Anna U. Karlsson, MD - Physician and Surgeon, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Portland, OR

Physician and Surgeon

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Provider Bio

Anna Karlsson, MD, is a board-certified OB/GYN physician and surgeon at Women's Healthcare Associates in Portland, Oregon.

About the Provider

Dr. Karlsson believes that optimal healthcare comes from providing a nonjudgmental and nurturing environment emphasizing education and preventive care. 

Dr. Karlsson received her undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, her medical degree from the University of Iowa, and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. She has supplemented her education by working with women in a rape crisis center, with women and their children in a drug addiction treatment center, and by being an aide in a rehabilitation home for the elderly.

Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2002

Education

  • Residency:

    OB/GYN, Cook County Hospital, 2000

  • Internship:

    OB/GYN, Cook County Hospital, 1997

  • Medical School:

    Doctor of Medicine, University of Iowa, College of Medicine, 1996

  • Undergraduate Degree:

    Bachelor of Science, Zoology, University of Massachusetts, 1991

Memberships

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

  • Oregon Medical Association

Patient Survey Responses

  • Provider Ratings (160)
  • Patient Comments (17)

Advice given to you on ways to stay healthy?

4.55 out of 5

Amount of time spent with you?

4.66 out of 5

Explaining things in a way you could understand?

4.66 out of 5

Including you in decision-making about your treatment plan?

4.5 out of 5

Instructions regarding medication/follow-up care?

4.62 out of 5

Knowledge of healthcare received from other providers?

4.44 out of 5

Knowledge of important information about your medical history?

4.49 out of 5

Taking time to answer your questions?

4.69 out of 5

The thoroughness of the examination?

4.63 out of 5

Willingness to listen carefully to you?

4.66 out of 5
  • 05/27/2020

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    I loved that she asked me if I wanted to see the bit of my cervix she removed :)

  • 03/18/2020

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    Dr Karlsson was extremely helpful. She communicates well and is very nice. So glad I was referred to her!

  • 02/03/2020

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    Excellent exam -- I always feel I get plenty of time with doctor.

  • 01/29/2020

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    I had been a patient of Dr. Hoffman's for nearly 19+ years and was sad to see him retire (yet thrilled for him!). I decided to see Dr. Karlsson for my first visit since Dr. H retired, and I'm so happy to report that she is amazing! I made the right choice to transition over to Dr. Karlsson at this time. I appreciate her disposition, thoroughness, and engagement. I'm really very happy. Thanks!

  • 12/18/2019

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    I absolutely trust her and love her approach, empathy, knowledge, concern, efficiency and warm personality. I was comfortable and felt safe telling her my private concerns. She does not lecture. But rather informs you in a way that you understand it is something you need to do. I can't say enough good things about her. I was full of anxiety about this test. I have had many awful experiences in my life with this particular test. This was my 2nd one with my DR. I was so relieved and at peace when it was completed. Thank You for helping this to be a positive experience for me.

  • 12/10/2019

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    my doctor is a wonderful MD and I have been going to her for many years

  • 11/20/2019

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    Very friendly and professional

  • 11/13/2019

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Dr Karlsson is an excellent, caring, empathetic doctor. Thank you!

  • 11/06/2019

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Dr. Carlson was an excellent physician. She was committed to helping me understand my health concern. Excellent communication skills. I wish she was a GP!

  • 11/04/2019

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Dr. Karlsson is a gem-highly skilled and personable. Excellent!

  • 10/29/2019

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Thank you sooooo much!

  • 10/14/2019

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    I wasn't clear on medication changes, so I had to call back. Also not sure I need the referral to gyn urology?

  • 09/18/2019

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    My provider took above and beyond the expected time discussing my health needs with me. I felt like she was not rushed to leave and was very thorough.

  • 08/22/2019

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Dr. Karlsson is exceptionally kind, caring and thoughtful. I feel very grateful to have her as my doctor. She takes time to discuss everything in a clear, professional manner and has a genuine interest in her patients.

  • 08/19/2019

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Dr. Karlsson is an excellent physician and I would highly recommend her

  • 08/14/2019

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    She was unique, independent and outspoken. She knows a lot about medicine and women.

  • 08/06/2019

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Dr. Anna Karlsson is wonderful. While I was pregnant, in the hospital for delivery and post partum she was knowledgeable, down to earth and warm. Very likeable and I felt my care was great.

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