Dr. Herbert Acker, MD

Dr. Herbert Acker, MD

Geriatric Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 83
(7)
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Dr. Herbert Acker, MD is a geriatric medicine specialist in Fort Wayne, IN and has been practicing for 54 years. He graduated from Indiana University School Of Medicine in 1964 and specializes in geriatric medicine and family medicine.

2516 E Dupont Rd

Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Contact Information

(260) 747-6171

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • Sagamore Health Network

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Osteoporosis Screening
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Hypothyroidism
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more than 99% of peers
Thyroid Disease
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more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Family Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*
  • Geriatric Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acidosis
  • Acne
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Atony
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Bursitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Glaucoma
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hives
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nausea
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Prostatitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sepsis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Swine Flu
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • HIV Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Immunization
  • Liver Function Test
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Paracentesis
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Wellness Examination

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.

Education

  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1964
  • Lutheran Hospital Of Indiana
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Acker has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Acker's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Acker to family and friends
4.9
based on 7 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
    (6)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
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Dr. Acker's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

in Hoagland, IN |
I have been a long time patient of Dr. Acker's - for over 30 years! No time during those years has he been anything but professionally astute - stays on top of his game; compassionate; good listener; a man of integrity, honor and he will do whatever it takes to get to the root cause of my health...more
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in Fort Wayne, IN |
Dr. Acker is what doctors should all be like: He is caring, compassionate, takes his time with each patient. He makes you feel like you are his ONLY concern. He listens and asks questions to make sure he has an accurate picture of the problem. He uses common sense in his approach to treatment. He...more
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Dr. Acker accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Sagamore Health Network
    Sagamore Plus

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Hospitals where Dr. Acker has admitting privileges

Lutheran Hospital of Indiana
7950 W Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
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Parkview Regional Medical Center
11109 Parkview Plaza Dr
Fort Wayne, IN 46845
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St. Joseph Hospital
700 Broadway
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
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