About Dr. Kurt R Oelke MD

Dr. Kurt R Oelke, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Milwaukee, WI. He has 22 years of experience. His specialties include Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. He speaks English.

Dr. Oelke has received 1 award.

Rating Overview

28 Ratings with 13 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Kurt R Oelke is Good. Dr. Kurt R Oelke has been rated by 28 patients. From those 28 patients 13 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Kurt R Oelke is 3.4 of 5.0 stars.


7080 N Port Washington Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53217


Dr. Kurt R Oelke has the following 2 specialties

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Kurt R Oelke has the following 8 expertise

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


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Insensitive & Condescending

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.

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Afraid of second opinions

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?

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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.

Wait time
10 minutes
Easy Appointment
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
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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.

Wait time
15 minutes
Easy Appointment
Friendly Staff
Spends Time with Me
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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

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  • Education

    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
    • 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
    • PHCS 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

Locations & Directions

RHEUMATIC DISEASE CENTER, 7080 N Port Washington Rd, Milwaukee, WI
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