Obstetrics & Gynecology

Karen Elizabeth Maples , MD

Nicolae Tudorica Md
9449 Imperial Hwy Ste D432
Downey, CA 90242

(650) 988-7550

Overview

About Me: My mother, a remarkably talented public school educator, inspired me to teach. I tutored other students when I was in high school, mentored students during my college years, and coached more than a dozen of my daughters sports teams. My specialty allows me to fulfill my passion for teaching. Every day I have the opportunity to educate women on reproductive health issues, from puberty to their menopausal years and beyond. As an added bonus, I learn from my patients as they share their experiences with me. About my practice: As an obstetrician and gynecologist, I have the privilege to be a part of some of the most meaningful times for my patients, as when I participate in a mother-to-bes first prenatal experience or counsel a young woman as she enters a new relationship. Medicine is a career that affords an opportunity to connect with people in a very significant way. I can use my medical skills and knowledge to diagnose and treat. Most importantly, however, I can listen and respond to the needs of my patients so that I will be able to optimize their care. I am grateful for the chance to help my patients understand what concerns them, translate what they may not grasp, and communicate with them and their families. How I thrive: I strive to set an example for my patients by living a healthy and balanced life. My favorite activity is yoga, which helps to maintain my strength, flexibility, and focus. I also love to travel, which has broadened my vision and appreciation for life. Most of all, I cherish the time that I can share with members of my family, most of whom live outside the Southern California area. Whether it is over a meal or just hanging out with them, their support and encouragement helps me to thrive.

Gender: Female

Years in Practice: 43 Years

Languages Spoken: Spanish and English

Specialties

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Hospital Affiliations

  • PIH Health Hospital Downey

Education and Training

Medical School
David Geffen School Of Medicine At Ucla Graduated in 1980

Main Location

Fax:
Website: Not available
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted: No
Medicaid Accepted: No

Office Hours:

N/A

Other Locations

Saint Francis Medical Center
3630 E Imperial Hwy
Lynwood, CA 90262

Fax:
Website:Not available
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

N/A

Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center
9333 Imperial Hwy
Downey, CA 90242

Fax:
Website:Not available
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

N/A

Downey Anesthesia Medical Group
11500 Brookshire Ave
Downey, CA 90241

Fax:(562) 290-4545
Website:downeyanesthesia.com
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:Yes
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

N/A

Southern California Permanente Medical Group
9449 Imperial Hwy
Downey, CA 90242
(800) 823-4040

Fax:
Website:healthy.kaiserpermanente.org
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:Yes
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Sat-
Sun-

Insurance Plans Accepted

Please verify insurance information directly with your doctor’s office as it may change frequently.
  • California - Southern
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Kaiser Permanente California - Southern
  • Senior Advantage Medicare Cost