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Dr. Roger Diegel, MD

Rheumatology ·  Male · Age 54

Dr. Diegel

TAMARACK MEDICAL CLINIC

150 Commons Way Kalispell, MT 59901

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Dr. Roger Diegel, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Kalispell, MT and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from College Phys/Surg, San Francisco in 1993 and specializes in rheumatology.


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(406) 752-2010

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Dr. Diegel's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Diegel treats Arthritis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Diegel treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
Autoimmune Diseases
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Diegel treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Diegel treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Diegel treats Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Diegel treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Diegel's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Roger Diegel, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Kalispell, MT and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from College Phys/Surg, San Francisco in 1993 and specializes in rheumatology.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

Education

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1997
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1994
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1993
College Phys/Surg, San Francisco
Medical School
1997
1994
1993

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Dr. Diegel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Diegel

3.0

Based on 24 reviews

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After trying to schedule an appointment with another provider in this office the office manager has refused to allow me to because I saw Dr Diegel in 2013/14 for four visits. He couldn’t diagnose me and I left for another rheumatologist out of the area. My insurance is bringing me back and I found out that they never informed me at the time that once I saw him I could never see another provider in the office. I asked for written refusal of services for my referral with the provider that is listed on the referral. I am unsure how they can even do this. I never signed anything agreeing to this and was never informed. How are they even able to even enforce that?
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Completely unprofessional. Distracted and unfocused the entire appointment. Talked down to me like I knew nothing about my body or disease. Joked that if a treatment he suggested had poor long term side effects he didn’t care since he’d be retired or dead anyways. At the end he told me not to bother seeing him again unless I started a medicine that seems to have more adverse side effects than my current symptoms and would have potential interactions (I did the research). I asked for some additional information so at and he scribbled down the websites for Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins, and told me to do more yoga. (Thanks, have been to those sites and am already working on core strength.) What a waste of $466 for a consult from which I gained absolutely nothing. Gave him a horrible review to KRH and received response. I’ll be looking to Missoula and Spokane for a qualified Rheumatologist in the future.
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Dr. Diegal seems to be a caring doctor who takes his time in appointments. He is intelligent and kind. I actually like going to see him!
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Wow! I can’t believe the horrible reviews here about this wonderful doctor!?! He always was very kind to me. Very knowledgeable about my disease and thoroughly explained everything to me. Always returned my calls. And treated me with the utmost respect and care!! It’s like the other reviewers saw the wrong doctor!!!
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Never got in to see him. The office was very rude and basically lied to him saying that I was a no show to an appt. they changed without notifying me. Now I am on his ‘do not schedule list’. From what I hear, this is nothing unusual for this practice. Must be nice to be the only game in town.
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Went in prior to going for an ordered Independent Med Exam for Work Comp. Before seeing Work Comp ordered me to go he pre judged that I was there only to get disability and dismissed my problems stating hardly anyone is disabled. Only when he saw that I was simply abiding by what I was ordered to do did he discuss my issues and gave me questions to ask the I.M.E. Until that point he wanted nothing to do with me thinking I was trying for easy disability. Unimpressed to the max. Very judgmental
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Would leave zero stars if it were an option. My husbands cancer care is teated there in Lalispell so we thought dr Diegel would be best, also since his mom has seen him. We missed a referral in 2013 it's now 2017 and he won't take him. I have NEVER been denied by a provider. Apparently he is too busy and must think highly of himself. We cannot see the Dr that would be able tell the providers at KRMC details and knows his family history. Don't miss an appointment this guy thinks he's perfect.
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Doesn't return calls, if it isn't an easy diagnosis he says he doesn't have time to help you
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Does not return calls
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My wife and I both have auto-immune and both are patients of Dr Diegel. He is well respected in the medical community and he is an amazing doctor. He has been a tremendous help in both diagnosing and ongoing treatment of both of our auto-immune disorders. I feel like he literally gave my wife back to me after her lupus had robbed her of her life, so when i had bizarre symptoms and they said I needed to see a rumatoligist there was no hesitation. He is a doctor who really listens and heals!
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He listens and offers exercises and other techniques before prescribing meds. He remembers you and asks questions about your life and health, he is a very competent physician.
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My daughter. Went to him 7years ago,told her she had cyst on her hand. She went again in 2015 Decembe Again he said she did not have RA! Without looking at her Records from Phoenix AZ. If I could I would give him fat ZERO.
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