Dr. Charles J. Waisbren, MD

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Dr. Charles J. Waisbren, MD

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Charles J Waisbren MD 201 N Mayfair Rd Ste 510, Milwaukee, WI 53226 Get Directions
(414) 771-5900

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RECOMMENDATIONS:

Paul Sandvick  5 stars:  I would go to no one else! Caring, kind, understanding plus a sense of humor and always there when I need him! He's the best!

Carol Rubin  5 star:  Dr. Waisbren is my top choice in getting medical advice across a wide spectrum of issues. He is undeniably one of the most intelligent, intuitive, and diligent doctors I consult with - who takes into account the whole person as patient.

Stephanie Ledvina  5 starDr. Waisbren is a physician who spends as much time with his patients as they need - you will never feel rushed or ignored. Dr. Waisbren and his office staff are quick to respond to calls and questions, offer expert medical advice, they have also created a wonderful and caring atmosphere. It's all about the patient! Overall, I give Dr. Waisbren my highest recommendation.

Harry Ipsarides  5 star:  Dr. CW is the best primary physician I've ever had. His instincts and insight are always right on, and ahead of the curve. He knows what the hell he is doing. 

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Awful experience. Offensive, abrasive, and just rude! I would NEVER go to him again.
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Terrible, rushed through the entire procedure. Made a racially offensive remark, and told him I was uncomfortable with a procedure, he kept insisting. He cut me off 3 times when I was telling him about an issue. Did it all while smiling. Never again! Stay away!
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Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

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  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

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Hypertension (High blood pressure) is a serious condition that affects one in three adults in the United States.  It can lead to a brain stroke, blockages in the heart and kidney damage.  Dr. Waisbren recommends maintaining optimal weight, exercise, limiting salt intake and smoking cessation as a starting point in lowering a high blood pressure.  If these measures are not successful in achieving a blood pressure of less than 140/85, he is adept in adding low doses of a variety of medications which will achieve the desired blood pressure. 

Hyperlipidemia (High cholesterol) is a malady that involves high levels of fats in the blood stream.  Such buildup increases the risk of heart attack, stroke and peripheral artery disease.  Dr. Waisbren promotes reducing the consumption of sugar and flour, avoiding trans-fats, increasing the consumption of monounsaturated fats and exercise.   If LDL levels remain high and HDL levels remain low, Dr. Waisbren adds cholesterol lowering agents until the risk of atherosclerosis diminishes.

Diabetes Mellitus (Elevated blood sugar) affects 382 million people throughout the world.  It can lead to blindness, coronary heart disease, kidney failure and peripheral nerve damage.  Dr. Waisbren treats diabetes by starting patients on a very low carbohydrate diet, a vigorous exercise program and by instituting a careful monitoring of home blood sugars.  If these measures are not effective in achieving good blood sugar control, Dr. Waisbren institutes both oral and injectable therapies to achieve such ends.

Hypothyroidism (Low thyroid level) affects nearly every part of the body:  from your heart and brain to your muscles and skin.  Symptoms include fatigue, weakness, weight gain, dry skin, cold intolerance, constipation, depression and memory loss.  Diagnosis is made by a simple blood test and treatment consists of thyroid supplementation.  Dr. Waisbren utilizes a conventional synthetic analog of thyroid hormone but will utilize desiccated thyroid and T3 if traditional treatment is ineffective in alleviating symptoms.

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  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Depression
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes
  • Emphysema
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Syncope

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Depression is one of the most common types of mental disorders, affecting 340 million people worldwide.  Core symptoms include a sullen mood, feelings of hopelessness, guilt and anxiety, loss of interest in things that used to be pleasurable, change in appetite, change in sleeping patterns and an inability to concentrate.  Dr. Waisbren tries to address the root of depression and to impact change.  He promotes exercise, a low calorie diet and medication if necessary.

Obesity obviously is a tremendous problem we are facing in today's land of plenty.  It leads to hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia and terrific joint issues.  Weight loss programs such as Jenny Craig, Optifast, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Overeaters Anonymous and Weight Watchers have moderate success in helping people lose weight.  New pharmaceuticals have become available over the past year which assist patients in losing weight.  Dr. Waisbren utilizes  exercise programs, eating programs and some of the new pharmaceuticals to get patients to a safe body weight.

Smoking Cessation is still a goal of all health care providers.  Smoking leads to emphysema, lung cancer, coronary artery disease and peripheral artery disease.  Hypnosis, acupuncture, support groups, nicotine replacement therapy and several new medications assist patients in trying to combat nicotine addiction.  Dr. Waisbren utilizes all these modalities in helping getting his patients to quit smoking.

Generalized Anxiety  is characterized by chronic, unrealistic and exaggerated feelings of worry and tension.  People may feel anxious all of the time without any apparent reason and can have such extreme anxiety that they have to avoid certain everyday activities. Dr. Waisbren promotes exercise, cognitive behavior therapy and several pharmaceutical agents to treat this disease.

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  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Breath Testing
  • Pap Smear
  • Physical Examination
  • Spirometry
  • Urinalysis
  • Vaccination

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    Malpractice Claims not available

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    Board Actions

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

Education

  • Medical School
    Weill Cornell Medical College

    Graduated in 1980

  • Internship Hospital
    Montefiore Med Center

    Completed in 1981

  • Residency Hospital
    Montefiore Med Center

    Completed in 1983

  • Undergraduate School
    Weill Cornell Medical College

    Graduated in 1976

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Internal Medicine
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine
  • Malpractice claims in Wisconsin not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Waisbren's Office & Staff

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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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How well provider listens and answers questions
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Dr. Waisbren says...

