Biography & Education

Biography

Dr. Karin Kuhl considers herself a teacher, a motivator, a supporter and a coach. “I enjoy the connection I share with my patients,” she says, “and the relationships I’ve formed over time. My goal is to help people and make a positive difference in their lives.”

She says that no matter her patient’s age, she encourages them to be proactive and recognize what they can do to promote health and prevent disease. “I try to empower my patients and show them the important role they play in their own health,” she says.

Dr. Kuhl earned her medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University. She completed her internship and residency at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and her Bachelor of Science in zoology from University of Washington. She is board-certified in internal medicine.

She grew up in the Rogue Valley. When she’s not working, Dr. Kuhl enjoys spending time with her family, including her two sons, downhill skiing, running, hiking, fishing and camping.

 

Areas of expertise

Internal medicine

Education

Oregon Health & Science University

Languages
  • English

Care Locations

1661 N. Hwy 99
Suite 100
Ashland, OR 97520
Hospital Privileges

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Internal medicine
Services Provided

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.8 out of 5 (264 Ratings, 93 Comments)

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12/28/2016
Even though I'm a new patient, I feel Dr. Kuhl and her support staff have stepped right up to provide the health care I need. Dr. Kuhl has demonstrated that she read my records and understands what is going on in my life. With the recent diagnosis of atrial fibrillation, it is obvious that my health is becoming more complicated. I am grateful that I was able to get into Dr. Kuhl's practice at this critical time. [...]
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12/27/2016
Dr Kuhl is an outstanding Primary Care Physician.
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12/26/2016
I am grateful and satisfied with my PCP and team that provides my health care. Dr. Kuhl is wonderful and personal and most helpful!
100

12/22/2016
The system where by referrals have to go though a central office seems to be very inefficient.
 

12/21/2016
She is always attentive, responsive and helpful. She has made several suggestions that have "fixed" problems. Excellent doctor. I trust her.
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12/13/2016
Dr. Kuhl is a compassionate dr. w/excellent listening skills. Never talks patronizing like some doctors.
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12/13/2016
the clinic is well managed and operates smoothly. Dr. Kuhl is absolutely the best Phsician I have had in my 67 years of life!
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12/13/2016
very friendly , helpful. love their nurse, [...]
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11/29/2016
After an emergency hospital stay (in Nov) my after hospital appointment was set up with Dr. Kuhl's NP instead of her. Dr. Kuhl is my doctor and I resented being placed with a NP or somebody who hardly knows me, especially after a hospital visit. I must say I reported my concerns and the office then set me up with Dr. Kuhll. They were very nice and empathic when changing the provider.
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11/28/2016
I've recommended 4 people to Dr. Kuhl. All are delighted -
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11/22/2016
Always nice to see Karin
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11/20/2016
Dr. Kuhl is very empathetic. I prefer her experience to a PAs.
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11/16/2016
excellent office staff and health care team and I LOVE dr. Kuhl!!!
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11/16/2016
I feel like the continuity of care is disjointed. I am not clear why certain tests are no longer given because of my age. I can still get cancer, and have a family history. Also, when my neurologist left the practice. I believe a good provider would have suggested and set me up with a new neurologist. Dr [...] did suggest Dr [...], but when I saw Dr Kuhl, I didn't feel as though she was coordinating the care.
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11/15/2016
I have already recommended Dr Kuhl to friends. in 70 years, she is the best physician I have seen.
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11/14/2016
Dr. Karin Kuhl is a wonderful provider. I feel she listens, cares, is respectful and I really trust her judgement. I have referred several friends and clients to her. She also has a great sense of humor. I am very happy with the care I receive from her.
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11/13/2016
At the initial meeting with this provider she should describe how she uses the physician assistant. This is a new health care model for us older folks. I did not know what a P.A. was. I was disturbed when I went to an appointment expecting to see the doctor, as has always been my experience with my doctors, but was seen by a P.A. instead.There is a good chance I might have not chosen this provider if I knew I could not count on seeing the doctor when I needed. Regardlees, patients should be told 'up front' that the provider uses a new delivery system for office visits.
100

11/09/2016
Dr. Kuhl is an outstanding primary care physician.
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11/07/2016
I love my doctor.
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11/07/2016
I always look forward to seeing Karen Kuhl for my regular check up or any medical problem. she is a great listener, a very informed provider and supports me in taking good care of myself. She is encouraging and attentive and always offers follow up contact if needed.
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11/07/2016
It is the Dr's responspility to listen to the needs of the patient. Not to get into an argument as to why I wish not to follow the directions of a Dr. who will not follow up with his patients and assign a $[...] test and inform me of the cost that is not covered by my insurance.
100

