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Should the time come when Dr. Kalogjera decides to retire, I think there will be a day of universal sadness and mourning and I hope is not going to happen for a long long time. I can almost guarantee you and I will never find a Psychiatrist that can compare to Dr. Kalogjera in any area of patient care. This really saddens and worries me. I try to let him know at each appointment that I am extremely appreciative and grateful for the outstanding care he provides. He's a real gem, the kind of Psychiatrist you seldom find in your lifetime.
He takes the time needed up front to understand the situation. Has been very intuitive a number of times. I have had problems with my exwife, and his warnings and cautions on what to expect next were helpful. When I ask him a medical question he often thinks it through before answering.
Dr. K is phenomenal. He is so polite, EXTREMELY RESPONSIVE - even with difficult pharmacies, scheduling has always been easy, and he LISTENS!!! That is a big difference between Dr. Kaolgjera and other Psychiatrists today. Today's psychiatrists meet with you for about five minutes, write you a script, and charge you $2-$300. They want to maximize the # of clients they see to maximize their profit, either for themselves, or for their hospitals (and the hospital ones can be rude). They also tend to over-prescribe, so when you start having serious side-effects, as these types of drugs are known for, they'll just put you on something else. Turn 180 degrees, and you have Dr. Kalogjera. He spends the time with you to really understand what is going on, and evaluates the best way to treat your symptoms, and he definitely does not over-prescribe like most do. He is actually very conservative, and he changes doses in very small amounts, because he understands what these drugs can do to you nowadays. We've been with him for at least six years, and we don't even live in the state of Wisconsin anymore. That is how valuable he is. We'll pay out-of-network and out-of-pocket to keep a psychiatrist like Dr. Kalogjera, because his pedigree is impossible to find these days. There are no words suitable (or not enough) to come close to describing how awesome of a doctor he is.
He is not one of the most compassionate doctors, he IS THE most compassionate doctor. He is not one of the highest rated psychiatrists by his patients, he is THE highest rated psychiatrist by his patients as well as his colleagues.
Dr. Kalogjera is beyond words. To put in writing that would convey his ability, empathy, deep sincere concern, and intellect probably can't be done as he is just that incredible. From what I know, being in the therapy field, he is well respected by Psychiatrists in the U.S. as well as other countries. If I could, I'd see him several times a week as he helps your mental health and inspires you to be a better person. He is the type of person/Physician that people look up to, model behavior after, stellar work ethic and see as a down-to-earth "guy" which for me is something I appreciate the most about him. Always approachable and is up for a good laugh.
Dr. Kalogjera saved my life. He took time to make a correct diagnosis and his counseling and follow up care would seem impossible to top. He gets 6 six stars out of five in my book.
Dr. Kalogjera has treated my grand-daughter for quite a period of time. He has turned her life around. Compassion, patience, knowledge, sense of humor I don't think there is any Psychiatrist who can match the talent he has for taking patients from the depths of severe depression to someone with confidence, coping skills, happiness and ability to look to their future and see nothing but brightness and success. He has a special gift. You don't often meet someone in your life that has God given talent but he does. Thank you Dr. Kalogjera you mean everything to our family.
Dr. Kalogjera treats our bipolar son. His understanding of this disability is great and his compassion for its suffers is profound. .
Dr. K, as he once referred to himself as an easier alternative for clients, has not only wonderful bedside manner but makes sure you are comfortable. He keeps the environment laid back and he is extremely easy to talk to, as he truly listens and makes full effort to address your issues and questions. Being an intelligent and well versed specialist/medical provider, he is also lighthearted, positive, and genuinely caring. He spends a lot of time to initially get to know you, diagnose and treat the problem/condition. I had given up finding someone in this field who listens, gives feedback, and goes over any relative information thoroughly while answering questions by taking time and making sure things are understood. He is the exact opposite of previous specialists I had been drawn to for the numerous qualifications listed with their name. I have seen several specialists, and with every visit came a 20min wait to spend literally 5-10 minutes max with the provider who simply wrote out the prescriptions and set up the next appointment. He can be reached easily, appointment times are tailored to accommodate any schedule, and if an event arises he will gladly take the necessary steps needed to address the issue. Any improvements made in your condition or difficult battles that have been fought and/or won, he is quick to get up to walk over and shake your hand for a job well done! With reassurance, positivity and hope that with dedication and time, he assures his patients in need, they will be made to feel whole again and to be able to enjoy a happy and healthy life.
