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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Gerald Cooke sees maintenance of good health as a collaboration between the doctor and patient, and that the two are not mutually exclusive. Since graduating from Emory University School of Medicine in 1996, Dr. Cooke has focused on treating disease with an emphasis on early detection and management of conditions to prevent advanced disease. In his off time, Dr. Cooke is an lover of outdoor sports like skiing, tennis, boating and golf. Dr. Cooke is also a Lieutenant Commander and medical officer United States Navy.
Verified Patient Reviews
It was great!
Nice guy, but unorganized and unprofessional doctor. He was reluctant to run tests, said I had to see him again for diagnosis, visit was long cause he kept answering his cellphone, and after the visit he called me 2x saying he forgot to get the test results and asked me to call him later to remind him again.
Great experience! I was very nervous visiting a new doctor after moving to Chicago, but the staff and Dr.Cooke were great and made me feel like I had chosen the right place!
Friendly, Efficient and informative. Focuses on preventive medicine and wellness.
He was very personable.
I asked for help with a digestive issue, and he gave me a really broad (and slightly condescending) lecture about nutrition and organic foods. It took him a really long time to get around to specific advice for my condition, and, in fact, he seemed put off when I asked him for specifics. I felt like he was running through a stock speech he used with all his patients, regardless of their symptoms or complaints. It was pretty uncomfortable.
Dr. Cooke was thorough in gaining an understanding of my medical history and background, as well as offering solid advice on how to attain & maintain overall good health. As a first-time patient, I also greatly appreciated not having to wait to be seen. I'll be returning to this doc's office for my next visit.
I really enjoyed speaking with him and felt very comfortable with him and his medical approach.
Dr. Cooke was great! He was very friendly and thorough and committed to helping not just prescribing something to see what works. I felt very comfortable and assured the whole time.
My Doctor was Concise, Concerned, and Carrying; with this being my first time ever meeting him; I felt as though he treated me as if I were one of his long time patients coming in for a regular routine visit. My Doctor didn't make me feel just important as any of his other patients who come regulary. I was very satisfied with his professionalism and Services. I would recommend him to anyone in need of his care. Thanks Doc...
Dr. called to reschedule day of appointment, resulting in me coming in earlier, which was fine that day. But the approach and lack of adherence to a schedule was frustrating. Then, the appointment was a waste of time. Was supposed to have a test (said on the phone the prior week that I would) and was supposed to review x-rays that I had gotten at the past appointment. Test was not done and x-rays were not even there when I arrived. Ended up reviewing information we already reviewed on the phone.
As apprehensive as I was to visit a new PCP, my visit with Dr Cooke went extremely well. He took a lot of time to talk to me about my concerns and I felt like he really listened. I would definitely recommend his services and I'm happy that I've finally found a PCP whom I can count on who cares about my health and much as I do.
I came in with some confusion and headaches and some other ailments concerning my cholesterol and overall well being. We discussed my diet and lifestyle. He is big on eating healthy and getting sleep and taking care of your body to prevent disease. He's not a pill pusher and I really appreciate that.
The visit was great! Answered all my questions. Dr. Cooke will be my primary! Comfortable setting and friendly!
Great doctor and good advice!
Doctor Cooke was a very patient listener. He ensured all my questions were well addressed. Since this was my first visit, he asked me a lot of questions and spent enough time to understand me and my health condition. I would definitely recommend Doctor Cooke
Very informative visit. Dr. Cooke is very knowledgeable and has a healing approach that's missing from most doctors. I appreciate his ability to teach and emphasize natural healing rather than being a prescription dealer.
Dr. Cooke had a warm, open personality. He was detail in the wellness evaluation and made recommendations to help me meet some of my health goals. He was no at all standoffish, felt as if I had been going there for a well even though it was my first visit. Would definitely recommend him to others.
Best doctor's visit I've ever had, all about educating me on how to take care of myself on a daily basis plus overall great guy! Highly recommend!
Very personable and focused on long term health and maintenance. Took the time to explain medical jargon and laid out a path forward to determine my initial baseline and how it will be used to assess my health in the future
Dr. Cooke was very thorough and professional, and very pleasant. He was very knowledgeable and showed true concern for my medical issues and immediately had a plan for correcting them. The office staff was very accommodating and professional and since I came during lunch time, I appreciated their consideration for my time. I highly recommend Dr. Cooke.
Very professional, friendy, caring and knowledgable.
Dr. Cooke is a very positive and knowledgeable Doctor. When he talks to you and ask you different questions, you would feel very comfortable with him as if you know him for a long time.
Never felt rushed. Love that he wants to try modifying diet to treat high blood pressure before prescribing a pill.
Consultative approach, very personable.
Dr. Cooke was very personable and easy to get along with, and since I didn't have any major health concerns, I was comfortable with how casual he was. I can imagine if that's not the case for a patient, maybe he isn't as relaxed, but if you like a very formal interaction, then he may not be the right fit for you. I also asked a specific question about how much sleep is enough and although I know sleep affects many people in different ways, I left wondering if his response was really the best medical advice I could have gotten.
He was a very easy to talk to Doctor. You get the feeling that he really cares about your health and enjoys the job he has. I would recommend him to friends and family.
I was very pleased and glad I was able find him. He seems like a very good doctor. All my questions were answered and I didn't feel rushed at all. Very pleased.
Very professional and knowledgeable. Answered every question I had and encouraged me to ask more questions.
Dr. Cooke took the time to ensure that he addressed all of the issues and questions that I had. He was extremely friendly and polite and was very easy to talk with. I highly recommend him!