Karen Freshwater, PA-C - Neurology & Neurosciences - Bronson Healthcare

Karen J. Freshwater, PA-C

Karen J. Freshwater

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Being a physician assistant is a second career for Karen—she went back to school when she was 48 years old! Why did she start over? Blessed with great mentors in both her career and at home, Karen was taught to always strive to be a better person and to never give up. She wanted a career where she could make a difference in someone's life. Her special interests are Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. Karen facilitates the Parkinson’s disease support group in Kalamazoo and helps lead the multiple sclerosis support group. She also helps organize the annual walk-a-thon for Parkinson’s disease and is a member of the Michigan Parkinson Foundation professional advisory board. In her free time, Karen likes to spend time with her family and is a parent volunteer with the Kalamazoo College swim team. She volunteers for various activities with her church, such as backpacks for kids, and has many hobbies including horseback riding, hiking, relaxing and enjoying nature.




  • English

Related Services

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Neurology
  • Parkinson's Care


Other Education

Western Michigan University

320 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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