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 (255 Ratings, 100 Comments)

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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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100

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.
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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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100

03/23/2016
Very caring.
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100

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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100

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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100

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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100

03/12/2016
i love and completely trust my doctor
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100

03/06/2016
Absolutely the best care I have ever received
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20

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.
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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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100

02/25/2016
Dr. Kuhl is wonderful - helpful, clear & CARING.
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90

02/14/2016
Karen is very kind and easy to talk to.
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100

02/07/2016
Very [...] funny person. Obviously caring and refers immediately if any questions or concerns.
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100

02/03/2016
All my experiences with Dr. Kuhl have been most satisfactory.
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100

02/02/2016
I have always had nothing but the best possible care from Dr. Kuhl and her staff
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100

02/02/2016
Dr. Kuhl is always responsive and helpful. She is genuine and caring. We couldn't ask for a better doctor!
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90

02/02/2016
My meeting/consultation with Dr. Kuhl was entirely satisfactory and helpful
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80

01/31/2016
I really like Dr. Kuhl but she seems overworked.
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100

01/31/2016
Dr. Kuhl has always given me excellent care and advise.
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100

01/30/2016
Very prompt responses to non-urgent medical questions via My Chart
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100

01/24/2016
I find Dr Kuhl very knowledgeable and helpful. It does take a while to get an appointment for check-ups, but I haven't had any emergencies so, so far, that is not a major problem.
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100

01/24/2016
everyone was very pleasant and professional
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100

01/21/2016
Karin is alway personalble and the one of the best doctors I have seen. Dr. [...] is missed, but Karin does fill her shoes wonderfully.
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100

01/21/2016
Dr. Kuhl always takes time to listen and is always very caring. She is one of the best physicians we have ever had!
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100

01/19/2016
The care and love this group displays warrants an A+. From the moment you enter the receptionist area you know that all of the staff and physician are concerned about your health and are happy to assist you in any manner possible.
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90

01/19/2016
This is my first visit with Dr. Kuhl. I'm very happy with her demeanor and level of professionalism! Hopefully she will stay with this place of business and I'll be able to have her for my Dr. for years to come.
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90

01/17/2016
First time seeing this provider. Took 6 months to get a "new patient" appointment.
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100

01/16/2016
I went in for my first, get acquainted, and brought in a long list of health issues. Dr Kuhl took more than the allotted to respond to all of them. She scheduled several tests and set up another appointment to follow up.
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100

01/13/2016
I changed from a provider I had gone to for some time to Dr Kuhl. I'm very impressed with Dr Kuhl's caring, knowledge and respect she shows. I also like Providence's web site for keeping me informed.
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100

01/12/2016
I could not have been more pleased with the provider's knowledge and helpfulness towards addressing my future medical needs.
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100

01/11/2016
Dr. Kuhl is such a great doctor, for the 1st time in many years I don't feel like an ID #. I have recommended her to my family, friends and co-workers. Her care and knowledge goes above and beyond the majority of young doctors in this valley. The staff is always on top of things and very good to deal with when I have a question or concern.
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100

01/06/2016
I'm so glad I've found Dr Kuhl!
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100

01/05/2016
We have the greatest doctor ever. We really value her medical expertise and her caring.
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100

01/05/2016
I've always felt very welcome when I've come here and the staff is lovely.
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100

01/04/2016
Dr. Kuhl is the best, up beat and listen to you. She ask the right question, she is very good with people.
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90

01/03/2016
Love the MyChart feature, but when I call and ask for a callback I would appreciate one. Sometimes things get lost in email.
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100

01/03/2016
Dr Kuhl was very friendly and personable. She answered all my questions and explored areas of my medical history that I was not even worried about.
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100

12/28/2015
Knows who I am. Listens. Is respectful, concerned. Does not talk down to me. Answers questions thoroughly. Never feel rushed. Timely answers to email questions by physician, nurses and PA's.
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12/27/2015
This was the primary visit to Dr. Kuhl for my mother who recently moved to the area. She has dementia and was treated so well by the doctor and her staff. Dr. Kuhl is also my primary care physician, and it is because of the care that I have received that I wanted her to be my mother's pcp.
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100

12/23/2015
Dr. Karin Kuhl is an excellent DR. I was having problems with proper medication for my blood pressure & she came up with the perfect two. she is warm & caring. & I love her to death.
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100

12/22/2015
Dr Kuhl is an excellent doctor
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90

12/21/2015
Karin is always a good listener. She really cares about me as well as my health.I am pleased to have her as my primary doctor.
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100

12/13/2015
My concern was about a lingering cold and the fear it was more than a cold......diagnosis bronchitis. Dr Kuhl was as concerned as if I were acutely ill....she is great!
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90

12/08/2015
I like Dr. Kuhl very much, but she seems very busy and I did not understand the Rx that was given to me that well.
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100

12/07/2015
My caregiver listens to my problems and makes helpful suggestions. I like her and trust her.
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100

11/30/2015
She had to take on patients when another doctor quit so it took six weeks to get an appt. past when I wanted it.
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90

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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90

11/24/2015
My doctor is very compassionate and listens extremely well.
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40

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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100

11/11/2015
All people in that office are great. They keep me going [...]
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100

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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100

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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100

10/21/2015
Great doctor, great service!
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100

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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100

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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100

09/14/2015
always great visits with dr. karin kuhl. she is exceptional.
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100

09/06/2015
No bad experiences, always excellent.
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100

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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100

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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100

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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100

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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70

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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100

06/10/2015
Karin Kuhl and the staff and front desk are wonderful.
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100

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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100

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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