Karen Freshwater, PA-C - Neurology & Neurosciences

Karen Freshwater, PA-C

Karen Freshwater

Accepting new patients at some locations

(269) 341-7500

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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.



Related Services

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


Other Education

Western Michigan University

170 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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4.8 out of 5
Provider Gave Understandable Instructions
Provider Included You in Decisions
Provider Spoke Using Clear Language
Provider Showed Concern
Likelihood of Recommending this Provider
Provider Talked to You About Proposed Treatment Plan
Provider Helped You Feel Confident Caring for Self After Visit

At your first appointment, your new provider will review the medicine you have been taking. They may talk to you about other options, including changing to different medicine.

This provider follows CDC guidelines for childhood shots (also called vaccinations). Please choose another Bronson provider if you do not plan to vaccinate your child.

This provider cannot see patients who take controlled substances for pain management. Please choose another Bronson provider.

This provider does not provide care for patients who take more than two prescribed medicines on a regular basis. Please choose another Bronson provider.

This provider cannot provide care for patients who are under the age of 18. Please choose another Bronson provider.

This provider asks women to see an OB/GYN provider for gynecological exams. He welcomes women for all other healthcare.

This provider doesn’t provide care for patients who take behavioral health medicine. Please choose another Bronson provider.

This provider isn’t currently accepting new Medicaid patients. Please choose another Bronson provider.

This provider cannot provide care for patients who are above the age of 18. Please choose another Bronson provider.

This provider is currently only accepting pediatric patients. If you are over the age of 18, please choose another Bronson provider.

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