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

562.50 every 3 months
1,125.00 every 6 months
2,250.00 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 Juliet in CA March 9, 2024 for Karen A. Fong, MD

I'm so grateful to have you as my physician after so many years. You've always taken the extra time to listen and discuss what ever is going on in my life, i consider myself lucky to have found you 20 plus years ago. You've come a long way from Mission Medical to where you are now, thriving and making our lives so much better. I appreciate you more than simple words can say, thank you! Happy… See more

from Mary in CA February 20, 2024 for Karen A. Fong, MD

My mom is 95 and became home bound right before Thanksgiving. Dr Fong came over the day before she was to drive to see family for holiday to see my mom at her house. She made several other home visits. She is amazing and approachable at any hour. Our family can’t thank her enough for her kindness and professionalism.

from Thomas in CA February 13, 2024 for Karen A. Fong, MD

Between the insurance and a specialist whose clinic was closed, I could not get prescriptions filled. Pre-authorizations were required, which can be nightmares. Dr. Fong and Gabby stepped in and did the work others should have done.
I am grateful for their normal good efforts, but this was more.
Tom Ingram

from Judith in CA January 24, 2024 for Karen A. Fong, MD

I am 86 years old, Dr. Fong has been my primary care physician for more than 20 years.
I attribute much of my active life style to her excellent health advice and the thorough annual physical evaluations.

from Julia in CA March 29, 2023 for Karen A. Fong, MD

I can't say enough about my doctor Karen Fong. She is always there when I need her. My recent trip to South East Asia was much more safe knowing that she verified every location to see if there were health advisories and made sure I had medications needed for our long awaited trip. Also, even when I have questions about my 102 year old mom she willing to listen. I look forward to my… See more

from Kyle in CA March 21, 2023 for Karen A. Fong, MD

Dr Fong is the best! She is so easy to relate to and always professional. I’m lucky to have her and her wonderful staff in my corner when health issues come up! Thank you 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.