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'm a nurse and a good judge of drs. This guy is very thorough and knows his stuff!

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The best doctor.

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I gave him good ratings when I rated him earlier (I don't rate every time I go), but I've become increasingly disenchanted with him. He's great on scheduling as he uses Zoc Doc and never keeps you waiting and always stays on time. What has been bothering me more and more is that his demeanor, while very professional, seems less curious and not very pro-active. I've been on the same med regimen for several years and have been becoming more systematic for over the last 6-7 months. I'm a very compliant, track my condition and eager for help, yet he types what I say in the computer and prints out the same prescriptions each time I see him, usually while I'm speaking. Even my therapist has become concerned and I've asked to try anything that might help as I know meds can become less effective over time, He asked me to make suggestions for meds to try! In my opinion, he is a great doctor for someone who is at the early stages of their mental health journey, being diagnosed and determining a drug regimen, if necessary. He might also be good for those who do not care for a psychiatrist who gets overly-involved, doing a semi-therapy while they are in-office, He is definitely unflappable and no drama. After months of thought, I believe I'm going to start looking for another doctor, despite hating to do it. This is only my fourth in 20 years and only the second I've left because of feeling my needs were not met. He may meet yours, though.

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helpful and efficient

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very concerned dr,took immediate measures to change my meds and LOTS of good advice

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Just fine, as usual.

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Straight to the point. Great doctor

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It was good. Although he did stop the meeting to reply to a text.

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He was great, very calm and easy to talk to. Got the needed info but not invasive, also was very informative and seemingly flexible in explaining my options. I was in and out in less than half an hour and I am not complaining!

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Great doctor.

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He never took the time to introduce himself, and barely looked at me throughout the course of the appointment. Essentially he just went through a long list of basic questions, which he wanted the shortest possible answers for, and stared at his computer screen. At the end of the visit he suggested a medication, ran my credit card, then said goodbye, completely forgetting to actually give me a prescription until I asked about it. All in all he didn't seem to care much about me as a patient, kind of just seemed like he was going through the motions. Probably won't be returning.

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Dr. Kaegi was kind, thorough, and succinct. He listened to my experiences and provided a medical solution to help.

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He was very friendly and easy to talk to. He didn't rush me, and he's the best psychiatrist I've seen. I have no complaints!

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All of my experiences interacting with Dr. Kaegi have been positive. He is very thoughtful and considerate. He has worked with me to make sure that I can get access to medication for my issue with anxiety. When I changed insurance providers Dr. Kaegi was more than happy to update my file. I enjoy my visits with Dr. Kaegi and I highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for assistance from a psychiatrist.

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Dr. Kaegi has helped me manage my disease. He strongly considers my thoughts about how I am doing and what symptoms should be addressed. He provides information about treatment options but generally lets me make the final choice. I have been able to keep a good job for several years and my marriage is much more stable now. I am now able to manage my life and daily challenges more effectively. I still have rough times, but I'm able to cope. It took some time, but life is improving now. I'm still on the journey of managing my disease, but things are improving. Thanks Dr. Kaegi.

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Very professional and knowledgeable. Happy to have him as my doctor.

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Very pleased with Dr. Kaegi and his professionalism. I would recommend him to anyone.

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I always leave Dr. Kaegi's office feeling confident in his expertise and care. He takes an appropriate amount of time asking questions and listening, and I believe that he has the patient's best interest in mind when making recommendations.

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very short spoken and to the point, quick and efficient, no bs doctor.

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He was very careful with the medications he is comfortable prescribing, which makes it appear to me that he cares about his patients. He was very nice, even though his voicemail recording sounds like he doesn't care about his patients. I would give this visit a 4/5.

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Very good

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He was very professional and kind. He Asked questions and waited patiently for answers. Seemed to have a sense of humor, too. It was a nice visit.

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As a medical student, aware of 'good' and 'bad' doctors, I can honestly say that this guy rocks. He's helped me tremendously. I gave three stars for bedside manner because I prefer a doctor who knows his shit then one who fakes it by being 'nice.' Plus, when visits are so short these days, bedside manner is kind of a joke. Don't get me wrong he's polite, but I prefer a doctor who knows his shit and listens, than one who's 'nice.' This guy will get you sorted out - he's very very sharp.

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Kind and thorough.

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Great appointment - Dr. Kaegi made me feel extremely comfortable and walked me through all options available for the challenges I'm currently facing. Highly recommended!

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Great as always!

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This was a negative, disappointing experience. I wasn't talking to a person, but a robot who mechanically stared at his computer, asking me a long list of questions, having me fill out a questionnaire. When I told him what I'd like to get out of the experience (not only medication, but guidance about some questions in life), he cut me off and said you'll have to get that from your therapist, I only do medication. When I walked in, I found that his office was taken up by an enormous desk and so we sat across from each other with this behemoth in between us. It wasn't a session with a psychiatrist, but a job interview. His bedside manner had no empathy, no humanity to it. I observed him for half an hour and concluded that there's no way I could trust him to see me as a human and make decisions in my best interest. Not recommended. At all.

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So far, the experience is not totally bad because I feel that the doctor seems to know what he's doing and the medication is working, but he's a little like a robot. He doesn't look you in the eyes and he follows a script of standard questions. He gives you medication options right away and not a lot of guidance. I wanted to talk about alternatives to medication, for instance, which I had to bring up. I had to ask him a bunch of questions about how each pill works, possible side effects and general questions regarding my wellbeing. If you don't ask about your concerns, he'll send you information to make sense if it on your own.

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Dr Kaegi actually took me 30 minutes sooner than my appointment! I love him! Always professional always helpful definitely recommend

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Always pleasant, patient and willing to listen/problem solve.

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Dr. Kaegi was very helpful. He was a good listener and a caring professional.

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I feel comfortable talking to Dr. Kaegi.

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I had my 2nd appt just yesterday, 1/12/17. A side from Dr. Kaegi owning qualities such as caring, understanding and patience, (along w many others, as I listed in my first review) I learned a few more yesterday, that are extremely rare to come by. Dr. Kaegi shows concern and compassion, as he listens to you and what you want/need in the most NON-judgmental manner. Customizing/formulating a regimen that works in your best interest and you are happy with. He is extremely intelligent, honest and compromising. I would continue to be lost, as I was, without him. Thank you Dr. K, for already making a difference in my life. -iz

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He was very friendly and professional! I haven't been around many doctors but I have been around people that care and his calm demeanor shows me that he takes his job seriously. I would definitely recommend this doctor to anyone.

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Excellent as usual. We get to the point quickly and discuss the best solution. Dr. Kaegi is a good listener, and I can tell that he really cares. I really appreciate him. That is why I have kept him as my doctor for all of these years!!

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I was referred to Dr Kaegi by my GP to discuss medications to address insomnia and lethargy. Within 6 months, I had made significant progress. I am NOT there for psychotherapy, so I have no expectations in that regard. He is careful about prescribing medication, so don't expect a pushover. He's very calming and efficient. I go in every three months to review medications so he can monitor their efficacy. We works for me!

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Was very rude judgemental and made me feel like I was an addict and I am apposed hurt me bad I was crying

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Dr Kaegi has cared for me as a patient for many years! I am very pleased with his care!

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Always professional, and respectful of patients' time.

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Professional, courteous, and on time.