Dr. Kenneth H. Crager, MD

Dr. Kenneth H. Crager, MD

Rheumatology | Male | 63 years old

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Pinnacle Medical Group strives to provide you and your family with the highest quality medical care in Manatee County. Our integrated, multidisciplinary team of physicians truly cares about you and your health, working together to provide a coordinated, seamless approach to your family's total health care. Whether you need preventive primary care services or the skilled treatment only a highly trained specialist can provide, we take great pride in providing comprehensive, compassionate, quality care to our community.Read more

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in Bradenton, FL |
He is very thorough, very patient and shows concern. Takes time to listen. His own office staff is very friendly however, checkout clerks are rude and show no respect to patients. They like to appear as though THEY have the authority to allow you to see the doctor or not! Whenever I leave the building I feel frustrated at their behavior
in Bradenton, FL |
I was referred to this physician due his excellent reputation. Unfortunately, I was shuffled around from his office staff back to my referring physician three times. A referral was faxed twice but Dr Crager's office claimed that they were never received. Finally, in desperation, I called my referring physician's office (excellent by the way) & requested that they contact the doctor's office. No luck either! Maybe this office doesn't need new patients. Very disappointed.
in Parrish, FL |
Dr. Crager was very attentive and truly listened to my concerns. Not many Drs do that anymore.
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Dr. Crager's Care Philosophy

Pinnacle Medical Group strives to provide you and your family with the highest quality medical care in Manatee County. Our integrated, multidisciplinary team of physicians truly cares about you and your health, working together to provide a coordinated, seamless approach to your family's total health care. Whether you need preventive primary care services or the skilled treatment only a highly trained specialist can provide, we take great pride in providing comprehensive, compassionate, quality care to our community.

Dr. Crager's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Rheumatology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

Education

  • Medical School
    U Of Rome-La Sapienza

    Graduated in 1986

  • Internship Hospital
    Bridgeport Hospital

    Completed in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    Rhode Island Hospital

    Completed in 1990

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Bown University

    Completed in 1992

  • Undergraduate School
    Villanova University

    Graduated in 1974

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian

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Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Procedures Performed

  • Bursal Drainage
  • Ischial Bursa Injection
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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