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Dr. Charles E Geringer has the following 2 specialties
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.
Dr. Charles E Geringer has the following 8 expertise
- Rheumatic Diseases
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
Dr. Charles E Geringer has 0 board certified specialties
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I have bad pain in my knee and leg muscles. On my first visit Dr Geringer did a complete check-up, spent time and explained everything to me.Before him I was seen another doctor of rheumatology after I lost my original doctor but compared to Dr Geringer this other doctor did not seem to know much of anything. Dr Geringer prescribed some X-Rays and from there he will see what I need to do to alleviate my pains. He is a great doctor! Francesco M.
Dr. Geringer is a good physician, but his clinical staff lacks professionalism and courtesy. When entering the office the staff does not greet you or even recognize that you are there for an appointment. I almost missed my appointment because the person behind the desk was to busy on personal phone calls. When I do need to call Dr. Geringer it is very difficult to speak with him due to the staff not giving him the calls to call the patient back. On a number of times I have called to office and repeatedly given them the phone number to contact me back I had to wait 5 days in severe pain to hear from him. When I was waiting for my appointment another patient approached me and said " this never occurred in his last office he was at.
I've been seeing Dr. Geringer over 10 years & I give him the highest praise. Dr.Geringer is a very friendly & caring Dr He gives you his full attention & doesn't rush you. I always bring a list of questions & he answers every one & no question is too stupid to ask. I don't mind waiting a little extra for my appointment(which isn't too often) because when he sees me he takes time with me. As for scheduling appointments, as an existing patient I usually see him every 2-3 months. I understand for new patients it can be 6 months. When I've had an urgent problem, Dr. Geringer has squeezed me in under 5 days & still spent a great deal of time with me. His nursing staff are very friendly & helpful also.
Patients' Choice Award (2012)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
39 Years Experience
Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1979
Advocate Christ Medical Center
Dr. Charles E Geringer accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Anthem Blue Access PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL BlueChoice Select
- BCBS IL PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National HMO
- Humana Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsSpecialty Physicians Of Illinois, 3700 W 203rd St, Olympia Fields, IL
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