10/30/2016
My treatment for [...] is exceptionally through and skilled from this provider.
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10/26/2016
Doctor was concern about my health. Doctor was very attentive and helpful. I left the office feeling better, because of the support I received.
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10/25/2016
She often seems rushed. 15 minutes alloted for visits is not adequate time.
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10/18/2016
My care provider is doing an excellent job w/me. Very happy w/Dr. K. Kuhl.
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10/16/2016
Dr Kuhl was attentive and knowledgeable. She tailored the visit to my particular needs and wishes and I feel comfortable with her advice. This was my first routine appointment with her and I am confident that our future medical care relationship will be a positive one.
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10/12/2016
Dr Kuhl is the best. She is an outstanding doctor medically, also very caring and supportive. You feel that she really cares about you.
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10/11/2016
Dr. Karin Kuhl is encouraging and respectful of her patients. She listens and advises good health habits in a kind manner. I appreciate her focus on prevention and wellness.
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10/11/2016
This Dr is a major improvement over the previous Dr we had. She listens, researches my rare condition. The last Dr did not. She listens to my concerns and generally takes a interest in out health.
100

10/04/2016
Greatest!
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10/03/2016
Dr. Kuhl is one of the best Dr.s I have ever worked with. She is attentive, very knowledgeable, caring, and gives excellent advise.
90

10/02/2016
very kind and attentive doctor. My only concern was no abdominal exam.
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09/29/2016
Love this office, LOVE LOVE LOVE Dr. Kuhl!!!! :-)
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09/28/2016
I was treated extremely well by all persons I came into contact with. Will definitely have Kuhl as my primary doctor.
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09/27/2016
Dr. Kuhl is the best. warm, caring,attentive.
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09/25/2016
Dr Kuhl and her staff are professional and caring. I have really enjoyed being a part of her medical circle
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09/15/2016
Dr. Kuhl is the best doctor I have had. She is a delight and very interested in my health. Thankyou Dr. Kuhl!!
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09/14/2016
Dr.Kuhl has been my PCP for years. I had family move up here and I immediately made appointments for them to see my doctor. She has always treated me with respect and is on top of the latest medicines for my conditions. I feel that she and the staff deserve raises as I have never heard anything negative about this team. They are the greatest team I have ever had.
100

09/07/2016
Could not be better
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09/06/2016
Dr Kuhl is the best. she takes excellent care of me.
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09/06/2016
I placed a call to my provider the next day, after my last visit [...], requesting additional tests and review by her PA since Dr Kuhl was unavailable, and as of today 6 days later I have not heard back from anyone.
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09/06/2016
I love Karin. She is knowledgeable, a good listener, explains things in understandable terms, very pearsonable and remembers details about my personal life.
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09/05/2016
I enjoy seeing my Dr. Kuhl but when I am refereed to her NP I don't feel I'm getting the best care. When I e-mail Dr. Kuhl and give her my symptoms, she usually gets me right in to see her. Otherwise I would have to wait one month before getting an appointment with her. This happened when I told the front desk I had sinus problems and was dizzy. They gave me an appointment 1 month from the time I called, but they did say I could get in to see the NP sooner. When I have seen the NP before, she needed to call Dr. Kuhl 2 times to get instructions. The referrals seem to take a long time, not by Dr. Kuhl but going through office to office plus the insurance.
90

08/31/2016
My experience has always been very good.
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08/18/2016
Dr. Kuhl is very nice to deal with and we are very satisfied with the care we get from her.
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08/16/2016
I really appreciate Dr. Kuhl and her easy, thoughtful manner. She is very efficient and pleasant and caring.
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08/14/2016
no problems at all
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08/14/2016
Some difficulty getting past the front desk.
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08/07/2016
always exceptional care with dr Kuhl and the PMG team
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07/24/2016
Dr. Kuhl was congenial and caring.
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07/19/2016
I continue to receive excellent care from Dr. Kuhl.
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07/19/2016
Clinician forgot to order annual renewal prescriptions. First call to office resulted in 4 of 6 prescriptions ordered. It took a second office visit to get the last two prescriptions ordered. I think this was just an accidental oversight. Otherwise great experience.
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07/19/2016
Dr. Kuhl is the best primary care doctor I have ever had.
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07/18/2016
I was treated with respect and she listened to me. I feel very lucky to have Dr. Kuhl as my physician!
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07/14/2016
Very helpful in reducing amount of medicine I take [...]
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07/10/2016
Dr. Kuhl is very supportive and empathetic of my needs and concerns. I greatly appreciate her rapid response to My Chart messages, despite her busy workload.
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07/05/2016
Outstanding
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07/03/2016
Dr. Kuhl is very personable. Her overall demeanor makes it easy to speak with her even about health issues which are of a very personal and private nature. She is interested in me as a person as well as a patient. I greatly appreciate her as my provider and am truly grateful to have her as such.
100

