Karen Hsu Patterson is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. As a registered nurse, Karen worked primarily in adult critical care, where she often responded to the effects of under-managed chronic diseases. This experience has driven her interest in disease prevention and improving management of chronic diseases, as well as an interest in palliative care to support patients and families through serious illness. She enjoys educating and empowering patients to take an active role in their own health management, and strives for mutually collaborative patient-provider relationships.

Karen is a member of the California Association for Nurse Practitioners, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association, and Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society.

In her free time, Karen enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her hobbies and interests include piano, singing, art museums, and musical theater.

  • English


The Doctors of Saint John's (MDSJ)
2143 South Sepulveda Boulevard
Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 575-3100
(310) 575-3102


  • PMI - Nurse Practitioner
Clinical Interests
  • Palliative Care


Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO/POS/EPO
  • Blue Shield PPO/POS/EPO
  • Cigna HMO Plan
  • Cigna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Coventry Integrated Network PPO
  • Covered CA Anthem BC PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Blue Shield PPO/EPO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Interplan PPO/ EPO
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan LTD PPO
  • Oscar Health Plan EPO
  • Scan Senior Health Plan HMO
  • United Healthcare PPO/POS/EPO
Insurance Medical Groups
  • Access Medical Group IPA
  • So Cal Childrens Health Network
  • UCLA Medical Group

Medical Groups

Affiliated Medical Groups
  • Doctors of Saint John's