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Qualifications and Experience
Karl Norris is a dedicated and thorough OB-GYN treating his patients in Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Norris is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and he is a member of the Los Angeles County Medical Association.
Dr. Norris attended medical school in Switzerland at the Université de Lausanne Faculté de Biologie et de Médecine. He then completed his surgical and obstetrics and gynecology internships at the Cantonal Hospital. Dr. Norris relocated to the United States to complete his obstetrics and gynecology residency at the Boston Hospital for Women, which is affiliated with Harvard University. He performs obstetrics(delivers babies),IUD insertion, pap smears,annual gynecological exams, thyroid consultation and infertility.
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Verified Patient Reviews
He is a very kind man and probably a better fit for some other patients. I saw him twice for gyno issues and spoke with him on the phone a couple times. It was difficult communicating my symptoms to him. I didnt feel that he was really listening to my point of view. He seemed to be attached to his hunches. He explained very simple concepts to me multiple times as if I was a child (im a 26 year old, well spoken woman). I do appreciate that he had some out of the box ideas about what could be causing my missed periods. However, I will definitely be seeking a second opinion.
This is a bit of a delayed review, but my experience with Dr. Norris has been wonderful so far! He was very thorough during my visit and made sure to address all of my concerns. A few days after my initial visit, I had a bit of a situation with my iud (it ended up having to be removed), and even though I called after office hours he was very prompt in getting right back to me and letting me come in right away even though it was Friday and they were closed. His wife, who works at the office with him, is also very sweet and really put me at ease during the removal. He also made sure to follow up with me on the phone when they reopened again on Monday which was great. Overall I have been very happy so far and will most definitely continue to go here in the future. If you're looking for a kind-hearted, thorough doctor who really seems to care about his patients, I most definitely recommend Dr. Norris!
Extremely thorough and knowledgeable
Absolutely wonderful visit. Office staff is very sweet and personable. Dr. Norris spoke to me for 30 entire minutes in his office before the exam and addressed every single concern I could possibly think of. I have never had a Dr. care and be as thorough as he is. Bed side manner is wonderful, we even laughed quite a bit. Actually excited to go back, never thought i would say that about a gyno!
First of all, Dr. Norris is an absolute rip-off - he charges way more than other great doctors for the same services. (I also received a bill for some lab results that is also astronomical.) But the real reason for this review is his manner of discussing medical issues. He brought up physical attributes that were not pertinent in any way to my health, I felt just to make me uncomfortable in his attempt to be funny. It was absolutely unprofessional and has not sat well with me. A man his age should really know better.
I really liked him. He is a lovely person and a great doctor. He took time to explain everything to me and I felt like he really cared.
If all doctors appointments were like this, life would be great! I have never honestly had a doctor sit down with me in an office (not while I'm awkwardly sitting on the exam table in a paper thin gown), talk about my life, concerns, goals- it was like he truly cared about my well being. We had a conversation, not an interview. He taught me, not talked at me. Perfect experience.
Dr. Norris is one of the world's rare doctors who still takes time to get to know his patients and genuinely cares about their health and wellbeing. He doesn't cut corners, and if you tell him you're worried about something, he wants to get to the bottom of it just as much as you do! I am very picky about my doctors (how they greet me, if they talk down to me or speak respectfully, if they make eye contact, if they are prompt to respond to questions, etc.) and Dr. Norris is a 10 out of 10 in absolutely every way. I adore him!
Dr. Norris was wonderful. He is an extraordinary Doctor who truly cares about his patients.
Dr. Norris is a lovely man and he generally cared about my issues and concerns.
Dr. Norris is a very thorough physician who listens carefully and takes a detailed history - medical and personal. He is very kind and caring, yet very well trained and experienced. He makes the patient feel comfortable and explains all aspects of the examination and treatment. He goes above and beyond the specialty of Ob-Gyn. And the staff is very friendly and professional. Thanks.
Karl and his office were so sweet and helpful. I will definitely be going back to them.
He was phenomenal. I both felt very well taken care of and was very impressed with how important it was to Dr. Norris that I thoroughly understood each step of his process and how it related to my body and what needed extenuating examination. You are in great hands with Dr. Norris.
I was very impressed by Dr. Norris. He was very thorough in assessing me and very knowledgeable about my particular concerns. He listened to and answered my many questions patiently, asked many of his own questions about my background, and overall I left with the sense that he has my best interests at heart. I also appreciated his humility and lack of arrogance and easiness to talk to about difficult subjects. He is not one of those male doctors who just writes everything off as normal PMS. I got a fascinating education in thyroid levels, and Dr. Norris made my pelvic exam easy, at times both informative and comical. Overall, I was very impressed and will definitely return! As a side plus, his staff is super friendly, flexible with bookings, and very supportive, and his office building in Beverly Hills is gorgeous!
He was amazing. Very warm and welcoming. Made me feel very comfortable
Dr. Norris is very thorough and takes the time to go over exactly what needs to get done throughout your prenatal care. We love him!
I really wanted to like this OBGYN, and had high hopes that this would be the one I go to forever (I just moved to LA). But the experience was awful. The staff (including Dr. Norris) failed to close the door while I changed out and into my clothing, when we were conducting the pre-exam questions, and during the exam itself. I felt violated that other people could potentially hear my responses to the pre-exam questions and my diagnosis post exam. Also I felt like someone could walk in on me getting the exam at any time with the door partially open! They also didn't even have the courtesy to knock on the door before coming into the room when I was changing! I'm very low maintenance when it comes to expectations, but these simple things made it an all around extremely uncomfortable experience. I've even received things like this (knocking on the door before entering and closing the door respectfully) at a local free clinic!
Extremely thorough physician. Easy to discuss issues and was more focused on the health of the patient than most California doctors. Very patient and took the time to review the details of the diagnosis.
My visit with Dr. Karl Norris was a pleasure! EVERYONE in the office responded to my needs with so much kindness which is something you are not very used to in doctor's offices. I was truly touched by the care and attention. I would recommend him to anyone!
Very easy to talk to and provided good information and options. Would definitely recommend.