06/28/2016
[...] I have numerous antibiotic and other drug allergies and Dr. Kuhl was wonderful in working with me on finding the right medication and dosage for my diabetes (we're still working on that). She was aware of my surgery, and discussed it with me the first time she saw me after the surgery and is always extremely helpful, patient, takes time to answer all my questions and listens to my concerns. She's terrific!
100

06/28/2016
Dr Kuhl is the best doctor I have had in years and I have recommended her to several friends
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06/25/2016
Always good
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06/22/2016
I always enjoy my visits with Dr. Karin Kuhl. She is professional, but talks to me like a person. She shows genuine concern with what is going on in my life, so she can help when needed. I give her the highest ratings of any doctor that I have seen in my 67 years. I would also not hesitate to recommend her to any family or friends (and have done so).
100

06/21/2016
My husband and I both love this office. Karin Kuhl is the BEST!
90

06/19/2016
New with this provider but optimistically impressed. Also getting used to the new medical system since I rarely do anything other than an annual exam.
80

06/14/2016
Front office staff need to be more responsive to patients' needs when teceiving calls for Rx refills. My Rx expired and when told that, the earliest appt offered was a month away.
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06/09/2016
An exceptionally attentive and competent and efficient doctor!
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06/05/2016
whenever I have been sick or worried about my health, Dr. Kolh has been the one that I've seen by random choice. I feel on an intuitive level that due to this is actually like her to be my primary care provider! [...]
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06/01/2016
Wonderful caring doctor and support staff.
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05/31/2016
exceptionally caring and empathetic.
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05/31/2016
It has always been very good
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05/24/2016
Dr. Kuhl is an excellent doctor. Listens, problem solves, easy to talk to.
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05/24/2016
DR. KARIN KUHL IS A WARM SENSITIVE PERSON. HAPPY TO HAVE HER.
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05/18/2016
Enjoyed Dr Kuhl's concern for me and her highly competent manners.
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05/10/2016
Karin Kuhl is GREAT!
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05/09/2016
I have always had excellent medical care with Providence
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04/20/2016
Karin is a very kind and loving physician, but she seems to be heavily booked with patients. [...]
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04/12/2016
Dr. Karin Kuhl exceeds all my expectations as my care provider.
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04/10/2016
Dr. Karin Kuhl is the perfect provider for me. She listens and is a caring, supportive provider.
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04/06/2016
Dr. Kuhl prescribed medication that relieved the symptoms within 5 days as she said it would, and my condition is greatly improved. I would recommend Dr. Kuhl unreservedly.
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03/29/2016
Exceptional care!
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03/28/2016
Dr. Kuhl is always thorough. She is smart, skilled, and professional, yet sensitive, warm and friendly - a perfect balance. Sometimes, the assistant who sees me is not thorough and seems uninterested. [...]
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03/27/2016
Alzheimer's--Dr. kuhl was very sensitive to patient's needs and understanding. Patient had had three weeks of poor appetite and little eating. She was told to eat whatever sounded good to her. For some reason it took away whatever pressure my mother had been feeling, and she began going to the dining room and, according to her table mates, eating fairly well. It also helped a bit with her withdrawal.
100

03/23/2016
Dr. Kuhl, the front office and the PAs are all really great, on the ball, and I trust them completely.
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03/23/2016
Very caring.
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03/22/2016
Karin Kuhl is a very caring doctor. She is easy to talk to and is a good listener. I have recommended her to friends and they are also pleased with their health care.
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03/20/2016
There aren't any bad experiences. Your team, under Dr. Kuhl has been trained properly. This group of women are so kind and concerned with your well being. Of course I say trained, but each of the physician assistant's, front desk gals, etc. didn't really need to be trained to be caring, sweet, and so friendly. You have a lovely bunch of employees, but then it takes their leader, Dr. Kuhl, to pass along her kindness, concern and well being to make this team successful. Thank you for being concerned.
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03/15/2016
Dr. Kulh is extremely kind and informative. I consider her the best primary care physician that I have had.
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03/12/2016
i love and completely trust my doctor
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03/06/2016
Absolutely the best care I have ever received
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03/01/2016
Loved this provider for years but [...] I was not allowed to speak or explain. It was like she'd turned in to another person.
100

03/01/2016
It was/is the best care I have had in 15 years. I am so happy to have found Dr. Kuhl and the clinic. I have already recommended her and the clinic to my friends. Thank you.
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02/25/2016
Dr. Kuhl is wonderful - helpful, clear & CARING.
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02/14/2016
Karen is very kind and easy to talk to.