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Karen Samples, MD

Dr. Samples is a gynecologist in the Madison area. She is affiliated with Huntsville Hospital.
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Conditions treated

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Top 25%
6 doctors
Top 15%
6 doctors
Top 5%
3 doctors
Dr. Samples saw more pregnancy patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Huntsville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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8 doctors
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8 doctors
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3 doctors
Dr. Samples saw more menopause patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Huntsville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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3 doctors
Top 15%
2 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Samples saw more urinary urge incontinence patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Huntsville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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27 doctors
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26 doctors
Top 5%
13 doctors
Dr. Samples saw more obesity patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Huntsville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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4 doctors
Top 15%
4 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Samples saw more alopecia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Huntsville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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3 doctors
Top 15%
3 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Samples saw more irregular periods patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Huntsville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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3 doctors
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3 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Samples saw more stress incontinence patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Huntsville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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52 doctors
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52 doctors
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26 doctors
Dr. Samples saw more pain patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Huntsville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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10 doctors
Top 15%
10 doctors
Top 5%
5 doctors
Dr. Samples saw more urinary incontinence patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Huntsville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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4 doctors
Top 15%
4 doctors
Top 5%
2 doctors
Dr. Samples saw more menstrual cramps patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Huntsville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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5 doctors
Top 15%
6 doctors
Top 5%
2 doctors
Dr. Samples saw skin tag patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Huntsville area. Learn more.
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2 doctors
Top 15%
1 doctor
Top 5%
Dr. Samples saw hidradenitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Huntsville area. Learn more.
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4 doctors
Top 15%
4 doctors
Top 5%
2 doctors
Dr. Samples saw gas patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Huntsville area. Learn more.

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3 doctors
Top 15%
3 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Samples saw more ovarian cyst patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Huntsville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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1 doctor
Top 15%
2 doctors
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Dr. Samples saw more uterine prolapse patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Huntsville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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17 doctors
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18 doctors
Top 5%
8 doctors
Dr. Samples saw more major depression patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Huntsville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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15 doctors
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15 doctors
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7 doctors
Dr. Samples saw more hormonal imbalance patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Huntsville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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10 doctors
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10 doctors
Top 5%
4 doctors
Dr. Samples saw osteoporosis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Huntsville area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
3 doctors
Top 15%
3 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Samples saw more polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Huntsville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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3 doctors
Top 15%
2 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Samples saw more vaginal prolapse patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Huntsville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Top 25%
11 doctors
Top 15%
10 doctors
Top 5%
5 doctors
Dr. Samples saw more vaginitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Huntsville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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2 doctors
Top 15%
3 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Samples saw more fibroids patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Huntsville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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1 doctor
Top 15%
2 doctors
Top 5%
Dr. Samples saw metabolic syndrome patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Huntsville area. Learn more.
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14 doctors
Top 15%
14 doctors
Top 5%
7 doctors
Dr. Samples saw migraine patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Huntsville area. Learn more.

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24 doctors
Top 15%
24 doctors
Top 5%
12 doctors
Dr. Samples saw more anxiety patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Huntsville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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2 doctors
Top 15%
1 doctor
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Dr. Samples saw more Rh incompatibility patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Huntsville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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1 doctor
Top 15%
1 doctor
Top 5%
Dr. Samples saw more mastitis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Huntsville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
Top 25%
26 doctors
Top 15%
26 doctors
Top 5%
13 doctors
Dr. Samples saw urinary tract infection (UTI) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Huntsville area. Learn more.

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2 doctors
Top 15%
1 doctor
Top 5%
Dr. Samples saw more scleroderma patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Huntsville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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2 doctors
Top 15%
2 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Samples saw more bleeding after menopause patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Huntsville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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C-section rate

Dr. Samples’s C-section rate is lower than the rate we predicted for her mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Samples 30%
Predicted for her patients 39%
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. Samples’s C-section rate compares to a typical pregnancy doctor:

  1. We first measure the actual C-section rate for the pregnant patients Dr. Samples 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. Samples’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Samples’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. Samples sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

8337 Highway 72 W
Madison, AL 35758
592 miles away
Huntsville Hospital Breast Center
910 Adams St SE
Huntsville, AL 35801
583 miles away

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Credentials
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 2012
  • University of Alabama School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 2007

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Samples is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Huntsville Hospital
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Avera
  • 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
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health Net
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Hometown Health
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • MagnaCare
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • SelectHealth
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • Viva Health
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield