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.