Karu Medical Associates    

We wish to welcome you to Karu Medical Associates and our Patient Portal!


We provide comprehensive medical service to our patients.

Our team consists of the following physicians who will be very attentive and responsive to your medical needs:

K.P. Karunakaran, M.D. (Dr. Karu) - Family Practice and General Surgery

Kala Ramasamy, M.D. - Internal Medicine

Lekha Richardson, M.D. - Internal Medicine

All of these doctors will help you take care of yourself and arrange for all of your healthcare needs. When you need care from a specialist we will help you make those arrangements.

In addition, there are a group of dedicated medical assistants making our practice a caring and friendly place.


We are guided by the following values:


v Personalized patient care, using evidence based care guidelines

v  Respect and regard for personal dignity, diversity and individuality

v  Enthusiasm and optimism


We have been designated by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan as Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)--click here to learn more about our policies and services as a patient-centered medical home and we will talk with you about this when you visit the office.

Should you need a Same Day Appointment please call the office--we have time reserved to see you.

To help you when an emergency illness or injury happens, please use our tool When to Go the ER.

When it is not an emergency and you still need help and the office is closed, please call our regular office telephone number.  You will get a response from a doctor who can help you.  You might get medical advice, you may be asked to go MedExpress (click here for hours and locations) or, if necessary, you may be asked to go an Emergency Room.

Do you need assistance with Chronic Disease Support?  Senior services? Mental Health or Substance Abuse? and you don't know where to turn?  We can help you with that and other Community Resources.  Give us a call or check out the links below.

We encourage you to visit our portal often.

You may visit us at our location at:

5685 Gratiot Road

Saginaw, MI  48638


Or you may contact us by telephone at:  989/497-5278

Thank you for choosing Karu Medical Associates to manage your healthcare needs.

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Chronic Disease Support

Diabetes           Hypertension and Heart Disease         High Cholesterol

 Asthma and COPD                                     Kidney Disease


St. Mary's of Michigan              Covenant Healthcare

Mental Health and Substance Abuse

            HealthSource                                                            Saginaw County Mental Health

 Alcoholics Anonymous                    Narcotics Anonymous

Self Management Resouces

Michigan Partners on PATH

Senior Services

Saginaw County Commission on Aging         Region VII Area Agency on Aging

Health Prevention

Michigan Department of Community Health

Health Resources

Saginaw County Department of Public Health       Michigan State University Extension

Web MD

Smoking Cessation

 Michigan Tobacco Quit                                    Become an Ex


    STARS                        Errands Unlimited

Shelters and Food Banks

                           City Rescue Mission of Saginaw          Mustard Seed Shelter     

                               Underground Railroad                      Emmaus House  

                                                        East Side Soup Kitchen