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Department General Pediatrics
Primary Location Independence Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Children & Adolescents Only
Languages English, Spanish
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Breastfeeding
  • General Pediatrics
  • Newborn Care
  • Pediatrician
  • Pediatrics
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - St. Barnabas Hospital
Bronx, NY USA

Medical Education - Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador
Quito, Ecuador


  • Pediatrics

Specialty Interests

-Preventive medicine -Asthma -Obesity

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 10/20/2020, Dr. Estrella has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

54 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

10 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

*Dr. Karen Estrella has been the best physician that my children Ana and Santiago have had. Their specific exams have helped us to know that the children were not so well as we thought.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

I love my experience with ours appointment, the *Dr. Estrella was awesome.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

*Dr. Estrella was excellent!!

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

Doctor Estrella's attentions have always been excellent, she is very attentive, kind, affectionate, a very responsible person and aware of her work.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

always a good experience with Dr. Estrella

Reviewed on May 17, 2020

the provider was caring, patient and very informative.

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

I love Dr. Estrella! She is always so warm, bubbly and kind. She's always so nice to my children and she was very reassuring this visit with the current pandemic situation.

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

Dr. Estrella is the best! She always answers all our questions and shows compassion and kindness.

Reviewed on May 13, 2020

Dr Estrella is awesome! best pediatrician hands down !

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2020

i love Dr Estrella!!! the best!!!

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