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Dr. Karen Kolba, MD

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45 years of experience
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Dr. Karen Kolba, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Santa Maria, CA. They specialize in Rheumatology, has 45 years of experience, and is board certified in Internal Medicine. They graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin.

Dr. Kolba works at Pacific Arthritis Center in Santa Maria, CA. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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    Pacific Arthritis Center
    607 Plaza Dr Ste A, Santa Maria, CA 93454 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (805) 925-8899

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Jun 17, 2021
She was timely, good advice,. treated me with respect and helped me medically.
P L Lala — Jun 17, 2021
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About Dr. Karen Kolba, MD

Specialties
  • Rheumatology
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Years of Experience
  • 45 years of experience
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Languages Spoken
  • English
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NPI Number
  • 1710978713
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Education & Certifications

Fellowship
  • University Ariz
Fellowship
Residency
  • Akron Genl Med Center
Residency
Internship
  • Akron Genl Med Ctr
Internship
Medical Education
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
Medical Education
Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
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Dr. Kolba has an average wait time of 16 – 30 minutes at their office(s).

Dr. Kolba has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

Dr. Kolba works at Pacific Arthritis Center in Santa Maria, CA. View the full address on Dr. Kolba’s profile.

21 patients have reviewed Dr. Kolba. 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. Kolba.

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