I doubt there is any mental health issue he can't improve- with or without medication. I treasure my appointments with him because I always leave feeling so much better physically and mentally. I know that whatever happens to me, he will always be there for me. Bonus: He is a fabulous dresser.
I have been grateful for the patience, wisdom, and compassion shown by Dr. Kalogjera over the years that I have worked with him. I appreciate his competence in fine tuning my medications to eliminate negative interactions, his reliability in responding quickly to requests for medications refills, and his flexibility in scheduling. And I am grateful for the concern he has shown for my entire family and of for my professional growth.
Kind, gentle, caring and brillant.....what more can you ask for.
Dr. Kalogjera is the most compasionate physician I have ever met. I cannot say anything negative, he is so dedicated and caring. He is also very intelligent and is always up-to-date with all issues pertaining to psychiatry and his practice.
When my world is unraveling and I feel overwhelmed and unable to cope, Dr. Kalogjera is the first person I call. He is able to understand what the problem is and then offers and explains solutions which give me hope again. He helps me look at troubling issues from a more positive perspective which is what I find I needed in order to pick myself up again and move forward. If you are honest with him and trust in his extremely compassionate care, you will never need to see another psychiatrist in your lifetime. He is truly the best psychiatrist this area of the country has to offer. I feel blessed to be in his care.
Dr. Kalogjera is a superb dr. He truly cares about me and my well being. I can always count on him to see me (or make sure I'm seen) in the case of an emergency whether he's in town or out of town. He took extra special care of me throughout my entire pregnancy and my baby boy turned out just fine since I had to continue some of my meds. He was careful in making the correct adjustments. I had to bring my baby in to a couple of appts. and Dr. K. was very accommodating. He loves babies. Thank you Dr. K. for your sincere patient care and for helping to make living my life more manageable.
He is psychiatry at its finest. I was incredulous on the first visit to find he lists his home, office and pager number on his appointment cards. What psychiatrist does that anymore? It proves just how much he cares about the well-being of his patients. If you have an emergency he is usually willing to see you off-hours as well as on the weekends if you feel it necessary. Again what psychiatrist does that anymore? He is a psychiatrist with old school values but with academic knowledge and clinical experience that is on the fore front of psychiatry.
If you want some of the finest psychiatric care there is then Dr.K is it. He one of the kindest,most gentle souls as well as down to earth and caring psychiatrists I've ever met. The manner in which he cares for you is done with such compassion that you never have a doubt that he has your best interest in mind. I know I can tell him anything and is always ready to listen and give you all his attention. He is probably the most intelligent and academically gifted person I have ever met. Feel fortunate if you are lucky enough to his patient.
DR KALOGJERA IS AN AMAZING DOCTOR AND OUR FAMILY HAS BEEN VERY BLESSED TO HAVE HIM IN OUR LIVES. MY SON IS GOING TO BE 19 THIS YEAR AND HAS BEEN A PATIENT OF DR KALOGJERA'S SINCE HE WAS 8 YEARS OLD. I WILL NEVER FORGET WHEN I FOUND OUT THAT OUR SON WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A MENTAL ILLNESS AND HOW MY HUSBAND AND I PRAYED AND ASKED GOD FOR GUIDANCE AND TRUST ME WE WERE SCARED. OUR EXPERIENCE WITH THE FIRST DOCTOR OUR SON SAW WAS HORRIBLE AND THE MEDICATIONS HE WAS ON MADE THINGS WORSE. I CONTACTED OUR INSURANCE COMPANY AND WENT THRU A LIST OF DOCTORS NAMES TO FIND OUT THAT EITHER THEY WERE NO LONGER IN PRACTICE, DID NOT TAKE ON YOUNG CHILDREN, OR DID NOT HAVE AN OPENING. WE WERE DESPERATE, SCARED AND DID NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN WE TURNED TO OUR FAMILY