Patient Rating:

4.5 out of 5

167 Patient Ratings
57 Patient Comments

Gerald G. Krueger, M.D.

Specialties

Languages

  • English

Clinical Details

Locations

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-2955 Dermatology Murray Clinic
6095 South 300 East, Suite 160
Murray, UT 84107
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(801) 581-2955 University Hospital
Dermatology, Clinic 28
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Bio

Gerald Krueger, MD is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of psoriasis and hair loss. He is board certified in dermatology. Involved in over 100 clinical trials on psoriasis since being recruited to the University of Utah in 1972. In 2001 Dr. Krueger and Dr Callis Duffin started the Utah Psoriasis Initiative with the goal of creating a registry of patients with psoriasis. This registry contains medical and genetic information of the over 1400 participants that have been enrolled. The information is being collected to identify genes that cause different levels of risk for psoriasis and other diseases.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Dermatology - Professor
Board Certification American Board of Dermatology (Dermatology)

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending doctor
4.4
My confidence in doctor
4.5
Time doctor spent with me
4.4
Doctor spoke using clear language
4.5
Doctor's effort to include me in decisions
4.4
Doctor's concern for questions & worries
4.5
Doctor's explanation of condition/problem
4.5
Wait time at clinic
3.7
Doctor's friendliness and courtesy
4.6

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

February 16, 2014

Dr. Krueger spent a good amount of time discussing my issues and concerns. He did not rush in and out of the exam room. He suggested a couple options for further treatment, which I appreciated.

February 03, 2014

dr. Krueger is the best ever. I'm seeing him for the last 17 yrs and everytime I go I appreciate him even more.

January 13, 2014

I enjoyed Dr. Kruger's "bed-side manner" very much. His sense of humor was much appreciated. His medical assistant was also very good.

December 05, 2013

I like my Doctor and hope to continue seeing him. With what I've seen and read about the new healthcare law I worry about continuing the relationship I have with all my healthcare providers.

November 25, 2013

Good. It's just getting better.

November 18, 2013

The resident who was with Dr. Krueger on 10/25 was excellent and again there were differences each visit.

November 13, 2013

Dr. Krueger was very kind and thorough. Becasue my visit included a biopsy of a suspicious lesion on my nose, he gave me information on how to follow up with him and his secretary, Anita, who should be commended for her kindness and follow-through.

November 04, 2013

love dr Kruegar! the MA was very nice and also sent me home with Halloween tattoos to put on my boys. the resident was very nice as well. I walked out feeling really good about m condition and the plan to treat it.

October 14, 2013

I have every confidence that Dr. Kruegar is giving me good care. He is obviously very knowledgeable, and other dermatologists seem to hold him in very, very high regard. However, he comes across as not being fully engaged in the exam. When he speaks, it is impossible to tell if he is talking to the patient, or the assistant, or the student/resident, or even himself. It always seems as if his mind is elsewhere, rather than fully present in the moment.

September 24, 2013

Dr. Krueger is truly the greatest.

August 19, 2013

The Provider was really great! , the wait time really compensated with his service!

August 19, 2013

Dr. Krueger has been Bob's doctor since about 1975 and he has done amazing things to keep Bob's eczema in check.

August 13, 2013

TERRIFIC MD EXPERIENCE...TECHNICAL, PROFESSIONAL IN EVERY WAY

August 12, 2013

can't say enough good...my life has changed as a function of visiting w/ the md and staff

August 05, 2013

My care provider was respectful of my knowledge and very well informed about my health issue.

June 14, 2013

The provider did not provide much explanation on potential causes for my problem. Instead he made assumptions and tried to fit them to my current condition. Additionally, his sweeping generalizations were somewhat rude and completely inaccurate with respect to my specific condition

June 10, 2013

Doctor walked into the room and said "Okay...let's get this done (as he looks at the clock)...I was suppossed to be home 10 mins ago!"

June 06, 2013

The way the care providers questions were phrased were a little confusing at times. He was the most helpful and informative doctor that I have worked regarding my issue. I felt confident in his knowledge and was happy to have a doctor that finally had a course of action for me.

June 04, 2013

This was a routine visit, to renew prescriptions. I am a long-term patient of the physician.

