Karen E. Muchowski, MD, FAAFP

“Every person has a different path to health. It’s my job to guide my patients through the science of medicine to help them find their own paths to a better life.”

Dr. Karen E. Muchowski is a board certified Family Physician with a special interest in Women’s Health, Pediatrics, and Chronic Pain issues.

Dr. Muchowski received her undergraduate degree in Physiology from U.C. Davis in 1992, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She was accepted into the U.C. Davis School of Medicine and earned her medical degree in 1996. As a medical student she was elected a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, a national honor society for medical students that promotes student leadership, community service, and excellence in academics. She completed her Family Medicine residency program at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) in 1999.

While maintaining a medical practice, Dr. Muchowski has also continued her work as an educator and clinical researcher. She has authored various articles on Women’s Health and Pediatric Issues published in leading scientific journals. She remains active in academics, and most recently was an Assistant Professor within the Family Medicine Residency Program at the Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. She is also a frequent guest lecturer for the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and other organizations, at the national, regional and local level.

Although her writing and lecturing experience has helped her better comprehend the science of medicine, her experience with patients has led her to understand that every person has a different path to health. Dr. Muchowski feels that her job is to guide patients through the science of medicine to help them find their own paths to a better life.

Dr. Muchowski is a fellow of the AAFP and is certified by the American Board of Family Practice. She is a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners. She speaks and writes fluent Spanish.

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