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Dr. Charles Kaegi, MD

Psychiatrist

Chicago, IL

About Dr. Charles Kaegi

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.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Advantage Health
  • Advocate Health Care

Specialties

  • Psychiatrist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Illinois, Chicago, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Illinois, Chicago, Residency in Psychiatry

Awards and publications

  • “Intelligence and Affectivity” Lectures By Jean Piaget, Translated and Edited By T.A. Brown and C.E. Kaegi. Annual Reviews Monograph, 1981.
  • "Thought Disorder in Schizophrenia", Empirical Clinical Studies Performed at The Illinois State Psychiatric Institute in collaboration With T.A. Brown, M.D. And Others.

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1528058567

Dr. Charles Kaegi's office location

Charles E. Kaegi, MD

4801 W Peterson Ave, Suite 217

Chicago, IL 60646

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Always professional, and pleasant. Ask how I’m doing, and listens. Allows input into treatment prescriptions.
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I really like Dr. Kaegi. He listens to what I’m saying and helps with finding my best treatment.
Less than 1 month ago
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He checked my vitals. He tended to me well!
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Great doctor, made me feel comfortable and was very accommodating and patient when dealing with a small insurance hurdle. Highly recommend
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Dr. Kaegi is efficient and knows his stuff. He’s not someone who chit chats, but he’s kind and doesn’t judge. I highly recommend him.
Less than 1 month ago
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Always a pleasant experience.
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Recommended!
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Dr. Kaegi is both efficient and professional. Wait time and appointment setting is fast and easy.
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This visit with Dr. Kaegi, as usual, was pleasant and, more importantly, productive.
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I have been seeing Dr. Kaegi for couple years now and every visit was a pleasant experience.
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Very efficient and on time
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Dr. Kaegi is very knowledgable in his field. I like that he gets right to the point of the matter and doesn't use "filters," per se. He offers his expertise advice and offers or states options.
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He was absolutely useless. Spent no time reviewing my history and then tried to say I was being hysterical and medications are a waste of time.
Less than 3 months ago
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Excellent doctor, highly recommended, thank you.
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Dr. Kaegi has been nothing short of kind and accommodating. He’s very thorough and really cares about his patients.
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Very thoughtful and to the point.
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He has really helped me get back on track.
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He listen and is always willing to work with you
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He addressed my issue and gave me a couple different options and reviewed what I would feel more comfortable with. The visit went great-timely and efficient.
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I have been seeing Dr. Kaegi for many years. I have referred 4 friends/relatives to him because I trust him.
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Very caring and understanding. Great doctor
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Excellent as always!! Been with Dr. Keagi for 9 years..
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Dr. Kaegi is very personable and understanding... great appointments every time
Less than 3 months ago
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After reading some of the terrible reviews of this doctor, I still figured I'd see for myself. I felt like I was being talked to like I was on the stand by the District Attorney.
Less than 3 months ago
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Concise, to the point, follows up on information you’ve shared previously (like my self-diagnosed carpal tunnel haha). He is open to listening to your concerns, but it’s important for a patient to give the same courtesy. As an RN, this isa concept I’m already very familiar with and appreciate this sort of reciprocity with my patients and their families. I only say this because the few negative comments regarding Dr Kaegi seem to do with not getting the exact medications ordered by a previous doctor or not understanding why he may be conservative with certain meds. I would assume this is especially true in patients previously receiving or requesting more than one controlled substance in different drug classes, particularly in new patients he is not yet familiar with. It’s completely understandable for a patient to be concerned with their meds which had been working for them to be changed in some way and the effect it could undoubtedly have. But it’d be irresponsible for a provider to blindly trust the judgement of another, as many providers have been entirely too liberal and patients have abused this process. I don’t say this to make you happy with Dr. Kaegi’s conclusions, rather to hopefully make one a little more empathetic to his position.
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I’m a teacher have been going to Dr. Kaegi for five years or so. He’s extremely professional and conscientious. I’ve even sent many of my friends to him who were in need of his services and they all report being very satisfied with him and his practice. Laurie
