Karen Fickel, MD, FACP

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Internal Medicine, Primary Care
4.9 (187)
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Sargeant Health Center (414) 805-5540

Medicine is a partnership between patients and doctors. I enjoy treating diseases as well as forming long-lasting relationships with patients and families. I think medicine needs to care for the whole person--the physical, emotional and spiritual needs.



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Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital


Sargeant Health Center
840 North 87th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 805-5540
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Education & Training

Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals - Milwaukee - Residency in Internal Medicine - (1998-2001)

University of Iowa - Iowa City - Doctor of Medicine - (1998)

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine

Patient Reviews

The comments are submitted by patients (or their caregivers) and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network. Learn more about our survey.

4.9 out of 5. 187 ratings, 64 reviews
Dec. 5, 2019
Dr. Fickle is SUPER !
Nov. 26, 2019
just a comment, computers were down so provider did not have records, but she remembered a lot of my hx.
Nov. 26, 2019
I would like to see better general customer service skills from front desk staff. A little more cordiality, warmth and/or interest in patient helps. How about eye contact or a smile? They seem to have no problem socializing with their peers. In my opinion, there is a marked difference in attitude of front desk personnel vs. doctors, nurses and medical staff at this office.
Nov. 16, 2019
great doctor
Nov. 12, 2019
it takes forever to get through to th e receptionist to make an appointment. I had to cal three times and was on hold at least ten minutes each time.
Nov. 12, 2019
Dr. Fickel and her staff are always available for questions, provide very reliable information when asked and treat me like a person rather than a number. The entire team deserves accolades.
Nov. 11, 2019
I was charged $45 for a primary office call in May and it should've been $5. I've gotten nowhere when I've called several offices at Froedtert. No one seems to want to accept responsibility for the mistake.
Nov. 4, 2019
Dr. Fickel always is very interested in what I have to say on how I am feeling. I left my last Dr. because they were not attentive. I love Dr. Fickel as my Dr. So glad I came to Froedert.
Oct. 24, 2019
First visit with Dr. Fickel for a pre-op. Liked her so much that she will now be my PCP.
Oct. 22, 2019
The office woman was very kind and respectful.The medical assistant had no personality, seemed like she just didn't care about being at work today. Not cheery or made me feel welcome.
Oct. 15, 2019
very approachable;good listener
Oct. 2, 2019
She has been everything I look for in a PCP - kind, knowledgeable, efficient.
Sept. 18, 2019
Dr Fickel is alway kind and compassionate. She never rushes us. She always listens to our concerns and respects our opinion. My husband and I both feel very fortunate to have her for our primary care.
Sept. 16, 2019
Dr. Fickel always takes her time during visits to explain her thinking on specific issues. she is very accessible and easy to talk honestly with.
Sept. 7, 2019
Dr. Fickel is very knowledgeable. I'm very fortunate to have her as my PCP.
Sept. 7, 2019
Enjoyed my time with Dr. Fickel. She took the time to get to know me. she didn't seem rushed. Great bedside manner.
Aug. 20, 2019
I hit the jackpot with Dr Fickel...
Aug. 19, 2019
Dr. Fickel is the best!
Aug. 11, 2019
very detail oriented. listens well, spends an acceptable amount of time with me, willing to entertain alternative explanations for certain symptoms.
Aug. 5, 2019
Quickly set up a follow-up appointment to further discuss concerns.
Aug. 2, 2019
Dr. Fickel is personable and competent. She always makes me feel that she takes my input seriously and that we are are consulting about appropriate treatment for my health problems.
July 31, 2019
Was my initial visit with Dr Fickle. She asked what my health concerns were. Then went through my health info in the medical record and we made a plan together on how to proceed with our combined concerns or health goals.
July 29, 2019
she asked for my input and really listened.
July 27, 2019
This was a first visit, so I don't her well enough.
July 15, 2019
Dr. Fickle is the most engaged provider I have ever dealt with. She answered all my questions completely an provided more in depth information than I have ever gotten before when I wanted additional input. Her manner was upbeat, positive, and put me at ease. She made the computer interfacing secondary to attending to my concerns. This was very refreshing. Most Drs. I have visited have their nose in the computer and hardly show you the time of day.
July 8, 2019
Dr. Fickel spent time discussing my ongoing medical conditions and the various options. I felt that she partnered with me in making decisions on how to proceed.
July 8, 2019
I'm very impressed with the care provided - from the clerical staff, nurses, aides & doctor. I love the prompt response via MyChart.com, including detailed test results & doctor's comments. Thank you!
July 7, 2019
