Karen Gardner, DO

Internal Medicine
300 East Lancaster Avenue Suite 100
Wynnewood, PA 19096 Get Directions
Karen Gardner, DO

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Annual Membership Fee

450.00 every 3 months
900.00 every 6 months
1,800.00 each year

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

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.

Dr. Gardner's Credentials

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Lankenau Hospital
Wynnewood, PA
Internal Medicine 1994-1997

Kennedy Memorial Hospital, University Medical Center
Stratford, NJ

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

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
Biking, Classical Music, Gardening, Reading

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from Billie Pat in CO February 10, 2022 for Karen Gardner, DO

My dr Dr. Terry Gipson has always been there. He lets you talk and he listens. He is very interested in how you are doing. Almost 80 dr. Gipson has been my dr. Since before I retired. I could not go any where else. So thank you Dr. Gipson for always being there. Getting ready to do hip surgery with another dr. But will get physical from dr. Gipson. Always involved with you and your needs.… See more

from Frances in PA March 17, 2020 for Karen Gardner, DO

My family and I are fortunate to have Dr. Karen Gardener as our family physician. She is exceptionally caring and insightful.
After my recent surgery, Doctor promptly assessed a post-operative infection and quickly addressed my need. She is
sensitive to the variety of needs in our family and meets each of us 'where we are'. We appreciate that
Dr. Gardener is… See more

from Jane in PA March 13, 2020 for Karen Gardner, DO

I was the Lab Director at Hahnemann University hospital, a 459 bed, level 1 trauma center in Phila, when they announced last June 2019 that they would be closing in August 2019.

I have work FT for over 40yrs, and needed a FT job immediately. I also had a staff of over 135 medical technologist, that also needed jobs.

Dr Gardner called me immediately after hear the news. She… See more

from Dorothea in PA March 11, 2020 for Karen Gardner, DO
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She has been my personal physician since 2000. I hope that she will always be my personal physician because she is attentive and proactive about my health.

from Eileen in PA March 10, 2020 for Karen Gardner, DO

Way before Dr Gardner became a MCVIP doctor she was already practicing with her heart and understanding of each of her patients. She took care of my in-laws as if they were her own parents. There are so many stories my husband and I could tell about our many years with her....and I am here to tell them, because she knew me well enough that what looked like a common cold was something more… See more

from Buckley February 13, 2020 for Karen Gardner, DO

Dr Karen Gardener is an excellent physician. I've been seeing her for about an 15 years. She has treated my whole family. Anyone I have referred to her has stayed with her. I'm a nurse, my best friend, also a nurse and her family see Dr Gardener.

She's smart, caring, thorough and really listens to your input and asks the important questions. She's kind and amazing!… See more

from Douglas March 14, 2019 for Karen Gardner, DO

Dr. Gardner has been my GP for over a decade, and now that she is with MDVIP she is able to intensify the general level of care, provide more in-depth and detailed health monitoring, engage in meaningful preventative/wellness coaching and provide a more comprehensive medical assessment and testing protocol.