Dr. Theresa Karplus MD Rheumatologist

Dr. Theresa Karplus is a rheumatologist in Vancouver, Washington. She is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center and PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. She received her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 18 years. She is one of 5 doctors at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center and one of 5 at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center who specialize in Rheumatology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Rheumatologist: General Rheumatology

Education & Medical Training

Virginia Mason Medical Center
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1992 - 1995

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Fellowship, Rheumatology, 1996 - 1999

Tufts University School of Medicine
Class of 1992

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Rheumatology

WA State Medical License
Active through 2013

Awards, Honors & Recognition

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

Publications & Presentations

An emerging peri-urban pattern of infection with Leishmania chagasi, the protozoan causing visceral leishmaniasis in northeast Brazil.
Jeronimo, S. M., Duggal, P., Braz, R. F., Cheng, C., Monteiro, G. R., Nascimento, E. T., Martins, D. R., Karplus, T. M., Ximenes, M. F., Oliveira, C. C., Pinheiro, V. G., Pereira, W., Peralta, J. M., Sousa, J., Medeiros, I. M., Pearsoni, R. D., Burns, T. L., Pugh, E. W., Wilson, M. E.

Association between the tumor necrosis factor locus and the clinical outcome of Leishmania chagasi infection.
Karplus, T. M., Jeronimo, S. M., Chang, H., Helms, B. K., Burns, T. L., Murray, J. C., Mitchell, A. A., Pugh, E. W., Braz, R. F., Bezerra, F. L., Wilson, M. E.

An instructional program to facilitate teaching joint/soft-tissue injection and aspiration.
Vogelgesang, S. A., Karplus, T. M., Kreiter, C. D.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Choice
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net Oregon PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Lifewise Health Plan of Oregon
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed Plus
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • ODS Network
  • PacificSource Preferred PSN
  • Premera BCBS Heritage & Heritage Plus 1
  • Providence Health System Personal Option
  • Providence Health System Preferred PPO
  • Regence Oregon - Preferred Provider Network
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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