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Karina M. Reed, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Specialties
Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Area of focus ?
High-risk pregnancies
Languages spoken
English

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Conditions Dr. Reed Treats

  • ABO Incompatibility
  • Abnormal Pap Smear
  • Abnormal Periods/Menstruation (Amenorrhea, Dysmenorrhea)
  • Abnormal Uterine and Vaginal Bleeding
  • Acquired Absence of Both Cervix and Uterus
  • Advanced Maternal Age
  • Bleeding and Clotting Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Hypoplasia
  • Breech Position
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervical insufficiency
  • Cervicitis
  • Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Chlamydial Infection
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • Eclampsia
  • Ectoptic Pregnancy
  • Endometrial Hyperplasia
  • Endometriosis
  • Female Genital Mutilation Status
  • Fertility
  • Fetal Complications (Twins, Triplets, Multiple Gestations)
  • Fetal loss
  • Fusion of Labia
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
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About Dr. Reed

Philosophy of care

One of the most important things to me is educating patients about gynecologic and obstetric care, which often includes talking about what is normal and not normal. I like to talk with patients in a conversational way that allows them to feel involved in their care. I generally want patients to lead the visit and talk about what’s most important to them, as opposed to me talking about what I think is most important. That’s part of what patient-centered care is about – having patients advocate for their own health care and having doctors respond to patients’ main concerns.

Why I entered medicine

I always loved science as kid and was exposed to medicine through my mom, who is a nurse, and two sisters who are also physicians. I tried to consider other science-related careers but always came back to medicine—I almost couldn’t get away from doing it. I became interested in obstetrics and gynecology when my older sister was an OB-GYN resident but really fell in love with it in my own third-year rotation. No other specialty was as exciting and interesting to me as OB-GYN.

Community involvement

I’m part of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, but on a more local level, I feel a real connection to the community from having delivered babies. Because I live in the area, I see plenty of patients whose children I delivered, and it’s always nice to run into them at the grocery, school, daycare – just about anywhere. It’s fun to watch babies I delivered grow, and to have parents tell their kids that I helped bring them into the world.

Personal interests

Outside of work, most of my time is taken up by activities with my kids. I do like to run and have done multiple races, including a few half marathons. Some of these are charitable events, and one that I do annually is the Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure, which supports the fight against breast cancer. I also like to travel, especially to warm and sunny places like Florida or the Bahamas.

Education

Undergraduate
Dickinson College, BS - Chemistry, 2004

Medical Training
Temple University School Of Medicine, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 2008

Training

Internship 2009
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Residency 2010
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Residency 2011
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Residency 2012
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Certifications

American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology - Obstetrics and Gynecology

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