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Karen O'brien, MD

Dr. O'brien is a gynecologist in the Boston area. She is affiliated with Anna Jaques Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
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Conditions treated

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88 doctors
Top 5%
43 doctors
Dr. O'brien saw more pregnancy patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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356 doctors
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177 doctors
Dr. O'brien saw more obesity patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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515 doctors
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515 doctors
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257 doctors
Dr. O'brien saw more diabetes patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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26 doctors
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26 doctors
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12 doctors
Dr. O'brien saw more gestational diabetes patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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174 doctors
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173 doctors
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86 doctors
Dr. O'brien saw more high blood pressure (hypertension) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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21 doctors
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20 doctors
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10 doctors
Dr. O'brien saw more bleeding during pregnancy patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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13 doctors
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12 doctors
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6 doctors
Dr. O'brien saw more preeclampsia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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47 doctors
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48 doctors
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23 doctors
Dr. O'brien saw ovarian cyst patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Boston area. Learn more.

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C-section rate

Dr. O'brien’s C-section rate is higher than the rate we predicted for her mix of cases and patients.
Dr. O'brien 71%
Predicted for her patients 51%
Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

To help you understand how Dr. O'brien’s C-section rate compares to a typical pregnancy doctor:

  1. We first measure the actual C-section rate for the pregnant patients Dr. O'brien treats.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who deliver babies, using a data-driven model to predict the C-section rate for patients like Dr. O'brien’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. O'brien’s C-section rate is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. O'brien sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Ave
Boston, MA 02215
1.8 miles away

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Credentials
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1996

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Obstetrics & Gynecology
    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Obstetrics & Gynecology
    3. Maternal & Fetal Medicine

Hospital affiliations

Dr. O'brien is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Anna Jaques Hospital
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Avera
  • Baptist Health Plan
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
  • Capital Health Plan
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Options
  • CommunityCare
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Dean Health Plan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Evergreen Health Cooperative
  • Fallon Health
  • First Choice Health
  • FirstCarolinaCare
  • FrontPath Health Coalition
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Hawaii Medical Assurance Association
  • Health Alliance
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health First
  • Health Net
  • Health New England
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthNow New York
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Heritage Provider Network
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Lifetime Healthcare
  • MVP Health Care
  • Magellan Health
  • MagnaCare
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • MedCost
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Midlands Choice
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Network Health Plan
  • Optima Health
  • PacificSource
  • Paramount
  • Physicians Health plan
  • Pomco
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • Security Health Plan
  • SelectHealth
  • SummaCare
  • TRICARE
  • Trilogy Health Insurance
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Unity Health Insurance
  • ValueOptions
  • Viva Health
  • WPS Health Insurance
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield