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About Dr. Gary J Kohler

Dr. Gary J Kohler, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Lake Charles, LA. He has 31 years of experience. His specialties include Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Internal Medicine. Dr. Kohler has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

13 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Gary J Kohler is Great. Dr. Gary J Kohler has been rated by 13 patients. From those 13 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Gary J Kohler is 4.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Pulmonary Associates Of Southwest Louisiana

2770 3rd Ave Ste 110
Lake Charles, LA 70601
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Specialties

Dr. Gary J Kohler has the following 3 specialties

  • Critical Care Medicine

    Also sometimes referred to as intensivists, critical care specialists are physicians with specialized training in the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions. Some of these conditions affect vital organs like the heart and lungs, those that make breathing difficult or impossible, and those that affect entire organ systems, like the renal system.
    Critical care specialists are typically found in a hospital's intensive care unit where they monitor patients with life-threatening conditions and make determinations as to the best course of treatment.

  • Pulmonary Disease

    A pulmonologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the lungs and respiratory tract.
    These specialists are similar to critical care specialists in that their patients often require mechanical ventilation to assist their breathing.
    Pulmonologists diagnose and treat patients with conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, COPD, and emphysema. Exposure and inhalation of certain toxic substances may also warrant the services of a pulmonologist.
    Some of the tools and tests pulmonologists use to diagnose a patient are a stethoscope in order to listen for abnormal breathing sounds, chest X-rays, CT scans, blood tests, bronchoscopy, and polysomnography.

  • 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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Gary J Kohler has the following 8 expertise

  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Chest Infection
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Asthma
  • Pneumonia
  • Angiographic Visualization
  • Emphysema

Board Certifications

Dr. Gary J Kohler is Board Certified in 2 specialties

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Five Stars

The best i love him like my Brother.

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Worst experience of my life!!!!!

The ONLY positive thing I can say about this doctor is that he has a wonderful nurse! This doctor has the WORST bedside manner ever! He got upset at me because I asked why some paperwork didn't get sent off when it should have in a timely manner- after diagnosing me with a rare disease. He cussed at me! Threw my file down!!!! I am very shy, and hesitate to ask questions.... And the first time I ask a question- this is what I got! We had to report his behavior to the hospital and they informed us he was under investigation because of the matter.

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LOVE him!

This dr LOVES his patients! He does not tolerate anybody being ugly to his patients! He is smart, kind, kinda outspoken. He makes you understand what he is saying. He has a very sweet nurse, I would highly recommend him!

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Excellent Physician

Excellent, knowledgeable physician in bedside manner and professionalism. Treats your diagnosis with sincere concern.

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Obviously overworked

Unfortunately, I had to speak to the chief of staff after a "procedure" that Dr. Kohler attempted to provide. He was extremely irritable and easily agitated. Something was very wrong with his bedside manner that day. Very difficult experience. I would not recommend him.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2013)

    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

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013)

    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.

  • Education

    31 Years Experience

  • Louisiana State University School Of Medicine In New Orleans

    Graduated in 1987

  • Regional Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Gary J Kohler accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Pulmonary Associates Of Southwest Louisiana, 2770 3rd Ave Ste 110, Lake Charles, LA

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