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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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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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.

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Honest, professional and appropriately candid.

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NICE GUY

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I saw Dr. Kaegi for the first time on Monday, December 19th. Although it has been about 3 weeks since my visit, writing this review is something I have been eager to do within the first 10 minutes of meeting him. I ran almost an hour late, due to an accident on the way. Dr. Kaegi not only understood (especially considering how busy he is) but made time to still see me between other patients as opposed to turning me away. He also took his time with me, (as I felt nowhere near rushed) asking me several questions along with written quiz-like questionnaires, so that he was able to determine the healthiest most effective way to treat me. I could honestly say I immediately took comfort with Dr. Kaegi. He is nothing short of everything one would want as their Doctor. He is intelligent, kind, patient, caring, selfless and what I appreciated most NONjudgemental. You truly walk away confidently knowing that he only wants what is in your best interest. I have never posted a review about anything before. However, I was dedicated to posting this one about my experience in regard to a wonderful and beyond deservant Doctor. For the first time in a long, long time, I feel good and positive within myself and for my future as I take absolute comfort that I finally have the right guidance. I couldn't be happier with my decision to see Dr. Kaegi, nor could I be more grateful to have him recommended to me.

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He is very effective, easy to talk to, and very succint!

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He's great!

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I've been seeing him for almost two years now or maybe more. He's always been great when I see him.

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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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Wont ever see him again.

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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.