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Dr. Elias J Gerth has the following 1 specialty
- 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.
- Weight Loss
- Weight Loss (non-surgical)
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After having such struggles getting the pain meds I needed for my back after moving to FL from CA, I was filled with such hope after seeing Dr. Gerth. I thought I had been saved. That lasted one month. My pain meds need a new script every 30 days. He said to call office for refill. I was jerked around for 3 wks and told twice I needed to come in for an office visit every month to get my refill. Seriously? A $50 copay plus my insurance being billed every single month for a refill?! I was told so many more things by the office staff, but since I would not come in for an office visit (I simply cannot afford adding $50 to the cost of the prescription), I never received my meds. Been living in pain every since with no help here in the Keys, but Dr. Gerth wanting to bill me & my insurance every month is extortion & insurance fraud in my book. So disappointed.
after living in key west for almost 20 years, I finally needed a doctor following numerous leg surgeries in Miami. having always heard great things about dr gerth, I figured he would be a fine choice. after meeting him, it was obvious why so many people love this guy. he is straightforward, calming, meticulous and confident. I look forward to many years with him. although the wait times at the the office on truman ave can be lengthy (it is a walk-in clinic), I found the staff very friendly and accommodating. and besides, it's key west, you're bound to see a friend in there:)
As a nurse, I knew what was wrong with me -- a "simple urinary tract infection". All I needed was an antibiotic. On vacation in Key West, I was referred to the Truman Medical Center and Dr. Gerth was the attending that day. Not only did Dr. Gerth talk about the UTI and how it may relate to/affect my chronic renal insufficiency, he also reviewed my medications and made suggestions for changes. Once home, I asked my own internal medicine physician about Dr. Gerth's recommendations for changing dosage frequencies. He agreed that the medication schedule should indeed be changed.I found Dr. Gerth to be an exceptionally knowledgeable, thorough, and caring physician. I would have absolutely no qualms in returning to his care at any time (vacation help or primary MD). Trust me, as a nurse, that's saying a LOT! Thank you, Dr. Gerth!
Patients' Choice Award (2015, 2016)
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.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Prince Georges Hospital Center
Dr. Elias J Gerth accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- AvMed Empower
- Avmed Choice
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- Florida Blue BlueOptions
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
- First Health PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsKey West Family Medical Center, 2505 Flagler Ave, Key West, FL
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