May 24, 2013

Just a great, caring, empathetic person. He followed up my rather hysterical My Chart note with a personal phone call that enabled me to resolve a concern about follow up that helped calm my panic.

April 22, 2013

Dr Krueger is very informed regarding psorasis

April 16, 2013

Excellent!!

April 09, 2013

It went really well and spent more time with me than normal

March 19, 2013

Dr. Krueger is outstanding, and I consider him a friend from many years of service to me.

March 13, 2013

Dr.. Krueger is very condesending. Any question I would ask, he would respond in a way that seemed belittleing. He is more concerned with teaching and impressing the medical students he ALWAYS has with him, then he is in patient care. He constantly identifies things in latin or medical terms and unless the patient asks what he is talking about, he doesn't describe any information that the patient could understand. He also smirks and is condecending with questions that I would raise seeming to be very belittleing.

March 01, 2013

As before, dermatology rocks.

February 26, 2013

great and informative appointment

February 25, 2013

As usual, great experience

January 25, 2013

excellent care and experience

January 18, 2013

I came to Dr Krueger because my sister recommended him. I would do the same for others. I felt listened to and informed throughout the exam.

December 17, 2012

My provider looked so exhausted I don't know how he could be completely present.

December 12, 2012

I have been seeing Dr. Kruger for some time now. He spends the time with me that I feel is not rushed answering all my questions.

December 07, 2012

I had a really bad experience. I don't know why Dr. Krueger has a month wait list. It only took 20 minutes with me. He is really unfriendly and didn't explained things to me very well.

December 06, 2012

Dr. was very apologetic for extreme wait. Seemed confused, or uninformed about my waiting after ALL offices were closed, staff was gone. I caught him in the hall at 6:45 PM (my appt. was for 4:45 PM).

November 20, 2012

Dr. Krueger explained his opinion of my condition in a understandable, friendly manner. I feel confident that he knows how to treat my problem. In addition, the young doctor who interviewed me before I saw Dr. Krueger showed a real interest in noting my history and I was impressed with her intelligence and compassion. I would also like to thank Brook, Dr. Krueger's prescription assistant, for helping me obtain the two medications prescribed by Dr. Krueger in September. She communicated with my insurance provider several times and advised me of her progress, which required her to call me or return my calls. I appreciate her going out of her way to help.

November 12, 2012

I had additional questions about the medication prescribed at my visit and called. I left a message with the nurse who returned my call very quickly. When I had additional questions she follow up and calledme back and I spoke with Dr. Krueger for 10+ minutes. It was really great to be able to not only have an answer to my question so quickly, but to also be able to speak directly with him.

November 12, 2012

Dr. Krueger is the best

October 12, 2012

Dr. Kruegar is very knowledgable, and I believe in his expertise 100%. However, his "bedside" manner could use a lot of work. Perhaps it is the burden of trying to examine a patient while teaching a student (resident?) at the same time, but he always seems distracted. When I have spoken to him, he never seems like he is really paying attention, like his mind is always elsewhere. And when he speaks, I'm never sure if he is thinking aloud, talking to me, talking to the nurse, or talking to the students. I know he is a brilliant doctor, and highly respected in his field, but he could do a much better job of connecting with and engaging his patients. After all, he may see the same medical issues many times each day, but it should be remembered that these things are personal and unfamiliar to each individual patient.

October 05, 2012

excellent

September 24, 2012

I appreciate the amount of time that Dr. Kreuger spent with me.

September 18, 2012

Always a good experience

September 03, 2012

excellent appointment and care.

August 29, 2012

Dr. Krueger is very thorough and careful to go over every part of the skin that could be an issue. He is sensitive and gives helpful comments and recommendations.

August 06, 2012

I especially liked the way Dr. Kreuger and staff LISTENED to me.

July 30, 2012

I'm really happy with my care provider, Dr. Krueger. He is caring, and very candid, which I like - I think I almost have his dry wit figured out, too :)

July 17, 2012

Love, Love, Love Dr Krueger. He's just wonderful, full of info and easy to talk with.

July 16, 2012

I tell everyone I know about how great my dr. and his staff are!

July 07, 2012

Agreed with Dr. Krueger that we should be more agressive with the scalp treatments and hopefully get the upper hand on the problem. Should see the difference in a couple of months hopefully.

