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Rick D. Gillis, MD

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Internal Medicine, Primary Care
4.8 (293)
Assistant Professor
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I feel strongly that the management of chronic illness is a partnership between the physician and the patient. I will be there to guide, interpret, and make recommendations to patients as they manage their illnesses and transverse our complicated healthcare system. I encourage the use of MyChart, electronic messaging, social media, the internet and other information tools to improve communication with patients and to improve health outcomes.

I feel strongly that the management of chronic illness is a partnership between the physician and the patient. I will be there to guide, interpret, and make recommendations to patients as they manage…
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About


Dr. Rick Gillis is a graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, has been in practice at Froedtert and the  Medical College of Wisconsin for over 25 years, and has been on the list of Best Doctors for many years.

Dr. Gillis returned to full-time practice after leading the implementation of the electronic medical record system, patient care portal (MyChart) and other technologies to improve the processes of care over the past 10 years within the Froedtert and Medical College health systems. Dr. Gillis has also participated in the education of medical students, interns, residents, and colleagues as well as held administrative roles in various levels of the Medical College practice.

As an internist, Dr. Gillis is most often seen in the role of a primary care physician, helping to diagnose, manage and coordinate the care of patients with multiple illnesses. Dr. Gillis feels strongly that the management of chronic illness is a partnership between the physician and the patient. He will be there to guide, interpret, and make recommendations to patients as they manage their illnesses and transverse our complicated healthcare system.

Dr. Gillis encourages the use of MyChart, electronic messaging, social media, the internet as well as other information tools to improve communication, educate, and report on your health, all in an effort to improve care processes and outcomes.

MyChart is a convenient connection to your healthcare team that is used extensively in Dr. Gillis’s practice. It allows private and secure communication back and forth with the clinic as well as a view of your health problems, current medications, test results, and upcoming appointments. Additionally MyChart facilitates prescription renewals and appointment scheduling.

Dr. Gillis’ other interests include his family, running, cycling, golf, cooking, photography, classic cars and playing with technology. Many of these interests have grown from a need to help patients gain a better understanding of the management of health and chronic illnesses.  This allows Dr. Gillis to do much more than prescribing a medication or making a referral it allows him to practice a philosophy of caring which encompasses the whole person.

Overview

Diseases & Conditions

Diabetes
High Blood Pressure
Kidney Disease

Treatment & Services

Health Maintenance and Prevention
Medical Informatics
Virtual Visit

Ages Seen

Adult
Senior

Languages Spoken

English

Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital

Locations

Sargeant Health Center
840 North 87th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53226
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Education & Training

Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Doctor of Medicine - (1988)

Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Residency in Internal Medicine - (1988-1991)

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine

Patient Reviews

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4.8 out of 5. 293 ratings, 32 reviews
Ratings
Nov. 10, 2020
dr was very good at calming me because I was very upset. he took control and gave me good advice that was grounded in fact.
Nov. 8, 2020
Very patient, professional, articulate, knowledgeable ..... everything I want in my physician!!!
Nov. 5, 2020
Dr Gillis listens well and is patient.
Oct. 30, 2020
yes, he is friendly, very professional, efficient & effective.
Oct. 28, 2020
Dr. Gillis is one the finest doctors I have ever had the pleasure to call on when ill. In every case, he has known exactly why was wrong and prescribed the necessary treatment to return me to good health. I do and have recommended Dr. Gillis and he staff to people and they are currently his patients. I will see no one but Dr. Gillis for treatment.
Oct. 21, 2020
Dr. Gillis is a professional with a caring attitude.
Oct. 17, 2020
dr Gillis is always an excellent professional
Oct. 14, 2020
provider involved me in decisions about my care and services
Oct. 8, 2020
Both Dr. Gillis and his assistant, as well receptionist showed interest respect and empathy. I feel Dr. Gillis is one of the nicest, kindest and empathetic DrsI have ever seen. Additionally, his assistant was also very kind and helpful. They are a great team providing excellent care. I am grateful to both.
Sept. 30, 2020
dr Gillis is a great Dr. I have a great respect for him
Sept. 18, 2020
Dr. Gillis Has always been interested in me as a person. He is kind and gentle. He will discuss several methods of treatment currently available but always lets me make the decision. Thank you for this opportunity to say nice things about him.
Sept. 12, 2020
Dr Gillis and his nurse are outstanding!
Sept. 5, 2020
as I have quit drinking he suggests ways to get sleep
Aug. 1, 2020
thoughtful relevant care and completely focused on my well being . very kind and pleasant provider and staff , good answers to all my questions , very thorough
July 22, 2020
Great doctor! Always there when I need him and listens with empathy and understanding. One of the best physicians I've had the pleasure of seeing throughout my life. Feel fortunate to know him.
July 18, 2020
I had a great concern on that day , and was relieved that the doctor could see me . He was very attentive to my concerns , and made recommendations for blood work , testing , and prescriptions that he felt were needed .
July 18, 2020
Dr. Gillis is the doctor's doctor in my opinion but cares for all in a compassionate, caring manner.
July 11, 2020
Dr Gillis is excellent.
June 26, 2020
Dr. Gill actively listened to me during the checkup, I'm very happy to have him as my new primary care doc
March 24, 2020
he's an excellent doctor and plan to keep him till he'll freezes over. good, caring and respectful doctors are hard to find. most have a good complex...
March 18, 2020
His willingness to spend time with me and discuss thoroughly all the medical problems I had.
March 17, 2020
Shows genuine concern of my well being.
March 5, 2020
Provider listened intently to my answers with continual eye contact providing me with assurance that he was taking everything I said very seriously.
Feb. 28, 2020
He really cares. Answered my questions about Covid-19.
Feb. 27, 2020
Dr Gillis is thoughtful, he listens well and asks good questions relating to your health.
Feb. 27, 2020
Yes, this was the first encounter with Dr. Gillis and he was thorough and provided explanation of next steps and options.
Feb. 21, 2020
The provider always makes me feel like I am a priority. He always listens intently. I appreciate that very much.
Feb. 19, 2020
quick service and feedback
Feb. 5, 2020
Everything I wanted to discuss was covered during the visit.
Jan. 31, 2020
Dr. Gillis was very patient and thorough when providing an annual physical. He also raised a number of questions regarding my daily habits and asked if there were any changes in my health over the last year. I felt good after leaving my appointment that I was examined carefully and that the entire staff was committed to making my appointment a good experience. Froedtert should be commended for how they treat their patients.
Jan. 23, 2020
Dr. Gillis listens very well and answers questions clearly and without jargon. He conducts himself with genuine empathy for his patient.
Jan. 22, 2020
I remain impressed by the way that my MD, as well as the health team and receptionists, work together to serve me.
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