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 Our Attentive Physicians

 

Karen Addis, M.D.

"Patients are people with diverse needs and wants.  I look forward to long term relationships with those I have had the privilege to care for in all phases of life."

 

Special Interests:

• Gynecologic ultrasound
• Laparoscopic surgery
• Menopause management

Education:

• University of Arizona, B.S. Biology
• University of Arizona, M.D.
• Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix,   
   Residency in General Surgery and
   Ob/Gyn

Professional Organizations:

• American College of Obstetrics and   
   Gynecology, Fellow
• American Medical Association
• Arizona Medical Society
• Pima County Medical Society
• American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine 

What makes your specialty the right field of medicine for you?

Variety, with both medical and surgical aspects. Short and long term follow-up of patients. The joy of having assisted thousands of mothers to bring their babies into the world. I am now caring
for many of those babies who have grown up to be mothers themselves.

What is your favorite procedure to perform and why?

Being in the right place at the right time to perform an emergency delivery to save the life of a baby.

During your medical career what have been some of the most important advancements in women's health care?

Minimally invasive surgery, significant improvements in contraceptives and hormone replacement therapies.