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Dr. Adam Karns, MD

Internist, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

Adam is passionate about preventive medicine. He finds sincere joy in offering his patients his hard-earned experience and advice and helping them reach their wellness goals. He is a former physician with the California State Athletic Commission and he is active in clinical research in the fields of diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, weight and pain management.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Internist
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Doctor of Medicine
  • Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles, Residency in Internal Medicine

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1811979198

Office locations

Entertainment Medical Group

5901 W. Olympic Blvd, Suite 208

Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Dr. Karns has been my primary physician since I’ve moved to Los Angeles almost 2 years ago. He’s very direct and knowledgeable. Plus, the staff has always been extremely helpful and they work very quickly. Parking for the building is always very easy/cheap as well *added bonus.* Highly recommend!
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Dr. Karns and his staff were great.
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short and to the point. listened to my problems and though a stern demeanor he was kind and professional.
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He's a very nice doctor and I appreciate that he gets everything done quickly and efficiently.
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The staff was very friendly and professional. Dr.Karns was quick but he has already made me feel better with his diagnosis and medication! Thank you so much!
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Dr. Karns was fine. A medical assistant never came in to take my vitals (I was there for cold symptoms) and neither did Dr. Karns. I did not feel like I was being well taken care of. This is the firstdoctors appt. I’ve ever been to where no one takes my temperature, blood pressure, or weight at a first time visit. Especially when I am there for being sick.
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I’m so happy I found doctor Karns. He takes everything very seriously, which can be rare as I’m female and sometimes our concerns get brushed under the rug. He’s very to the point, and always has a solution .
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Best Dr. I Have Ever Had And My First Personal Doctor As An Adult Without My Parents. ?? He Is Very Thorough, Patient, And Cooperative With Whatever Is Going Wrong With You At The Moment. Thanks Again The Astmah Pump Has Been Helping! ??
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Great staff! Helpful doctor.
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Very clean place and nice staff.
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Be prepared for lots of forms if you're a first time patient.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr Karns is always very professional & thorough. I don’t trust anyone more than him to make sure I’m in optimal health. My Dr visits with him are always worth the long drive.
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Straight forward and to the point. Listens to what you say and offers a solution that resonates with you both.
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Super intelligent & actually listens to you. He takes his time & genuinely cares about your issues.
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Dr. Karns was quick and to the point. Very nice, very efficient. I really appreciated that he didn’t mince words.
More than 1 year ago
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Quick and straight forward Has unusual conversation manners but not disrespectful in the least, in a way you can really see how he thinks
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Great doctor!
More than 1 year ago
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Very reasonable wait time (under 10 mins) Efficient style - he quickly assesses your needs, provides care, & sends you on your way Good appointment availability
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Dr. Karns is awesome. He addressed every question I had with care and concern. He was very willing and open to anything I had to say and I look forward to speaking with him regarding any test results.
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The staff is great!! The doctor is socially awkward. Seems as if he lost his interest in helping people. I think he hates his job.
More than 1 year ago
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My wait was a little longer, but that was because I was a new patient and needed to fill out several forms. However, once admitted, the nurse asked me several questions that I had clearly already answered on those forms, soit felt a little unnecessary. Dr. Karns himself was a perfectly pleasant man who got straight to the point. He was professional and responsive to my concerns and was quick in his diagnosis and medical advice. I left satisfied.
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Extremely disappointed with my office visit. The receptionist was friendly and the wait time in the office was not very long before I was seen. However once inside, the nurse working there at the time seemed like she had no ideawhat was going on. She was unable to successfully take my blood pressure. After waiting for a while the doctor finally came into the room to see me. He asked me if it was my first time at the office I said yes and he offered me no type of conversation that made me feel welcome. Instead, he pulled out his cell phone and started texting. It wasn't until he received another phone call that he stopped texting. He asked me a few questions about my existing condition. Once he recommended that I get some blood work done, that same nurse came back into to the room and after several attempts, she was unable to draw blood. She made the whole experience very painful than it had to be and I'm a regular blood donor. After she had given up, on the 4th attempt, I said I would rather come back another time and she said that was fine, but she said she was going to talk to the doctor. Once again the doctor came into the room and attempted a 5th time to draw blood and even he was unable to do so. My total time spent there was about 2 hours and this was only for a simple check up. This was my first and last time at the office. I am definitely not coming back. Finding another doctor.