June 21, 2012

Love a doctor with a sense of humor.

June 19, 2012

I appreciated the positive feedback given by the doctor regarding the efficacy of the treatment.

June 18, 2012

Dr. Kruger was simply great and I will refer all my friends to him - He is a really good doctor

April 10, 2012

Always an excellent experience,never feel intimidated about asking questions,never have the feeling you are on an assembly line,especially appreciated because I have a chronic problem

March 27, 2012

When I meet the Dr. he seemed to be professional in appearance, calm and confident which are all great attributes but I also got the impression that he was not having a very good day. I felt like I greeting him with a smile and a positive attitude, he did not seem to give back much of the same response. I also got the feeling that he thought of me as being an uneducated young man. I feel his social skills were not very good and that he could have explained things in a more respectful way. I don???t feel like it was worth the time and money I spent to see this Dr.

March 23, 2012

Have been seeing Dr. Krueger for years. Always pleasant as well as the resident and/or student.

March 20, 2012

I had an IV medication infusion. I did not see a doctor, just the RNs in the Infusion Center.

February 21, 2012

Dr. Krueger is a great physician, and obviously extremely knowledgeable in his field. He's always cheerful and professional. However, he often seems to only be 50% engaged in any conversation. His mind/attention always seems to be at least partially elsewhere. And it's often hard to tell if he is talking to you, or the nurse/assistant, or himself. Perhaps it's just the inevitable reaction to the daily grind, to having done the same thing and dealt with the same problems day-in and day-out for so long... the way most of us tend to sleepwalk through the familiar parts of our jobs. However, it should be noted that, no matter how familiar any given problem is to him, it is often brand new-- and intensely personal-- to his patients. He should strive to focus on his patients the way he would want to be focused on if the situation were reversed.

January 26, 2012

I felt the provider was rude from the moment he walked into the room. T When I questioned the recommended therapy, I was told he was an expert in psoriasis. I'm not certain if that type of posturing works with the typical patient, but I did not respond well to it. I asked how the recommended therapy would provide benefit over my current therapy and received no substantive response.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Psoriasis

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Dermatology - Professor
Board Certification American Board of Dermatology (Dermatology)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-6465 School of Medicine
Dermatology
30 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Gerald Krueger is a professor of dermatology and started the Division of Dermatology in 1972 at the University of Utah School of Medicine before it became a department. Recognized internationally as an expert in psoriasis research, he has received numerous awards such as the Taub International Award for Psoriasis Research, and the American Skin Association Award for Psoriasis Research. He has also been honored by the National Psoriasis Foundation with two awards: a Lifetime Achievement Award and a Founders Award.

