Karen Tsai, PA-C


4.7 / 5 (Based on 169 Reviews)

Karen Tsai received her Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology from the University of Kansas and earned a Master of Medical Science degree through the Yale University Physician Associate Program. While a student at Yale, she was granted an Honors Thesis award and recognized as a first author on a publication.

She works as a physician assistant with Dr. Neal Lintecum at OrthoKansas, specializing in upper extremities, and has previous exposure to both scientific research and nursing.

“With my many years of academic and working experience, as well as a concentration in orthopedics, I’m confident in providing the care you need,” she said. “You’ll be in good hands when you come to OrthoKansas. We work as a team to provide not only efficient and high-quality care, but most importantly, care that’s personal.”

Philosophy Of Care

“I believe patients should be involved in their own care. Whether that’s questioning the type of injury they have, asking questions their procedure or post-op care, I believe collaboration between patients and providers is the key.”

Doctor's Contact Information

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Medical Areas of Expertise


Education and Training

Degree University of Kansas, Lawrence, Ks, Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology Midwestern College, Overland Park, KS, Certified Nurse Aide Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, Master of Medical Science, Physician Associate Program

    Provider also sees patients at:

  • OrthoKansas
    6265 Rock Chalk Drive
    Suite 1500
    Lawrence, KS 66049
    Phone: Main 785-843-9125

Provider Review Comments

June 29, 2022
The provider was great.
June 22, 2022
Very professional
June 22, 2022
Consulted what I wanted. With PA about need for trigger thumb surgery. I had Linticum perform the same surgery on the other thumb 15 years or so ago, so I knew what I wanted.
June 21, 2022
I felt very unheard during the visit. This provider did not care that I was in constant pain. I explained that I had been taking over the counter pain medication and it was not working. I explained that I was NOT looking for narcotics but something to help ease the pain that I am experiencing. She refused to help me at all. She ordered a nerve test that is not for another 3 weeks after my appointment. I will NEVER see her again.
June 20, 2022
She was professional and explained everything she was doing. I felt comfortable with her knowledge and understanding of my condition.
June 10, 2022
Everyone was excellent
June 09, 2022
Karen was very thorough and patient with us. She took time to answer our many questions as well as talk through all treatment options so we could make a truly informed decision moving forward with recovery.
May 29, 2022
Very efficient clinic visit.
May 13, 2022
I was very satisfied with the experience
April 24, 2022
I was treated with respect and the provider listened to my concerns
April 23, 2022
A very good experience. Was so helpful with all my concerns and explained everything I needed to do.
April 22, 2022
She became defensive when I provided feedback about the post surgery instructions
April 12, 2022
She was personable, explained everything in a way I could understand my options, and provided me with excellent care. I was very pleased with the experience.
April 12, 2022
April 03, 2022
Karen was thorough. However, she was not a warm person. When one is hurting, it is reassuring to have a kind person respond.
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