Karen Fickel, MD, FACP

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Internal Medicine, Primary Care
4.9 (159)
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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.



Treatment & Services

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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. 159 ratings, 39 reviews
May 19, 2020
Dr. Fickel is the best primary care doc I've ever known. Caring, conscientious, thorough, personable, accessible,
March 14, 2020
she is always knowledgeable, concerned, friendly and patient.
March 11, 2020
Dr. Fickel was extremely kind and pretty funny too, putting me at ease. This is something that has been lacking in the medical profession for many years.
March 10, 2020
Very minimal exam and I expressed a number of concerns that she deferred to other providers.
March 10, 2020
she was attentive, reassuring and kind
Feb. 18, 2020
very knowledgeable, congenial, good listener, explains things clearly. she is excellent!
Feb. 8, 2020
Informative, great listener, great explanations, caring, sensitive, friendly
Jan. 29, 2020
NO, Dr. Fickel is GREAT
Jan. 27, 2020
very kind
Jan. 22, 2020
Dr Fickel has excellent bedside manners, she shows great concern for her patients and their health. She listens to you and she takes time to explain things to you and she makes sure you are satisfied before you leave. She makes you feel loved and cared about. She is AWESOME!!!
Jan. 10, 2020
I trust Dr. Fickel and respect her opinion and medical expertise. She's the best.
Jan. 10, 2020
i brought a list of my concerns & she addressed every item.
Jan. 7, 2020
Dr. Fickel is competent and compassionate. She treats you as an individual with a name and, not a stop on an assembly line! She is a wonderful doctor.
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.