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Karen L. Berken, MD

Dr. Karen L. Berken, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

accepting new patients

Willis-Knighton Physician Network

Locations

Women's Health Associates

2400 Hospital Drive
Suite 240
Bossier City , LA 71111

View hours
Monday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Women's Health Associates

About Me

Karen Berken, MD, is an obstetrician and gynecologist at Women’s Health Associates in Bossier City and part of the Willis-Knighton Physician Network. She values a strong connection with her patients as she assists mothers as they give birth to their children. Dr. Berken understands the privilege of pregnancy and childbirth and she appreciates the opportunity to share it with her patients. 

Originally from New Orleans, Dr. Berken earned a Bachelor of Science degree at University of Notre Dame. She moved to Shreveport to get a medical degree at LSU Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, where she also completed her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology. Her training includes high-risk obstetrics and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, including da Vinci robotic surgery. Her patients also have access to BOTOX injections.

Dr. Berken’s best friend is her husband, David, and together they have a daughter. She enjoys quality time with her family and friends. In her spare time, she can be found spending time outdoors and traveling, or at home cooking healthy foods.     
 

Education

Medical School:
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center , MD (2014)

Internship:
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (2015)

Residency:
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (2018)

Board Certifications

Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Insurances Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Supplemental Plans
  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health of Louisiana
  • Aetna Coventry Advantra Louisiana
  • Aetna Coventry Medicare Dual Preferred
  • Aetna Medicare Freedom PPO
  • Amerihealth Caritas Louisiana
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO Preferred Care
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield Federal Employees
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Louisiana - HMO Louisiana
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Louisiana - Medicare Advantage
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield OGB
  • Cigna HealthCare
  • Coventry Health Care (Aetna)
  • First Health
  • GEHA (Government Employees Health Association)
  • Gilsbar
  • Health Plus of Louisiana
  • Healthy Blue
  • Humana
  • Humana Choice PPO
  • Humana Gold Plus SNP Dual Eligible
  • IMA of Louisiana
  • Louisiana Healthcare Connections
  • Louisiana Medicaid
  • Louisiana Medicaid CHIP
  • Mail Handler's Benefit Plan (Aetna)
  • Medicare Railroad
  • Medicare Traditional Part B
  • Multiplan
  • Mutual of Omaha Supplemental Plans
  • Novasys Health
  • People's Health
  • PHCS (Private Healthcare Systems / Multiplan)
  • PPO Plus
  • Tricare for Life
  • Tricare Prime
  • Tricare Select / Standard
  • UMR (United Healthcare)
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan - Medicaid
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete
  • Vantage Health Plans – Commercial & Medicare Advantage
  • Workers Compensation
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Abscess
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Adenomyosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Reactions to Food
  • Allergic Reactions to Medications
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anxiety
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Pain
  • Breech Position
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Cellulitis
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Chronic Constipation
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Cold Sore
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Cyst
  • Cystitis
  • Dehydration
  • Delivery Complications
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty Passing Urine
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Allergy
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endometriosis
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Female Incontinence
  • Female Infertility
  • Female Urinary Stress Incontinence
  • Fever
  • Folic Acid Deficiency
  • Fungal Infections
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Genitourinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gonorrhea Infections
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Gynecologic Disorders
  • Headache
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhage from Placenta Previa
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hidradenitis
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • Hives
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Incontinence
  • Indigestion
  • Infections
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Keloid Scar
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Leukocytosis
  • Leukoplakia
  • Low Back Pain During Pregnancy
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Mastodynia
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Maternal Hypotension Syndrome
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Migraine
  • Miscarriages
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Motion Sickness
  • Multiple Gestation
  • Nausea
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Nipple Fissure
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Ovarian Mass
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Pelvic Disorders
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Placenta Previa
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Preterm Rupture of Membranes
  • Prolapsed Bladder
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Rash
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Sepsis
  • Septic Shock
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Skin Infections
  • Sore Throat
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Staph Infection
  • Stress
  • Stress Incontinence
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Tachycardia
  • Tension Headache
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Tubo-Ovarian Abscess
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Urge Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Retention
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urinary Urgency
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vaginal Fistula
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Varicocele
  • Varicose Veins
  • Venous Thrombosis and Phlebitis in Pregnancy
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin A Deficiency
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vitamin K Deficiency
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Warts
  • Wound Infection
  • Yeast Infections
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Procedures Performed

  • Abdominal Hysterectomy
  • Abdominal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Biopsy
  • Birth Control
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Breast Exam
  • C-Section
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Circumcision, Infant
  • Colpopexy
  • Colpopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Cosmetic Botox√Ç¬Æ Injection
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Cystectomy
  • Cystoscopy
  • da Vinci√Ç¬Æ Hysterectomy
  • da Vinci√Ç¬Æ Robotic Surgery
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Diagnostic Evaluation
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Endometrial Biopsy
  • Excision
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Excision of Lipoma
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Family Planning Services
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fetal Monitoring
  • Fetal Ultrasound
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Gynecologic Surgical Procedure
  • Gynecological Examination
  • HIV Screening
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Hospital Delivery
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Hysteroscopy Sterilization
  • Immunization
  • Immunization Administration
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incontinence Surgery
  • Infection Management
  • Influenza Prevention
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Placement
  • Labiaplasty
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Myomectomy
  • Laparoscopic Salpingectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • LEEP - Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure
  • Liver Function Test
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Menopause Evaluation and Treatment
  • Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Mole Removal
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Non-Surgical Treatment of Hemorrhoids
  • Normal Vaginal Delivery
  • NovaSure√Ç¬Æ Ablation
  • Obesity Counseling
  • Obstetric Ultrasound
  • Oophorectomy
  • Operative Hysteroscopy
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Pelvic Surgery
  • Permanent Birth Control
  • Physical Examination
  • Physical Exams for Sports, School and Summer Camp
  • Polypectomy
  • Pre-Operative Evaluation
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Prenatal Care and Counseling
  • Rectovaginal Repair
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Routine Gynecological Care
  • Salpingo-Oophorectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Surgery
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • STD Screening
  • Steroid Injection
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Ultrasound
  • Urinalysis
  • Urinary Incontinence Surgery
  • Uterine Prolapse Surgery
  • Vaccination
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginectomy
  • Vagotomy
  • Vulvectomy
  • Wart Removal
  • Wellness Examination
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