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Dr. Karen Kovalow-St John, MD

Rheumatology
3.5
39 years of experience

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Overview

Dr. Karen Kovalow-St John, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Chesterton, IN. They specialize in Rheumatology, has 39 years of experience, and is board certified in Internal Medicine. They graduated from INDIANA UNIVERSITY / SCHOOL OF MEDICINE and is affiliated with Franciscan Health Crown Point, Franciscan Health Michigan City, Northwest Health- Porter, Northwest Health-la Porte and St. Mary Medical Center.

Dr. Kovalow-St John works at Lakeshore Bone and Joint Institute in Chesterton, IN with other offices in San Luis Obispo, CA and Valparaiso, IN. They frequently treat conditions like Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia along with other conditions at varying frequencies. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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  1. 1
    Lakeshore Bone and Joint Institute
    601 Gateway Blvd N, Chesterton, IN 46304 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (219) 921-1444
  2. 2
    San Luis Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dental Implant Center
    77 Casa St Ste 101, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (805) 439-2764
  3. 3
    Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute PC
    2501 CUMBERLAND DR, Valparaiso, IN 46383 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (219) 921-1444

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  • Franciscan Health Crown Point
  • Franciscan Health Michigan City
  • Northwest Health- Porter
  • Northwest Health-la Porte
  • St. Mary Medical Center

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    May 25, 2017
    I have been seeing Dr. St. John for about 1 year. I have a very serious medical condition. She always approaches me in a kind and caring manner. She listens to my input about my health and medication and values what I have to say. She makes me feel like we are a team and asks me how I feel if my medicine is working/dosage. I am grateful to have her as my RA and I recommend her if you need this type of doctor.
    Marie in Valparaiso, IN — May 25, 2017
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    About Dr. Karen Kovalow-St John, MD

    Specialties
    • Rheumatology
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    Years of Experience
    • 39 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1336146281
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • IU Health University
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    Residency
    • IU Health University
    Residency
    Internship
    • IU Health University
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • INDIANA UNIVERSITY / SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
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    Dr. Kovalow-St John has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Kovalow-St John has seen patients for Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Kovalow-St John on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    31 patients have reviewed Dr. Kovalow-St John. The overall rating for this provider is 3.7. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Kovalow-St John.

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