Robert Karman, M.D.

Robert Karman, M.D.

Sleep Medicine, Treatments & Services, Diseases & Conditions
Primary Practice Location
UofL Physicians – Sleep Medicine Associates
UofL Health – Medical Center East
3920 Dutchmans Lane, 1st Floor
Louisville, KY 40207
502-259-6610
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Overall Rating
4.9 out of 5
Get to know

Robert Karman, M.D.

Following 20 years of Pulmonary and Critical Care, I have dedicated the last 8 years to improving the overall health and well being of my patients through the practice of Sleep Medicine. The ever expanding awareness of the importance of sleep as well as new, more effective treatments and improvements in diagnostic testing make Sleep Medicine an exciting field providing incredible opportunities for patients to improve their quality of life.

Education & Training

B.S.
University of Dayton | Dayton | 1985
M.D.
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine | Cincinnati | 1990
Fellowship
Indiana University | Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep Medicine | Indianapolis | 1996
Residency
Mayo Clinic | Internal Medicine | Rochester | 1993
Internship
Mayo Clinic | Internal Medicine | Rochester | 1991

Languages

English

Certifications

ABIM Board Certified in Pulmonary Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine | Fellow of the Academy of Chest Physicians (FACP)

Practice, Specialty or Service

Awards

Multiple Top Doctor Awards

Philosophy

"My goal is to listen, communicate, and educate my sleep patients to enable a correct diagnosis and therapy that is effective and well tolerated while stressing the importance of sleep and how it applies to their overall health. "

Patient Comments

Jun 30, 2024

4.6 out of 5
Dr. Karman is an excellent Sleep Apnea physician. When I told him of results of my recent Echo and Holder procedures he was very concerned. Together we worked on getting him my medical records ASAP. I believe that Dr. Karman has always shown concern for my overall health. He's the best!

Jun 25, 2024

5 out of 5
Exceptional professionals, my nurse and Dr. Robert Karman.

Jun 22, 2024

5 out of 5
Dr Karman was not only extremely informative about sleep apnea and it's causes, he was also very caring and an excellent listener.

Jun 17, 2024

5 out of 5
Dr. Karman is always terrific, very helpful, very friendly, very encouraging. He has helped me a lot!

Jun 11, 2024

5 out of 5
Great physician (Dr. Robert Karman). I would highly recommend him to friends/family.

Jun 10, 2024

4.56 out of 5
Dr. Karman is the best!

Jun 5, 2024

5 out of 5
Dr. Karman is the consummate care provider. Great bedside manner.

Jun 5, 2024

5 out of 5
Dr. Karman is very informative and explains things in detail and listens to my concerns.

Jun 4, 2024

5 out of 5
Dr. Karman is outstanding!

May 26, 2024

5 out of 5
Dr. Karmen was very helpful in diagnosing my sleep apnea.

May 24, 2024

5 out of 5
Dr Karmen is the BEST Dr I've ever had. I'd highly recommend him to everyone. His office and staff were excellent as well.

May 16, 2024

4.96 out of 5
Dr. Karmen is great! Blessed to have him on my health care team.

May 15, 2024

5 out of 5
Dr. Karman is very nice and really listen's to you

May 13, 2024

5 out of 5
Dr. Karman is engaging and helpful.

May 13, 2024

5 out of 5
Dr. Karman is very involved with his patients. He is an excellent doctor!

May 7, 2024

5 out of 5
Dr. Kamran is AMAZING!!

May 7, 2024

5 out of 5
Dr. Karman has been wonderful trying to figure out what's happening! He's the best!!!!!!!

May 4, 2024

5 out of 5
Dr. Karman is an amazing, caring, compassionate and informative doctor.

Apr 30, 2024

5 out of 5
I really like Dr. Karman and his staff. They are always very nice and listen to what I have to say.

Apr 21, 2024

5 out of 5
Dr Karman has been great helping me get my sleep apnea under control.

Apr 1, 2024

5 out of 5
Dr. Karman and his staff are always professional and very pleasent.

Mar 27, 2024

5 out of 5
Dr. Karman is excellent.

Mar 26, 2024

5 out of 5
Dr Karmen is a very knowledgeable and caring man. We had a very good initial meeting and I am confident he will help improve my sleep quality. Thank you.

Mar 25, 2024

5 out of 5
I really like Dr. Karman, he seemed genuinely concerned about my wellbeing, and explained everything to me.

Mar 25, 2024

5 out of 5
It's always a pleasure to see Dr Karman. He is a doctor who always makes me feel important and understood. And he has a spring in his step and a vivacious energy about him that tells me he really likes his job & helping people. And he really has helped me!

Mar 24, 2024

5 out of 5
Dr. Karman had some concerns about my sleep and did an immediate test. He was correct in his assessment! I'm very grateful for him!

Mar 20, 2024

5 out of 5
Dr Karman is the best. He takes his time and is very thorough and explains things very clearly.