My goal is to be proactive with regard to my health. I imagine there are people who display significant medical concerns that warrant a more assertive approach. Even though I am in relatively good health, assertive health care would be respected by me and not perceived as intrusive.
June 29, 2019
Dr. Fickel always has my health in mind and encourages me to message her with any questions. I am very comfortable having my health in her care. She explains everything thoroughly and then asks my opinion. She makes suggestions and then we make decisions together.
June 28, 2019
I feel Dr Fickel is extremely knowledgeable and was very effective putting a team together to analyze my problem.
June 27, 2019
Personable, great sense of humor.
June 21, 2019
Dr. Fickel is very good at outlining processes & procedures during the visit. Also explains well how to proceed with further care.
June 16, 2019
I always feel like Dr Fickel is fully engaged in our conversations and really cares.
June 12, 2019
everyone I came in contact with was great!
June 11, 2019
Dr. Fickel will see me in 3 mo. to see if the med plan is working.
June 4, 2019
her approach and her great response to my questions and my concerns
May 29, 2019
caring and determined to resolve my health problem
May 28, 2019
excellent care
May 21, 2019
Every time I have been to this doctor I have been referred to one or more specialists for even minor concerns. I am afraid to mention a concern for fear I will be advised to see yet another specialist. I have to wonder what the role of the internist is. Is it to treat patients or pass them on to another doctor? This is costly for the patient and inefficient, possibly resulting in further testing; the value of which I believe is arguable. When I read my notes from my visit, it is clear that I have been misinterpreted, dismissed or assigned opinions or feelings that are not accurate.
May 16, 2019
I never give "10." I'm new to this system - Very pleased with everything so far.
May 14, 2019
Dr. Fickel is extremely easy to talk to. she listens and helps the patient decide a treatment plan when options are available.
May 11, 2019
Excellent physician. Well educated, well trained, experienced, thoughtful, kind, compassionate.
May 2, 2019
I thought her communications skills attention to detail listening to me and her overall bed side manner were the best I ever experienced in a doctors office.This doctor represents you in the highest possible standards.
April 29, 2019
Dr. Fickel demonstrated that she was interested in being a partner in my health needs. I saw her because I did not have that kind of relationship with my previous physician, and after seeing her for 4 years, I decided I was seeking more of a partner in my health care. I was very pleased with my appointment with Dr. Fickel.
April 18, 2019
Dr. Fickel is an amazing, caring doctor. Froedtert is lucky to have her on their team.
March 18, 2019
This was my first appointment with Dr. Fickel. she was very attentive and thorough. She was very personably and friendly and made me feel comfortable
March 15, 2019
I'm so lucky to have Dr. Fickel as my Primary Care Provider. She knows the latest research and explains things in an easy to understand way. She is such a joy to see.
March 8, 2019
this was an initial visit . I am very pleased to have Dr. Fickel as my primary care provider
March 8, 2019
I contact doctor via MyChart, not phone.
Feb. 28, 2019
The Doctor always schedules appointments every 15 minutes. That is not enough time to spend with your Dr. I never feel that I have enough time and I see her every 6 months. She is a very good Doctor in my opinion However she needs someone to input information while she spends time with her patient.
Feb. 26, 2019
Consistent & Excellent in every way
Feb. 26, 2019
took time to listen and diagnose me answered my questions
Feb. 24, 2019
great educational sheets
Feb. 24, 2019
Dr Fickel is always very thorough, never rushes the patient and always allows time for patient questions.
Feb. 23, 2019
This was my first of my future appointments. I was establishing a new General Practitioner / Internal Medicine doctor so she did not have all my past medical records. I was highly impressed my experience from the time I made the appointment until me walking out after the appointment. I plan on following through with my intentions of make Dr. Fickel my primary doctor.
Feb. 22, 2019
Excellent primary care dr. I'm a new patient. She was sensitive to my concerns and has developed a "tool kit" for my care.
Feb. 19, 2019
This was my first visit so it is hard to rate at this time. I was pleased with how the visit went.
Feb. 14, 2019
Very happy with this entire visit.
Feb. 13, 2019
She looked back into my records and gave recommendations on future follow ups and suggested a bone density test was due. She answered questions in regard to my medications and is a caring person.
Feb. 11, 2019
Dr. Fickel is great professionally but she's a great person. She addresses every question and answers them with concern for my wellbeing. She's energetic, positive and a great listener!
Feb. 8, 2019
Always by excellent care.
Jan. 23, 2019
Dr. Fickel is not only a skilled practitioner, she is the most caring, compassionate doctor I have had the honor to call MY doctor.
Jan. 23, 2019
Dr. Fickel provides clear instruction an self care & she's excellent with to how-up.
Jan. 21, 2019
Dr. Fickel was very kind and thoughtful, genuinely interested and listened respectfully. I appreciate her commitment to working together in partnership.