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Karen E. Abernathy, MD

Adult Primary Care Internal Medicine Physician
Assistant Professor


Adult Primary Care (Internal Medicine)



2 Essex Way
Essex Junction,  Vermont  05452


  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Biographical Information

Dr. Karen Abernathy is an internal medicine physician at the University of Vermont Medical Center and assistant professor at the Larner College of Medicine at UVM in Burlington, VT. She specializes in obesity and weight loss counseling, preventative medicine, women's health , ADD/ADHD, diabetes, hypertension and depression.

Dr. Abernathy chose medicine as a career because she wanted to make a positive impact on the world and help people. The most rewarding part of her career is getting to know her patients and developing long-lasting relationships.

Dr. Abernathy practices medicine by fostering relationships with her patients and discussing the treatment options to determine what works best for them and their lifestyle. Her goal is to have an in-depth conversation about what the problem is, what the treatment options may be, and what she would recommend based on this information. That way she and her patients can come up with a treatment plan that the patient feels comfortable with and understands.

Learn more about primary care internal medicine at the UVM Medical Center.


Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Education/Prevention/Conditioning the Athlete/Nutrition
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity
  • Women's Health

Special Procedures

Knee and Shoulder Steroid Injections


Med. Univ. of S. Carolina - Internal Medicine - Primary Care
Medical School
University of Mississippi Medical Center - Medical Doctor
Other Education
University Of Mississippi - Biology

Board Certifications

Member Board
American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - Primary Care


Primary Language