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Dr. Karen Tang, MD

Gynecologist

Philadelphia, PA

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4.7
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Dr. Tang is extremely knowledgeable and makes you feel at ease. Unlike a lot of doctors, she takes the time tolisten to your concerns and helps you to understand the issues/problems. I hope to be a patient of hers for years to come.
Dr. Tang is extremely knowledgeable and makes you feel at ease. Unlike a lot of doctors, she takes the time to listen to your concerns and helps you to understand theissues/problems. I hope to be a patient of hers for years to come.
Elizabeth F. · Less than 3 months ago
Dr. Tang is a great doctor. If you choose to see her I recommend visiting her at her South Philly locationinstead of North 39th St (Penn Medicine). The staff at the South Philly location are friendly, attentive, and polite. The staff at the North 39th St location however, are rude, seem like they have no idea what they are doing, and allow other patients to have long (and loud) personal phone calls in the waiting area. This review is not a reflection on Dr. Tang (she is great) but on the Penn Medicine location.
Dr. Tang is a great doctor. If you choose to see her I recommend visiting her at her South Philly location instead of North 39th St (Penn Medicine). The staff atthe South Philly location are friendly, attentive, and polite. The staff at the North 39th St location however, are rude, seem like they have no idea what they are doing, and allow other patients to have long (and loud) personal phone calls in the waiting area. This review is not a reflection on Dr. Tang (she is great) but on the Penn Medicine location.
Gloria B. · May 24, 2019

About Dr. Karen Tang

Gynecology Specialists of Philadelphia is a GYN only practice and DOES NOT handle pregnancies. Please call our office for other appointment times that are available! Dr. Tang specializes in the management of fibroids, abnormal menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, endometriosis, and abnormal Pap smears. She also provides routine well-women care and contraception. Dr. Tang trained at Columbia and Harvard, and is an expert in laparoscopic or minimally invasive surgery. She was previously the director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at the University of Miami. In addition to laparoscopic and robotic surgery, Dr. Tang is also able to provide in-office procedures, such as hysteroscopy, and Essure sterilization. Dr. Tang’s priority is to work with women to provide individualized counseling and treatment, and to get patients back to enjoying their daily activities as quickly and easily as possible. She takes pride in explaining testing and treatment options in a way that is clear and easy to understand, and ensuring that every woman feels comfortable with her plan of care. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time to fill out new patient paperwork. We do have other times available that are not listed, please call the office!

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • APWU
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Gynecologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Columbia University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Legacy Health System (Fellowship)
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Residency)

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Chinese (Mandarin)

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1922255363

Dr. Karen Tang's office locations

Gynecology Specialists of Philadelphia

51 N 39th St

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Gynecology Specialists of Philadelphia

