Karen A. Paczkowski, MD

Internal Medicine

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Lehigh Valley Physician Group

Internal Medicine
Area of focus ?
Primary Care, Cardiology
Languages spoken

Dr. Paczkowski's Locations

less than  km

About Dr. Paczkowski

Philosophy of care

Our doctor-patient relationship will be a cooperative one focused on helping you maintain a healthy, functional quality of life.

Why I entered medicine

I find medicine to be an exceptional way of combining scientific knowledge with the human quest to live a fruitful, meaningful life, and then applying that knowledge in service to the community.

Community involvement

I am both solely responsible and the caregiver for several elderly family members. That plus recent professional moves have left me little time for charitable/community work other than financial support.

Personal interests

When I can find time I enjoy traveling, hiking and gardening.


Marywood University, BS - Chemistry, 1974

Medical Training
Medical College of Pennsylvania, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 1978


Internship 1979
Internal Medicine, Geisinger Medical Center, .

Residency 1981
Internal Medicine, Geisinger Medical Center, .

Fellowship 1983
Cardiovascular Medicine, Geisinger Medical Center, .


American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease

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