Dr. Kari Jerge, MD

General SurgeryFemaleAge 40

Dr. Jerge
Accepting new patients

Riverside County Medical Center

26520 Cactus Ave Moreno Valley, CA 92555

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(951) 486-4000

Dr. Kari Jerge, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Moreno Valley, CA and has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from U OF CHGO DIV OF BIO SCI PRITZKER SCH OF MED medical school in 2006. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center and HSHS St. John's Hospital. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Jerge to book an appointment.

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Dr. Jerge is affiliated with University Of Kansas Hospital Kansas City, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for general surgery.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Jerge's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Wound Repair
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jerge performs Wound Repair more than 90% of her peers

Dr. Jerge performs this procedure more than 90% of her peers

Appendicitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jerge treats Appendicitis more than 77% of her peers

Dr. Jerge treats this condition more than 77% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Chronic Appendicitis
  • Parasitic Appendicitis
Traumatic Brain Injury
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jerge treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 71% of her peers

Dr. Jerge treats this condition more than 71% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Dr. Jerge's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Boerhaave's Syndrome
  • Breast Cancer
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Diseases
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lymphangioma
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Necrotizing Fasciitis
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Lesion
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Jerge accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Jerge's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Jerge

4.5

Based on 46 ratings

5 Stars
86.95652173913044%
(40)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
2.1739130434782608%
(1)
1 Star
10.869565217391305%
(5)
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (38)
  • Listened & answered questions (38)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (38)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (6)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (6)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (6)
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Awful
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No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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C. Johnson – Feb 09, 2020
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Rude and patronizing
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
9 people found this helpful
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Julie – Jul 12, 2019
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Problem solver. She actively listens which is so important. She doesn't rely on algorithms, she actually looks at her patients, listens and assesses and then fixes problems! Amazing doctor
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May 15, 2019
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In 2015 I had surgery twice. Dr. Jerge performed the 2nd procedure. My wife and I were so impressed with her care and concern during my hospital stay after my 1st surgery, I asked if she would perform the 2nd one I needed later that year. The surgery was a success and my recovery was ahead of schedule. I would highly recommend Dr. Jerge. She is a caring, highly-competent trauma surgeon that takes the time to answer any questions that you or your family may have before or after your procedure.
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Jason Hamm in Sherman – Oct 10, 2017
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One of the most competent and caring surgeons I have ever met. Dr Jerge is amazing and calm under the worst kinds of stress. She is able to multi task effectively by assessing, treating and communicating with other providers, nurses along the continuum of care (ED, Trauma, ICU, OR and the wards), and most importantly the patient and their family. I would trust my children to this Physician!!
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Randy Derr in Kailua, HI – Oct 10, 2017
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Dr Jerge was instrumental in providing direction for pain relief before and after cervical spine surgery (for my husband). Without the information she provided, he would have continued to suffer in pain.
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North Las Vegas, NV – Oct 10, 2017
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I had the honor of working side by side with Dr Jerge while she was at UNC Hospitals. She is among the most amazing surgeons I have ever worked with. She is kind, honest, talented & dedicated to her patients & their outcomes. I have worked with many a surgeon in my 30 yr nursing career & she is among the top 5 I've had the pleasure to work with. She demands perfection from herself in the care of her patients. All I can say is that I would blindly allow her to care for anyone in my family.
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Jannett Ammons in Cary, NC – Oct 10, 2017
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I have worked beside Dr Jerge and she is the most professional, caring, honest and trustworthy Physician I've ever had the pleasure of working with...She takes time to teach and be compassionate without judgement!
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Tamara Hack in St Louis, MO – Oct 10, 2017
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Dr. Kari Jerge is THE most skill, knowledgeable and compassionate Trauma surgery I have ever seen. I really appreciate the time she takes with the patient AND the family. She is amazing! That review left that gave her one star MUST be talking about someone else. Dr. Jerge could never be described like that.
