Karen L. Jerome, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialities: Internal Medicine

Languages: Spanish, English

202-877-0341

About me

Karen L. Jerome, MD, FACP, is vice president for Quality, Safety, Risk and Resource Management at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Jerome provides leadership and strategic direction to the hospital teams focused on quality improvement projects and expanding patient safety efforts. She also develops strategies to identify risk prevention opportunities, and serves as the resource to facilitate effective interdisciplinary planning, to ensure maximum utilization of resources.

Dr. Jerome also coordinates the infection control strategy with the MedStar Health corporate strategy, and develops plans to identify infection control improvement opportunities. She manages institutional accreditation and regulatory readiness, and works collaboratively with hospital leadership to ensure ongoing readiness.

In her previous position, Dr. Jerome served as the medical director and physician advisor for Quality & Care Management at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Md. She led the hospital's care management, patient safety, performance improvement, clinical informatics, customer relations, employee health and accreditation & regulation. Dr. Jerome was also in private practice in Internal Medicine for ten years.

Her undergraduate degree is from Brown University, and her medical degree was achieved at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Jerome's internship and residency in primary care/Internal Medicine was at George Washington University Medical Center. She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Cramps
  • Abnormal Bowel Movement
  • Abnormal Stool
  • Actinic Cheilitis
  • Acute Arthritis
  • Alcohol Dependency
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Contact Dermatitis
  • Allergic Wheezing
  • Altered Bowel Habits
  • Anal Itching
  • Anal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Angioedema
  • Angular Cheilitis
  • Animal Bite
  • Ankle Instability
  • Anorexia
  • Arm Sprain
  • Arm Strain
  • Arm Weakness
  • Arthralgia
  • Asthma Flares
  • Asthmatic Bronchitis
  • Back Muscle Injury
  • Bee Sting Allergy
  • Bee Stings
  • Behavior Concern
  • Bereavement
  • Bilateral Knee Pain
  • Bleeding During Intercourse
  • Bleeding Hemorrhoids
  • Blood In Eye
  • Blood In Stool
  • Bright Red Blood Per Rectum
  • Burns
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Celiac Diarrhea
  • Chest Pain
  • Chlamydia
  • Choking Sensation
  • Chronic Abdominal Pain
  • Chronic Migraines
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinus Infection
  • Claudication
  • Cold Intolerance
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cystodynia
  • Dandruff
  • Daytime Sleepiness
  • Decreased Libido
  • Decreased Pulses
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Dermatophytosis
  • Diarrhea
  • Disorder Of Balance
  • Disturbance Of Attention
  • Diverticulitis
  • Drug Reaction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Dyshidrosis
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Dysphagia
  • Dyspnea On Exertion
  • Ear Drainage
  • Ear Fullness
  • Eating Disorders
  • Elbow Strain
  • Elevated Ldl Cholesterol
  • Emphysema
  • Environmental Allergies
  • Epicondylitis
  • Epigastric Pain
  • Erysipelas
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction Etd
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Pain
  • Face Swelling
  • Facial Droop
  • Facial Pain
  • Falls
  • Family History Of Cancer
  • Fasciculations
  • Fatigue
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Fibrocystic Breast Changes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Finger Pain
  • Finger Sprain
  • Finger Strain
  • First Degree Burns
  • Foot Injury
  • Foot Strain
  • Frailty
  • Frequent Infections
  • Frequent Urinary Tract Infections
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Genital Warts
  • Geriatrics
  • Grief
  • Groin Mass
  • Groin Pain
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Pain
  • Handwriting Tremor
  • Head Lump
  • Hearing Loss
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Racing
  • Heat Illness
  • Heat Intolerance
  • Heel Pain
  • Hemoptysis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hip Click
  • Human Papilloma Virus Hpv
  • Hyperlipidemia Syndrome
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertriglyceridemia
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Jaundice
  • Joint Pain In Ankle And Foot
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Joint Warmth
  • Knee Click
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Strain
  • Laryngitis
  • Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Leg Weakness
  • Lip Droop
  • Lump In Throat
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise And Fatigue
  • Mania
  • Mastodynia
  • Medial Epicondylitis
  • Memory Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motion Sickness
  • Mouth Bleeding
  • Nail Disease
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Night Sweats
  • Nightmares
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Noisy Breathing
  • Numbness
  • Obesity
  • Odynophagia
  • Optic Migraines
  • Oral Candidiasis
  • Orthopnea
  • Palpitations
  • Panic Attack
  • Paresthesia
  • Paronychia
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Penile Bleeding
  • Penile Discharge
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Persistent Asthma
  • Plant Dermatitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pleurisy
  • Pleuritic Pain
  • Postcoital Bleeding
  • Problems With Smell And Taste
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Pain
  • Retained Tampon
  • Ringworm Of Body
  • Ringworm Of Groin
  • Ringworm Of Head
  • Rosacea
  • Salivary Gland Swelling
  • Scaly Skin
  • Severe Asthma
  • Shakiness
  • Shortness Of Breath Sob
  • Shoulder Strain
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Abscess
  • Skin Disease
  • Skin Irritations
  • Slowing Of Urinary Stream
  • Smoker Cough
  • Sputum Production
  • Stool Changes
  • Straining On Urination
  • Stridor
  • Submandibular Swelling
  • Substance Addiction
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Swooshing Sound In Ears
  • Tachycardia
  • Testicular Pain
  • Throat Tightness
  • Thumb Sprain
  • Thumb Strain
  • Thyroid Disorder
  • Tick Borne Infections
  • Tinea Corporis
  • Tingling
  • Tracheobronchitis
  • Twitching
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Unexpected Weight Loss
  • Unsteady Gait
  • Urethral Discharge
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Retention
  • Urticaria
  • Uterine Bleeding
  • Vaginal Bleeding
  • Vaginismus
  • Varicella
  • Visual Discomfort
  • Visual Disturbance
  • Vitamin Deficiency
  • Voice Problems
  • Vulvodynia
  • Weakness
  • Weight Loss
  • Wheezing
  • Work Related Illnesses
  • Work Related Injury
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain
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Procedures I perform

  • Breast Cancer Prevention And Risk Reduction
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cerumen Removal
  • Chemistry Blood Panel
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • College Health
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression And Anxiety Assessments
  • Diabetes Management
  • Diet And Exercise
  • Drug Test
  • Electrocardiogram Ekg
  • Executive Medicine
  • Executive Physical Examinations
  • Family Planning
  • Global Health
  • Gynecological Exam
  • Health Maintenance
  • Lifestyle Modification
  • Mens Health
  • Nutrition And Health
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Occupational Health Screening
  • Office Gynecology
  • Pap Smear
  • Pregnancy Blood Test
  • Preventative Women Healthcare
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Reproductive Health
  • Sexual Health
  • Skin Cancer Screening
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Sports Physical Exam
  • Tobacco Use Cessation
  • Travel Medicine
  • Tuberculosis Tb Test
  • Wellness
  • Womens Health
  • Wound Care
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Practice locations

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110 Irving Street Northwest
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-0333

Fax 202-877-0341

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Insurance

MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Residency Program: George Washington University Hospital (1991)

Medical School: Brown University School of Medicine (1988)

Hospital affiliations