Karen Millender, M.D.

Education

Tulane University School Of Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Specialities

Board Certified in Family Medicine

Board certifications

Biography

Dr. Karen Millender is board certified in Family Medicine and has been working as a physician for 15 years. She graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and completed her residency in Family Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Post-residency, Dr. Millender began working in Mobile, Alabama at Mobile County Health Department and in the internal medicine department of the Franklin Primary Health Center. She also served as the Assistant Medical Director of Wiregrass Hospice, where she was responsible for terminally ill patients who were well into their 90s. After moving to Texas, she treated homebound patients for the Visiting Physicians Association, among other assignments for Locum Tenens and then practiced outpatient family medicine at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group in Lake Jackson. It was there that Dr. Millender received three “Right Care” awards based on peer recommendations. She admits that she has always been drawn to caring for patients, especially those with multiple complex chronic conditions and ascribes to the “golden rule” philosophy of care: “Treat patients as you would expect and want to be treated.” Dr. Millender believes in educating patients about managing their conditions in layman’s terms — for example, teaching patients why they need to take their medication and what it does for them. She also strives to ensure patient satisfaction by listening to her patients and making sure she has addressed all of their concerns. Coming from a family of nurses, Dr. Millender was also called to nursing, but says her love of biology and academics made her want to become an M.D. She says the best part about her profession is interacting with her patients and helping to improve their overall quality of life. Some of Dr. Millender’s hobbies include decorating, music, dancing and reading.

Provider numbers for agent use

  • Cigna: QMP000003876752
  • Humana: 414074
  • WellCare: 2457998

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