Karen J. Jones, MD

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
Accepting New Patients
1101 Madison St.
Suite 700
Seattle, WA 98104

General Information

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.
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
Education Background
Medical School: Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine
Residency: Reading Hospital and Medical Center
  • English
Professional Associations
Personal Interests
I enjoy reading, alternative medicine, hiking, being with my children, meditation and gardening.



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  ...

Clinical Experience

  • 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


Patient Ratings and Comments

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 (53 Ratings, 12 Comments)


Dr. Jones is a wonderful provider my only concern was my last post op visit. I just didn't feel like she understood my concern about my post op symptoms [...]

Dr. Jones was the best ever dr.!!!

[...] I have referred her in the past.

I love her!! She made me feel very comfortable. I wish I didn't have to see anyone else, but it is so hard to make an appointment that sometimes just to get in I have to go to another doctor. Which I do not appreciate.


[...] She's awesome!!

I felt very confident in Dr. Jones when she helped me to understand the underlying causes of the symptoms I described. It was clear she had a comprehensive understanding of the female body and experience.

Dr. Jones was good at showing concern for my issue and made me feel comfortable discussing private issue.

Dr Jones is easy to talk to and made me feel at ease during the appointment. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

I felt like I was treated like a number, not a person.

My experience with Swedish for my surgery was quick and easy.

Dr. Karen was wonderful.
1101 Madison St.
Suite 700
Seattle, WA 98104