Biography & Education

Biography
Male hormones change once, but women undergo a number of hormonal shifts at different times in their lives. Thats why its important to receive care from people who really understand the impact of these changes - not just to a womans body, but on her whole life as well.
Specialties
  • Gynecology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
Education Background
Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
Residency: READING HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

1101 Madison St.
Suite 700
Seattle, WA 98104
Fax 206-215-6301
Accepting New Patients
Accepting Medicaid

Publications

Blog

All about fibroids

January 30, 2015
Fibroids are a benign growth of the muscular wall of the uterus. In some women, the cells of the muscle of the uterus start to grow and form a ball of tissue. This ball of tissue, or fibroid, can be very small such as the size of a pea to 10 cm or more in diameter. Fibroids can cause a woman to have heavy periods and bleed between periods, or may cause pressure on the bladder so she needs to urinate frequently, or may cause a large mass in the abdomen. Fibroids sometimes cause discomfort or pain, but not as often.

What a woman who has fibroids notices depends on ...

Dealing with vaginal dryness

July 04, 2014
One of the more annoying situations that many of my patients have been in is having painful intercourse due to vaginal dryness. In general the cause of dryness of the vaginal tissue is lack of estrogen. This can occur postpartum, especially in women who are breastfeeding a baby, and it can occur just before and during menopause.

When estrogen is in the body, one of the effects of estrogen is to ...

What you should know about ovarian cysts

January 29, 2014
Finding out there is a cyst on the ovary is often a concerning experience for a woman.  Women aren't sure what it means for them or what will need to be done.
 
A woman has two ovaries, which produce eggs, which allow a woman to get pregnant, and produce female hormones.  These hormones cause the lining of the uterus to grow, which then shed (as the period).  Ovaries are actively making hormones and ripening eggs from when the period first starts until when she goes through menopause.  As an egg is ripening in the ovary, several small cysts will form.  These grow to about 2.5 cm, or one inch, and then when the woman ovulates or releases the egg the cyst drains and is gone.  So when a woman has an ultrasound that shows a cyst less than 3 cm it is usually a "follicular" cyst - that is a cyst with a developing egg.  This type of cyst is completely normal and will come and go.
 
Cysts that are  ...

Specialties

Specialties
  • Gynecology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
Clinical Interests
  • Abnormal Pap Smears
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Alternative Medicine
  • Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy (Laparoscopic)
  • Bloodless Surgery
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Fibroids
  • Gynecological Surgery
  • Gynecological Surgery (Robotic)
  • Gynecology
  • Gynecology
  • Hysterectomy (Laparascopic Supracervical)
  • Hysterectomy Vaginal (Laparoscopic-assisted)
  • Hysteroscopic Ablation
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Myomectomy (Hysteroscopic)
  • Myomectomy (Laparascopic)
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal Sling Procedure

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.8 out of 5 (60 Ratings, 18 Comments)

90

06/24/2015
She seemed a little rushed and wanting to limit my questions (granted there were a lot). I got confused about one of her explanations, but after asking for clarification, had a much better understanding of what she told me. She seemed very knowledgeable. Not really overly sensitive, but that's ok.
Swedish Patient
100

06/21/2015
I am a client in your heath care system and this physician has always provided great support. She was a tremendous support when I had breast cancer [...].
Swedish Patient
100

05/27/2015
Dr Jones has excellent manners, is knowledgeable about integrative approaches to care and always takes the time to listen and answer questions. She is excellent.
Swedish Patient
100

05/05/2015
Great experience.
Swedish Patient
100

04/21/2015
Dr. Jones is intelligent, warm, nonjudgemental, and a great listener. She is the epitome of a well rounded physician. Dr. Jones could teach physicians a course on communication and the balance of professionalism and warmth.
Swedish Patient
100

01/20/2015
Dr. Jones explained things very clearly and included me in making my decision about if and when to have surgery.
Swedish Patient
100

01/04/2015
Cannot stress enough her genuine care for her patients. She's thorough, thoughtful, knowledgeable and clearly loves what she does. She is irreplaceable.
Swedish Patient
100

12/10/2014
I came back to Dr. Jones, because she had been my doctor or care provider when she found the cancerwhich was 14 years ago and she is the type of Dr. that listens and gives good advice.
Swedish Patient
100

11/18/2014
I am very pleased & happy for having the services of Dr. Karen J Jones she is an excellent doctor.
Swedish Patient
80

11/04/2014
It seemed that Dr. Jones was a little rushed at the end of our visit. When I was given medication instructions and labs/follow up plan I was only somewhat confident that I understood the instructions. I emailed the office after the visit for clarifying questions, which were answered.
Swedish Patient
100

10/31/2014
Dr Jones is the best
Swedish Patient
100

10/28/2014
The doctor seems very knowledgeable of her field and [...] what my medical problems also.
Swedish Patient
100

10/28/2014
I have recommended this care provider to other friends as she is an excellent physician.
Swedish Patient
 

09/30/2014
I saw Dr Jones for a consultation regarding some complicated test results from my primary physician. In a word, she was awesome! I got the answers I've needed for some time, along with a plan for future treatment. Cannot say enough good things about her!
Swedish Patient
100

09/21/2014
I've been with Dr. Jones since 1991. She's the best!!
Swedish Patient
 

09/09/2014
I don't know what I'd expect with "very good". I got the kind of care I was expecting. Dr. J performed the procedure with full explanation and minimal discomfort. her nurse was friendly and competent.
Swedish Patient
100

09/03/2014
Dr. Jones was absolutely wonderful and did an outstaning job on a very uncomfortable procedure!
Swedish Patient
100

08/28/2014
Provider was a shining example of how a healthcare provider should be. Please clone her!
Swedish Patient