Dr. Krueger has served as the principal investigator of over 100 clinical trials, mostly on psoriasis, over the past 30 years. He recently completed a 10-year term as chairman of the Medical Advisory Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation and continues to serve on the executive committee of the Dermatology Foundation. Dr. Krueger has published over 200 papers in the medical literature. His work on the transplantation of involved and uninvolved skin to athymic mice in the early 1980s, provided an early indication that without immune/inflammatory cells, there is no visible lesion of psoriasis. His current basic research is focused on identifying unique clinical phenotypes and their associated features and on identifying genes/gene-sets that associate with or are causative of phenotypes unique to psoriasis. His psoriasis research also has a therapeutic aspect, focusing on the early phases of clinical trials using biological response modifiers as well as traditional agents.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Residency University of Colorado
Dermatology
Resident
Internship Fitzsimons Army Medical Center
Intern
Professional Medical Loma Linda University
M.D.
Undergraduate Union College
Chemistry
B.A.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Duffin KC, Woodcock J, Krueger G(2010)Genetic variations associated with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis found by genome-wide association.  Dermatologic Therapy, 23(2),101-13
  2. Soltani-Arabshahi R, Wong B, Feng BJ, Goldgar DE, Duffin KC, Krueger G(2010)Obesity in early adulthood as a risk factor for psoriatic arthritis.  Archives of Dermatology, 146(7),721-6
  3. Nair RP, Duffin KC, Helms C, Ding J, Stuart PE, Goldgar D, Gudjonsson JE, Li Y, Tejasvi T, Feng BJ, Ruether A, Schreiber S, Weichenthal M, Gladman D, Rahman P, Schrodi SJ, Prahalad S, Guthery SL, Fischer J, Liao W, Kwok PY, Menter A, Lathrop GM, Wise CA, Begovich AB, Voorhees JJ, Elder JT, Krueger GG, Bowcock AM, Abecasis G(2009)Genome-wide scan reveals association of psoriasis with IL-23 and NF-kappaB pathways.  Nature Genetics, 41(2),199-204
  4. Rakkhit T, Panko JM, Christensen TE, Wong B, Nelson T, Papenfuss J, Hansen CB, Callis-Duffin K, Krueger G(2009)Plaque thickness and morphology in psoriasis vulgaris associated with therapeutic response.  British Journal of Dermatology, 160(5),1083-9
  5. Cargill M, Schrodi SJ, Chang M, Garcia VE, Brandon R, Callis KP, Matsunami N, Ardlie KG, Civello D, Catanese JJ, Leong DU, Panko JM, McAllister LB, Hansen CB, Papenfuss J, Prescott SM, White TJ, Leppert MF, Krueger GG, Begovich A(2007)A large-scale genetic association study confirms IL12B and leads to the identification of IL23R as psoriasis-risk genes.  American Journal of Human Genetics, 80(2),273-90
  6. Krueger GG, Langley RG, Leonardi C, Yeilding N, Guzzo C, Wang Y, Dooley LT, Lebwohl (2007)A human interleukin-12/23 monoclonal antibody for the treatment of psoriasis.  New England Journal of Medicine, 356(6),580-92
  7. Christensen TE, Callis KP, Papenfuss J, Hoffman MS, Hansen CB, Wong B, Panko JM, Krueger G(2006)Observations of Psoriasis in the Absence of Therapeutic Intervention Identifies Two Unappreciated Morphologic Variants, Thin-Plaque and Thick-Plaque Psoriasis, and their Associated Phenotypes.  Journal of Investigative Dermatology, The, 126(11),2397-403
  8. Herron MD, Hinckley M, Hoffman MS, Papenfuss J, Hansen CB, Callis KP, Krueger G(2005)Impact of obesity and smoking on psoriasis presentation and management.  Archives of Dermatology, 141(12),1527-34
  9. Carlin CS, Feldman SR, Krueger JG, Menter A, Krueger G(2004)A 50% reduction in the Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI 50) is a clinically significant endpoint in the assessment of psoriasis.  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 50(6),859-66
  10. Ellis CN, Krueger G(2001)Treatment of chronic plaque psoriasis by selective targeting of memory effector T lymphocytes.  New England Journal of Medicine, 345(4),248-55
  11. Krueger GG, Feldman SR, Camisa C, Duvic M, Elder JT, Gottlieb AB, Koo J, Krueger JG, Lebwohl M, Lowe N, Menter A, Morison WL, Prystowsky JH, Shupack JL, Taylor JR, Weinstein GD, Barton TL, Rolstad T, Day R(2000)Two considerations for patients with psoriasis and their clinicians: what defines mild, moderate, and severe psoriasis? What constitutes a clinically significant improvement when treating psoriasis?  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 43(2 Pt 1),281-5
  12. Petersen MJ, Kaplan J, Jorgensen CM, Schmidt LA, Li L, Morgan JR, Kwan MK, Krueger G(1995)Sustained production of human transferrin by transduced fibroblasts implanted into athymic mice: a model for somatic gene therapy.  Journal of Investigative Dermatology, The, 104(2),171-6
  13. Wojciechowski Z, Pershing LK, Huether S, Leonard L, Burton SA, Higuchi WI, Krueger G(1987)An experimental skin sandwich flap on an independent vascular supply for the study of percutaneous absorption.  Journal of Investigative Dermatology, The, 88(4),439-46
  14. Gilhar A, Krueger G(1987)Hair growth in scalp grafts from patients with alopecia areata and alopecia universalis grafted onto nude mice.  Archives of Dermatology, 123(1),44-50
  15. Krueger GG, Chambers DA, Shelby (1981)Involved and uninvolved skin from psoriatic subjects: are they equally diseased? Assessment by skin transplanted to congenitally athymic (nude) mice.  Journal of Clinical Investigation, 68(6),1548-57

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