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About Dr. Kurt R Oelke MD
Dr. Kurt R Oelke has the following 2 specialties
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.
- 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.
Dr. Kurt R Oelke has the following 8 expertise
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Rheumatic Diseases
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
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Insensitive & Condescending
Self-verified patient of Dr. Kurt R Oelke - Posted on July 30th, 2019
Was referred to him and my first appointment was told I'm making up my symptoms and probably just used to being "sick". Gave me no information even though I had been hospitalized and advised that I had positive A&A levels.. Told me when a symptom arises take a photo and bring it in to show him. My mother was also referred with major signs of Lupus, as it runs in the family, his answer was "lose some weight". She left crying. What a jerk, who is definitely not as "good" as he thinks he is. You question his "theory" due to his MANY misdiagnoses and all the sudden you become a liar who wants to "stay sick". Do not waste your time and energy seeing him.
Afraid of second opinions
Self-verified patient of Dr. Kurt R Oelke - Posted on August 5th, 2018
I saw him many years with no help being offered. Ar my symptoms and and disability progressed, another physician recommended a partner in the same group, Rheumatic Disease Center. Tried to make an appointment with Dr. Berquist and was refused. "Clinic policy" is that you can NEVER see another doc in the group. What are they so afraid of? Another opinion?
Self-verified patient of Dr. Kurt R Oelke - Posted on October 11th, 2016
Dr. Oelke has taken considerable about of time discussion my JRA at each of my visits. I have had JRA for over 45 years and he is the only one to explain to me that there are different types of JRA. We continue to work on finding effective drugs. I am impressed with his willingness to research new medications that might work for me. I have had 4 different Rhuematologists in 45 years. Dr. Oelke is the most dedicated and caring of them all.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Kurt R Oelke - Posted on February 15th, 2016
Self-verified patient of Dr. Kurt R Oelke - Posted on December 4th, 2015
He is a terrible doctor! Wanted me to wait 6 months for a 2nd appointment, and then was irritated when I called to get results of the blood test and x-rays which were useless because only an MRI will show soft tissue damage and arthritis! It took 3 calls before he even got back to me with only the message of there was no sign of RA. No other results; no help for all the pain I have. Then he prescribed 3 doses per day of 600 mg. of ibuprofen when I already have stomach issues. I wish I would of read this before wasting the money seeing him. My overall rating is 0; not even 1 star but that wasn't an option here.
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22 Years Experience
University Of Wisconsin School Of Medicine And Public Health
Graduated in 1997
University Of Michigan Health System
Dr. Kurt R Oelke Accepts the Following Insurance
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Anthem Blue Access PPO
- Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
- Anthem Blue Preferred Plus POS
- Anthem WI Blue Priority X Indiv DirectAccess
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Common Ground Empower Trilogy
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National HMO
- Humana Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
Network Health Plan
- Network Health Plan HMO POS
- Network Health Plan Individual
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
- WPS Group
Locations & DirectionsRHEUMATIC DISEASE CENTER, 7080 N Port Washington Rd, Milwaukee, WI
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