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I am not one to want to write something negative about anyone but I am compelled to say DO NOT GO TO THIS DOCTOR. He himself seems like he needs therapy. He is very angry, will snap at you, say someof the rudest things anyone has every told you and perhaps tell you that you can't have "that many problems/disorders" Well I can and do and now am in great hands. This guy could really mess someone up who has low self esteem or can't handle a cruel person in general. He may think I am mad because I didn't get my exact medication refills I had been on but he would be extremely wrong. I honestly hope this doctor gets some help his demeanor is terrifying. If you are reading this please get help because you are not helping people who need it.
Less than 3 months ago
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Saw Dr. Kaegi for two or three sessions. Absolutely no bedside manner. Constantly interrupted, seemed to doubt my insight into my own illness. When my first appointment was drawing to a close he said, "What do you want me to do?You better make it quick cause we have five minutes left." I should have never returned following that massive red flag.
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Terrible. For the sensitive nature of his specialty, Dr. Kaegi is extremely rough and blunt. I have had mental illness for 10 years and have been attempting to find proper diagnosis. He cut me off repeatedly until i finally answered inone word answers, which made my history more confusing, because he kept making inaccurate assumptions. He asked next to nothing about my situation or past. Then he literally asked "so what do you want me to do?" After he finished. Like i was supposed to tell him which medication to try. If i knew, i wouldnt see a professional. Very unhappy.
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It’s always al great visit and Dr. Kaegi is a great doctor! I’ve been coming here for over 3.5 years now ! No complaints!
Less than 3 months ago
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Kept talking over me, ignored my explanations for why the questionnaire he just handed me might be innacurate, rude and unhelpful
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great guy!
Less than 3 months ago
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Doctor Kaegi was very attentive to my needs and was very helpful with my concerns. Excellent doctor and I would recommend him to anyone.
Less than 3 months ago
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I am very satisfied with Dr. Kaegi, and I have recommended him to several friends and family members. He is thoughtful and collaborative in his style of practice.
Less than 3 months ago
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Doesn't seem to really care
Less than 3 months ago
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Mental health is already looked down upon. Dealing with this Doctor was completely unprofessional, not once did he look up at me and refused to assist me with my disability from work, when all I needed for him to do wasstate that I was on new medications. He then rattled off a list of medicines when I told him I rather stick with the meds I'm on now, but I'm really here as my work requested it. He stated he does not sign off on that kind of stuff, which I only learned about 5 mins going into the appointment, so I wasted a trip and my time.
Less than 3 months ago
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It went well.
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Dr. Kaegi consistently fills the essential role of psychiatrist in my life with gentle competence.
Less than 6 months ago
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Was seen on time. Doctor was nice, informative, and answered all my questions.
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Down to earth guy.
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I had been nervous to see a new psychiatrist to adjust my medications for many reasons, one being is the belief of many that the disorder can be cured with a jog around the block and we’re all drug-seeking. Dr. Kaegiwas very helpful, listened to my history and the current issues are, and offered up several ideas we could try out in the coming months. I sincerely appreciate Dr. Kaegi, and I even got him to chuckle at one or two of my jokes (I think I’m a comedian). Thank you!
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Dr. Kaegi was a great listener and didn’t mess around. He helped me with my issue and suggested a great solution.
Less than 6 months ago
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Very matter of fact and listens intently! Been a livesavor for me!
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very comfortable environment, excellent experience all around...
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Warm and welcoming, direct and knowledgeable.
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Always very professional and understanding
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He is very professional, well mannered, very precise. I am doing much better after he prescribed the proper medicine. He is easy to work with. I wish he smiled!
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I had past bad experiences with other doctors, until I found dr Kaegi. He is very calm and that gives me a sense of tranquility. He heard my symptoms asked me a variety of questions to get to my diagnosis andwas very attentive to my needs and gave me advice on medications. My overall health is better after a few visits in the last 6 months and I am sad now that I am moving to a different state and I will have to look for a different doctor.
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Excellent doctor. Very professional and concerned for his patients' well-being. I highly recommend him.
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I'm always happy with my visits with Dr. Kaegi. He is always prompt, calming, and professional. As someone with numerous health issues, I am very grateful for his concern for the quality of my care beyond his office.
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