Mar 12, 2024

5 out of 5
Dr. Karman and staff are excellent!

Feb 26, 2024

5 out of 5
Dr. Karman was knowledgeable, alert to my questions and concerns and very courteous.

Feb 25, 2024

5 out of 5
Dr. Karman is great! He listens to you. He genuinely cares about you! I'm glad he is listening and doing things to help me sleep better to live a better life.

Feb 25, 2024

5 out of 5
Dr. Karman is a very good and very knowledgeable doctor.

Feb 23, 2024

5 out of 5
Dr. Karman is as good as they come.

Feb 18, 2024

5 out of 5
Dr. Karman is the BEST!

Feb 5, 2024

5 out of 5
He (Dr. Robert Karman) is the best!

Feb 3, 2024

5 out of 5
Dr. Karman exceeded my expectations in his willingness to help resolve an issue with a medical supply company.

Jan 28, 2024

5 out of 5
Dr. Karman in my opinion is the best sleep medicine doctor. I have and will continue to refer him to my family and friends that need a doctor for sleep medicine.

Jan 27, 2024

5 out of 5
Dr. Karman is wonderful!!

Jan 22, 2024

5 out of 5
Dr. Karman is an example of what is a passionate and experienced physician who cares much about his patient; he will go the extra mile to help you. So glad to have him as one of my specialists.

Jan 20, 2024

5 out of 5
Dr Karman is the best!

Jan 14, 2024

5 out of 5
Dr. Karman may be the most caring and sincere doctor I've ever had. Takes plenty of time with me, is genuinely compassionate, and I can tell he really cares about making me better. He was recommended to me and I've recommended him to others.

Jan 14, 2024

5 out of 5
Always a pleasant experience at this facility. Dr Karmen is THE BEST !!

Jan 9, 2024

5 out of 5
Dr Karmen is an amazing provider.

Dec 27, 2023

5 out of 5
I left my appointment feeling confident that I am finally in the care of a highly qualified sleep specialist. Dr Karman has given me hope that my sleep issues will be taken seriously.

Dec 18, 2023

5 out of 5
Dr. Karman is the best!

Dec 17, 2023

5 out of 5
Dr. Karman a SUPER nice guy. The world could use more Dr Karman's

Dec 12, 2023

5 out of 5
Dr Karman and staff are the best. So kind, understanding, caring and knowledgeable of my needs.

Dec 6, 2023

5 out of 5
Dr. Karman was awesome as always.

Dec 5, 2023

5 out of 5
Great provider (Dr. Karman), he listened to my concerns and explained options and made adjustments to my treatment as needed.

Dec 4, 2023

5 out of 5
Dr. Karman and his staff are always caring, knowledgeable, responsive, and professional. Dr. Karman's responses to my portal messages are also thorough. He responds within a business day or so. He is extremely compassionate and helpful, as are his staff members.

Dec 1, 2023

5 out of 5
Dr. Karman had a very nice disposition and made you feel very comfortable to ask questions.

Nov 24, 2023

5 out of 5
Dr. Karman was excellent.

Nov 19, 2023

5 out of 5
Dr Karman is a professional and caring provider.

Nov 19, 2023

5 out of 5
I complimented Dr Karman after the visit; he is an excellent doctor. He explains things well and listens well. He seems genuinely concerned about his patients' health. I never feel rushed during a visit.

Nov 6, 2023

5 out of 5
Dr. Karman was very nice.

Nov 5, 2023

5 out of 5
I really like Dr. Karman I've been going to him for several years I look forward to seeing him on my yearly check up.

Nov 5, 2023

5 out of 5
Dr Karman is Excellent provider and a great human being.

Nov 5, 2023

5 out of 5
He (Dr. Robert Karman) cares about me.

Oct 30, 2023

5 out of 5
Dr. Karman has always been listenable and knowledgeable. Offering the latest insight about my condition and care available.

Oct 29, 2023

5 out of 5
Dr. Robert Karman was one of the nicest doctors I have ever had a visit with. He broke all of the medical terminology down and explained anything I had questions about.

Oct 28, 2023

5 out of 5
Dr. Karman is easy to talk to.

Oct 27, 2023

5 out of 5
Dr Karman is a wonderful doctor. He always shows concern and compassion not only just to me but all his patients

Oct 14, 2023

5 out of 5
Dr. Karman is a wonderful caring physician.

Oct 11, 2023

5 out of 5
Excellent, compassionate doctor and listens well

Oct 10, 2023

5 out of 5
Dr Karman and staff are always the best group of medical professionals I meet with. Dr K Is very informative and his willingness to offer more options to get me to 100% sets him apart from others. This group Is the best.

Oct 9, 2023

5 out of 5
Dr. Karman is the longest standing and most trusted doctor that I see. I have recommended him often to friends and family. He supports and listens to me and provides treatment options that address my needs. I can't say how much I appreciate him. Just a wonderful person and provider.

