Dr. Karen Bullington graduated summa cum laude from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas in 1985. She spent one year working in the Los Alamos New Mexico National Laboratory in the area of medical research and then earned her medical degree from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque in 1990. She completed her residency training in Ft. Worth, Texas and became Board Certified in Family Practice in 1993. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
In 2005 Dr. Bullington joined the Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Center of Atlanta as an attending physician and began to specialize in the use of bio-identical hormone therapies along with the evaluation and treatment of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. She received intensive training from Dr. Kent Holtorf and from Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum. She has extensive experience in the use of bio-identical hormones, management of thyroid and adrenal disorders, use of natural supplements, and treatment of chronic infections including Lyme disease.
During the first 10 years of her career Dr. Bullington served as a medical missionary with the Southern Baptist Convention in several Latin American countries including Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, and on the border with Mexico. Her work as a missionary included running free clinics in poor villages, making house calls, providing basic health education and working to improve healthcare in the inner city slums. She, her husband and their three children continue to serve in missions by taking groups of high school students on mission trips 1 to 3 times per year.
Dr. Bullington is a Christian doctor and a member of the Christian Medical and Dental Association. She currently lives in Woodstock, Georgia with her husband and children. Her personal interests include martial arts (she is a third degree black belt in Taekwondo), snow skiing, church activities, mission trips, traveling, reading, and listening to music. She is fluent in Spanish.
I am a husband of a patient currently seeing Dr. Bullington. First I want to say without her and her staff I do not know where my wife and I would be, let alone I may not even be close to getting half the woman I married, back into my life on a regular basis. Second is the fact that Dr. Bullington does not forget that the Fibromyalgia patients she treats have families. She encourages them to come in and participate in working on a treatment plan. To you Dr. Bullington thank you for helping teach me the ins and outs of fibro to better help my wife . To the Staff, We love you all!!!!!
I am continuing my journey in life with your support and monitoring knowing I am in the hands of a caring doctor and staff.
In the process of getting diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, I saw about 20 different doctors, none of whom understood the illness. My first visit to Dr. Bullington five years ago remains a dramatic turning point in my life. I give her major credit in helping me stay healthy enough to graduate from college, and I firmly believe she is the foremost CFS specialist in the southeast United States.
Without question having a doctor like Dr. Bullington has made all the difference in the world in my recovery. She designed a program that works, and constantly updates and refines my regimen to help me cope with a poorly understood disease. I will be forever grateful that I found Dr. Bullington because so many unexpected (and seemingly unrelated) symptoms emerged during that first year of treatment. She is never taken by surprise at new symptoms and always has good suggestions for coping. She often recommends books for me to read or has related literature available at the office. Working with Dr. Bullington and her staff has been a highly positive experience. My observations are always listened to and taken seriously. I value the health partnership we have and I am happy to highly recommend Dr. Bullington