Dr. Roger Diegel, MD

RheumatologyMaleAge 57

Rheumatology

Dr. Roger Diegel, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Kalispell, MT and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Diegel has extensive experience in Osteoporosis & Screening and Arthritis & Arthropathy. He graduated from College Phys/Surg, San Francisco in 1993. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Logan Health Medical Center and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Roger Diegel, MD

Tamarack Medical Clinic

150 Commons Way Kalispell, MT 59901
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
Telehealth services available

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  • Offers Telehealth
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Diegel

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Diegel treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Diegel treats other conditions, please contact the office at (406) 752-2010.

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

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Osteopenia
Osteoporosis
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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. Diegel is experienced in the area of Arthritis & Arthropathy. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Dr. Diegel
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Arthritis
Gout
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
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High
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Dr. Diegel's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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(406) 752-2010

Dr. Diegel accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
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Dr. Diegel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Diegel

2.9

Based on 28 ratings

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Diagnosed and treated GCA at KRH in 2017 (?) Very grateful patient. Good follow up. Will hopefully see him summer 2021.
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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Jul 13, 2021
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Misdiagnosed me. Didn’t call back for weeks with results. Went off talking too much and didn’t let me express other concerns. Office also won’t let me switch providers. Pretty sure that’s how dr diegel keeps patients! Worst service experience I have had!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Feb 25, 2020
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While Dr. Diegel seemed well-experienced in his field, I felt he entered our appointment with preconceived ideas about me as a patient and as a young woman. I had a hard time asking full questions because he regularly talked over me. He spent most of the time explaining a wide range topics related to my condition to me, and on the few occasions he did ask me a question, he either didn't let me give a full answer or disregarded my response, continuing to explain treatment for a symptom I'd just said I don't experience. Despite the fact that I never brought it up, he talked extensively about my condition and pregnancy, and never asked if I was even considering having children at any time in my life, let alone right now. He made unnecessary comments about how I was dressed, and overall I felt like he saw me caring only about two things: my appearance and having children, which I take as a one-dimensional, sexist viewpoint backed up by his unwillingness to truly listen to me as a patient.
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Jan 20, 2020
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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?
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Not his patient anymore – Jun 19, 2019
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Sara – Jun 10, 2019
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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!
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
2 people found this helpful
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Maria in Montana – Jan 25, 2018
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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!!!
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
2 people found this helpful
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Margaret Vrooman in Proctor, MT – Dec 23, 2017
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Orem, UT – Nov 15, 2017
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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
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Olen – Sep 14, 2017
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Polson, MT – May 01, 2017
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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
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Whitefish, MT – Mar 30, 2017
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Does not return calls
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Tabby in Carlsbad, CA – Oct 14, 2016
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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!
What went well
  • 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
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
4 people found this helpful
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Kalispell, MT – Oct 05, 2016
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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.
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
4 people found this helpful
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Whitefish, MT – Mar 22, 2016
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Brenda Purcell in Kalispell, Montana – Dec 18, 2015
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Biography

Dr. Roger Diegel, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Kalispell, MT and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Diegel has extensive experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

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
1993
Wayne State Univ Som
Medical School
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Does Dr. Roger Diegel, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Roger Diegel, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Diegel frequently treats Osteoporosis & Screening and Arthritis & Arthropathy. See all practice areas where Dr. Diegel specializes.

Where is Dr. Roger Diegel, MD's office located?

Dr. Diegel's office is located at 150 Commons Way, Kalispell, MT 59901. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Practice

Tamarack Medical Clinic150 Commons Way Kalispell, MT 59901
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Logan Health Medical Center

Kalispell, MT

76% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center

Polson, MT

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average

The Healthcenter

Kalispell, MT