Dr. Charles Herrera, MD

Dr. Charles Herrera, MD

Geriatric Medicine  |  
Male  |  
67 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Charles Herrera, MD is a geriatric medicine doctor who practices in Tamarac, FL. He is 67 years old and has been practicing for 39 years.

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas


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Heart Palpitations
more than 86% of peers
Vitamin D Deficiency
more than 76% of peers
Chronic Pain
more than 72% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Herrera "The care mandate remains inviolate- as a formally trained Primary Care Specialist my patients directly benefit from advanced training in Geratrics and Gerontolgy, Sleep Wake Disorders, Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry. To accomplish this I have simply negotiated a reimbursement structure that reduces risk and augments direct care."


  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Administrative Physical
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Ataxia
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Canker Sore
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Skin
  • Dysphagia
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Food Poisoning
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Glaucoma
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hives
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Indigestion
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pneumonia
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Prostatitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sepsis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Spondylosis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency


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  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Immunization
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Liver Function Test
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Thyroid Screening

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • St. Johns University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • Drexel University College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Cleveland Clinic
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Cleveland Clinic
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Restless Leg Syndrome Foundation
    Other Education | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Citation; Hunter/Mt. Sinai Geriatric Center Education Center, May 1989
  • DeWitt Wallace Fellow in Clinical Geriatrics/Gerontology., July 1983
  • Distinguished Member: National Institute for Quality Assurance, June 2005
  • Brookdale Center on Aging- Distinguished Service Award, 1988
  • Diplomat: American Board of Internal Medicine, September
  • Group Leader: Restless Leg Syndrome Society, June 2005
  • Member: American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 2004-2007
Media & Publications

Dr. Herrera has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Herrera's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Herrera to family and friends
based on 49 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Herrera's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
Ft Lauderdale, FL |
Doctor is respectful and professional but straight-to-the-point-you-only-have-5-minutes-with-him kind of doctor. He does check all vitals and seems very professional but if you are looking for a doctor that will listen to your feelings, this is not him.
Ft Lauderdale, FL |
I have never witnessed such professionalism from an office manager until I met Kathern Herrera, she is the wife and so called office manager of Dr Herrera. The office used the wrong DX code to bill my insurance company therefore the claim was denied. Kathern refused to make the correction and was very belligerent when I asked for her attention to the matter. As for the Dr. he needs to retire because it appears he has lost the care and compassion needed to be a good Dr.
in Parkland |
I do recommend Dr. Herrera without any reservations. His practice is a very busy one, so be patient. After all, good care is worth it.
in Ft Lauderdale, FL |
Highly recommend Dr. Herrera!
in Miami, FL |
Dr. Herrera takes care of our family and some of our friends. He is an outstanding diagnostician and physician. My wife had a couple of emergencies this year and the whole staff was incredibly helpful and supportive. Thank you Dr. Herrera!
in Miami, FL |
I started working with Dr.Herrera I was very happy at first until they fired me for no reason which is fine they could have just said we no longer need your Services. I was harrased by a staff member. They forced me to sign a document why I was laid off that was a false document at the end it was not signed they threatened me if I didn't sign they were not going to give me my check or the proof of loss of income form. If you decide to work with this Dr. Be very careful what you sign.
in Coral Springs, FL |
The rudest, most unprofessional office I have ever dealt with. I would not recommend Dr Herrera to anyone. From his receptionist, Sandra to office manager, Rosa to Dr. Herrera himself, the most disrespectful and argumentative staff you will find. Rosa yelled at me on the phone and then hung up on me and Dr. Herrera himself decided to make a pysch evaluation of my father over the phone, telling him he always thought he had a personality disorder. Stay away at all costs.
in Matgate, Fl |
Absolutely love Dr. Herrera because of his thoroughness and treatment plan he sets in place. Hes on point with everything which is why I deal with his insubordinate staff who walk aroind clueless. They have no common sense and lack a ton of professionalism. Sadly, Ive seen this Dr lose tons of patients over his staff. They remodeled and rehired but from what Ive seen, they work the same. You wait forever for referrals, they talk loudly about the patients which you can clearly hear.
in Tamaracas Florida |
He was rude I agree he writes on computer and that's it leaves the room no exam you think he is coming back but never does he does not care about how you are treated by him or his staff office makes a lot of mistakes reading and writing in your chart. His staff is very rude and you have to wait forever to has any forms filled out for insurance and when it is filled out there is usually a mistake because his staff doesn't understand what any medical word or medication is.
in Ft Lauderdale, FL |
He has no manners whatsoever. He examines you briefly and then spends the rest of the time writing in his computer and dictating to an assistant who has another computer. After he's finished , he leaves abruptly , leaving you with a lot of unanswered questions. Does not pay much attention to your health concerns. His office staff is very rude. Referrals take over 15 work days to obtain. My only visit to his office was more than enough to decide I didn't want to keep going to this Dr.
Ft Lauderdale, FL |
He is always very detailed in his treatment plans and caring towards his patients. Great bedside manner.
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Dr. Herrera accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    Blue Select
    BlueDental Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
    Select HMO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Herrera has admitting privileges

University Hospital and Medical Center
7201 N University Dr
Tamarac, FL 33321
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