Patient Forms, Map and Directions to our Office

Planning your first visit to Karen L. Woods, MD? On this page, you'll find the information you need to get started, such as a map and directions to our Houston office. To save you time, we've also included our new patient forms, which you can print out and complete prior to visiting our office.

Mission Statement

Our practice is working together to realize a shared vision of uncompromising excellence in gastroenterology.

To fulfill this mission, we are committed to:

  • Listening to those we are privileged to serve.
  • Earn the trust and respect of patients, profession and community.
  • Exceed your expectations.
  • Ensure a creative, challenging and compassionate professional environment.
  • Strive for continuous improvement at all levels.


Patient Forms

For your convenience, our patient forms are located below. Please download, print and complete both the New Patient Forms and the Privacy and Patient Information forms and bring them to your appointment so we can expedite your first visit If you have prior medical records that will be of help to the doctor at your visit, please arrange to have them sent here or bring them to your appointment with you.

New Patient Forms

In order to view or print these forms you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed. Click here to download it.


Insurance and Billing

Please contact our office to verify acceptance of your insurance plan. The plans we are in network with change from year to year. Qualifications for insurance coverage may differ due to the uniqueness of each procedure. We are happy to file insurance for your reimbursement as long as you are free to choose your own gastroenterologist. We accept most insurance plans, however, we are NOT accepting new Medicare patients, Medicaid or any plans from the Market Place with the exception of  Humana,  so please ask when scheduling your appoinment if you need more information.

Payment Options
Please see our Office Manager for details. We do accept all major credit cards, checks and cash. Payment is expected at the time of service.

What To Expect

Being well-prepared for your appointment will ensure that the doctor has all of the needed information to provide the best possible care for you. It will also help alleviate any unnecessary anxiety you may be feeling prior to your first appointment. Educate yourself on your symptoms by reviewing the content on this website. Also, take some time to review our staff page and familiarize yourself with us. We look forward to your first visit.


Driving Directions: We are located in the Smith Tower of The Methodist Hospital complex at 6550 Fannin, Suite 1201. Self parking or Valet parking are available via Fannin Street or Main Street entrances.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION IN CONTACTING US: . Please call the office to discuss medical related issues with us directly at 713-441-3372. Thank you!