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Karl Szafranski, MD

Philosophy of Care

I hope to treat my patients with more than a prescription pad. An empathetic ear, a safe environment where patients feel comfortable asking about their care and a shared partnership in decision making drive my patient-physician relationships.

Patient Satisfaction Rating

Based on 132 reviews

  • General


    • BreakThrough Care Center


    • Family Medicine

    Accepts adults


    • English

    Chronic diseases (diabetes, hypertension, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), lifestyle medicine.

    Enjoying free time with my wife and dog, Chicago sports, cooking, snowboarding, hiking, watching movies

  • Education

    School St. Louis University School of Medicine
    Graduation Date 05/2013
    Degree MD
    Honors Gold Humanism Honor Society

    School Greenville Health System
    Title Greenville Health System Family Medicine Residency

  • Memberships

    • AAFP
  • Awards and Accolades

    Name Jackson Award for Intern of Year
    Date 01/2000

    Name Gold Humanism Medical Student Teaching Award
    Date 01/2000

    Name Chief Resident Distinction
    Date 01/2000

  • Patient Ratings & Comments

    Patient Satisfaction Rating
    Based on 132 reviews

    Rating Categories

    The Patient Satisfaction Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

    Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

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    Ease of scheduling appointments

    131 ratings

    Provider showed concern

    130 ratings

    Provider explained things clearly

    129 ratings

    Provider included you in decisions

    129 ratings

    Likelihood of recommending this provider

    130 ratings

    Comments (9)

    Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

    Dec 18, 2019
    *Dr. Karl is exceptionally excellent in answering my questions & patient with my hearing impairment.  
    Dec 11, 2019
    You have something ver good going on at the Break thru clinic keep up the excellent care.  
    Oct 22, 2019
    Dr. Karl Szafranski spent over an hours getting to know me. He was very nice and understanding until the end.   
    Oct 10, 2019
    best doctor I have ever seen  
    Oct 10, 2019
    Doctor Karl has been one of the best doctors I've ever had. He takes his time with me asks and answers my questions. You should have all your doctors have doctor Karl's patient manners, this See more  
    Aug 28, 2019
    My Mother really liked Dr. Karl as did the family members with her. So much, her daughter will make an appointment to see him.  
    Aug 27, 2019
    Dr. Karl takes the time to address all concerns. Listens and offers sound medical advice that is easy to follow. Excellent, caring physician.  
    Aug 27, 2019
    I would recommend him to anyone. In fact, my daughter wants to see him. He was great.  
    Aug 14, 2019
    All good  
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