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 (211 Ratings, 84 Comments)

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11/25/2015
she does not seem to have enough time to spend with me. t About 15 minutes seems average and now every four months. That is 45 minutes a year. She seems a little apologetic when she leaves me,
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11/24/2015
My doctor is very compassionate and listens extremely well.
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11/22/2015
Dr Kuhl has been my provider 'on paper' only. When I saw her for the first time, I really wanted to have some more in depth answers to my questions, and attention to my concern re abdominal discomfort. She did give me a good and viable suggestion for my constipation.
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100

11/22/2015
I've had a lot of doctors in 76 years and Dr. Kuhl is the best that I have ever had.
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90

11/17/2015
Feel listened to and treated with respect. Good medical advice and referrals. Supports any non-traditional approaches I want to try.
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100

11/12/2015
I've only had one visit with this provider. Her approach was appropriate in all ways for me.
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11/11/2015
All people in that office are great. They keep me going [...]
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11/04/2015
[...] Dr. Kuhl saved my husbands life and has just been an exceptional health care provider for our whole family.
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11/03/2015
Always prompt, always considerate and caring. I feel she is like a friend as well as a professional.
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90

11/03/2015
This was my initial visit with this provider (previous provider let providence), and while I was disapointed in how long it took to get a "first visit" appointment (aprox 4 months), I am very happy with how Dr. Kuhl spoke with me and addressed my concerns.
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100

11/01/2015
Provider seems genuinely pleased to see me.
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90

10/31/2015
Karin is a very kind physician with a collaborative approach, which I appreciate as an RN. She seems very up to date on clinical diagnosis and treatment.
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10/25/2015
Dr. Kuhl always greets us with a smile and caring that makes going to the doctor a much easier, and pleasant experience.
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10/21/2015
Great doctor, great service!
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10/20/2015
Dr. Kuhl is the best primary care physician I have ever had in my lifetime and I have had many.
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100

10/19/2015
Delightful doctor's visit!
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100

10/13/2015
Dr. Kuhl is better than the best!
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10/13/2015
It was actually my first visit with Dr. Kuhl and I was very happy with her and the way she handled my concerns. I have been a patient with Providence clinics for about 8 years and have liked each of my doctors.
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90

10/11/2015
Emailing questions has worked fantastically for the times when appointments were unavailable by phone (which was a serious problem recently)
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10/07/2015
Dr Kuhl is the best primary physician I have had. All my recommendations are based on my experience with her as my provider. I followed her from her previous practice.
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100

10/06/2015
Fine care. Thanks.
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90

09/30/2015
Dr. Karen Kuhl is great!
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100

09/29/2015
she pays attention to what I say more than any provider I've had before
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100

09/29/2015
You have hired an excellent staff - but these individuals are as great as my physician. When the physician is happy it filters down to her staff. Good job.
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100

09/22/2015
Dr. Kuhl is an exemplary physician. I say that as a physician myself.
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100

09/18/2015
Provider has a real and demonstrated interest in my health and what is needed to keep healthy for a 87 year old.
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100

09/15/2015
Karen Kuhl is not my usual provider but she treated me as one of her own patients and I was very grateful to have her care.
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09/14/2015
always great visits with dr. karin kuhl. she is exceptional.
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09/06/2015
No bad experiences, always excellent.
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09/02/2015
dr karin kuhl is always the best.
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70

08/27/2015
This was my first visit with Dr. Kuhl. As a new patient I expected that she would spend more than 20 minutes with me going over my medical history, especially in light of the fact that I have had significant health issues. Although she is very bright and personable so I will continue to see her. I also asked her about a pain in my foot and she deferred me to the next visit. Don't know if only one ailment per visit is norm? I was surprised and a little taken back.
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08/26/2015
if you need medical you could not ask for a more positive experience Dr Kuhl could not provide any better care. Her commitment to her patients is above and beyond most medical professionals.
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90

08/25/2015
Dr. Kuhl is so good and caring. I'm very lucky to have her as my doctor. I love how I get referrals quickly and if I need an appointment, I can usually get in quickly.
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80

08/25/2015
Over the years I have seen Dr Khul, she has been professional, empathic, and most importantly a very good listener. She is through in her examination questions and gives good medical advice. I am aware she is "on the clock" so I come prepared with all my questions. Some patients may not be able to know what questions to ask and thus the doctor may need to spend more time with them to make an accurate assessment.
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100

08/18/2015
Dr.Kuhl is an excellent physician,caring and knowledgeable.
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100

08/11/2015
My wait time was longer than normal as I was squeezed in by Dr. Kuhl's consent as she had a full schedule for that day.
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08/04/2015
Dr. Kuhl was very personable and seemed anxious to find out about me personally as well as my medical condition.
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07/31/2015
Dr. Kuhl is kind, understanding, medically knowledgeable, wise, empathetic and personable.
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100

07/28/2015
There needs to be a privacy barrier in the reception area. Sitting there you can hear the receptionists ask and receive insurance information, patient phone numbers, reasons patients are seeing their providers, and issues related to scheduling, billing etc. Not good. My care provider is great, just a bad reception area.
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90

07/28/2015
dr. Kuhl is a new Dr. for me. I like her style and she seems experienced and sensitive. I'm looking forward to a long relationship with her.
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80

07/25/2015
Dr. Kuhl is fine.
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07/21/2015
I am confident in Dr. Kuhl and any advice she has offered me..I feel fortunate to have come into her care.
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07/15/2015
Dr. Kuhl has a wonderful bedside manner, and is a great communicator. However, this was a new patient visit to get to know her and for her to get to know me, and she did her best but seemed short on time. I didn't have time to go into much of my health history, and the visit was not as helpful as it could have been if she had, say, 30 minutes to spend.
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100

