Karen A. Fong, MD

Internal Medicine
184 Casa Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 Get Directions
Karen A. Fong, MD
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Annual Membership Fee

550.00 every 3 months **
1,100.00 every 6 months **
2,200.00 each year **

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

My goal as a primary care doctor has been to partner with my patients and their families. Perhaps that stems from having been trained in both pediatrics and internal medicine, as well as teaching both residents and medical students at a University Medical Center. A good teacher should be able to clearly explain a difficult concept and the proof is when the student can then explain it to the next person. As in any relationship, it takes time to listen and discuss options that work for the individual patient. I count myself successful when my patient attains their health goals and feels confident in their ability to stay as healthy and active as possible. As an MDVIP-affiliated physician, I feel empowered to offer individualized care to each of my patients, whether young, old or somewhere in the middle.

Living in a small community means that you may find me shopping at the local farmers market, hiking on the nearby trails and beaches with my dog or wine tasting at some of our local, world-renowned wineries.

Dr. Fong's Credentials

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University of California, Irvine Medical Center
Orange, CA
Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 1990-1993
Chief Resident and Clinical Instructor 1993-1994

University of California, Irvine Medical Center
Orange, CA

Medical School:
University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA
Doctorate of Medicine 1989

University of California
Berkeley, CA
Bachelor of Arts, Microbiology and Immunology 1985
Graduated with Departmental Honors

French Hospital
President/Owner, aSante Medical Group 2012-present
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UC Irvine School of Medicine 1995-2001
American College of Physicians
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Medical Association

Testimonials from patients of Dr. Fong

from Jackie in CA March 24, 2020 for Karen A. Fong, MD

I first met DR Fong 20 years ago & she has been my doctor ever since. She has always been there for me & I always felt that I could call her day or night (even though I never called in the night). She wasn't always able to take a lot of time with me (that was before MDVIP) but she always took enough time with me. Her staff was always friendly, polite, on time, & very… See more

from Sandra in CA March 18, 2020 for Karen A. Fong, MD

I have been seeing Dr. Karen Fong for 13 years. She is the best. I never feel rushed. She spends time talking about anything that I need to discuss.

from Mary in CA March 17, 2020 for Karen A. Fong, MD

Dr Karen Fong is phenomenal. Very personable and answers all questions never makes you feel rushed.She has helped me through two difficult surgeries back to back. I look forward to having her help me get back on track health wise after these surgeries.

from Kyle in CA March 17, 2020 for Karen A. Fong, MD

I love Karen. She feels like a part of my family and I feel like I can be open and honest with her. It's a very special and important relationship.

from Annie in CA March 17, 2020 for Karen A. Fong, MD

I so appreciate that Dr. Fong is very prepared before my office visit. She familiarizes herself with my records and always come prepared with questions to follow-up from my previous visit. I appreciate that she has the full view of my health and is able to answer questions with consideration for my full medical condition. She has a wealth of knowledge including a strong knowledge of all the… See more

from Elizabeth in CA March 17, 2020 for Karen A. Fong, MD

Luckily, I haven't had any serious medical problems but I am so reassured that if I do, Dr. Fong will be there for me. Dr. Fong has compassion, knowledge and always the time to listen to me. She and her staff are wonderful.

from Maxine in CA March 13, 2020 for Karen A. Fong, MD

I have glaucoma I was going blind because I couldn’t get the kind of care I needed. I checked with Dr. Fong and asked her if she could get me an appointment with Buyers Eye Clinic at Stanford.. She did connect me with a doctor and set up an up Appointment. I have had to two.surgeries which has saved 50% of my vision and I now need a third and fourth the doctors there are working very hard to… See more

from Hector in CA March 12, 2020 for Karen A. Fong, MD

I’m personally impressed with several things: (1) the efficient response from her front office; (2) no waiting around the lobby to be seen by the Dr: (3) the amount of time that Dr devotes to your visit. You don’t feel that you are being rushed in and out; (4) Also, the written summary you receive after your annual physical assessment. Everything is summarized and there is no question as to… See more

from Corinne in CA March 11, 2020 for Karen A. Fong, MD

She has always taken the time needed to diagnose our ills. Her manner is relaxed and patient and she actually listens to what we have to say before diagnosing our condition. She makes suggestions, not demands. We have followed her through several transitions including MDVIP. She has been our primary care physician for 2 decades. We love her.

from Sheila in CA March 11, 2020 for Karen A. Fong, MD

I had been undiagnosed with Cushings disease for over 10 years. I knew I was sick but I didn’t know with what. My primary care told me I was dealt a poor genetic card and my best option was to learn to adapt and live a smaller life. When I diagnosed myself, I knew I couldn’t go back to my primary care Dr..
I found Dr. Fong, and she has been a great asset. The very first appointment I… See more