Karen  Romero, DO

Karen J. Romero, DO

Family Medicine, Healthiness Program
4.7of 5 | (512) | View Reviews
About our provider ratings

Accepting new patients ARC Southwest Ages seen: 18 - 99 Languages: Spanish Joined ARC: 2020

About Karen J. Romero, DO

  • While Dr. Romero grew up in Florida, she has lived in Texas since college. When she is not working, Dr. Romero enjoys playing with her dog and dancing to Latin music. Her favorite local spots are Lady Bird Lake and the Texas State Capitol park grounds.

    Learn more about Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO).

I chose medicine because I enjoy learning about the field and helping people. I chose Family Medicine to be able to get to know my patients better. I believe in ensuring trust with my patients, and maximizing access to care.

Services

24/7 Medical Care

24/7 Medical Care

Same-Day appointments available 7 days a week, including nights and holidays.

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Adult Mental Health

Adult Mental Health

You can schedule an office visit to discuss mental health concerns, medication refills, and follow-up care. Your primary care team may utilize screening tools during office visits to identify potential mental health concerns, enabling them to provide appropriate resources and/or treatment options.

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Annual Physical Exam

Annual Physical Exam

An annual wellness exam helps you touch base with your ARC doctor, address health issues, and talk about preventative measures for you.

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Breast Cancer Screening/Mammograms

Breast Cancer Screening/Mammograms

Mammograms play a key role in early breast cancer detection and can help decrease breast cancer deaths. Often, a mammogram can detect cancer, noncancerous or benign tumors, and cysts before they can be felt. ARC offers both 2D and 3D mammography screenings.

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Breast Exams

Breast Exams

Breast exams are check-ups, mammograms, and other types of screenings that look for for changes or problems in the breast tissue.

Chronic Care Management

Chronic Care Management

Chronic healthcare management includes care for patients with high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, and other chronic health conditions.

Diabetic Retinopathy Screenings

Diabetic Retinopathy Screenings

Austin Regional Clinic offers annual diabetic retinopathy screenings to our patients with diabetes. Screening is easy, takes less than five minutes to complete, and does not require any pupil dilatation or eye protection.

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Flu Shots

Flu Shots

A Flu vaccine can help prevent flu-related visits to the doctor each year. CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated every flu season.

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Healthiness Ideal Protein

Healthiness Ideal Protein

Ideal Protein is a medically supervised meal replacement program consisting of partial meal replacements, vitamin and mineral supplements, and conventional food.

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Healthiness Optifast

Healthiness Optifast

OPTIFAST® is a physician-supervised, total meal replacement program, and is a thoroughly studied, medically created liquid formula plan to help you lose weight and improve your health.

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Immunizations

Immunizations

Immunizations help provide immunity to children and adults before they are exposed to potentially harmful diseases like hepatitis B, measles, mumps, polio, and more.

Medicare Wellness

Medicare Wellness

A Medicare Wellness visit a benefit provided to patients with a Medicare insurance plan. It is conducted by a dedicated Medical Wellness Provider at ARC, where you can expect a review of your health that includes vaccinations, cancer screenings, and more.

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Mental Health Medication Management

Mental Health Medication Management

ARC offers mental health medication management for patients with behavioral or cognitive health conditions.

Minor Procedures

Minor Procedures

ARC Family Medicine doctors can perform in-clinic minor procedures.

Musculoskeletal Care

Musculoskeletal Care

ARC Family Medicine doctors can provide care, treatment, or referrals to address musculoskeletal issues that cause you pain and discomfort.

Pap Smear

Pap Smear

Annual pap tests are used to screen for cervical cancer.

Prostate Screenings

Prostate Screenings

Prostate screenings help detect early signs of prostate cancer.

Same-Day Illness & Injury Visits

Same-Day Illness & Injury Visits

Our providers are available 365 days a year for minor emergencies, including sprains, colds and flu, minor burns, seasonal allergies, and more. We're here for you on days, nights, weekends, and holidays.

Telemedicine Visits

Telemedicine Visits

ARC offers telemedicine visits for primary and specialty care. Doctors can quickly evaluate you for a new health issue or follow up with you via a phone call or video visit from the comfort of your home.

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Well-Check Exam

Well-Check Exam

A well-check exam focuses on maintaining your child’s health and is a time to discuss preventive care. Our doctors cover growth, development, immunization updates, health, safety, nutrition, physical fitness, puberty, acne, learning, behavioral questions, and family and social concerns.

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Locations & Hours

Credentials

  • Board Certifications
    Board Certified in Family Medicine
  • Medical School
    Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX, 2012
  • Residency
    Westchester General Hospital, Miami, FL, 2016
  • Education
    B.A. in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Rice University, Houston, TX, 2007
    M.S. in Clinical Research, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX, 2012
  • Professional Positions
    • Member, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
    • Member, American Osteopathic Association
    • Member, Texas Medical Association
    • Member, Texas Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
    • Member, Travis County Medical Society
  • Awards & Honors
    • Morris S. Fox Resident of the Year Award and Community Health Service Award, Westchester General Hospital, 2016

Patient Reviews

OVERALL PROVIDER RATING

Rating based on "Did the healthcare provider or doctor provide the care you expected?"

4.7out of 5
  • February 23, 2024

    Took time to address multiple concerns.

  • February 23, 2024

    Dr. Karen Romero is very caring, a great listener, explains things well and I am so very grateful she is my doctor. Thank you Dr. Romero

  • February 21, 2024

    Dr. Romero is always thorough and takes time even though very busy. Listens to concerns and suggests what action to take.

  • February 21, 2024

    This doctor is very outstanding . cares about the patients . And explain things so you can understand.

  • February 20, 2024

    Dr Romero is the best Doctor I have ever had!!!

  • February 17, 2024

    I am very happy with my Doctor Karen Romero is the best Doctor. Thank you.