Dr. Nel E. Gerig, MD

Dr. Nel E. Gerig, MD

Urology | Female | 61 years old

Dr. Gerig is passionate about caring for men and women with lumbopelvic and abdominopelvic pain disorders. Often, patients have difficulty getting an appropriate diagnosis, and may see many other practitioners first. This is because pelvic pain is an emerging new field in medicine, so its fundamentals are not yet taught in medical schools and residencies. Therefore, in addition to offering hope to those who suffer with pain, Dr. Gerig's mission is to promote education of the entire medical community about these disorders.Read more

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I consider my role to be that of educator, guidance counselor, and procedural specialist. It is not necessary to be too rigid about the treatment options a particular patient may choose (other than self-care and participating in the plan, which is an absolute must). My expectation is that I can explain the nature of the problem, and based on that as well as my education, experience, and ongoing training, recommend the treatment options that I think will likely facilitate the most prompt recovery. I believe that patients may decline to pursue some options, and that we must work together to find the plan that will address each piece of that person's puzzle. Persistance is required of both patient and physician, and each must do his or her best.Read more

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Dr. Gerig is passionate about caring for men and women with lumbopelvic and abdominopelvic pain disorders. Often, patients have...Read more

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based on 34 total surveys (5 with reviews)
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  • Staff
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  • Scheduling
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Dr. Gerig Says:

We certainly try to run our office schedule with respect to everyone's time.  But unexpected situations often arise, particularly in the pain field, as patients may experience flareups at unexpected times.  We may need to spend more time than anticipated with one person, and ask that you understand we will also be there for you in your time of need.  We also are constantly striving to...

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in Boulder, CO |
I have been seeing Dr. Greig for an unusual chronic pain in the pelvic floor region. Her office has become very organized in the last few years with reminder calls and short wait times. She greets you with a welcome hug. Dr. Gerig is very well trained and will spend all the time necessary with you to resolve your problem without your feeling rushed. You leave with the necessary prescriptions and instructions. Her special caring manner is vital to a patient with chronic pain.
in Denver, CO |
Nel Gerig and her team of super heroes have entirely changed my life! My team works in conjunction with one another- Nel, Keri, my physical therapist, and me, of course. Everyone always knows what is going on with me and we all determine a proper course of action together. All of these people are incredibly knowledgeable. Nel has done a lot of research and knows more about pelvic floor dysfunction than anyone. If you go elsewhere, you just won't get the same level of care. It's that simplc
in Pueblo West, CO |
Dr. Nel Gerig is an extremely caring and compassionate doctor with a wealth of knowledge in urogynocology. I feel Blessed to have her as a doctor. We live aboutn2 hours away,mans if we arrive early, seems we always get taken back to examining room and Dr Gerig comes in the room in just a few minutes, She is never in a hurry, she listens to you and answers all your questions and concerns. I would highly recommend Dr.Gerig to anyone who would need her services. Jeanne L Michael
in Grand Junction, CO |
I went to my primary care physician 2x, then to my pelvic health and wellness gynecologist who did not diagnose me correctly, then to a surgeon who eventually recommended a hemorroidectomy. This was costly and painful and did not fix the problem because it wasn't the problem. My surgeon then referred me to a specialist (colonal-rectal). Within 20 minutes he said he couldn't help me and referred me to Dr. Gerig. Within 20 minutes she diagnosed me, wrote prescriptions and send me to a PT. Cure
Denver, CO |
Every time you visit the office the wait time is 30 to 90 minutes. Forget it.
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Dr. Gerig is passionate about caring for men and women with lumbopelvic and abdominopelvic pain disorders.  Often, patients have difficulty getting an appropriate diagnosis, and may see many other practitioners first.  This is because pelvic pain is an emerging new field in medicine, so its fundamentals are not yet taught in medical schools and residencies.  Therefore, in addition to offering hope to those who suffer with pain, Dr. Gerig's mission is to promote education of the entire medical community about these disorders.

Dr. Gerig's Care Philosophy

I consider my role to be that of educator, guidance counselor, and procedural specialist.  It is not necessary to be too rigid about the treatment options a particular patient may choose (other than self-care and participating in the plan, which is an absolute must).  My expectation is that I can explain the nature of the problem, and based on that as well as my education, experience, and ongoing training, recommend the treatment options that I think will likely facilitate the most prompt recovery.  I believe that patients may decline to pursue some options, and that we must work together to find the plan that will address each piece of that person's puzzle.  Persistance is required of both patient and physician, and each must do his or her best.

Dr. Gerig says...

Though a classically trained urologist, I have continued to learn and develop skills in the diagnosis and treatment of pelvic pain disorders by constantly educating myself through attending classes, meetings, and conferences, by learning from colleagues in other fields of medicine (OB-Gyn, PMR, Pain Management, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Gastroenterology, Colorectal Surgery, Radiology, and others), and learning by listening to my patients.  I believe that the unique trajectory of my life allows me to understand those who suffer from pain and that I can always offer hope for an improved quality of life.

Dr. Gerig says...

We certainly try to run our office schedule with respect to everyone's time.  But unexpected situations often arise, particularly in the pain field, as patients may experience flareups at unexpected times.  We may need to spend more time than anticipated with one person, and ask that you understand we will also be there for you in your time of need.  We also are constantly striving to improve and are open to suggestions.

I am humbled by and grateful for the gratitude of many of the patients I see, and the referrals of my medical colleagues who put their faith in me.

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

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  •  Specializes in Urology
  •  Board certified in Urology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Urology

Conditions Treated

  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Chronic Non-Bacterial Prostatitis - Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Vulvar Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Dyspareunia
  • Hypertonic Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Inflammatory Pelvic Pain
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Kidney Stones
  • Male Dyspareunia
  • Male Pelvic Pain
  • Non-Inflammatory Pelvic Pain
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination
  • Pelvic Floor Muscle Spasm
  • Pelvic Floor Tension Myalgia
  • Pelvic Neuralgia
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Proctalgia
  • Pudendal Nerve Entrapment
  • Spastic Pelvic Floor Syndrome
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginal Candidiasis
  • Vaginal Discharge
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Vaginal Pain
  • Vaginismus
  • Vulvar Diseases
  • Vulvar Vestibulitis
  • Vulvodynia

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of California (Los Angeles)

    Graduated in 1991

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Colorado
  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Colorado
  • Undergraduate School
    California State University At Los Angeles

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Urology
  • Pain Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Bladder Biopsy
  • Bladder Function Test
  • Bladder Scan
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Botox® for the Bladder
  • Implantable Peripheral Neurostimulator
  • Interstim® Sacral Nerve Stimulator
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Lithotripsy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Non-Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation (PTNS)
  • ThermiSmooth™ Non-Invasive Skin Smoothing Treatment
  • ThermiVa™ Non-Invasive Vaginal Rejuvenation Treatment
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Ureteral Stent Placement
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)