Oct 8, 2023

5 out of 5
I am always impressed with Dr. Karmen's knowledge and expertise and commitment to his patient's health issues.

Oct 2, 2023

5 out of 5
Very pleased with service and care from walking into the front door to seeing Dr Karman.

Oct 2, 2023

5 out of 5
Dr. Karman is an exceptional physician and I would look to no one else except him for his guidance and treatment of my sleep disorder. The staff is exceptional as well and I always enjoy being in the office and I believe my health care at this office is second to none.

Oct 2, 2023

5 out of 5
A great physician! Dr. Karman listened very thoughtfully, explained this very clearly, definitely an expert in his field and a great listener. I feel like I'm in great hands. Excellent office staff as well.

Sep 28, 2023

5 out of 5
Excellent- provider was very thorough in describing diagnosis and proposed treatment!

Sep 27, 2023

5 out of 5
Dr. Karman is a truly wonderful physician. He's attentive, compassion, and he makes you feel like you're his only patient. He is first-class.

Sep 25, 2023

5 out of 5
He's a great doc

Sep 23, 2023

5 out of 5
Dr Karman is the best! Very caring and compassionate with his patients

Sep 19, 2023

5 out of 5
Dr Karmen has helped me with my sleeping problem, it was difficult for a good diagnosis but Dr Karmen kept trying and we found I had two sleep disorders. I really appreciate his determination and great bed side manner.

Sep 15, 2023

4.48 out of 5
My answers reflected only on my dealings with Dr Karman; I'm not in the UL health system otherwise.

Sep 10, 2023

5 out of 5
Truly appreciate this MD. He is very patient answering your questions and extremely helpful discussing your case. Would highly recommend him especially to senior citizens.

Sep 6, 2023

5 out of 5
Everyone was so helpful and I am really glad that Dr. Karman is treating me. He is very knowledgeable

Sep 6, 2023

4.56 out of 5
Under no circumstances will I ever wear a mask again in your facility or any other facility.

Sep 3, 2023

4.4 out of 5
This was my first visit with Dr.Karman concerning sleep issues. He was very polite, attentive, and knowledgeable. My husband was already a patient, and I had met him on previous visit with husband. I liked his professional demeanor and concern.

Sep 3, 2023

4.96 out of 5
At checkout, I was given contact information for the courier cheking on my insurance authorization. I've reached out to her with no response. Could someone please give me an update on the approval status of my in home sleep study?

Sep 3, 2023

5 out of 5
The doctor and staff was very helpful.

Sep 1, 2023

4.47 out of 5
C-Pap machine use visit. Doctor reviewed my usage of the machine and studied the daily record the machine sends his office.

Sep 1, 2023

4.96 out of 5
I really like Dr. Karman

Sep 1, 2023

5 out of 5
Continue to be extra impressed with Dr Karmin and team, all are incredibly nice above and beyond other nice providers, too!Appreciate the attention to detail, efficiency and quality, too!

Sep 1, 2023

4.56 out of 5
Dr. Karman is a kind and caring physician.

Aug 31, 2023

5 out of 5
Great people!!

Aug 30, 2023

5 out of 5
Friendly, helpful advice in pleasant, relaxed, respectful atmosphere.

Aug 28, 2023

5 out of 5
My appt was with a Sleep doctor so some of your questions really did nor totally apply. Dr Karman and his staff made my appt informative and pleasant.

Aug 27, 2023

5 out of 5
Very professional, courteous and knowledgeable

Aug 26, 2023

5 out of 5
Dr Karmen is the best!

Aug 26, 2023

5 out of 5
Dr. Karman makes me feel like he really cares about my health

Aug 24, 2023

5 out of 5
Was very comfortable with the dr. He totally understood my concerns.

Aug 21, 2023

5 out of 5
Great staff and doctor

Aug 20, 2023

5 out of 5
Very positive, helpful, good follow through

Aug 20, 2023

4.56 out of 5
Excellent staff

Aug 14, 2023

4.72 out of 5
This was my first time seeing Dr. Karman at this office location, so I was a little nervous. The receptionist and medical assistant/nurse were very nice and made me feel completely at ease. The location I usually go to is closer to my work but I'm strongly considering making this my primary location for future visits.

Aug 12, 2023

5 out of 5
Dr Karman used to work at an office in my hometown, but unfortunately, they replaced him with another doctor. I was so upset when I learned he was no longer there. He's 80 miles away from me now, but I'll gladly drive to see him. He's topnotch in my book !!

Aug 9, 2023

5 out of 5
Dr Karman is an excellent provider. Easy to talk to, listens, and is caring. His nurse Dedra is a jewel!

Aug 6, 2023

5 out of 5
Dr. Karman is awesome

Aug 6, 2023

5 out of 5
Exceptional

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