Karen A. Spurgash, D.O.

Specializing in Internal Medicine

To schedule an appointment, please call 708-423-8440.

Karen A Spurgash, D.O. is dedicated to treating the whole patient rather than focusing on one part of the body. With more than 20 years in practice and a friendly demeanor that puts patients at ease, Dr. Spurgash is highly experienced in applying her specialized training to help each patient achieve better health.

Her care focuses on preventative health. She assesses body mass index (BMI) to measure risk for obesity-related issues. She screens for pre-diabetes, metabolic syndrome, osteoporosis and vitamin D deficiency. She also ensures her patients understand how to help prevent strokes. Her special interests include risk assessment for both coronary artery disease (CAD) and peripheral arterial disease (PAD). In addition, using a risk calculator she assesses patients’ ten-year risk of stroke and coronary heart disease (CHD). Dr. Spurgash also works with surgeons to provide pre-operative risk assessments.

For over a decade, Dr. Spurgash worked with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) performing aviation medical exams. She holds memberships in the American Medical Association, Illinois Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, American College of Osteopathic Internists and other organizations that enhance her knowledge of innovations and best practices.

A long-standing physician in the community, she has had staff privileges at Palos Community Hospital since 1998 and Ingalls Hospital since 2004.

  • Certification
    • Board Certified – Internal Medicine
    • Fellowship – American College of Osteopathic Internists
  • Residency
    • Chicago College of Osteopathic Medical Centers
    • Rush-Presbyterian St Luke’s Medical Centers, 1994
  • Internship
    • Chicago College of Osteopathic Medical Centers
    • Rush-Presbyterian St Luke’s Medical Centers, 1992
  • Education
    • Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine/Midwestern University, Doctor of Osteopathy, 1991
    • Saint Xavier University, B.S. in Biology, Magna Cum Laude, 1986