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Karen M. Ruhl, ARNP, CNM, MSN
Gynecology
 
4.4 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Profile
Areas of Expertise
Karen is an advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) in gynecology who specializes in care for women in all stages of life.
Personal Information
Karen likes hiking, reading, cooking, caring for her family and dogs!
Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
Gynecology
Board Certifications
American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) American College of Nurse Midwifery (ACNM)
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
MS, Nurse Midwifery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1997 BS, Nursing, San Jose State University, Calif., 1981
Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
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Would recommend provider
 
4.4 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.5 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.5 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.5 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.5 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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April 2018
She is the best!
March 2018
Very happy with my first visit & will continue to use Karen as a provider.
March 2018
She took the time to listen and answer my questions. I felt very reassured and confident in the care I received.
March 2018
Karen was helpful however her style is a bit cool and blunt. She is rather sarcastic and sometimes it was difficult to know if she was joking or being serious. It made me hesitant to ask questions. However, I am confident in her medical assessment and advice.
February 2018
NP Ruhl was very approachable & thorough. She answered all my questions, addressed all my concerns, provided a complete exam, so followed-up w/my results. Would certainly recommend her to others.
February 2018
I will return again. fantastic bedside manner
January 2018
Karen is very very friendly and very nice and helpful
January 2018
Karen Ruhl was the first person in years to set me up with my Virginia Mason account. awesome! I thought it was a new system. thanks for the extra mile.
December 2017
It was a pleasure meeting Dr. Karen Ruhl, i enjoyed our visit very much. She explained everything thoroughly, listened to me, allowed for questions and was in no rush at all. I would recommend her to anyone looking for an excellent provider.
November 2017
Karen Ruhl was extremely helpful, open, approachable, and personable. So glad I was able to get my issues addressed by her.
November 2017
she was very thorough with her exam, making sure to address any concerns I may have. asking if here was any labs I wanted or felt I needed. very friendly with my 2 year old
November 2017
Karen is great. Very easy to talk to and puts you at ease.
November 2017
The gynecologist helped direct me to the urologist that can help me with the bladder issues I have had.
October 2017
Karen is a great provider. She is very knowledgeable but also very compassionate and always takes the time to answer any questions I have.
October 2017
Karen was friendly and to the point. She made feel really comfortable.
August 2017
During this visit, the provider was very condescending. Moving forward, I am going to switch providers.
August 2017
I enjoyed having Karen Ruhl, she eased my worries and was very informative. I would recommend her to others and will be using her again for future visits.
July 2017
Karen is so warm and friendly. She really seems to care, takes time to listen, explains things clearly, and I really enjoy having her as my care provider.
July 2017
She has excellent customer service skills. I highly recommend her!
June 2017
Karen Ruhl is a great care provider. I had such a great experience with her. I will definitely continue to see her in the future.
June 2017
This was my first appointment with Karen and I was very satisfied with her knowledge and advice.
June 2017
Karen R. was very caring and nurturing. She helped to ease my fears.
June 2017
I had a very positive patient experience with Karen Ruhl, she is very easy to talk to, and seemed to care a lot about my concerns during visit. I would recommend her to my friends in future.
June 2017
My doctor Karen Ruhl was so friendly! She immediately made me feel comfortable. She informed me about everythig and addressed my concerns when I voiced them. I really enjoyed my visit with her and I will definitely go back.
June 2017
KAREN put me at ease with her professional manner and knowledge. Good people person.
May 2017
Karen Rule is wonderful.
April 2017
Good
April 2017
My sister recommended Karen Ruhl to me, and she is awesome! She is knowledgeable, caring, and made me feel very comfortable about everything we discussed/did in my appointment with her. I would definitely recommend her to others!
April 2017
She was very professional and respectful. I felt very comfortable with her treatment and would see her again in a heartbeat.
March 2017
Karen Ruhl is very knowledgeable and she makes me feel comfortable.
March 2017
I am very happy with Karen Ruhl. She has been amazing! She and Dr. Tasneem are my favorites. I am very happy with the care I have received by these two women.
March 2017
Dr Ruhl has a good personality and is one of the doctors that seemed to know more than very basic health conditions. She answered my questions and did not rush out of the room. I would recommend her to someone if asked.
February 2017
Karen has become one of the best providers I´ve worked with. She is understanding, patient, and humorous, which makes going in for a visit feel I´m talking to a friend about my issues, rather than being embarrassed to talk to a health professional.
January 2017
Karen was amazing!
January 2017
Karen Ruhl is wonderful!
December 2016
I´d like to become one of Karen Ruhl´s patients!
September 2016
she is one of the best yet.
August 2016
I was very nervous bringing up birth control options, but she put me right at ease and gave me lots of information.
August 2016
The provider I saw was super friendly! She made me feel comfortable and explained everything so I could understand it.
August 2016
it´s really hard to find a really good GYN and Dr Ruhl is fantastic, she answered all my questions and help me with a lot of my concerns
July 2016
This was my first time with her and she was very nice and informative.
June 2016
Sometimes I feel the care providers rush.
May 2016
All practitioners I have had, have been great! I feel listened to, I don´t feel rushed, I am very happy w/V.M. & made my husband change to this office.
May 2016
I was a little unsure what to do from the room after the care provider left I felt I could have received more instruction
March 2016
Super helpful
February 2016
Having just moved to this area 6 months ago Karen was the first healthcare provider I have seen at Virginia Mason, or Federal Way for that matter. Trying to establish care in a new place with a new provider (especially one in gynecology) can be a bit of a challenge. Karen and her staff were friendly and professional and immediately made me feel comfortable. I was able to discuss any concerns or questions I had and Karen took the time to answer them in a manner that allowed me to leave the visit feeling good and with a plan in place. As a healthcare professional myself this is important to me. I plan to visit Karen again for any future care needs and would recommend her to a friend or family member.
February 2016
Very happy with my experience.
January 2016
Doctor Karen was nice, I did like her, but we didnt spend alot of time together. she did inform me about what options I wanted and told me things I didnt know, but she was to the point and a bit blunt which I wasnt sure about. she also flat out told me my procedure would hurt which made me anxious and unsure, but Im sure she is good at her job.
January 2016
I had a great experience with Karen, until after my appointment. I tried starting a new email to her on my vm after she had messaged me, with no "reply" option, and could not find her name. The results she gave me were some I wanted to follow up on, and I find it very frustrating that I am unable to.