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

4.8 out of 5 (274 Ratings, 94 Comments)

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10/25/2017
Everyone in this office is courteous, friendly, knowledgeable, and listens to what I have to say. This is my favorite doctors office that I've ever been to. I've seen Karen, [...], and nurse [...] and all three of them would be highly recommended by me.
100

10/25/2017
Dr. Kuhl is warm and caring and thoroughly professional. Always very responsive to my needs, emails, questions.
90

10/18/2017
all very good
100

10/16/2017
Knowledgeable, compassionate and thorough.
100

10/13/2017
it's all good
90

10/11/2017
Karin Kuhl has provided excellent care to me over the years. I do however feel that she seems quite hurried during the appointment.
100

09/28/2017
Dr. Kuhl is the best dictor I have ever seen. She listens with compassion and explains well. she is a gem.
100

09/25/2017
We feel so fortunate to have Dr. Kuhl as our primary care provider. She is a brilliant physician and is always so caring and concerned and totally "with us" at every visit.
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09/20/2017
Dr.Kuhl is the best.
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09/15/2017
Dr. Kuhl has been our family provider for 10 years and she is the most exceptional health care provider that we have ever had. She is available, competent and very caring. My husband credits her with saving his life. She has given us her personal cell phone # when we had serious family needs. She is one of your greatest assets!
100

09/11/2017
grateful that Dr Kuhl was taking new patients when I first moved here
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09/08/2017
Dr Kuhl and the staff are very good. paying attention to details and listening
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09/06/2017
I love Dr. Kuhl!! Every time I see her, I am amazed by her warm, caring and thorough approach. She is energetic, focused, intelligent and easy to talk to. I am so happy to have her as my PCP!
100

09/01/2017
Excellent Doctor!
100

08/31/2017
Dr. Kuhl is compassionate and caring.
100

08/28/2017
my Dr. is the best. she listens to me and is always concerned about any issues I may have. I am grateful for such a caring Dr. and am lucky to have her.
100

08/24/2017
Dr. Karin Kuhl has always been available and extremely helpful, even if the consultation was difficult to diagnose. She recommended the appropriate follow up with a specialist. She has been and will always be my favorite PCP I have ever had.
100

08/23/2017
She is great!
100

08/23/2017
Excellent. Thorough, clear and in tune with my medical conditions.
70

08/22/2017
My provider always seemed rushed and unable to spend any real time with me.
90

08/21/2017
Karin is a wonderful, compassionate physician.
100

08/18/2017
It has all been good
100

07/24/2017
too long of a wait when asking for an appointment
90

07/21/2017
My provider is caring and respectful. Once she gave me a referral to a specialist, but didn't write it down for me. The specialist never called and I forgot about it. (She knows I have memory issues.) Next time I saw her and she found out they had never called, she put in another one and told me to let her office l know if I didn't hear from them. I liked this plan.
90

07/21/2017
all good - excellent doctor
100

07/20/2017
Karin Kuhl MD is an excellent physician. Knowledgeable, caring, practical, efficient. No bad experiences with provider. Scheduling with provider on short notice is difficult, but I have not had that need.
100

07/20/2017
Never feel rushed -- I feel like Dr. Kuhl is sincerely interested in me.
70

07/10/2017
The office doesn't have a system for including non-routine tests specific to me (Vitamin D) in my annual lab work. I have to remember to ask for it.
100

06/28/2017
I live in Grants Pass and drive to Ashland to see Dr. Kuhl. The reason I make the drive is because of Dr. Kuhl. She is one of the finest physicians I have ever had!! She is extremely competent, kind, caring and concerned about me as an individual. She is also a great listener.
100

06/26/2017
I regularly recommend Dr. Kuhl to friends & family.
100

06/26/2017
DR. Kuhl is always attentive, friendly and caring.
100

06/23/2017
Dr Kuhl takes an intense personal interest in me as her client. She treats me with friendship, kindness and professionalism. i have total trust in her. I feel we could discuss any issue and her replies would be open, honest, accurate, and credible.
100

06/19/2017
Dr. Kuhl is the best provider I've ever worked with. I routinely recommend her to friends.
100

06/16/2017
Dr. Kuhl is the best!
100

06/14/2017
love love Dr Kuhl. She is the kindest Dr I have ever seen. So appreciate her and I am grateful to have her ss my doctor. I
100

06/14/2017
Dr. Kuhl is a true healer. She is an excellent listener and combines knowledge and compassion in her communication style. She inspires confidence.
100

05/31/2017
Dr Kuhl is of the best, if not the best, physician I have ever encountered.
100

05/24/2017
everyone greets with smile
100

05/05/2017
Dr. Kuhl is consistently the best primary care doctor I have ever had.
100

05/03/2017
Dr. Kuhl is the one of the best two or three physicians I've ever seen as a patient (and I'm 76, so I've had lots of time to observe). She is so sincere in conveying her concerns about my care regimen that I am motivated to try hard to comply with her requests. Her staff is equally outstanding -- empathic, caring and apparently dedicated to their work. She is such a good physician that her practice is now closed. I feel very fortunate to have been accepted, not long before the practice closed.
 

