Dr. Karen Kay Ahlstrom MD ENT-Otolaryngologist

Dr. Karen Ahlstrom is an ENT-otolaryngologist in Spokane, Washington. She is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Deaconess Hospital and Providence Holy Family Hospital. She received her medical degree from University of Arizona College of Medicine and has been in practice for 12 years. She is one of 11 doctors at Deaconess Hospital and one of 10 at Providence Holy Family Hospital who specialize in Otolaryngology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

ENT-Otolaryngologist: General Otolaryngology/ENT

Education & Medical Training

University of New Mexico
Residency, General Surgery, 1996 - 1997

University of New Mexico
Residency, Otolaryngology, 1997 - 2001

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Class of 1996

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Otolaryngology
Certified in Otolaryngology

WA State Medical License
Active through 2013

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Publications & Presentations

Local anesthetics for facial plastic procedures.
Ahlstrom, K.K., Frodel, J.L.

Clinical evaluation of the hearing-impaired infant.
Pickett, B. P., Ahlstrom, K.

Reconstruction of complex scalp defects: the "Banana Peel" revisited.
Frodel, J. L., Ahlstrom, K.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Choice
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net Oregon PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • PacificSource Preferred PSN
  • Premera BCBS Heritage & Heritage Plus 1
  • Providence Health System Personal Option
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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