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Dr. Charles Kaegi, MD

Psychiatrist

Professional statement

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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Specialties

  • Psychiatrist

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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

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

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1528058567

Office locations

Charles E. Kaegi, MD

4801 W Peterson Ave, Suite 217

Chicago, IL 60646

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Great Doctor been seeing him for two years. Always listens to and tries to help with medication side affects. Very polite and usually I’m even seen before my appointment time. Smaller office but he is very professional and a nice guy. Will continue seeing him.
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This was my first time going to see Dr. Kaegi. He was ready for my appointment and took the time to get to know me and my concerns. He was very helpful.
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Very thorough and professional!!
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My appointment with Dr Kaegi was awful. He is the worst psychiatrist I have ever seen. He was insistent on changing my meds after I told him I’m doing very well on them. I took from the visit that he isfrightened to prescribe any meds. He accused me of abusing one of my meds which I only take as prescribed. He told me he “assumes everyone does until he gets to know them.” I told him I don’t enjoy having to take meds. In fact I wished I didn’t have to at all. He even has signs in his office warning he doesn’t refill prescriptions without a meeting with him. This man knows zero about me other than a few questions such as how tall are you and how much do you weigh? Because of Dr Kaegi’s snap judgement after 10 minutes of seeing him, plus his arrogant demeanor, I will be seeking help elsewhere and I cannot recommend him to anyone.
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Compassionate, professional. I have complete confidence in Dr. Kaegi.
Less than 1 month ago
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Dr. Kaegi is thorough and collaborative in his treatment approach. I have seen him for years and have recommended him to several others.
Less than 1 month ago
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Professional, courteous, knowledgeable, respectful, and caring.
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Was very good as always
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He did not bother to introduce himself when I walked into the office. All he did was look at his computer and ask questions about my past medical history, and have me fill out two brief questionnaires, at which point heclearly had me figured out. Not once did he ask how I was feeling and didn't bother to even look at me throughout the time I spent there. He was extremely unprofessional, unkind, and condescending. I have never felt so uncomfortable and so unwelcome as I did there. He made me feel as if I was inconveniencing him by being there. The only reason I even went to see him is because I just moved here from NY and can no longer see my doctor there. When I asked to be placed on the same medications that my doctor had me on, he refused. Apparently he has a moral issue with prescribing xanax, even though I have been on that particular medication on and off for years. He insisted on only placing me on medications which I have taken in the past, after explaining that they either did not work for me or made my condition worse. In the 14 years since my diagnosis, i've tried it all and know what works for me. Anyone with psychiatric issues knows how much you have to sacrifice of yourself over and over again, just to see if the right combination of meds you're taking will even work for you. As soon as I told him the last combination of meds that I was on, his exact words were "well then I guess I can't help you". Not something you want to hear when you're reaching out for help for mental health issues. It's no wonder a lot of people don't even attempt to seek help; because of insensitive people such as him. I am struggling to understand the positive reviews on here, because my experience could not have been and more awful. If you actually care about your mental health, please do not waste your time or energy on this so called professional
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Not friendly or helpful.
Less than 1 month ago
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As always, Dr. Kaegi is thorough, a great listener, and gets to the point. There was literally only about a 2 minute wait for my appointment! I would definitely recommend him!!
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Very comfortable and relaxed. This man is very professional and has a great sense of humor in a good way! Well, he laughs at my material. R.J.
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Dr. Kaegi is always prompt, personable, and gives me insight andchelpful feedback for my concerns.
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Very timely, and always easy to contact. Super accessible and accommodating. Many years of experience as well.
Less than 1 month ago
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Great & efficient
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Too the point, but listens. Compassionate, yet thorough. 10/10 would see again
Less than 3 months ago
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This was my third appointment with Dr. Kaegi and I still have no complaints. I've read reviews that say he isn't friendly and I don't feel that way at all. He is very professional. He doesn't talk a lot, he listens.He does a great job of taking what I tell him into account and adjusting my prescription to my specific needs. He's a psychiatrist not a therapist. I don't go there to chat, I go to there to get his professional medical diagnosis and treatment. My appointments are always around 15 min and I have never waited more than 10 min to see him. He even suggested an app to help me quit smoking and that's not even what I was seeing him about. I would highly recommend him and will definitely continue to see him myself.
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Not personable at all, wasn’t great at answering my questions
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr Kaegi is very knowledgeable and straight to the point
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr Kaegi only deals with prescribing medication for patients. I incorrectly thought he could provided me with therapy as well but he was quick to correct me. He was helpful in finding me an alternative therapist.
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I can see why people glorify Dr. Kaegi and why some people may dislike him. As a psychiatrist, he works to take the patient's information quickly and recommend a medication for it, so if you're into that, I'd say he's asafe bet as a doctor. He answered any questions I had. I've heard that he's quick to cut people off, but I have yet to experience that, YMMV. If you're looking for someone to talk to about your problems, Kaegi's not the person you should go to.
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Excellent I would highly recommend
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I’ve been seeing Dr Kaegi for a few years and he has been very helpful and professional. I would highly recommend him.
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Dr. Kaegi is very professional and easy to talk to.
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Dr. Kaegi has been my doctor for about 4 years now. He’s very efficient, wait times are minimal (or often I can see him right away!), very thorough and well-organized. I highly recommend Dr. Kaegi!!
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Direct and professional!
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Kaegi did not introduce himself when I came in. I didn't even realize it was him until he told me he was ready to see me. I felt incredibly uncomfortable and did not want to talk with him about myproblems. He only asked me questions from his computer, and that was the entire appointment.
Less than 3 months ago
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Very easy to talk to and have him listen...very kind
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I see the doctor for medication management and get exactly that. He’s prompt, to the point and listens/answers questions. I had insurances issues between my first and second appointments and they were handled immediately and professionally. I would definitely recommend him.
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Dr. Kaegi is thorough, has great bedside manner and always willing to listen to any issues and/or concerns. Highly recommended.
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Kaegi is a great Psychiatrist. He is very knowledgeable and easy to talk to.
Less than 3 months ago
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Thank you for your time.
Less than 3 months ago
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Thanks Dr Kaegi you been a very helpful all this years and thank you for taking car of my brother and always trying to find a solution for his condition.
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Fast, professional, knowledgeable
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Straight to the point, always good use of time!
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it was not what i thought.
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Always prompt, very professional, provides helpful information.
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Dr. Kaegi is knowledgeable and is always available when needed. His questions are thoughtful, and I always feel cared for when leaving his office. I highly recommend him!
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First appointment today, very professional, thorough, and understanding.
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Concerned but never probing. Very polite. Very professional.
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First appointment today. Prompt. Professional. Private. Direct and to the point which is exactly what I was looking for and appreciate in a doctor. Asked appropriate questions and listened to answers.
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Always quick and to the point. Love this doctor!
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Excellent doctor highly recommend
Less than 6 months ago
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A true professional
Less than 6 months ago
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THANK YOU
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Dr. Kaegi is very professional and caring. He addresses issues to help patient.
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Had a very pleasant visit.
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Dr. Kaegi is thoughtful and collaborative to find medications that are affordable and do not cause problems with my other medications.
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Dr. Kaegi is very down to business, bordering on curt, so, if you are expecting a therapist who will spend a lot of time listening to your feelings then he's not right for you. however, very knowledgable, and answered all my questions quickly and without any trace of judgement.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Kaegi is kind and and gentle hearted. He always has great notes from my previous appointments and invites my input for my treatment.
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