Karen L. Carlson M.N., A.R.N.P. Accepting new patients

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Preventive medicine, Primary care - family medicine, Women's health




Karen Carlson, M.N., A.R.N.P., is a primary care nurse practitioner who cares for women throughout their lifespan. She has been working at the UWMC Women's Health Care Center since 1993 and has seen many of her patients and their families that whole time.

Carlson earned her diploma in nursing from Northwestern University and her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Washington. She is a Seattle Metropolitan Magazine top nurse practitioner (2014, 2015, 2016), two-time UW School of Nursing preceptor of the year and recipient of a UW Medicine Cares Award.

Carlson’s clinical interests include contraception, IUD insertions, colposcopy, cancer screening, nutrition and exercise.

Personal Interests

I am a lover of nature and outdoor adventures. As a firm believer in work/life balance, I enjoy my time spent on both.

Women's Health Care Center at UWMC-Roosevelt

4245 Roosevelt Way NE, 4th Floor Seattle, WA 98105


Behavioral healthcare, Breast care, Colposcopy and LEEP, Expert second opinions

Univ. of Washington, School of Nursing

Medical education, 1993


Board Certifications
  • Adult Health Nurse Practitioner, 1993, American Nurses Credentialing Center