Dr. Charles Gensmer, MD

Pulmonary DiseaseMaleAge 72

Dr. Gensmer

Northwind Lung Specialists and Sleep Center

3758 Coon Rapids Blvd Nw Coon Rapids, MN 55433

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Dr. Charles Gensmer, MD is a Pulmonologist in Coon Rapids, MN and has over 45 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Gensmer has more experience with Sleep Apnea than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Minnesota Medical School medical school in 1976. He is affiliated with medical facilities Abbott Northwestern Hospital and Mercy Hospital. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gensmer to book an appointment.

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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (3)
  • Explained conditions well (3)
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He is very understanding, patient and wants to make sure you are comfortable and reassured , good sense of humor
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Mar 17, 2019
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While in the hospital with respiratory failure, pneumonia, and being on a ventilator Dr Gensmer came to my room and and asked "How many times do you want us to do this? Put you on a vent and all the measures we went through?" I said as many times as it takes. He said "I would discharge you tomorrow and put you on Hospice. I would give you a year or less" Never have I seen such rude and disrespectful behavior by a Dr. I had family members in my room and this should have been discussed privately
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  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Coon Rapids – Mar 16, 2018
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Dr. Charles Gensmer, MD is a Pulmonologist in Coon Rapids, MN and has over 45 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Gensmer has more experience...Read more


  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine


Cincinnati U Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
Cincinnati U Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
UPMC - Shadyside Hospital
Internship Hospital
University of Minnesota Medical School
Medical School


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What are Dr. Charles Gensmer, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Gensmer frequently treats Sleep Apnea. See all practice areas where Dr. Gensmer specializes.

Where is Dr. Charles Gensmer, MD's office located?

Dr. Gensmer's office is located at 3758 Coon Rapids Blvd Nw, Coon Rapids, MN 55433. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Gensmer

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Gensmer treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Gensmer treats other conditions, please contact the office at (763) 746-9463.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep Apnea specialists.

Dr. Gensmer is experienced in the area of Sleep Apnea. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Dr. Gensmer's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Thoracentesis
  • Valley Fever
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Gensmer accepts the following insurance:

Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
Blue Cross Accord
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO


Northwind Lung Specialists and Sleep Center

Northwind Lung Specialists and Sleep Center3758 Coon Rapids Blvd Nw Coon Rapids, MN 55433

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Gensmer is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Minneapolis, MN

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

29 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)

Mercy Hospital

Coon Rapids, MN

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

22 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2019)