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Karen Kovalow-St. John, M.D.




Fellowship-Trained Rheumatology

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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


  • 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
“Very easy to talk to.”
– Mary G.
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