1)            I run an  independent, traditional medical practice.  Hence I don't work in a big clinic with large waiting rooms, ever changing staff or a huge billing department.  I don't utilize physician assistants or nurse practitioners and because I am independent, I can refer to the best specialists and the best hospitals.

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Dr. Waisbren's Care Philosophy

            I provide old school service with cutting edge medical attention.  I care about my patients, respond to their needs, answer their questions and get them well.  I focus on my patients as individuals; not a collection of symptoms.  I handle everything from preventive medicine to treatment of acute and chronic conditions.  I offer same day or next day appointments with on line scheduling and little or no wait times.  I know that my patients are busy and that is why I have built my practice designed to  run efficiently.  My office is in a "state of the art" building with ample parking, full office laboratory, on location radiology, CT and MRI services, an on location physical therapy department and a full service pharmacy.  Patients are able to "private message me" on Facebook and read my tri-weekly posts there as well.  It indeed is service like it used to be; medical care how it ought to be.  Patient oriented; physician guided.

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Dr. Waisbren says...

 

Hypertension (High blood pressure) is a serious condition that affects one in three adults in the United States.  It can lead to a brain stroke, blockages in the heart and kidney damage.  Dr. Waisbren recommends maintaining optimal weight, exercise, limiting salt intake and smoking cessation as a starting point in lowering a high blood pressure.  If these measures are not successful in achieving a blood pressure of less than 140/85, he is adept in adding low doses of a variety of medications which will achieve the desired blood pressure. 

Hyperlipidemia (High cholesterol) is a malady that involves high levels of fats in the blood stream.  Such buildup increases the risk of heart attack, stroke and peripheral artery disease.  Dr. Waisbren promotes reducing the consumption of sugar and flour, avoiding trans-fats, increasing the consumption of monounsaturated fats and exercise.   If LDL levels remain high and HDL levels remain low, Dr. Waisbren adds cholesterol lowering agents until the risk of atherosclerosis diminishes.

Diabetes Mellitus (Elevated blood sugar) affects 382 million people throughout the world.  It can lead to blindness, coronary heart disease, kidney failure and peripheral nerve damage.  Dr. Waisbren treats diabetes by starting patients on a very low carbohydrate diet, a vigorous exercise program and by instituting a careful monitoring of home blood sugars.  If these measures are not effective in achieving good blood sugar control, Dr. Waisbren institutes both oral and injectable therapies to achieve such ends.

Hypothyroidism (Low thyroid level) affects nearly every part of the body:  from your heart and brain to your muscles and skin.  Symptoms include fatigue, weakness, weight gain, dry skin, cold intolerance, constipation, depression and memory loss.  Diagnosis is made by a simple blood test and treatment consists of thyroid supplementation.  Dr. Waisbren utilizes a conventional synthetic analog of thyroid hormone but will utilize desiccated thyroid and T3 if traditional treatment is ineffective in alleviating symptoms.

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Dr. Waisbren says...

 

Depression is one of the most common types of mental disorders, affecting 340 million people worldwide.  Core symptoms include a sullen mood, feelings of hopelessness, guilt and anxiety, loss of interest in things that used to be pleasurable, change in appetite, change in sleeping patterns and an inability to concentrate.  Dr. Waisbren tries to address the root of depression and to impact change.  He promotes exercise, a low calorie diet and medication if necessary.

Obesity obviously is a tremendous problem we are facing in today's land of plenty.  It leads to hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia and terrific joint issues.  Weight loss programs such as Jenny Craig, Optifast, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Overeaters Anonymous and Weight Watchers have moderate success in helping people lose weight.  New pharmaceuticals have become available over the past year which assist patients in losing weight.  Dr. Waisbren utilizes  exercise programs, eating programs and some of the new pharmaceuticals to get patients to a safe body weight.

Smoking Cessation is still a goal of all health care providers.  Smoking leads to emphysema, lung cancer, coronary artery disease and peripheral artery disease.  Hypnosis, acupuncture, support groups, nicotine replacement therapy and several new medications assist patients in trying to combat nicotine addiction.  Dr. Waisbren utilizes all these modalities in helping getting his patients to quit smoking.

Generalized Anxiety  is characterized by chronic, unrealistic and exaggerated feelings of worry and tension.  People may feel anxious all of the time without any apparent reason and can have such extreme anxiety that they have to avoid certain everyday activities. Dr. Waisbren promotes exercise, cognitive behavior therapy and several pharmaceutical agents to treat this disease.

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Dr. Waisbren says...

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Paul Sandvick  5 stars:  I would go to no one else! Caring, kind, understanding plus a sense of humor and always there when I need him! He's the best!

Carol Rubin  5 star:  Dr. Waisbren is my top choice in getting medical advice across a wide spectrum of issues. He is undeniably one of the most intelligent, intuitive, and diligent doctors I consult with - who takes into account the whole person as patient.

Stephanie Ledvina  5 starDr. Waisbren is a physician who spends as much time with his patients as they need - you will never feel rushed or ignored. Dr. Waisbren and his office staff are quick to respond to calls and questions, offer expert medical advice, they have also created a wonderful and caring atmosphere. It's all about the patient! Overall, I give Dr. Waisbren my highest recommendation.

Harry Ipsarides  5 star:  Dr. CW is the best primary physician I've ever had. His instincts and insight are always right on, and ahead of the curve. He knows what the hell he is doing.