Dr. Nel Gerig, MD

Dr. Nel Gerig, MD

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Urology  |  
Female  |  
61 y/o
42 reviews

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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....See Less

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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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.
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Dr. Gerig's Experience

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Dr. Gerig's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Urology
  • Board certified in Urology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Urology
  • Pain Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*
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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

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Procedures

  • 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)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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

  • California State University At Los Angeles
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University of California (Los Angeles)
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • University Of Colorado
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Colorado
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gerig has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gerig's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gerig to family and friends
3.3
based on 42 total surveys (10 with reviews)
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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Dr. Gerig's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (10)
in Littleton, CO |
After 3 years of intense pain and 10 different doctors, I had nearly lost hope. Finally I was referred to Dr. Nel Gerig, a pelvic pain specialist. On my first appointment, after an extensive examination and a review of my medical history, she diagnosed the problem. Most doctors only deal with their specialty. Dr. Gerig has expertise in ALL areas of pelvic pain. With her help and referral to an amazing physical therapist, my pain is 50% better, and improves every week. Thank you, Dr. Gerig!
Erie, CO |
Caring, knowledgeable, patient-oriented doctor & office. Dr & assistant spend time with you.
in Brighton, co |
I love this woman! And her PA Keri. They treat you with respect. They take their time answering all your concerns. Yes, you wait a long time but they give you the same special care they do everyone else so in the end we are all winners. She is caring and wants to find the root cause of your pain. Just adore her and her PA
in Denver, CO |
This women is incredible! After a long stint of doctors not taking my case seriously, I was referred to Dr. Gerig and she changed my life. She took on my complicated case and has not given up on me. The first time we met, she spent time with me, got to know me & my case. This is an extreme rarity. She spends time with all her patients because she genuinely cares and for that, she gets aces across the board. Dr. Gerig and her team are absolutely incredible and genuinely care. I highly recommend.
in Salt Lake City, UT |
Dr. Gerig is a passionate and incredibly knowledgable physician in her field. After exhausting the resources in my state, I travelled from Salt Lake City to see her on more than one occasion. Her treatment plan changed my life. I am now a fully functional individual. If I had the time and money, I would continue to see her on a regular basis. For now, I am extremely grateful and will return in a heartbeat should I need further treatment. Thank you Dr. Gerig and your physical therapists!
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 accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Cofinity
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare
    PacifiCare
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

Hospitals where Dr. Gerig has admitting privileges

Rose Medical Center
4567 E 9th Ave
Denver, CO 80220
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Presbyterian/Saint Luke's Medical Center
1719 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO 80218
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Swedish Medical Center
501 E Hampden Ave
Englewood, CO 80113
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