Dr. Kenneth Crager, MD

Dr. Kenneth Crager, MD

RheumatologyMaleAge 68

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Dr. Kenneth Crager, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Bradenton, FL. Dr. Crager has more experience with Osteoporosis & Screening, Arthritis & Arthropathy, and Autoimmune Diseases than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Blake Medical Center and Sarasota Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Crager to book an appointment.

Locations

Pinnacle Medical Group

75th Street315 75th St W Bradenton, FL 34209
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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Crager's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Crager

4.9

Based on 84 ratings

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What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (63)
  • Explained conditions well (62)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (61)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (5)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (2)
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
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Dr.Crager is knowledgeable, respectful and answers all my questions. I could’ve ask for better!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Victoria – Apr 30, 2021
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Dr. Crager has treated me for fibromyalgia and polymyalgia rheumatica for the past few years. He has helped control the pain with medication and I hate taking pills but if I didn't, I wouldn't be able to move. He listens to what I have to say and asks questions in real people words and not medical terms. I love his nurse, Donna, too. She has the best personality. I am so glad I found Dr. Crager and he is getting me better.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Denise Niblick – Jul 06, 2020
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Dr Crager was very thorough like he always is. I have been going to him for many years and would never switch to another rheumatologist.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dail Weinberger – Jun 15, 2020
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the reason I moved here from NJ Just a fantastic rheumatologist that gives you the time necessary to help you during your visit. He returns calls and is easily accessible.
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Eleanor Karnell – Jun 06, 2020
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Dr.is very professional. Listens to my concerns. Does not rush me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ramon – May 07, 2020
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Kind and considerate Dr and staff. Very thorough..Definitely has the patients interests at heart.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Barbara Rice – May 05, 2020
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I was going to physical therapy for six weeks for my sore spine and arthritis. After several weeks I was given instructions to push weights on the universal gym. This caused more pain as treatments went on, I couldn't lay on myside. I called Dr Cragers office and was advised to come in immediately. After an exam he diagnosed it as bursitis . I was injected and went home. After two days my pain is much better . I can even walk now. Thanks
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Apr 29, 2020
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A great doctor who seems genuinely interested in his patients and takes the time to answer all my questions.
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Brian Coleman – Apr 23, 2020
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I got Psoriasis 42 years ago. I have been fighting Psoriatic Arthritis for 30 plus years. Dr. Craiger has helped me get very expensive medicines, and balanced me with another medicine, making my life bearable. He calls to check on me between visits
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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tony spivey – Apr 23, 2020
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I just had a visit last week. The Office took great measures to keep you safe. The Waiting room had a WELL side and a SICK side. Social distancing was obvious. I felt comfortable keeping this appointment. Thank you to Dr. Crager and Donna and the Office people. You are the BEST!!! Stay safe and be well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Katherine Blair – Apr 12, 2020
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Dr Crager , is excellent at his specialty. He is very concerned about his patients and listens well to them. I have been seeing him for over 7 yrs now and he is always very attentive to my needs. My health has definitely improved under his care
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Carlos Baserva – Apr 02, 2020
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As my doctor, I have complete confidence in his assessments of my lab reports and questions concerning my illness and care. He explains what's going on and what to look for. He helps me live with these issues by steering me in the best direction. He only prescribes what's necessary and what is working. He's personable, friendly, and honest.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Thump Clift – Mar 17, 2020
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Dr. Crager is with you during your visit. He pays attention, listens and has patience with his patients. My last visit was great for me. He gave me a new medication and it is already making me feel better and in less discomfort.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Linda K Zimack – Mar 17, 2020
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He is very caring, concerned, and listens! He does not rush me. He gives advice I find to be most helpful. Have been his patient for over 7 yrs. Highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Maryann B. – Mar 16, 2020
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Careful thoughtful care with your specific diagnoses in mind.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 10, 2020
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I've been to several different RA Drs and By far the most professional Dr i've seen since I got diagnosed with this horrible disease, he is very caring for his patients
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George Lykins 2nd – Mar 10, 2020
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Dr. Crager Is always pleasant, caring, listens to your complaints and promptly follows up results of his findings with a phone call. He gives excellent care.
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Evelyn – Mar 09, 2020
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Great Doctor. Dr. Crager listens to you and understands your concerns.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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I am very satisfied and grateful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Maria Guzman – Mar 02, 2020
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Dr. Crager is a great doctor but he is a great person who tries to help and he listens to what you have to say ! I would recommend anyone who that needs help to go and see Dr. Crager !!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Brad Witchley – Mar 01, 2020
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Crager

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Crager treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Crager treats other conditions, please contact the office at (941) 792-8329.

Osteoporosis & Screening

Osteoporosis specialists diagnose and treat conditions characterized by low bone density and bone weakness, such as osteoporosis and osteopenia.Compare with other Osteoporosis & Screening specialists.

Dr. Crager is experienced in the area of Osteoporosis & Screening. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

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Osteoporosis
Osteopenia
Osteoporosis Screening
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High
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Very High
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Arthritis & Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis & Arthropathy specialists.

Dr. Crager is experienced in the area of Arthritis & Arthropathy. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 23 conditions and procedures

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Arthritis
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Hands
Osteoarthritis of Knee
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High
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Very High
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Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and celiac disease in which the immune system attacks healthy cells.Compare with other Autoimmune Diseases specialists.

Dr. Crager is experienced in the area of Autoimmune Diseases. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

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Sjögren's Syndrome
Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Systemic Sclerosis
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Dr. Crager's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bursal Drainage
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Ischial Bursa Injection
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • 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
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Pinnacle Medical Group strives to provide you and your family with the highest quality medical care in Manatee County. Our integrated, multidisciplinary...Read more

Biography

This physician is accepting telehealth visits. Dr. Crager is Board Certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine, Diplomate in Rheumatology. ...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

Education

1992
Bown University
Fellowship Hospital
1990
Rhode Island Hospital
Residency Hospital
1987
Bridgeport Hospital
Internship Hospital
1974
Villanova University
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Italian

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Kenneth Crager, MD?

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Does Dr. Kenneth Crager, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Crager has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Kenneth Crager, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Kenneth Crager, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Crager's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Kenneth Crager, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Crager frequently treats Osteoporosis & Screening, Arthritis & Arthropathy, and Autoimmune Diseases. See all practice areas where Dr. Crager specializes.

Where is Dr. Kenneth Crager, MD's office located?

Dr. Crager's office is located at 315 75th St W, Bradenton, FL 34209. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Kenneth Crager, MD speak?

Dr. Crager speaks Italian and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Blake Medical Center

Bradenton, FL

58% Patient Experience Rating, 11% lower than the national average

6 Awards Received

Sarasota Memorial Hospital

Sarasota, FL

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received