PEDIATRICIAN AND SHE CONTACTED DR. KALOGJERA IT WAS SUPER BOWL WEEKEND AND HE SAID, "MY PRACTICE IS FULL BUT LET ME SEE WHAT I CAN DO". I WILL NEVER FORGET WE RECEIVED A CALL ON FEBRUARY 7 ASKING US IF WE COULD SEE DR. KALOGJERA THE NEXT MORNING AT 7:30AM. I WAS SHOCKED THAT A DOCTOR SEES PATIENT'S AT 7:30AM. WE FELT OUR PRAYERS HAD BEEN ANSWERED WE MET WITH DR. KALOGJERA THE NEXT DAY WE FELT THAT HE LISTENED TO US AND ONLY WANTED WHAT WAS BEST FOR OUR SON AND TO HELP HIM. OUR SON ENDED UP BEING IN-PATIENT IN THE HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT. WE WERE UPSET, WORRIED AND HAD NEVER LEFT OUR CHILD ALONE BEFORE BUT WE TRUSTED DR. KALOGJERA AND IT WAS NOT AN EASY DECISION FOR US TO ALLOW OUR SON TO RECEIVE TREATMENT. APPROXIMATELY 6 MONTHS AFTER OUR SON HAD STARTED TREATMENT WITH DR. KALOGJERA HE THANKED US FOR GETTING HIM THE RIGHT HELP AND FOR NOT GIVING UP ON HIM. WE CAN'T TELL YOU HOW THIS MADE US FEEL. DR. KALOGJERA TAKES THE TIME TO LISTEN TO US AS WELL AS OUR SON. DR. KALOGJERA IS A KIND AND CONSIDERATE MAN. HE HAS ALWAYS TAKEN THE CONSERVATIVE SIDE WITH OUR SON. MEDICATIONS WERE STARTED OFF SLOW AND HE MONITORED OUR SON CLOSELY AND LISTENED AND OBSERVED AND ADJUSTED THINGS AS NEEDED. THERE WERE A FEW TIMES THRU OUT OUR SON'S CHILDHOOD THAT WE NEEDED DR. KALOGJERA AFTER WORK HOURS HE WAS ALWAYS THERE FOR US WALKING US THRU THE STEPS AS WELL AS FOR OUR SON. HE HAS SEEN US AS EARLY AT 7:30AM IN THE MORNING AND AS LATE AS 9:30PM AT NIGHT. WHATEVER IT TAKES DR. KALOGJERA IS DEVOTED AND CARES ABOUT HIS PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES. OUR SON IS VERY GRATEFUL FOR DR. KALOGHERA AND FOR THE HELP HE HAS RECEIVED OVER THE YEARS. DR. KALOGJERA HAS ALWAYS BEEN THERE TO SUPPORT OUR SON, EDUCATE HIM, AND LOOK OUT FOR HIS WELL BEING. THANK YOU DR. KALOGJERA FOR GIVING OUR SON THE CHANCE TO BE WHO HE IS TODAY WE COULD NOT HAVE DONE THIS WITHOUT YOU AND KNOW THAT OUR SON'S FUTURE IS BRIGHT BECAUSE YOU ARE PART OF OUR FAMILY.
Dr. Kalogjera is a very compassionate. He listens carefully and does not judge. He provides a safe atmosphere. He has worked closely with me to improve my overall health.He is very sincere and concerned that he is providing the best care possible.I would gladly recommend Dr. Kalogjera.
Very kind and gentle. Very skilled at difficult diagnosis.
I have been seeing Dr. K for longer than I can remember. He knows SO much about medicine and how different medicines work together or not. He has helped me deal with terrible daily anxiety, depression and postpartum depression when I had my 2nd son. My anxiety and depression are now manageable and I thank Dr. K for that. I would recommend him to anyone!
I and my family have been seeing Dr. K. for over 30 years. He has dramatically made a great difference in the lives of all us as he is one of the few psychiatrists left that actually practices psycho therapy, medicine fine tuning and extensive counseling.He is internationally known for his accomplishments and I would highly recommend him to all if you are lucky enough to be accepted as a patient.
This doctor seems to be very interested in handing out meds but doesn't seem to take the time to actually make sure they are the right meds. My boyfriend suffers from situational anxiety and the doctor keeps giving him meds that are used for other conditions that he doesn't have. The meds are not working (big shock there) and my boyfriend is becoming frustrated and scared about taking anything. I wish that there was some good way to find a doctor who is willing to help rather than prescribe meds.
Dr. Kalogjera really takes time to find out a lot about his patients and he really makes you feel you are special and he will do his best to provide the best possible care to you. He is very thorough, kind and considerate. One of the other best things about him is his willingness to make appointments around your schedule. He works at night and on weekends...which was great for us. He also has a great sense of humor. It's comforting to know that there is a mental health physician out there that really cares about his patients. I would definitely recommend him to others.