South Philly

823 S 9th St, 1st Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19147

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Dr. Tang is extremely knowledgeable and makes you feel at ease. Unlike a lot of doctors, she takes the time to listen to your concerns and helps you to understand the issues/problems. I hope to be a patient of hers for years to come.
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Tang is a great doctor. If you choose to see her I recommend visiting her at her South Philly location instead of North 39th St (Penn Medicine). The staff at the South Philly location are friendly, attentive, and polite. Thestaff at the North 39th St location however, are rude, seem like they have no idea what they are doing, and allow other patients to have long (and loud) personal phone calls in the waiting area. This review is not a reflection on Dr. Tang (she is great) but on the Penn Medicine location.
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Dr Tang is fantastic!
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Very nice and professional
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Very polite, she explained everything before she started and answered all of my questions. She will be my GYN from now on
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she was amazing. she took the time to hear me out and educate me. she just didnt just utter a whole bunch of "doctor talk" she broke it down. she gave me a plan and resources. she was worth the drive.
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I’ve seen Dr Tang 3 times now and every time she is amazing. She helps guide me in the right direction during every visit. Never rushes me no matter how many concerns and I questions I have. Her staff throughout theoffice is also just as amazing. Thank you for restoring my trust in doctors.
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very knowledgable, very patient, good listener, thats why i keep coming back to her clinic
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Long wait, but thorough yet speedy endometriosis consult!
Less than 1 year ago
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I loved Dr. Tang! I definitely made myself look like an idiot haha But she was very nice and helpful.
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She was judgemental and just overall unhelpful. Wouldn't see her again.
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Very friendly staff, virtually no wait time. Great office, great doctor.
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Dr Tang was pleasant and thoughtful, I felt like i was in good hands and confident in her skills and manner.
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It was my initial visit with this doctor's office. I'm paying out my pocket. I was charged dearly before my appointment. Asking what was included in that fee I was told it was talking to the doctor and examination. I wasexpected to undress before I even met the doctor for the very first time. Very humiliating. I refused and insisted on meeting and talking while being dressed. (Do I really have to insist on that???) The conversation quickly made clear the doctor would not treat me if I would not agree on cancer tests I did not want and which were not related to the desired treatment. - After all it is my body, right? In agreement there was no examination but surprising enough the owner of the doctor's office refused to give me a partial refund for not performed services. On a last note: When I asked the doctor how much the entire treatment would be - kind of essential for me as I'm paying out of my pocket - she simply said that she has no idea.
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Dr. Tang was wonderful- I felt at home right away and the wait time was short. I would highly recommend going here.
More than 1 year ago
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Eased my mind. Very thorough. Kind and knowledgeable.
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I had to wait about an hour from my apt time. They were in no rush to see anyone and I left. Definitely will not be rescheduling.
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She was great! No complaints at all!!
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Dr. Tang is an amazing GYN. I was suffering horribly for years under the care of my previous GYN who did not listen or even seem to care to try and understand what I was dealing with. She was more concernedwith keeping me coming back than helping me resolve my issues. With in three months of being seen by Dr. Tang I had a complete understanding of my issue and was able to make an informed decision regarding my care. Dr. Tang performed my laproscopic hysterectomy in May of this year and after only 3 weeks of down time and minimal pain I feel like I have a new lease on life. I am forever indebted to her.
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She checks in to see where you are healthwise and all the necessary tests you should take. She explains any issues she finds and makes the necessary referals.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Tang was great and provided a level of care that I have yet to receive with any other Ob/GYN. She was attentive and listened to my concerns and really went above and beyond to help me.
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Overall I felt rushed in the appointment. She seemed to want to get done with the appointment soon. While consulting she also seemed to forget to do the breast exam and I reminder her. I felt that was okay as youtend to forget sometimes as I was asking her questions and she was trying to respond as soon as she could . I had just gone for a regular annual check up so may be she couldn't spend as much time, but I feel she could have been more patient with her patient.
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Dr. Yang made me feel incredibly comfortable and I felt she took very genuine care of me.
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Dr. Tang was very kind and informative. She even explained some of my medical history more clearly than previous health personals that treated me. Thank you, Dr. Tang, for that thorough explanation . The only critique I have is that Iwish she asked me if I had any questions at the end. I wasn't sure if she was done with me until I felt it was too late to ask my questions. Not really a knock on her part, I should have just asked the question, but it's difficult to ask such personal questions; and having a doctor that can start the dialogue goes a long way in my book.
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Waited for over an hour to be seen for reasons unknown. Despite having sent paperwork in early, I had to fill it out at the time of visit again. Even then, my information was incorrect in the system, and I triedto correct it in person on a second visit. Still incorrect. The visit itself was short and offensive. She did not listen to my history, and instead reprimanded me for the prolonged duration between check-ups, having not secured a PCP (I recently changed insurance), and suggested my results would likely be abnormal due to all these factors. Not professional and I do not plan on returning.
More than 1 year ago
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It was great!
More than 1 year ago
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Highly recommend Dr Tang and the office as a whole
More than 1 year ago
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Great office, great staff. I was pleasantly greeted and acknowledged right away by reception, who also kindly ansered some general questions. Very friendly environment. Dr. Tang was especially helpful, supportive, and informative...A+!
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Everyone I encountered in this office was very polite and professional. Dr. Tang made me very comfortable and was informative.
More than 1 year ago
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This was my first visit with Dr. Tang (not my first visit at this office) for my annual exam and she was excellent - professional, bedside manner put me at ease, and explained everything she was doing.
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Wonderful ,she was great !!!!!!!!! She just might be my new Gyn dr
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I was rushed in and rushed out so fast. I felt like she didn't listen to me and that everything she told me I could barely understand because she was rushing so fast
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She didn't respect culture diversity and she was in rush
More than 1 year ago
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The visit was great. The people at the front desk were really nice, Dr. Tang and her assistant were also phenomenal. My visit was short and sweet, straight to the point and I highly recommend Dr. Tang.
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my visit with Dr.Tang was very informative she explain everything that was going on with why it was going on she went beyond what I expected I think she is a very good doctor .
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I was nervous to go since OB/GYN visits are always stressful and uncomfortable for me, but Dr. Tang and her staff at GSP made me feel comfortable being there as a first time patient. Dr. Tang was very thorough with howmy appointment would go, and she took time to answer all my questions friendly and professionally. I am glad to find a good provider in my neighborhood.
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This was a first time visit and it could not have gone more smoothly. I was able to make the appointment the morning of, was seen right away when I arrived and Dr. Tang was extremely nice, professional and made me feel comfortable. I would highly recommend her.
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Dr. Tang seemed to be in a rush when she saw me. I had a list of 3 concerns, and she told me that "we didn't have enough time to cover everything". When you meet with your doctor, you don't wantto hear that she's too busy to help you with your health concerns. She was also unkind when teaching me about treatment options and spoke to me as though I was an idiot. Not only was meeting with her unpleasant, she had me schedule a follow up appointment (and charged me for the appointment) that lasted all of 5 minutes where she provided me with information she could have covered in a phone call, letter, or email. Obviously, I am never going back, and I will never recommend another woman to be victim to her poor service.
More than 1 year ago
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I loved it...She was straight forward and went over medical advice with me. Great experience with Dr. Tang !!!
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Really had a nice and easy experience with Karen. It was quick to get seen, and she was very pleasant.
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She was great and so was her staff. I actually made her my primary gyn doctor.
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My Dr. is a great Dr. she laugh and is pleasant I love her and she makes me comfortable will stick with this one I f you are looking for a great Doctor Gyn. This is the one to go to. She will put your mind at ease.
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Overall professional and efficient, but felt a little rushed and did not take time to ask me questions.
More than 1 year ago
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Great physician. Spent a lot of time talking to me and explaining different options. Very personable. Nice staff. Seen within 15 minutes. Highly recommend (first time appointment)
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Dr. Tang was really nice and comforting she was positive and I will go back to her again.
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Dr.tang and her entire office is amazing. They are patient and friendly, I get really uncomfortable in doctors offices and they were the most welcoming and helpful team of health professionals I've worked with. I highly recommend them
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She was quite thorough, which I like.
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I absolutely loved Dr. Tang. She was extremely thorough while at the same time very efficient. She made me feel completely comfortable, especially since it was my first visit to the gynecologist, and she made sure to explain everything that she was doing. Plus she's super nice! Highly, highly recommend.
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It was a great experience. I've found my new GYN!
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Dr. Tang along with all the hospital staff that I encountered were very professional and warm. I felt safe as they showed concern and encouraging.
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