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Dr. Karen L. Abrams

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Dr. Karen Abrams is a Main Line Today “Top Doc” who is Board Certified in Family Medicine.

Karen specializes in medication management of mental and behavioral health issues. Her areas of clinical expertise and interest include depression and anxiety disorders, ADD, ADHD, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), sleep problems such as insomnia, menstrual mood issues, phobias, and general life stressors.

As a family physician, she can advise you on many medical issues that could be related to your mental health problem. These include headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, gastroesophageal reflux disease (otherwise known as GERD), chronic fatigue, constipation, and even weight gain. With over eighteen years of successful clinical experience in her own private office and at the Devereux Foundation, she can provide a clear direction with ease on the first visit.

Since 1996, Dr. Abrams has been a part of the medical staff that makes up the Main Line Health Hospitals; a nationally ranked and renowned team of medical staff that serves the Greater Philadelphia and its surrounding areas.  She is also a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians (PAFP), and has been voted by her peers as a “Top Doc” featured in Main Line Today Magazine in December of 2010.

Many medical doctors do not have the time, inclination, or expertise to treat mental and behavioral health issues. This is where Dr. Karen Abrams can help; by providing more focused attention to address your needs. She is more than happy to work in conjunction with a therapist, primary care physician, or specialist if requested.

Dr. Abrams is an open minded, non-judgemental physician who relates well to people. She offers a comfortable private setting, as her records are extremely confidential and your privacy is of her highest concern. Her office has recently been redesigned to ensure a positive experience, and is located in Ardmore, conveniently above the Main Line Hospital’s Laboratory Services (otherwise known as the Ardmore Lab). If you are experiencing any of the previously stated issues, or are in need of professional help, please don’t hesitate to give her a call (610) 645-6300.

 

 

Mental Health Classifications

A phobia is an anxiety disorder that is defined as an excessive, persistent, irrational fear of a thing or situation.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, is an anxiety disorder in which someone has repeated, unwanted thoughts or ideas (obsessions) and feels

Insomnia is trouble falling asleep and/or staying asleep. More women than men are affected by insomnia. This common sleep disorder

Most people would say they have been depressed at one time or another. We all have periods where we feel

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is a condition in which a person has significant problems with not being able

Anxiety is a general term that is used to describe a range of anxiety disorders. Anxiety is worry, fear, unease,