Biography & Education

Biography

The diversity of dermatology is what drew Karen Minzer, M.D., to the field. "I enjoy helping with everything from cancer screenings, to managing serious skin disease to performing surgery, and to encouraging patients to keep their skin as healthy as possible," said Dr. Minzer. 

"I believe it's important to be a good listener and understand my patients' concerns," she said. "I consider myself an advocate for my patients and like to work with them as a team. In doing so, we can work together to form a relationship built on trust and respect."

After earning her medical degree from the University of California San Francisco, Dr. Minzer completed a pediatrics internship at UCSF and a dermatology residency at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. Dr. Minzer is board certified in dermatology. 

Prior to her medical career, Dr. Minzer was a professional musician, performing in Japan and throughout the United States. In her free time she enjoys the outdoors and traveling with her husband and three sons.

Areas of expertise

Dermatology

Education

Medical degree: University of California, San Francisco
Internship, pediatrics: Unviersity of California, San Francisco
Residency, dermatology: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland

Dr. Minzer-Conzetti is board certified in dermatology.

Languages
  • English

Care Locations

5330 NE Glisan St.
Suite 200
Portland, OR 97213
Fax 503-215-9099

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Dermatology

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.

4.5 out of 5 (148 Ratings, 33 Comments)

100

02/07/2017
Dr. Minzer was excellent in every way--friendly, informative, thorough and caring.
90

02/06/2017
it was thorough and addressed my concerns
 

01/31/2017
The provider diagnosed my skin condition from >6 feet away. She recommended a blood pressure medicine without having taken my blood pressure. She just assumed it was normal because I said it was in the past. The visit was during the snow storm and I think everyone was trying to leave quickly to get home safely. I will still probably find another dermatologist next time.
90

01/24/2017
Dr [...] was particularly helpful on my annual exam - he recommended something for me that no other dr's have and really gave me hope. - very patient and understanding with me . Dr Minzer is great although I will not be taking her advice at this time on the prescription she recommended
100

01/24/2017
This is on going cortizons shots treatment to reduce my keloid scars in 2 places. Dr. Karen is very sensitive and knows this is a painful procedure and she works with me when to give the shots. I really appreciate her kindness and respect.
100

01/15/2017
There had been a snowstorm the day before. The parking lot had NOT been shoveled or deiced or sanded. It was a sheet of ice. The office staff were very concerned that I might fall. The office manager walked me to my car so I could hold on to him. Providence should have shoveled or sanded!
80

01/02/2017
Very friendly and knowledgeable.
100

12/25/2016
My visits are always good. office staff are on top with their work. Thank you Providence.
80

12/11/2016
First time seeing her. Simple visit; she was kind. I previously had Dr. [...] and LOVED her!!
70

11/27/2016
I'm still waiting for a biopsy 12 days later. I was told I would have results in a week. I am very anxious to receive my results, and I wish someone would get back to me. I also made an appointment which was 3 months out, only to get a call a month before it telling me the doctor was busy that day and I needed to see someone else an additional month out, or see the doctor I originally scheduled another 3 more months out (so 4 more months from when they called to tell me about it). I think this is unacceptable.
50

11/25/2016
The appointment took me two months to get and still nothing got done.
70

11/15/2016
She seemed very rushed.
100

11/14/2016
I waited 5 weeks for this appointment. [...]
60

11/08/2016
This was my first appointment with Dr. Minzer-Conzetti. I expected an examination only but received on the spot treatment as well. This was great. Further treatment to follow.
100

10/04/2016
Good dermatologist. Understands my skin care and needs.
100

10/02/2016
no complaints at all
100

09/27/2016
BEST doctor I've ever visited
100

09/20/2016
she was good [...]
100

09/17/2016
My health care provided at Providence is excellent; all the Doctors are caring and competent
90

09/13/2016
providence always provides good care. my GP manages my health needs very well
90

09/11/2016
I arrived 15 minutes prior to my appt. time as instructed, and was not called in to see the provide until 50 minutes after my scheduled time.
100

09/06/2016
great doctor!
100

08/31/2016
Excellent and thorough care by Dr. Minzer! So impressed by her presence, knowledge and kindness. I've already referred others to her!
80

08/02/2016
Terrible wait time when you call in for appointment.
50

07/21/2016
I was told the doctor was doing "scraping" of the areas for biopsy, however, I was left with big holes where she removed tissue. Today is over one month later and the holes have still not healed satisfactorily. I am most unhappy with this experience. [...]
100

07/19/2016
Wonderful doctor.
80

07/06/2016
She asked good questions and helped me to understand the nature of the skin lesions I had been worried about. I felt she listened and gave me clear answers, and explanations.
90

07/05/2016
The doctor herself was wonderful. The female receptionist was not good at all. [...] I came in for the appointment she was short and not warm or friendly towards me. She asked me how she could help me in a rude voice [...] I told her I was there for an appointment and she again was not friendly. [...] To top it off, I sat in the waiting room for 25 minutes. [...]
100

06/15/2016
Great job by entire staff
100

06/07/2016
she provided great information for my daughter (8 years old) and made sure she understood what was happening, her diagnosis, and was comfortable before we left.
100

06/07/2016
My doctor is knowledgeaable an caring. My exams are thorough explainations are understandable. Thats why I have Providence I know I will get the best care.The colonostipy probably saved my life. Dr. [...] caught the mole an sent me to Dr. Minzer to remove small cancer. Thank for your great care.
80

06/01/2016
Got appointment within 1 day, due to cancellation, otherwise it would have been a 4-5 weeks for appointment
90

06/01/2016
I asked for a complete skin exam to see if there were any problems. Dr. Minzer-Conzetti gave a nearly full exam, but I had to ask her to look at a small area of my skin that she did not look at.