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
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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. These comments are the views and opinions of patients and are not endorsed by or necessarily reflect the views of Providence.

4.5 out of 5 (213 Ratings, 50 Comments)

100

07/24/2017
Dr Minzer and her team were outstanding. Best dermatologist I've ever seen.
100

07/20/2017
When I called to set appt. scheduler found me an open slot very soon - appreciated immediate care.
80

07/05/2017
It seemed like the provider did not have my medical records, even though I see a doctor at providence. Aren't records available throughout the Providence system?
100

06/29/2017
The Dr. is a Dermatologist and she looked at everything I was concerned with; looked over all my skin in a way that made me comfortable; and she has a wonderfull bed-side maner. I felt confident my skin is OK!
100

06/28/2017
Dr. Minzer was great and I LOVED the Medical Assistant, [...], TOO. She was super nice, respectful, and took time with me. She seemed to have a good rapport with Dr. Minzer, which I appreciated.
80

06/26/2017
I come in for phototherapy and it seems like I wait a long time often past my scheduled appointment time to take the 2 minute treatment.
100

06/22/2017
it took a long time to get an initial appointment scheduled. My provider was very good and I am sure the clinic is busy, but need more Providers for dermatology if it takes so long to schedule an appointment.
50

06/21/2017
There was a third person in the room along with nurse and physician doing some evaluation work and I okayed her being there, but never again, it proved very distracting and I really felt I didn't have their attention. They were having conversations with each other more than with me.
100

06/07/2017
the doctor checked me out and recommended some treatment and said to return. It was overall a good experience
90

06/02/2017
This provider was extremely knowledgeable. She listened to my every concern and did not make me feel rushed or like I was taking up too much of her time. She provided me with great information and I left the appointment reflecting on how positive of an experience it was.
50

05/31/2017
it took me many weeks to get in to see a dermatologist even with a referral. [...] the dr spent a total of 5 minutes with me.
90

05/30/2017
very good-gets on problem now-
80

05/29/2017
Dr Minzer was a first time visit. I had some conditions on my skin that I felt needed to be examined. She gave me a full body exam and made recommendations for better skin care. She also took a biopsy of a mole on my shoulder. The results haven't come back yet but it has only been a little over a week. I very pleased so far.
100

05/28/2017
friendly, quick, though, responsive
70

05/24/2017
waited over 45 minutes for appt.
90

05/17/2017
too long wait time for skin biopsy results. Dr said 1 week, when called told 2 weeks or more.
80

05/15/2017
Receptionists were very polite. Both Dr. & the MAs were great, very professional and made me feel comfortable. I just had to wait a long time in the exam room.
100

05/11/2017
Good experience
100

05/04/2017
I came in as a new patient with unusual blisters all over my face, originally diagnosed as zoster, but tested negative and no improvement after anti-virals. The clinic got me in on a same-day cancellation and dr. was amazing, bringing in other derms in the clinic for advice on my care. She was really compassionate, as was her medical assistant. They got me on antibiotics thinking it was staph based, and immediate improvement. Awesome team at this office.
100

05/01/2017
Dr Minzer is my Dermatologist. She knows of my previous skin cancers and was receptive to my list of skin issues that I felt needed to be looked at. She is professional and friendly.
70

04/24/2017
thought she rush me so I was not able to remember to ask all my questions/concerns. She was very knowledge and friendly.
100

04/24/2017
Great People.
100

04/17/2017
Great dermatologist! Seeing mostly for routine psoriasis care. My only very minor suggestion is that I get too many reminders for appointments - get both emails and calls. One or the other would be sufficient, but I can't seem to easily change this.
80

04/05/2017
This appointment was a rescheduled appointment. The time before I had been in and had to ask about when I was going to be seen 10 minutes after my appointment time. I was informed the provider was running late and I would not be seen for another 15 minutes. It would have been nice to know when I arrived that they were running behind so I could just reschedule to a better time.
80

04/04/2017
She was going to follow up with an appt. to have an allergy test taken by another Dr. and refer me to a Female Dr. who does hair removal and I have not heard anything.
 

03/23/2017
they were very understanding and patient. called me. checked up on me. they the best.
 

03/22/2017
I have t otal confidence in her.
100

02/08/2017
Dr. Minzer was excellent in every way--friendly, informative, thorough and caring.
90

02/07/2017
it was thorough and addressed my concerns
 

02/01/2017
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

01/25/2017
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

01/25/2017
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

01/16/2017
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

01/03/2017
Very friendly and knowledgeable.
100

12/26/2016
My visits are always good. office staff are on top with their work. Thank you Providence.
80

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

11/28/2016
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

11/26/2016
The appointment took me two months to get and still nothing got done.
70

11/16/2016
She seemed very rushed.
100

11/15/2016
I waited 5 weeks for this appointment. [...]
60

11/09/2016
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

10/05/2016
Good dermatologist. Understands my skin care and needs.
100

10/03/2016
no complaints at all
100

09/28/2016
BEST doctor I've ever visited
100

09/21/2016
she was good [...]
100

09/18/2016
My health care provided at Providence is excellent; all the Doctors are caring and competent
90

09/14/2016
providence always provides good care. my GP manages my health needs very well
90

09/12/2016
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

09/07/2016
great doctor!
100

09/01/2016
Excellent and thorough care by Dr. Minzer! So impressed by her presence, knowledge and kindness. I've already referred others to her!