More than 1 year ago
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It was a nice visit. He listen and get into the detail to suggest any. Thanks
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Very knowledgeable and straight to the point. I felt taken seriously with my concerns and left with a great plan for the future.
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Dr. Karns is awesome! He is very knowledgeable and sincere in his approach to identify and treat your illness and or concern. My company switched insurance carriers and Dr. Karns is not in my network but I prefer to see Dr. Karns and have continued to pay cash.
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He was talking to himself the while time, running the possible symptoms through his head. We figured out what was wrong with me. Dude knows his stuff.
More than 1 year ago
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thoughtful, caring, knowledgeable and he listens!.. amazing! thanks so much Doc Karns!
More than 1 year ago
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busy man. helps many people, so i understand he is a bit rushed. but the main thing i want in a doc is effectiveness and this man got it done! one pill and 7 hours later all was well... amazing! thanks doc karns
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Dr Karns and his office staff are amazing.
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I am very disappointed. Dr. Karns seemed annoyed I was there. He did very little and sent me away.
More than 1 year ago
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Great doctor! Knowledgeable, very to-the-point.
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never had an experience where i was a new patient and got seen right away.
More than 1 year ago
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Always covers all your needs! You rock dr. Adam Karns!!!!
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A bit of an odd-ball, but I enjoyed Dr. Karns very much.
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I appreciated Dr. Karns' efficient/direct approach! His team is friendly, too. Would recommend!
More than 1 year ago
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Although he is super knowledgable and great at what he does , having a fluid conversation with him may turn out to be somewhat more challenging. Still recommend him though.
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very knowledgeable and attentive
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Dr. Karns is GREAT!!! Anything that you need or ask he will make sure he does, if necessary of course. The office staff is great too!!! Love this office!!!!
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Everyone in the office was very friendly and personable. Dr. Karns, was quick and efficient with his and my time.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Karns is extremely knowledgable and I felt very confident with him discussing my medical needs. His experience allows him to identify and analyze whatever symptoms and histories that he sees. Although he tends to mumble, does not make eyecontact, and speak quickly (the only reason he is "Good" and not "Excellent" in Bedside Manner), he is thorough, attentive, and caring, which is all you need from a doctor. After my first visit, I will make another appointment with him for my next check-up. I highly recommend Dr. Karns.
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Dr. Karns is a very intelligent and caring professional! If I will need my migraine meds quickly for intense and often episodes, he contacts my pharmacy directly!
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He listened and he did not patronize. He did not rush through our meeting. I felt comfortable enough to tell him all of my concerns. He had a plan of action to address every issue in order of importance. I ABSOLUTELYLOVED how I was able to go online to Zocdoc on Monday and scheduled an appointment for Tuesday.
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Anything you need or concerned about he will have an answer for you. He seems a bit quiet when you first meet him, but that's just him. As long a surpass that, he is a great doctor! He returns calls in a timely manner! Office staff is GREAT too!
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Staff and Dr. Karns are ALWAYS attentive to my needs.
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Wonderful doctor and amazing staff. They are all super nice and very efficient
More than 1 year ago
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He is an incredible doctor. Dr. Karns gives extra attention to every need and is very helpful in getting you back to being healthy. Lucky to have found Dr. Karns.
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If your are looking for a good Doctor, go to him. Dr. Karns has a long and broad medical background. His retired Father was an extremely known Doctor, his son continues the legacy.
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Excellent! As always, Dr Karns supports my focus on preventive measures, such as exercise and taking supplements,as opposed to taking meds. He does urge procedures appropriate to a person my age and based on my family history I am looking forwrdto my next check up Even though I relocated to Phoenix, Adam is well worth the trip to Los Angeles.
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He is very to the point and matter of fact but comes off as extremely knowledgeable.
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Dr. Adam Karns n staff are great! They are always attentive to your needs!!!
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