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About Dr. Thomas D Geppert
Dr. Thomas D Geppert, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Dallas, TX, with another office in Grapevine, TX. He has 38 years of experience. His specialties include Rheumatology. Dr. Geppert is affiliated with Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital and Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Irving. He speaks English.
Dr. Thomas D Geppert has the following 1 specialty
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.
Dr. Thomas D Geppert has the following 8 expertise
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
- Rheumatic Diseases
Dr. Thomas D Geppert has 0 board certified specialties
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I read the comments and I would agree that Dr. G seems at times to be aloof. However, I believe he is highly skilled at his profession. He knows what symptoms to look for and how to manage them. He has many patients with several medical complications that overlap. Patients may present different symptoms at each appointment because the medication did not help or new symptoms developed or a new illness. I think Dr. Geppert is good at sorting this out. I believe many patients are expecting a quick fix or medication that will solve every symptom. That is not the nature of his practice. Most of his patients will require rheumatology care for the rest of their lives. Dr. Geppert states facts. I can see how some patients may find this rude but he is simply providing a diagnosis based on the evidence of labs and patient symptoms. He is not going to coddle his patients. He is successful with patients that take charge of their own health and will work toward improving. I would much rather have a doctor that is truthful, gives the diagnosis to me straight, doesn't downplay the probability of future issues and has decades of experience to relate than a doctor that will pat my hand and say don't worry everything will be alright. He has always taken the time to throughly answer my questions AND he personally responds to medical questions such through email. Sometimes those answers are not what I want to hear. That is my problem, not his.I take responsibility for managing my own health and allow him to guide me in the right direction with medication and knowledge. I prefer a doctor that has years of experience to supplement his knowledge and skill.. That IS Dr. Geppert. If you are the kind of patient that needs "grandmotherly" treatment then I would recommend seeing a different doctor. If you are the kind of patient that wants to be involved with understanding your own medical issues and working WITH a doctor that is focused on proper treatments and you can be open to hearing and accepting the facts then you will do fine with Dr. Geppert sharing your lengthy medical journey. He is one of the best. As for the office staff and lab tech - I would agree there is room for improvement and would appreciate them being more friendly. However, they have never been UN-friendly or rude. AND they are NOT the medical provider - Dr. Geppert is and he is the reason I continue visiting the office.
I was very happy with the doctor, he listened to my concerns, prescribed the needed meds and followed up on blood tests. His assistant was very knowledgable and recited almost verbatim to the doctor what I had told her my concerns were.The only negative person was the lab tech, she was very cold and seemed like she didn't really want to be there, but on the upside, she new how to draw blood and did it very well.
Wow. I have read some of the complaints about Dr Geppert and I don't see it. He has helped me deal with body pain that was disabling and has been very concerned that I am living a normal life. Sometimes doctors can't fix everything. Our bodies wear out and at 71, I am grateful for Dr's like Dr Geppert that encourages you to listen to your body because you are the one living in it. However, I will say his nurse can be rather rude and a little sharp. But I can hold my ground in that type of situation as I am guilty of being a bit rude at times. My advise, tell Dr Geppert how you feel (kindly) we all have bad days.He will take the time you need. I am blessed to have the medical treatment that Dr Geppert provides.
I am giving up on this dr. Sorry i waited so long to switch. He is very uncaring about my pain. Seems to think I'm lazy or a drug addict. Is always curt with me. Almost rude at times and I have been going to him for over 10 years? Why I ask myself? Ten wasted years. Last time I was there he had me in tears. He didn't look at me or say a word about me crying my eyes out. Just walked out. So I walked out, crying. Sherry came running after me, not to ask what's wrong but to tell me I didn't check out and reschedule. Not one word about the labs I was supposed to have done. I walked right past the lab tech and she didn't say wait you are supposed to have labs. Nothing from nobody except the woman who wanted my money. I told Sherry I wasn't going back in there. I don't know if she knows I meant, forever. Or if she even cares. She is very condescending at times. A few times actually rude to me. I am done with all if them and wish I had of done this after the 2nd visit.
Dr. Geppert is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
38 Years Experience
University Of Wisconsin School Of Medicine And Public Health
Graduated in 1980
University Of Washington Medical Center
Dr. Thomas D Geppert accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS TX Blue Advantage HMO
- BCBS TX BlueChoice
- BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National POS
- Humana Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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