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Decatur, IL – Oct 10, 2017
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Dr. Jerge has been monumental in the training of police officers in tactical emergency medical care. Her work and willingness to share her knowledge with first responders is unparalleled.
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N. R. in Springfield, IL – Oct 10, 2017
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I have personally worked with Dr. Jerge and she is so amazing, smart, and dedicated to every part of her patients. She was such a pleasure to work with and I would let her care for myself or anyone I know in a heartbeat!
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Liz Ritz in Springfield, IL – Oct 10, 2017
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Simply put, Dr. Jerge is an OUTSTANDING physician. The Care and compassion she gives to her patients and family is something her colleagues should aspire to.
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Elizabeth Robertson in Springfield, IL – Oct 10, 2017
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Dr. Jerge is amazing. She goes above and beyond to spend extra time with patients. I would absolutely recommend her to care for any of family members.
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Kelly R in St Louis, MO – Oct 10, 2017
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Dr. Jerge is not only an incredibly talented surgeon with on point skills, her genuine compassion and kindness towards her patients and their loved ones goes beyond professionalism. I would not hesitate to recommend her. In fact, her dedication and concern for her patients truly sets her apart from many physicians, especially those in this specialized field.
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Sarah Hubbard in Livingston, MT – Oct 10, 2017
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I have not had the privilege of being a patient of Dr. Jerge but I have on many occasions observed her professionalism, clinical and communication skills. To say Dr. Jerge gives of her personal self to every patient is an understatement. Her empathy is second to none and I highly recommend her not only for her clinical ability but for the way in which she cares for her patients.
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Illinois – Oct 10, 2017
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Dr Jerge is the most amazing doctor I have had the pleasure to know. She is incredibly intellegent, compassionate, and puts the needs of her patients and their family's first. I would highly reccomend her to anyone.
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Heather in springfield, il – Oct 10, 2017
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Caring,intelligent and amazing not only with patient but with families
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Springfield, IL – Oct 10, 2017
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Dr. Jerge is probably one of the most professional and caring doctors I have ever met. She's been kind and explained everything in words that I could understand, answered all my questions patiently. Thank goodness I met her.
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Iowa City, IA – Oct 10, 2017
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Dr. Jerge is very professional, polite, and excellent at what she does. I have never had more confidence in a doctor.
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Las Vegas, NV – Oct 10, 2017
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Dr. Jerge is a wonderful source of information, experience, skills, and compassion in regards to caring for patients. She is a very kind and intelligent person and provides meticulous work to her patients. Not only at the beside, but off site and providing the community with education; Dr. Jerge does it all. I would highly recommend her services to anyone in need.
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Springfield, IL – Oct 10, 2017
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Illness is a scary and overwhelming time for patients and their families. I consider it my job, and moreover my passion, to go above and beyond as a surgeon...Read more

Biography

Dr. Jerge is a native Californian. She graduated Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame and earned her medical degree from the University of Chicago,...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Trauma Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

2012
Saint Louis University Hospital
Residency Hospital
2010
Saint Louis University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2009
University of North Carolina Hospital
Residency Hospital
2006
U OF CHGO DIV OF BIO SCI PRITZKER SCH OF MED
Medical School
2002
University Of Notre Dame
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Kari Jerge, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Kari Jerge, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Jerge frequently treats Wound Repair, Appendicitis, and Traumatic Brain Injury. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Jerge treats.

Where is Dr. Kari Jerge, MD's office located?

Dr. Jerge's office is located at 26520 Cactus Ave, Moreno Valley, CA 92555. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Kari Jerge, MD speak?

Dr. Jerge speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Kari Jerge, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Jerge has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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Locations

Riverside County Medical Center

Riverside County Medical Center26520 Cactus Ave Moreno Valley, CA 92555
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HSHS Medical Group

Springfield800 E Carpenter St Springfield, IL 62702
2

Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center

Scottsdale, AZ

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

HSHS St. John's Hospital

Springfield, IL

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

University Of Kansas Hospital

Kansas City, KS

82% Patient Experience Rating, 13% higher than the national average

32 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)