Karen J. Romero, DO

Family Medicine
4.7of 5 | (406) | View Reviews
About our provider ratings

Accepting new patients ARC Southwest Ages seen from 18 to 99 Languages: Spanish

About Karen J. Romero, DO

  • While Dr. Romero grew up in Florida, she has lived in Texas since college. When she is not working, Dr. Romero enjoys playing with her dog and dancing to Latin music. Her favorite local spots are Lady Bird Lake and the Texas State Capitol park grounds.

I chose medicine because I enjoy learning about the field and helping people. I chose Family Medicine to be able to get to know my patients better. I believe in ensuring trust with my patients, and maximizing access to care.

Services

24/7 Medical Care

24/7 Medical Care

Same-Day appointments available 7 days a week, including nights and holidays.

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Breast Cancer Screening/Mammograms

Breast Cancer Screening/Mammograms

Mammograms play a key role in early breast cancer detection and can help decrease breast cancer deaths. Often, a mammogram can detect cancer, noncancerous or benign tumors, and cysts before they can be felt. ARC offers both 2D and 3D mammography screenings.

Flu Shots

Flu Shots

A Flu vaccine can help prevent flu-related visits to the doctor each year. CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated every flu season.

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Fluoride Varnish for Children

Fluoride Varnish for Children

Regular dental care should begin by 1 year of age, with a dental check-up at least twice each year for most children. Some children may need check-ups more often.

Healthiness Ideal Protein

Healthiness Ideal Protein

Ideal Protein is a medically supervised meal replacement program consisting of partial meal replacements, vitamin and mineral supplements, and conventional food.

Healthiness Optifast

Healthiness Optifast

OPTIFAST® is a physician-supervised, total meal replacement program, and is a thoroughly studied, medically created liquid formula plan to help you lose weight and improve your health.

Medicare Wellness

Medicare Wellness

A Medicare Wellness visit a benefit provided to patients with a Medicare insurance plan.  It is conducted by a dedicated Medical Wellness Provider at ARC, where you can expect a review of your health that includes vaccinations, cancer screenings, and more.

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Telemedicine Visits

Telemedicine Visits

ARC offers telemedicine visits for primary and specialty care. Doctors can quickly evaluate you for a new health issue or follow up with you via a phone call or video visit from the comfort of your home.

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Locations & Hours

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    ARC Southwest
    1807 West Slaughter Lane Suite 490
    Austin, TX 78748
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    512-282-8967 Fax: 512-406-7351

    Mon-Fri: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    Sat-Sun: Closed

    Mon - Fri: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Sat & Sun: 8:00am - 5:00pm

    Call 512-346-6611 for an appointment. Last appointment is 30 minutes before closing.

Credentials

  • Board Certifications
    Board Certified in Family Medicine
  • Medical School
    Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX, 2012
  • Residency
    Westchester General Hospital, Miami, FL, 2016
  • Education
    B.A. in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Rice University, Houston, TX, 2007, M.S. in Clinical Research, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX, 2012
  • Professional Positions
    • Member, Travis County Medical Society
    • Member, Texas Medical Association
    • Member, American Osteopathic Association
    • Member, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
    • Member, Texas Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
    • Morris S. Fox Resident of the Year Award and Community Health Service Award, Westchester General Hospital, 2016

Patient Reviews

OVERALL PROVIDER RATING

Rating based on the helpfulness of the doctor's nurse and/or medical assistant (MA)

4.7out of 5
  • November 5, 2022

    My urgency was recognized and accommodated. Nurse was great with my flu shot.

  • November 1, 2022

    Dr Romero really spends time with us and listens. She is very smart which inspires confidence.

  • November 1, 2022

    Dr. Romero was very thorough and answered all my questions and seemed generally sincere about my health when asking how I felt and what needed to be addressed today. Overall it was a very pleasant visit and I recommend this office to anybody all the doctors nurses and office staff are awesome y’all rock

  • October 26, 2022

    Dr. Romero is a wonderful and through doctor. I appreciate her very much.

  • October 25, 2022

    Everyone was kind, empathetic, and I felt like they sincerely wanted to help. I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Romero as my doctor. Her assistant is very kind and warm as well.

  • October 25, 2022

    First off Dr Romero assistant was very kind and thorough with getting me ready to see the Dr! Secondly Dr Romero is a very kind and knowledgeable Dr! She is also very thorough at asking questions, trying to figure out a way to fix my health problem. Thumbs Up