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About Dr. Kurt R Oelke

Dr. Kurt R Oelke, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Milwaukee, WI. He has 21 years of experience. His specialties include Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Oelke is affiliated with Columbia St Marys Womens Hospital. Dr. Oelke has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

25 Ratings with 11 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Kurt R Oelke is Good. Dr. Kurt R Oelke has been rated by 25 patients. From those 25 patients 11 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Kurt R Oelke is 3.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Rheumatic Disease Center

7080 N Port Washington Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53217
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Dr. Kurt R Oelke has the following 2 specialties

  • Rheumatology

    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.

  • Expertise

    8 Expertise

  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Lupus
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Gout
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Osteoarthritis


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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.

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Three Stars

Extremely pleased with extensive 1st visit. Very thourough and patient. Knowlegeable in the field.

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One Star

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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Five Stars

A very kind and caring Dr. I appreciate his expertise as well as his patient care.

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Five Stars

Cannot say enough about Dr Oelke and his staff.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • 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™.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Oelke is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    21 Years Experience

  • University Of Wisconsin School Of Medicine And Public Health

    Graduated in 1997

  • University Of Michigan Health System


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Kurt R Oelke accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem
    • 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 Illinois
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Common Ground
    • Common Ground Empower Trilogy
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National HMO
    • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • Network Health Plan
    • Network Health Plan HMO POS
    • Network Health Plan Individual
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
  • WPS
    • WPS Group
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Locations & Directions

Rheumatic Disease Center, 7080 N Port Washington Rd, Milwaukee, WI


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