the North Curry community for many years. She welcomes any former patients she has given care to and anyone in the community seeking primary health care to come see her for all health needs.