05/02/2017
Always accommodating takes time to listen.
100

04/26/2017
my care from Karin Kuhl is excellent
100

04/26/2017
The office had forgotten to follow up on scheduling my echocardiogram and had to be reminded.
100

04/26/2017
all good
100

04/20/2017
I absolutely love my doc. She is everything a doctor should be, and more.
100

04/17/2017
sensitivity and general understanding of situation very comforting and reassuring
100

04/12/2017
Karen Kuhl is.a very caring professional. She is always there for me. I have great respect for her .
100

04/08/2017
Dr. Kuhl provides a caring atmosphere during the visit. Her expertise is clearly apparent.
90

04/06/2017
always good !
90

03/30/2017
Provider listens, shows compassion and explains very well. I feel heard and we'll cared for.
90

03/29/2017
I am very pleased to be Dr. Kuhl's patient. I feel she listens to me and in spite of her very tight schedule I feel she does her best to answer all my concerns. From now on, I will use my computer access to her to ask questions during the year instead of saving them all up for my annual.
100

03/22/2017
Best provider.
90

03/22/2017
Always direct, informed, concerned, thorough. Excellent Doctor.
90

03/07/2017
She is so personable, friendly and easy going
100

02/28/2017
very satisfied
100

02/22/2017
Love Dr. Kuhl, she is wonderful. The best primary care physician I have ever had.
100

02/22/2017
Dr Kuhl is knowledgeable gave me all the time I needed very kind. She is an exceptional physician and I have already recommended her to friends.
100

02/20/2017
Dr. Karin Kuhl is an excellent doctor. She deserves the highest rating in every category. I trust her completely with my health care.
100

02/13/2017
good overall experience
100

02/12/2017
She's fabulous.
100

02/08/2017
Dr. Kuhl is great and I definitely DO frequently recommend her to others.
100

02/08/2017
Provider listens with compassion and understanding and discusses options to meet health care needs.
100

02/07/2017
I recommend Karin to all friends and family.
80

01/30/2017
Whenever ordering a test or referral I have had to request it at least twice before accomplished.
100

01/24/2017
This clinic could not do a better job for the patient from clerical staff to medical staff. Outstanding in every way.
100

01/24/2017
Found Dr. Kuhl to be knowledgeable, efficient and sensitive to my needs
100

01/19/2017
Dr Kuhl is one of the best doctors I have ever had!
100

01/16/2017
knowledgeable, caring, efficient, and thoroughl doctor. I am fortunate to have such an excellent doctor in Southern Oregon.
100

12/29/2016
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. [...]
90

12/28/2016
Dr Kuhl is an outstanding Primary Care Physician.
100

12/27/2016
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

12/23/2016
The system where by referrals have to go though a central office seems to be very inefficient.
 

12/22/2016
She is always attentive, responsive and helpful. She has made several suggestions that have "fixed" problems. Excellent doctor. I trust her.
90

12/14/2016
Dr. Kuhl is a compassionate dr. w/excellent listening skills. Never talks patronizing like some doctors.
100

12/14/2016
the clinic is well managed and operates smoothly. Dr. Kuhl is absolutely the best Phsician I have had in my 67 years of life!
100

12/14/2016
very friendly , helpful. love their nurse, [...]
90

11/30/2016
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.
100

11/29/2016
I've recommended 4 people to Dr. Kuhl. All are delighted -
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11/23/2016
Always nice to see Karin
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11/21/2016
Dr. Kuhl is very empathetic. I prefer her experience to a PAs.
50

11/17/2016
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.
100

11/17/2016
excellent office staff and health care team and I LOVE dr. Kuhl!!!
100

11/16/2016
I have already recommended Dr Kuhl to friends. in 70 years, she is the best physician I have seen.
100

11/15/2016
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.
80

11/14/2016
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

11/10/2016
Dr. Kuhl is an outstanding primary care physician.
100

11/08/2016
I love my doctor.
100

11/08/2016
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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11/08/2016
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

10/31/2016
My treatment for [...] is exceptionally through and skilled from this provider.
100

10/27/2016
Doctor was concern about my health. Doctor was very attentive and helpful. I left the office feeling better, because of the support I received.
100

10/26/2016
She often seems rushed. 15 minutes alloted for visits is not adequate time.
100

10/19/2016
My care provider is doing an excellent job w/me. Very happy w/Dr. K. Kuhl.
100

10/17/2016
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.