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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

4.8
Based on 107 reviews

  • General

    SPECIALTIES

    • BreakThrough Care Center


    BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

    • Family Medicine


    PATIENTS SEEN
    Accepts adults


    LANGUAGES

    • English


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


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


  • Education

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

    RESIDENCY
    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
    4.8
    Based on 107 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

    4.7
    105 ratings

    Provider showed concern

    4.8
    105 ratings

    Provider explained things clearly

    4.8
    105 ratings

    Provider included you in decisions

    4.8
    104 ratings

    Likelihood of recommending this provider

    4.8
    106 ratings


    Comments (17)

    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.


    3.0
    Oct 22, 2019
    Dr. Karl Szafranski spent over an hours getting to know me. He was very nice and understanding until the end.   
    5.0
    Oct 10, 2019
    best doctor I have ever seen  
    5.0
    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  
    4.8
    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.  
    5.0
    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.  
    5.0
    Aug 27, 2019
    I would recommend him to anyone. In fact, my daughter wants to see him. He was great.  
    5.0
    Aug 14, 2019
    All good  
    5.0
    Feb 27, 2019
    Highly recommend the doctor to anyone.  
    5.0
    Feb 26, 2019
    The best doc I've ever had, and I'm old.  
    5.0
    Feb 25, 2019
    I feel the service from doctor and staff are very good.  
    5.0
    Jan 29, 2019
    This was my initial visit with Karl and I was favorably impressed with his professionalism, knowledge and demeanor. I look forward to a long, positive relationship.  
    5.0
    Jan 24, 2019
    I really like that I never feel rushed with the Dr. He takes the time to explain things so I understand.  
    5.0
    Jan 15, 2019
    doctor was very friendly and compasionate  
    5.0
    Jan 15, 2019
    Dr. Szafranski was a breath of fresh air after dealing with other doctors. He was realistic and direct, something I need in a care provider. He is also responsive to messages sent via the mycharts See more  
    5.0
    Jan 03, 2019
    Dr Karl is extremely attentive  
    5.0
    Dec 26, 2018
    Very good.  
    5.0
    Dec 20, 2018
    One of my best doctor...Really watches over you..  
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