Karen Florio, DO, maintains a position with the Obstetrix Medical Group of Kansas City, a group of maternal-fetal medicine specialists who care for women with high-risk and complicated pregnancies in a compassionate and supportive environment, located in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Florio has over one year of experience and is additionally affiliated with St. Luke?s Hospital. With specialties in maternal and fetal medicine, she provides excellent care to women who are pregnant, nursing, or in need of gynecological medicine. Dr. Florio earned her medical degree at the New York Institute of Technology of College of Osteopathic Medicine and continued her studies with an internship and residency at the Weill Cornell Medical College. Fellowship trained at the Magee-Women?s Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, she earned board certification from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Florio maintains professional memberships in the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, the American Medical Association, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Society for Gynecologic Investigation, and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, among others. For her hard work and dedication, she has earned the National Faculty Award for OBGYN Teaching from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Education and Training
DO at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Karen Florio's Expert Contributions
This is a very complicated area of obstetrics and I don't think I can adequately answer your question on a website. I recommend scheduling a consultation with MFM READ MORE
Please call your doctor as this could be an indication of liver or gallbladder problems READ MORE
It should not unless he has other associated issues. READ MORE
It is not unusual for people to have irregular periods throughout their lifetime. If this persists, I would go to your GYN just to discuss any testing that may be required including thyroid testing or testing for polycystic ovary and syndrome. READ MORE
This is an in-depth conversation Nd I would recommend you find a MFM in your area to discuss prior to conception. I feel you are in the Kansas City area I would be happy to see you. READ MORE
Sometimes the procedure can be painful, I recommend that you discuss this with your gynecologist at your next visit. READ MORE
Sometimes you cannot differentiate between the two. I would say perform a pregnancy test and if it's positive, it may be implantation bleeding. You should always discuss it with your physician. However, first trimester bleeding can also be an indication of miscarriage. READ MORE
This is a tough question to answer because I do not have the unit by which they measured this test. In general, there are pregnancy specific values for thyroid function. READ MORE
Yes, it is possible. I recommend a consultation with a MFM to discuss all the risks prior to conception. READ MORE
I generally do not recommend any births outside of a hospital. It is rare to find a hospital that had this capacity. READ MORE
Colace does not cross the placenta and cannot harm your baby. READ MORE
Yes, this is likely due to progesterone. READ MORE
Yes you can go through both safely READ MORE
The American College of OB GYN does not recommend bedrest because it has no proven benefits. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Local, Regional, National and International Public Speaking -
- National Faculty Award for OBGYN Teaching from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists- 2015
- Weill Cornell Medical College
- Weill Cornell Medical College
- Magee-Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Professional Society Memberships
- The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, American Medical Association, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Society for Gynecologic Investigation, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, The American Academy of Osteopathy, American Osteopathic Association
Articles and Publications
- Posters and Articles
Hobbies / Sports
- Triathlon Athlete
Favorite professional publications
- American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Green Journal (OBGYN)
- Saint Luke's Hospital
Karen Florio's Practice location
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