Photo: Karen Kovalow-St. John, M.D.

Karen Kovalow-St. John, M.D.

Specialties:

Rheumatology

Fellowship:

Rheumatology

Patient Reviews

5
Verified Patient Rating: 5 (15 patient reviews and ratings)
“I love Dr. Kovolo-St. John. She is very attentive to my needs. There is never a long waiting period to get in and I appreciate that.”
– Marsha H.
Patient Rating:
5

Fellowship-trained rheumatologist Dr. Karen Kovalow-St. John joined Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute in 2004. Dr. Kovalow-St. John has dedicated her practice to helping patients who suffer from chronic bone and joint pain. She specializes in the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and lupus erythematosus and offers the latest treatments. 

Dr. Kovalow-St. John received her Bachelor of Science degree from Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio. After finishing her undergraduate studies, she attended Indiana University in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she earned her medical degree. At Indiana University, Dr. Kovalow-St. John also completed her internal medicine residency and rheumatology fellowship training. 
 
Dr. Kovalow-St. John is certified in rheumatology with the American Board of Internal Medicine, and she is available to see patients at our Valparaiso – Cumberland office.

Clinical Staff: Karen Schacht, R.N.
Direct Phone Line: (219) 250-5010

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Science: Heidelberg University, Tiffin, OH
  • Doctor of Medicine: Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
  • Internal Medicine Residency: Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
  • Rheumatology Fellowship: Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN

Certification

  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine

Professional Associations

  • American College of Physicians
  • American College of Rheumatology, Fellow
  • American College of Rheumatology, Pediatric Section Member
  • Indiana State Medical Association

Hospital/Surgery Center Affiliations

  • Franciscan Health Michigan City
  • Porter Regional Hospital
“Dr. Kovalow-St. John has always been very accommodating listening to my concerns and issues with the treatment of my RA. She is so open to my questioning and makes me feel relaxed and that she genuinely cares about my emotional problems that have developed with my treatment. I understand the trial/error treatment that comes with RA treatment because everyone can have their treatment plan. Feel fortunate to have Dr. Kovalow-St. John on my side.”
– Joette S.
Patient Rating:
5