Karen Gardner, DO

Primary Care That Makes You Primary

Karen Gardner, DO

Internal Medicine
4.6 /5
18 reviews

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Residency

Lankenau Hospital
Wynnewood, PA
Internal Medicine 1994-1997

Internship

Kennedy Memorial Hospital, University Medical Center
Stratford, NJ
1993-1994

Medical School

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine
Stratford, NJ
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine 1993

Undergraduate

University of Vermont
Burlington, VT
Bachelor of Science, Human Nutrition and Dietetics 1983

Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
Registered Dietitian, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Lankenau Medical Center

Partner/Physician, Clarke & Gardner Internal Medicine Associates 2000-present

American College of Physicians
American Osteopathic Association
American Dietetic Association
The Tower Society, Leigh University
Program Founders of the Gardner Health and Wellness Initiative, Chapen Haven Schleifer Center New Haven Connecticut
Schereyer Honors College at Penn State Parents Board 2017-2019
 

Pennsylvania

Biking, Classical Music, Gardening, Reading

MDVIP Annual Membership Fee

MDVIP’s annual fee covers the Wellness Program and generally can be made in quarterly, semi-annual and annual payments.

Quarterly
$450.00 every 3 months*

Semi-Annual
$900.00 every 6 months*

Annual
$1,800.00 each year*

Karen Gardner, DO

Meet Karen Gardner, DO


Several years ago, I changed careers, leaving a job as a hospital clinical dietitian to take the road to become a primary care physician. I did this to expand the tools available to me to help patients as they work toward getting healthier. It was the best decision for me, as I believe a better course for assisting with chronic diseases is to coach patients on prevention in the first place.

I aim to help patients pursue better health by counseling them on lifestyle modifications and evidence-based treatment options. I believe that the model under which most traditional doctors operate does not allow for more focus on preventive care. To me, the number of patients my peers see each day, and the way medical insurance is typically structured do not seem to allow enough time to deliver the more personalized care that I believe patients deserve. The MDVIP model allows me to spend more time with my patients without time constraints as usually experienced in traditional practices. Also, the annual MDVIP Wellness Program includes advanced screenings and tests that are not offered in most traditional primary care practices, and those services help to identify risk factors.  

As a well-established MDVIP-affiliated physician, I have more time and focused energy aimed at helping you pursue improvements to your health and your life. I invite you to stop by and learn about my practice and how it can help you and members of your family.

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Primary Care That Makes You Primary

A new healthcare model to suit your lifestyle
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Benefits of joining Dr. Gardner's practice with MDVIP

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MDVIP Wellness Program

Expect comprehensive screenings and tests and a custom wellness plan designed for you.

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Better Doctor-Patient Relationship

97% of MDVIP members are satisfied with their relationship (vs 58% in traditional PCP).

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Same/Next-Day Appointments

See Dr. Gardner quickly and take your time during each appointment.

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Reachable 24/7

Reach Dr. Gardner by phone or text after-hours, and on weekends.

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Smaller Practice Size

MDVIP practices are smaller than most primary care practices, which means your doctor has more time to help you.

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Your Dedicated Doctor

See Dr. Gardner when you go to the office — not someone else like a nurse practitioner or physician assistant

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Travel Benefits

If you need urgent care while traveling, your physician can help arrange your care with a local hospital, pharmacy or doctor.

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Medical Centers of Excellence

For patients who need care beyond what is available locally, MDVIP can connect your doctor with specialists at some of the country’s leading medical institutions

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Better Health Outcomes

Members have better control of chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension.

Frequently Asked Questions

Doctors who operate in the MDVIP models typically see far fewer patients than traditional primary care doctors. That gives them more time to develop deeper doctor-patient relationships that can lead to better outcomes. They can also offer conveniences that most primary care doctors can’t, including same- and next-day appointments. They’re available after hours for urgent matters. And they have time to focus on prevention. That focus begins with the MDVIP Wellness Program, which patients pay for with their annual membership fee.

Most MDVIP-affiliated primary care practices accept insurance (your physician can tell you whether they accept your specific insurance plan). Your annual fee pays for preventive care medical services that insurance usually doesn’t cover (e.g., advanced diagnostic testing and screenings). Your MDVIP-affiliated physician will continue to bill your insurance and charge copays, co-insurances and deductibles as he or she currently does for other medical services like sick visits.

MDVIP makes wellness and prevention easier by providing your physician with innovative tools and technology. MDVIP supports your physician’s practice and seeks to eliminate barriers to a positive healthcare experience. Your doctor will determine whether and how to incorporate these tools at his/her discretion.

MDVIP Annual Membership Fee

MDVIP’s annual fee covers the Wellness Program and generally can be made in quarterly, semi-annual and annual payments.

Quarterly
$450.00 every 3 months*

Semi-Annual
$900.00 every 6 months*

Annual
$1,800.00 each year*

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Testimonials from patients of Karen Gardner, DO

Praise for Dr Karen Gardner

from christine in PA • April 3, 2024
My relationship with Dr. Karen Gardner is more than just important, it's also kind and caring.
She is a petite sized wealth of knowledge! Ask her any medical related question and if she doesn't know the answer I'd be shocked. Since the years in her care I have had many questions on a variety of issues. She always offers clarity and direction.
She responds very quickly Read more...

She is Beyond expectations

from Leonilda in PA • February 27, 2024
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Dr. Karen Gardner has been my physician for almost 10 years. When she made a decision to become an MDVIP doctor, I thought I would try it for a year to see how I liked it. Needless to say, I was more than pleased with her, and what she has helped me accomplish. No matter when I call, I get a callback almost immediately. When I visit for my MDVIP test and results and another annual visit, she Read more...

She Cares

from Rhoda in PA • February 11, 2024
Dr. Karen Gardner has been my doc for over 20 years.
She is a very caring person, in addition to being a knowledgeable physician.
During COVID, when I had problems, and she did not want me to go out, unless absolutely necessary, she came to the house.
I know that I am not the only patient for whom she "goes the extra mile."

Lots of paperwork

from Cynthia in PA • February 10, 2024
My daughter has special needs and our doctor is always quick to fill out the immense amount of paperwork that is required for her services. Also Dr. Gardner answers the phone at all hours of the day or night when my daughter or I have an urgent need.
Cynthia

Karen Gardner is extraordinary

from Philip in PA • February 10, 2024
I have been a patient of Dr. Gardner's for a number of years. I know that when I have a question, it will be answered thoughtfully and comprehensively. She backs up her opinion with research references when necessary, but always has my interests at heart. My annual comprehensive exam is just that-comprehensive, with her willingness to discuss any and all concerns I may have. While this Read more...

The Office of Karen Gardner, DO


Locations & Hours

Primary Office

300 East Lancaster Avenue Suite 100
Wynnewood, PA 19096

call 484.414.4136

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Hours

Mon 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tue 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wed 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri 9:15 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat Closed
Sun Closed

MDVIP Annual Membership Fee

MDVIP’s annual fee covers the Wellness Program and generally can be made in quarterly, semi-annual, and annual payments.

Quarterly
$450.00 every 3 months*

Semi-Annual
$900.00 every 6 months*

Annual
$1,800.00 each year*

Get Started Today

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*MDVIP respects your privacy and will only use your personal information as stated in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. By providing your number, you are giving your express written consent to receive telemarketing calls or text messages using an automatic phone dialing system or an artificial or prerecorded voice at that number. You can contact us at any time if you wish to stop receiving such messages.

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