Dr. Nel Gerig, MD

Dr. Nel Gerig, MD

Urology  |  
Female  |  
62 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Nel Gerig, MD is an urology doctor who practices in Denver, CO. She is 62 years old and has been practicing for 27 years.Read her story

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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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. Gerig performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 95% of peers
Nerve Block, Somatic
very high
more than 93% of peers
Peripheral Nerve Block
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Dr. Gerig's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Gerig "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."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gerig "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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  • Urology
  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Non-Bacterial Prostatitis - Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Vulvar Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dyspareunia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hypertonic Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Inflammatory Pelvic Pain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kidney Stones
  • Low Back Pain
  • Male Dyspareunia
  • Male Pelvic Pain
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Non-Inflammatory Pelvic Pain
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Pelvic Floor Muscle Spasm
  • Pelvic Floor Tension Myalgia
  • Pelvic Neuralgia
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Pudendal Nerve Entrapment
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rectal Pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Spastic Pelvic Floor Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Upper Back Pain
  • 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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  • 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 Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Non-Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation (PTNS)
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • 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.


  • 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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Rose Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Gerig is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Gerig's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gerig to family and friends
based on 48 total reviews (14 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (48)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Gerig's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes
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


Patient Comments (14)

in Durango, CO |
Dr. Gerig was very highly recommended by my physician, and she absolutely lived up to his high praise. She spent as much time as was needed to listen to my medical history, exam me, and to explain her thoughts and my plan of care. She was thorough, insightful, incredibly compassionate, and most of...more
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Castle Rock, CO |
I would not recommend this office. Before scheduling a new patient appointment they ask for a booklet of paperwork and after taking 2 hours to fill out the paperwork and fax it in, I never received a call back after calling two times. This doctor was highly recommended by my physician however...more
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in Highlands Ranch, CO |
I found Dr. Gerig to be incredibly patient, friendly, attentive, personable, down-to-earth and understanding. She has a pleasant demeanor and seems quite knowledgeable about her practice. I would certainly recommend her.
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in Denver, CO |
Dr. Gerig spent a lot of time with me listening to my health concerns and diagnosing my symptoms. I was very pleased with my first visit with her. Sometimes, I don't believe all the comments I read from other reviewers,but they were accurate in their assessment of Doctor Gerig. She really is kind...more
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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...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
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
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

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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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