Dr. Christopher Kolker, MD

Hospice & Palliative MedicineMaleAge 51

Dr. Kolker

United Community Family Services Inc

226 E Main St Jewett City, CT 06351

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(860) 376-7040

Dr. Christopher Kolker, MD is a Hospice & Palliative Medicine Specialist in Jewett City, CT and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from UNIV OF OK COLL OF MED medical school in 1996. He is affiliated with medical facilities Backus Hospital and Day Kimball Hospital. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kolker to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for Connecticut
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Dr. Kolker's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Pain Disorder

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Dr. Kolker accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Access Blue New England Network-CT
Blue New England Network-CT HMO
BlueCare Health Plan (with Expanded Network - Tiered)-CT
BlueCare Health Plan (with Expanded Network)-CT
BlueCare Select (Tiered - Charter)-CT
BlueCare Select (Tiered - Elm)-CT
BlueChoice New England Network-CT
Century Preferred (Tiered)-CT
Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Charter)-CT
Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Elm)-CT
Century Preferred Tiered (Select Network)-CT
Century Preferred-CT
City of New Haven - BlueCard-CT
City of New Haven - Century Preferred-CT
CT Children's Medical Center - Tiered-CT PPO
Day Kimball Tiered-CT PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
State BlueCare (Local Network only)-CT
State BlueCare (with Expanded Network - Tiered)-CT
State BlueCare (with Expanded Network)-CT
State Preferred (Tiered)-CT
State Preferred-CT
USA-CT PPO
Yale New Haven Health System - Tiered-CT PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO

Dr. Kolker's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kolker

3.9

Based on 7 ratings

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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (4)
  • Explained conditions well (4)
  • Listened & answered questions (4)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (2)
  • Long wait times (2)
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Six years ago my late hunband was just pass around on a nurse word she help us to Dr, Kolker took him off old meds started new I had him for six more years I been with the DR. every sence.
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Refuses me a wheelchair when I can barely walk on my own so I am even more confined to the house and left with no one to rely on. Refuses to accept that I am injured, and keeps coming up with false diagnosis. If he took the MRI he would see that I know what the hell I am talking about, but I guess he gets angry when he has an educated patient who already knows what’s wrong with them, and he refuses to run the tests to prove I am right and he is wrong.
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I spent dozens of visits and hundreds of dollars where nothing was accomplished and random drugs managed to make things worse until the dr's just passed off my symptoms as health anxiety. I found a surgeon who identified abnormalities in my UT scan from a few months before I saw Dr Kulkor. A HIDA scan was performed during my first visit with the surgeon and proved that my gallbladder was no longer functioning.
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  • Wait times
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Professional, courteous, and thorough exams. Would highly recommend.
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Kevin in Jewett City, CT – Dec 29, 2015
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Christopher Kolker, MD is a Hospice & Palliative Medicine Specialist in Jewett City, CT and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. ...Read more

Specialties

  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
  • Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine

Education

2017
Medical Director
1998
St Anthony Hospital
Residency Hospital
1997
St Anthony Hospital
Internship Hospital
1996
UNIV OF OK COLL OF MED
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Hmong

Awards

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What are Dr. Christopher Kolker, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kolker frequently treats Acute Depression, Anxiety, and Depressive Disorders. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kolker treats.

Where is Dr. Christopher Kolker, MD's office located?

Dr. Kolker's office is located at 226 E Main St, Jewett City, CT 06351. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Christopher Kolker, MD speak?

Dr. Kolker speaks Hmong and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Practice

United Community Family Services Inc226 E Main St Jewett City, CT 06351
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Backus Hospital

Norwich, CT

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Day Kimball Hospital

Putnam, CT

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average