Dr. Karrenbauer has over twenty (20) years of experience working in the healthcare community as a patient care provider, bio-researcher, and practitioner of medicine. She is a board-certified family medicine physician with a special interest in women's health and preventative medicine. Over this period, she has received numerous awards and recognitions for the practice of medicine and remains committed toward higher education having served as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Connecticut, School of Medicine.
Dr. Karrenbauer was born in Vietnam and received her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida in 1991. She earned her medical degree from Nova-Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in 1996. She later went on complete her Family Medicine residency program at Sun Coast Hospital in Largo, Florida in 1999.
Prior to founding Karrenbauer Integrative Family Medicine (KIFM), Dr. Karrenbauer led a successful private practice in Glastonbury, Connecticut for ten (10) years. In 2013, she relocated to North Carolina with her family to join Duke Primary Care, followed by a Medical Directorship for UNC Family Practice in Raleigh. She then left these programs to research and develop new approaches to primary care delivery and KIFM was formed! She continues to be an active member of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP), and the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) where she is a medical community leader in the development of Direct Primary Care (DPC) and Integrative Health.
Dr. Karrenbauer's philosophy behind practicing medicine is focused on the benefit and improved wellness of the patient. Likewise, she is often characterized as a perceptive and sensitive listener, skillful in assessing the healthcare needs and an advocate for holistic treatment of the patient. She practices the full scope of family medicine from school-aged children to geriatrics, implementing evidence-based, personalized medicine. She especially enjoys helping patients understand their current state of health and assisting them in achieving their overall wellness goals.
Her personal interests include spending time and traveling with her family. She enjoys doing dynamic power training (DPT) for exercise and playing tennis with her three daughters. She is married, an active mother of four children, and is fluent in the Vietnamese language.Learn More About the Practice