07/14/2015
I am very pleased with Dr. Kuhl. She is very caring and sensitive to my needs. I have recommended her to several of my friends. I don't ever dread going to the doctor as I have in the past.
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100

07/12/2015
I have a very good Dr. The only problem is not enough time to answer all my questions due to the fact the office is missing a Dr. This puts too much stress on the current Dr's. [...]
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100

07/08/2015
dr Kuhl is an excellent "hands on" physician. is attentive, caring, has empathy and listens and answers any questions
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06/29/2015
First visit, and she was outstanding.
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06/10/2015
Karin Kuhl and the staff and front desk are wonderful.
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05/28/2015
[...] This office is efficient, friendly, courteous and understanding. They are prompt in their response time to My Chart - Thank you for hiring the best.
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05/27/2015
This was my first visit with Dr. Kuhl since my previous PMD left the office. I had a very favorable visit with her. I felt that she was attentive to my needs and willing to listen to my explanations of prior health care visits.
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100

05/27/2015
I can't believe I found this wonderful doctor--someone I could talk to, someone who respected me as an older citizen---fabulous. She is wonderful!
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80

05/26/2015
Dr. Kuhl and her nurses are always polite and kind. Dr. spends time with me and does not seem to hurry me during my visit. She is very knowledgeable and thorough, as well as extremely personable.
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90

05/22/2015
She is very attentive to my needs and history as I gave them a nd was immediately able to suggest any tests to obtain a dx and to further come to a dx of my problems. She was also very reassuring in the process.
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100

05/20/2015
Dr. Kuhl is the caring, thorough and diligent doctor I have ever had.
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05/20/2015
Kari Kuhl is the best doctor I've ever had. I truly love the way she treats me. She is caring and knowlegdgable . I feel well taken care of.
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100

05/19/2015
Very caring, thorough and helpful.
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05/18/2015
I love Karin Kuhl. I recommended at least four people to her.
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05/06/2015
no bad experiences
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04/29/2015
All good
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04/28/2015
This the Doctor I have ever had!
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04/22/2015
Karin is an excellent physician.
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04/18/2015
I am in my 70's. [...] and I at last have someone I truly believe will be there for me the rest of my life. Karin Kuhl is a wonderful doctor!
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04/18/2015
always friendly, upbeat and eager to. help
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04/12/2015
SHE'S GREAT.
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04/09/2015
This was my first visit with Dr. Kuhl.. She was/is fab.
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04/08/2015
Dr Kuhl is a competent and caring physician. I am very comfortable and pleased to be under her care.
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04/08/2015
[...] I would not be using this provider if I did not think she is top rate!!!
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04/07/2015
they have always been good. sometimes we disagree on treatments or drugs.. we have always come to a mutual understanding.
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04/01/2015
I have been with my primary care provider for years and would not dream of changing. She is extremely familiar with my physical and mental needs and ensures that I am on the right medication and is always extremely kind and seems genuinely concerned with my care.
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03/23/2015
I like her very much. I follow her when she moved her office here. She is caring. She is very understanding to my needs and keeps in touch with my other Doctors. They all make up a teem to help me coup with many illnesses. I plan on using her for many years to come,
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03/22/2015
Dr Kuhl is very knowledgeable and professional. I'm so glad she is my physician.
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03/17/2015
Dr Kuhl is very pleasant however she does not like to keep past treatment plans she would rather change them even if the previous treatment plan is working for the patient.
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03/15/2015
very kind, however, I don't feel that providers have the time needed to really listen, and have some difficulty remembering that everybody is only human, with situations in their lives that play a part in their overall physical and mental health.
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100

03/10/2015
We have lived in the Valley for 3 years and it is refreshing to finally find a doctor who listens and understands our needs
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02/22/2015
I had an issue with scheduling for my annual physical. Your system recorded me as having a different appointment day and time other than I was scheduled for. I thought I corrected the situation with the receptionist or person wo answered the phone, but then 2 weeks later I was sent a letter scolding me for not keeping my appointment and reminding me that I should reschedule, when I already had an appointment. I found this very unprofessional and told Dr. Kulh at my visit. She took a photocopy of the letter and appointment card and courteously said that she would handle it. I appreciate her attention to my concerns.
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02/17/2015
I was looking for a new doctor and a friend recommended Dr. Kuhn. I was very impressed with her and hope to have her permanently.
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02/11/2015
Visiting Dr. Kuhl is always an enjoyable experience.
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02/11/2015
[...] refers to Dr. Kuhl and her staff as friends and insists he would not be alive without the care and love he receives from everyone in the office
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02/08/2015
Dr. Kuhl was amazing, I loved her immediately and felt very comfortable which is not often the case with doctors. Having had some bad experiences in the past (in [...]) I don't go seek medical attention very often, only when necessary. But I think that will change as I felt a strong connection with her and really appreciated her gentle manner. She seems knowledgeable and competent.
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02/05/2015
This was my initial visit with Dr. Kuhl. From this one visit, I could tell she was a very caring, thorough, knowledgeable doctor. I liked her immediately and feel extremely comfortable trusting her with my medical care needs.
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02/02/2015
All care and advise from Dr. Kuhl has been very positive and professional. She listens to my concerns with empathy, understanding and knowledge of the treatment recommended. [...]
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01/27/2015
Dr. Kuhl is one of the most organized and sensitive doctors that I have every had. She is truly a "gem". She has all the bases covered.
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01/27/2015
This was my first visit to establish care. I was completely satisfied with the care I received.
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01/07/2015
I have had Health Providers for 80+ years, and this provider is the very FIRST to really listen, and to CARE for me and MY problems or concerns, and not just refer me to someone else. When being referred, I felt and knew it was for MY best interests.
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