Dr. Charles Kaegi, MD

Psychiatrist

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Psychiatry Consultation
4801 W Peterson Ave, Suite 217, Chicago, IL, 60646

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Dr. Kaegi is a board-certified psychiatrist in private practice. He has over 30 years of experience providing hospital and out-patient treatment for all adult psychiatric conditions.

He provides confidential, high quality psychiatric care to residents throughout the Chicago metro area.

Dr. Kaegi focuses on diagnostic evaluation, consultation and medication management for attention deficit disorder, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, depression/mood disorders, schizophrenia, and substance abuse.

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I guess psychiatrists nowadays don't "do" therapy....just push big Pharma as a solution instead of finding a true resolution of the problem. So be it....gets me through life.

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I feel that as a psychiatrist, he could have been more welcoming and personable. Instead, I felt no sort of comfort seeking help from him. It was all very cut and dry.

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Dr Kaegi is always respectful to my imput reguarding medication. He carefully weighs all options every visit and always makes me feel like he 100% present and vested in my health and wellness. Thank you Dr Kaegi!

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Not very friendly just to the point

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Dr. Kaegi is a delight, very professional and detailed in his approach. Highly recommended.

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I made an error and thought he was still in my insurance network. He corrected me, I apologized for wasting his time, and got up to go. I was upset and teary, and he suggested the ER - as if that would do anything. The second I began to show one shred of emotion, he shut down. Told me "I don't like this. I can't help you." And threw me out - while talking to my roommate like she was my mother. Don't go see this man if you're female or you have visible emotions. Because God forbid a psychiatrist understand that depressed people may become upset. What an utter jerk.

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The doctor is efficient, professional, and works hard at getting effective results. He seeks information from his patients and listens before providing a course of treatment.

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He was cold and dismissive--barely made eye contact with me during the visit. I would not recommend this doctor.

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Pill pusher. I made an appointment in hopes of receiving help with my depression and then meds i had been described by my GP. Waste of time and money. I'm more upset now then I was before the appointment. Shouldn't leave a psychiatrists office in tears, but I sure did. He is not a welcoming person, very cold, barely made eye contact. Would not recommend, unless you need a prescription refill.

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Excellent. Brief And to the point. This works out perfectly fine for me. Good listener.

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I look forward to working with Dr. Kaegi. He is experienced,, competent and thorough. He is highly recommended by my M.D. :)

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Dr. Kaegi is very matter of fact and clinical-- a great fit for me and how I choose to approach the topic of mental health. I suspect it may feel a bit sterile to some or those who are new to psychiatric treatment but, for those who are interested in discussing challenges and solutions (vs. strictly feelings), he is a great option.

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Very dismissive to your experience ...."you can go see someone else for a different opinion "..seriously?

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Very professional, great listener. Made me feel like he cared about my situation. Highly recommended.

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Dr. Charles Kaegi is an amazing medical doctor he explains everything in detail to me and he's very nice not like all my other doctors that were rude and wanted you in and out he's the total opposite! I would highly recommend him!

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Always 5 stars would give him more if I could.

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This doctor has a morality issue w/ some of the meds that a shrink is able to prescribe. A moral doctor. hahah. He refuses to dispense benzos even if you've been on them for years. And when asked about the withdrawls and hospitalization I'd have to go through w/o meds he acted like it was no big deal. If you want to see someone who treats you like a drug addict, by all means tell dr. death I say hi.

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It was a good visit He is very competent and I feel that I am being skillfully treated. Office is easy to get to and his hours work with my tight schedule.

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I didn't like him at all, his office was self service, it didn't seem professional, I thought he was arrogant, and has too many patients to give you any proper attention. I felt like I was just a $Number$ to him. He has signs on his door stating that any refills of medication will only be given on an office visit, meaning, your pharmacist will not get any authorizations when you need re fills. Also, when filling out his paperwork I noticed he has a schedule of fees he charges for anything that is not handled during your 10 minute office visit. I want a doctor that works for me around my schedule and not the other way around. Don't waste your time with this guy, he's all about himself and what he can get out of you! I wouldn't recommend him for my dog, let alone an emotionally connected patient!

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Great doctor .

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I thought he was very professional and thurough. Look forward future appointments

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He is not willing to spend the time required to understand what the issues are, just want you to come with ready in your mind problems so he can write a prescription, 15' is way to little to book the apts for.

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He was very knowledgeable and was able to provide me with alternatives previous physicians failed to consider.

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Dr. Kaegi was pleasant, went over my information quickly but thoroughly, and I was satisfied with the plan for treatment. I do plan to return.

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He's very quiet and a little bit clinical in his approach, and I was used to a very outgoing psychiatrist which made me a bit skeptical, but when he does give feedback you can tell he's only being so quiet because he's really listening to what you're saying and taking everything into consideration. Once the session was over, I left feeling like he'd heard everything I was trying to say and relieved because of that.

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Things have improved for me under Dr. Kaegi's special knowledge of my medication issues.

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Competent, professional...I feel like I am in good hands.

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He's very professional

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Very professional, and expects patient to be professional as well.

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I have very bad depuration since I lost my son this is the best doctor I ever food .

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I always feel very comfortable speaking with Dr. Keagi, he helps me by letting me speak about my concerns that I have and had and he is genuinely concerned about how I deal with my issues and his advice in helping me resolve them. He has never been judgmental or put me down for what I didn't handle or make the correct decisions on. He just explains and helps me understand where and what I did wrong so I make the correct decisions the next time I face those problems.

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Soft spoken conscientious, personable.

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Doctor looked was on 45' schedule tough to explain everything especially when you see him for the first time.

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I very much appreciated Dr. Kaegi's professional manner and direct communication style. It is obvious that he has a great deal of knowledge, but he speaks at a level that a patient can understand, without condescending. I found him to be entirely non-judgmental; interested only in getting an appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan. He is quite thorough, and spent more time with me than I have come to expect from any other doctor. This gave me a great deal of confidence in his diagnosis, as he came to it only after gathering all the knowledge that he required. Other doctors that I have been to seem to want to just get patients in and out with a prescription in their hand and often after jumping to the quickest conclusion. I am so relieved that I have found a competent doctor that I like and trust.

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Very happy about my visit!

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I have been with dr Kaegi for almost two years only because switching doctors is so hard to do, Doctor switching can become illegal and it makes it even harder for a new doctor to trust you. I feel as it I have to beg for my meds, he asked why I need them and makes you go into graphic detail of things that make you uncomfortable and then types about 3 words on his computer and may tell you that's not good enough or "he's not comfortable with you"..... So yeah he sucks but if you NEED meds he will give them to you after you beg and cry.

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-Great experience!

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Very good

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I enjoyed my visit with Dr. Kaegi and am glad that it was easy to find a regular psychiatrist. I look forward to working with him in the future.